Free­hold: R3100000 Sec­tional Ti­tle: R1950000

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to­tal of 126 prop­er­ties within a huge price bracket were on sale in Parkhurst as of last week, rang­ing from R2.1m to R6.8m.

Kathy Co­hen, De Wet’s part­ner in Parkhurst at Prop­erty.coza, says de­mand comes from across the en­tire prop­erty-buy­ing de­mo­graphic spec­trum.

“Young pro­fes­sion­als are at­tracted to the area be­cause of the prox­im­ity to work, the Gau­train, good schools and the cof­fee shops and cafes that fill the pave­ments,” says Co­hen.

She says the com­mu­nity at­mos­phere is a strong at­trac­tion for older folk.

“Older res­i­dents who have scaled down en­joy the time­less feel­ing of a good qual­ity of life with ameni­ties close by,” says Co­hen.

While some buy­ers sought an ad­dress within walk­ing dis­tance of the res­tau­rant scene, oth­ers bought to start an Airbnb, says Co­hen.

Parkhurst was es­tab­lished in 1904 and by the 1970s had its first an­tique shop, which was the pre­cur­sor to its be­ing known as “An­tique Al­ley”. The bustling cafe life­style with which we now mostly as­so­ciate it fol­lowed a few years later.

Parkhurst is rated slightly more ex­pen­sive than Green­side but well below Green­side East.

Ver­ity Park on 6th Av­enue is pop­u­lar with res­i­dents for evening strolls and dog walks.

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