Fourways is comprised of a group of suburbs which includes the original suburb of Fourways. This suburb is regarded as the most rapidly developing area as regards commercial as well as residential properties in Sandton. The suburb lies just over 43 north of Johannesburg.
There are 3 main access roads leading into and out of Fourways, these are the N1 Western Bypass, the R511 William Nicol Drive and the R564 Witkoppen Road. The name of the suburb Fourways comes from the four-way stop on Willian Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Road. This area north of Johannesburg is the last available residential property location, before you come to the farmland section and also the Pretoria boundary lines. Neighbouring areas include Bryanston on the East and the South, and on the West lays Randburg.
Before this area was established as Fourways, it was a Game Farm that was owned by the Eriksen family. They built a house there in the early 1940’s and called it “Norscot Manor”, as they descended from the Norwegians and the Scottish. After the land was sold off, the owners gave the house to the Johannesburg City Council. The suburb around the house is now called “Norscot” and the house is a recreational centre and library.
Fourways consists of eight suburbs including Magaliessig, Norscot, Forways, Norscot Slopes, Lonehill, Beverley, Craigavon and Broadacres. It also has four large estates; Cedar Lakes, Fourways Gardens, Dainfern and Fernbrook Estate. There are a number of very good schools in the area such as the Fourways High School, Crawford Private School, and the Dainfern College just to mention a few.
Nearby Johannesburg Suburbs:
Abbotsford, Alexandra, Atholl, Benmore Gardens, Birdhaven, Bramley, Bruma, Bryanston, Cheltondale, Cyrildene, Edenburg, Elton Hill, Epsom Downs, Fairwood, 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