Not so long ago, some of the country’s most prime property was fields of sugar cane. Today, Umhlanga is one of South Africa’s most sought-after suburbs to invest in.
Both businesses and families alike are choosing to invest in Umhlanga. Not only has the area experienced stable, and in some cases, appreciating property values, but its thoughtful planning is creating a desirable place to live, work and play. Umhlanga has fast become the central point where head offices have made their home, where people opt to live and where the social scene is thriving. It’s safe to say that this part of KZN is the new face of the CBD.
Connectivity is key to attracting people to an area, and the positioning of Umhlanga’s Ridgeside Precinct and Umhlanga Ridge Town Centre couldn’t be better. Placed along the suburb’s ridgeline you will see a new skyline emerge which boasts some of the biggest corporate names. Multinational companies, international heavyweights and Blue-chip companies have moved their Head Offices and regional HQ’s into the area. Along with the likes of Investec, FNB, Hatch Goba, Ernst & Young, and CCI South Africa (the country’s largest international contact centre). What has emerged is a modern mix of commercial and residential activity. Umhlanga’s Ridge Town Centre is a mixed-use area and therefore is attractive to a number of businesses including independent boutique retail, car dealerships, call centres and medical practitioners.
In terms of proximity and accessibility, Umhlanga Ridge Town Centre is perfectly placed. Both the M4 and N2 can be reached in a matter of minutes, and the drive into the Umhlanga Village is virtually unimpeded. The access to the main Durban highways is what attracts, and will continue to attract, the Umhlanga workforce. Convenience is also key to the success of this ‘new CBD’ as it offers a multitude of choice for dining, shopping and other daily needs.
As the development of North Durban continues in leaps and bounds, more people will be looking to invest in property like Ridge Town Central. Being able to live close to work and have easy access to all your lifestyle needs is what sets Ridge Town Central apart from others.