Sandton at a glance
Sandton, once home only to the wealthy white upper class and their large,sprawling estates, has evolved into a vibrant and exciting hub of big business, luxury residential living, high-end shopping and entertainment.
Now home to the top investment banks and other large corporates, it has become the new financial district of South Africa and Johannesburg's foremost business centre with an ever-developing skyline of in vogue impressive skyscrapers.
While Sandton still retains some of its older established residential properties with large, luxurious houses, modern upmarket townhouse and cluster complexes have emerged in recent years. But it's the abundance of high rise apartment block developments with tight security, fashionable finishes and amenities that have lured both the younger set and the professionals who are mostly looking for a lock-up-and-go, centralised lifestyle, to the area.
Sandton is known for its plethora of top class education facilities. Here are a few: Crawford Schools in Lonehill, Fourways and Sandton (https://www.crawfordschools.co.za/), St Stithians College (https://www.stithian.com/), St Peter's College (https://www.stpeters.co.za/) and Michael Mount Waldorf School (http://www.michaelmount.co.za/).
Health and Medical Care
Many renowned and highly rated medical and health practitioners of various disciplines practise in Sandton. Top recommended facilities include: the multi-disciplinary hospital Mediclinic Sandton (https://www.mediclinic.co.za/en/sandton/home.html); the Netcare Rosebank Hospital (https://www.netcarehospitals.co.za/Hospital/Netcare-Rosebank-Hospital); the NHC Health Centres of Bryanston and Northcliff (https://nhcltd.com/); and Life Fourways Hospital (https://www.lifehealthcare.co.za/hospitals/gauteng/johannesburg/life-fourways-hospital/?nHospitalId=67).
Sandton is the most sought-after area in which to live, work and play. It is busy, bustling and frenetic with residents enjoying having a variety of leisure options at their fingertips, such as: a high class shopping experience with designer boutiques, cinemas and restaurants in Sandton City, theatre on Nelson Mandela Square, sumptuous restaurants in the Michelangelo Towers, a Planet Fitness gym at The Marc and Sandton Central Park for relaxation. Nearby enjoy Montecasino for its unique Italian style architecture and sample its offerings of restaurants, casino, cinema and theatre.
Shopping and Business Centres
Besides recognition as Johannesburg's foremost business centre, Sandton is renowned as a shopaholic's delight. There is the upmarket Sandton City with its dazzling, exclusive Diamond Walk, Nelson Mandela Square which is famed for the 6-metre bronze statue of the former South African president, Nelson Mandela, and near Sandton are the plush centres of Hyde Park, Melrose Arch and the recently renovated eye-catching Fourways Mall. Explore the many, varied gastronomic offerings in any of these shopping centres and you are sure to find one that pleases.
Sandton is located within easy reach of the following major routes: the N1 Western Bypass, the N3 that connects Johannesburg and Durban and the M1 De Villiers Graaff motorway. Sandton is home to the main Gautrain station, the rapid transit railway system that connects Sandton to OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg CBD, and Pretoria.
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