The Braamfontien suburb located in the Johannesburg area lies a very short distance to the north of the CBD. Even though many of the larger businesses in central Johannesburg have left to places like Sandton, the small suburb has not deteriorated as much as some of the other regions nearby. You will still find a number of smaller and larger businesses functioning in the area.
The suburb basically lies on the doorstep of the University of the Witwatersrand. Braampark and Parktown lie to the north of the suburb and you also have Hillbrow and Newtown in the surrounding regions. Braamfontein is quite an old area and formed part of the Johannesburg region in 1886. Before this, the area was part of farmland and only later became the busy business district we all know as Johannesburg.
Over more recent years, there has been some regeneration in the entire central Johannesburg region. Buildings have been upgraded and more controlled legislation has been put into place. The Braamfontein area now has a large number of office spaces in its region. The main types of property in the area are apartments and buildings geared towards the commercial industry. The more affordable apartments are a great option for the many students who need accommodation while they study at the university.
The area has plenty of restaurants, fast food outlets and grocery stores. Close to Braamfontein you will also be able to visit some larger shopping centres including the Joburg Mall, the Bridge shopping centre and of course the Carlton Centre.
Nearby Johannesburg Suburbs:
Abbotsford, Alexandra, Atholl, Benmore Gardens, Birdhaven, Bramley, Bruma, Bryanston, Cheltondale, Cyrildene, Edenburg, Elton Hill, Epsom Downs, Fairwood, Fourways, Gallo Manor, Glenhazel, Greenstone Hill, Gresswold, Highlands North, Houghton Estate, Illovo, Inanda, Kew, Khyber Rock, Killarney, Lone Hill, Magaliessig, Marlboro, Melrose, Morningside, Norscot, Norwood, Oaklands, Orange Grove, Petervale, River Club, Rivonia, Ruiterhof, Sandhurst, Sandown, Sandton, Solridge, Sophiatown, Strydompark, Vrededorp, Waterval Estate, Westbury, Westcliff