Greenstone Hill

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Greenstone Hill
Greenstone Hill is located in Gauteng
Greenstone Hill
Greenstone Hill
Greenstone Hill is located in South Africa
Greenstone Hill
Greenstone Hill
Greenstone Hill is located in Africa
Greenstone Hill
Greenstone Hill
 Greenstone Hill shown within Gauteng
Coordinates: 26°07′05″S 28°09′22″E / 26.118°S 28.156°E / -26.118; 28.156Coordinates: 26°07′05″S 28°09′22″E / 26.118°S 28.156°E / -26.118; 28.156
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Greenstone Centre
Area[1]
 • Total 2.02 km2 (0.78 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 6,122
 • Density 3,000/km2 (7,800/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 29.3%
 • Coloured 3.2%
 • Indian/Asian 17.8%
 • White 48.1%
 • Other 1.6%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 69.6%
 • Afrikaans 10.7%
 • Zulu 5.2%
 • Sotho 2.5%
 • Other 12.0%
Postal code (street) 1609
PO box 1609

Greenstone Hill is a suburb on the East Rand of Gauteng Province in the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality in South Africa. It has only recently been developed although much of the surrounding areas such as Edenvale and Modderfontein have been developed and established for quite some time.

Transport[edit]

It is located within a short drive to OR Tambo International Airport (IATA: JNB, ICAO: FAOR), which is Africa's biggest and busiest airport and a major international and domestic transport hub in the region.

Greenstone Hill, along with its neighboring suburb of Edenvale, are within easy access and close proximity to 3 major roads, these being the N3 (also known as 'Joburg - Durban Highway'), the R24, which runs from Johannesburg city centre to O.R. Tambo International Airport, and Modderfontein Road (R25).

Public transport[edit]

The rapid rail line Gautrain passes to the east and the north of Greenstone Hill and the closest stations are Rhodesfield and Marlboro.

Businesses[edit]

Greenstone Hill is also the location of the newly built Greenstone Shopping Mall which was opened in 2007. Expansions of this mall and the nearby Stoneridge Mall, along with other smaller shopping centres such as Eden-Meadows and Greenstone Crescent has made Greenstone Hill a big drawcard for shoppers and entertainment seekers from all over the city.

Airlink's head office is in the 11th office block of the Greenstone Office Park in Greenstone Hill.

The nearby Longmeadow Business Park has made Greenstone Hill a convenient place to purchase residential property and as a result, a lot of residential development has been constructed or is still under construction here. These properties are mostly in the form of town houses and apartments within a Body Corporate, but there are also many free standing houses within gated communities. A 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom town house can be purchased for around R1,350,000 (approx. US$113,000).

The area is serviced by its own community newspaper, The Greenstone Guide, which launched on April 5, 2013.

Lifestyle living[edit]

The population of Greenstone Hill is generally younger, typically persons who have recently left home or those who have young families. A typical townhouse or apartment complex ranges from 600 to 1100 units where these apartments offer renters or homeowners options from 1 bedroom-1 bathroom through to 3 bedroom-2 bathroom variations. Free standing houses within gated communities are also considered to be a very secure living option. Although the square kilometre radius of Greenstone Hill may seem quite small when compared to the neighbouring suburbs, there is a sense of luxury living associated with the area hence a high level of affluent residents and property investors are found in the area. Greenstone Hill seems to portray a fairly decent active lifestyle where a large contingency of joggers and cyclists are noticeable, this is over and above the advent of a number of gyms and crossfit boxes opening up within the area.

Neighbouring suburbs[edit]

Acacia Park, Antwerp, Eastleigh, Edenvale, Illiondale, Longmeadow, Marais Steyn Park, Modderfontein, Rembrandt Park

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Greenstone Hill". Census 2011. 

2. Ekurhuleni