Fairwood is a suburb located in the Gauteng Province of South Africa. The area lies fairly close to the city of Johannesburg, which is just over 9 km away. Adjacent areas include Linksfield and Linksfeild Ridge, along which Fairwood lies, making the area slightly raised. Orange Grove, Mountain View and Fellside are all neighbouring areas.
The name of the suburb came from the thickets or woods that were growing along the ridge in the past. Main Roads nearby include the Louis Botha Avenue, which will take you through to the R25 a bit further north. To the south of the suburb is the Albertina Sisulu Road, which will take you all the way through to Johannesburg.
Properties for sale in the suburb include some well-priced houses, for example you may be able to find a four bedroom home going for under R2 million. The nearest school to Fairwood is the Linksfield Primary School. There is a wonderful community initiative in the suburb known as the Free People’s Liberation Library. This is a roadside Library, a small container on the side of the road that provides books to whomever wishes to read and learn. Books are mostly donated to help keep the library open.
Fairwood is surrounded by a number of green belts in the region. There is the smaller Paterson Park to the larger Bezuidenhout Park to the south of the suburb. The Harvey Municipal Nature Reserve is also a great place to visit. Then there are a two very prestigious Golf Courses close by, including the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Clubs and the upmarket Houghton Golf Club.
Nearby Johannesburg Suburbs:
Abbotsford, Alexandra, Atholl, Benmore Gardens, Birdhaven, Bramley, Bruma, Bryanston, Cheltondale, Cyrildene, Edenburg, Elton Hill, Epsom Downs, 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