PRETORIA EAST & SURROUNDING AREAS - ESPECIALLY FOCUSING ON FAERIE GLEN, INCLUDING THE OLYMPUS AREA.
Introduction to Faerie Glen
Situated on the Southern slope of the Bronberg Mountain, Faerie Glen is one of the most popular suburbs in the New East of Pretoria.
This location affords a vast number of properties with spectacular views over our capital city, which, in springtime, reveals why it has been dubbed the Jacaranda City.
Also contributing to the attraction of this suburb is the protected greenbelt and nature reserve, the proximity to amenities, and easy access to main roads, eg.: Atterbury Road, Hans Strydom Drive, Lynnwood Road , The N1(North & South) and N4 Highways.
Due to the popularity of the area, the market has remained very stable in the past 5 years. Over this period an average growth margin of between 15% and 19% was the norm, with some years achieving exceptional growth of up to 30%. For the moment it seems that the major part of the new developments in the suburb is coming to an end, so Faerie Glen is finally maturing. It is a vibrant suburb though, and there is a culture of constant renewing, be it in the upgrading of shopping centres and other amenities, or in the renovation of homes.
Amenities in the Area
Faerie Glen is one of the larger suburbs in the east of Pretoria and the following amenities are situated in its borders :
Faerie Glen Hospital with maternity wards and emergency unite
Medical and dental practices
Faerie Glen Animal Clinic, Valley Farm Animal Hospital, and many other Veterinary practices
Churches of different denominations
Schools in the Area - Schools in close proximity
A number of pre-primary schools and crèches (including Montessori schools)
Doxa Deo Primary and High School (Private School)
Garsfontein Primary School (Afrikaans)
Tygerpoort Primary School (Afrikaans)
Menlopark Primary School (Afrikaans)
Lynnwood Primary School (Afrikaans)
Lynnwood Ridge Primary School (English)
Glenstantia Primary School (English)
Garsfontein High School (Afrikaans)
Menlopark High School (Afrikaans)
Willow Ridge High School (English)
Glen High School (English)
Faerie Glen Map
Olympus Glen Map
A wide variety of restaurants are distributed between the different shopping centres in the area. A couple of them are The Bishops Bistro, The Mongolian Grill, Espatada and Die Werf. Coffee shops in the area include Mug and Bean, House of Coffees and Cups Café.
There are a number of fast food restaurants such as McDonalds, Steers and Wimpy, and for a more vibey type of entertainment you can visit the News Café or Zanzibar.
You would never have to go far to find anything you need, as Faerie Glen is one of the areas in the East with the most shopping centres in its borders. They are:
The Pick and Pay Hypermarket
The Atterbury Valuemart
Atterbury Décor Centre
Old Farm Village
Glen Village Shopping Centre North and South
Hokaai Market Centre
Plant Land and Farm City
Opportunities for recreation are plentiful. Located in the area is a fully equipped Virgin Active Gym which will fulfill any fitness fanatic’s needs with its 25m swimming pool, steam baths and sun beds. The Faerie Glen Nature reserve provides the opportunity for hiking, biking and a lot more. You could also utilize the pathways provided at the Boardwalk Dam area and embark on a bird-watching expedition. The bird life in the area is plentiful, as the extensive greenbelt area serves as their natural habitat.
Other amenities in close proximity to Faerie Glen:
Hospitals: Wilgers Hospital, Pretoria East Hospital, Kloof Hospital
Shopping Centres: Well known Menlyn shopping Mall, New Menlyn Maine, being built ,Woodhill Shopping Centre, Park View Mall
Golf courses: For the avid golfer, this suburb is also located in close proximity to two of our city’s most beautiful golf courses namely: Woodhill Golf Course and Silver Lakes Golf Course.