Johannesburg North

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Johannesburg North
Johannesburg North is located in Gauteng
Johannesburg North
Johannesburg North
 Johannesburg North shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
Johannesburg North is located in Greater Johannesburg
Johannesburg North
Johannesburg North
Johannesburg North is located in South Africa
Johannesburg North
Johannesburg North
Johannesburg North (South Africa)
Johannesburg North is located in Africa
Johannesburg North
Johannesburg North
Johannesburg North (Africa)
Coordinates: 26°02′31″S 27°58′30″E / 26.042°S 27.975°E / -26.042; 27.975Coordinates: 26°02′31″S 27°58′30″E / 26.042°S 27.975°E / -26.042; 27.975
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceRandburg
Area[1]
 • Total1.18 km2 (0.46 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total2,355
 • Density2,000/km2 (5,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African26.6%
 • Coloured2.1%
 • Indian/Asian5.0%
 • White65.0%
 • Other1.3%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English63.7%
 • Afrikaans13.6%
 • Zulu4.2%
 • Sotho3.7%
 • Other14.8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)2188
PO box2153

Johannesburg North is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located in Region C of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.

Location[edit]

It is divided in two by the Witkoppen Road and is situated halfway between Fourways Mall/Monte Casino and Northgate Shopping Centre on the northern outskirts of Randburg.

History[edit]

The suburb was largely formed during apartheid as White-Only subsidy housing for new families, but since the collapse of apartheid and the introduction of true democracy, the area has enjoyed a peaceful multi-cultural influx of new residents. The southern side is facing encroaching development of cluster homes, but in majority the houses in this area are free standing, middle income, family homes, with an average yard size of 1000 meters and containing single story homes.

Amenities[edit]

A major draw-card for the northern side is The Baron Restaurant. Along the Witkoppen Road banks, new developments have formed, with the southern side featuring an organic lawn nursery, large tree nursery and a ceramic pot centre, 'The Village Green' lifestyle Emporium, whilst the northern side features a recently opened car dealership and a small pub. The Riverwalk Shopping Center, which used to have a supermarket, now only houses a security company, a church and a swimming pool net supplier.

For most residents the most convenient shopping centers are situated in Jukskei Park and Olivedale, otherwise they commute the 5 minutes drive to either of the two nearby large mall zones.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Johannesburg North". Census 2011.