The suburb of Gresswold can be found a short distance from the Pretoria Main Road or Ben Schoeman Freeway. The suburb also has the Old Pretoria Main Road running past on its western border. Neighbouring areas include Savoy Estate, Waverley, Percelia Estate, Lyndhurst, Kew and Bramley.
The land that the suburb is located on was originally part of a farm known as Syferfontein. This formed part of the larger Witwatersrand region. The area was only declared a suburb in October 1953. Today, the suburb consists of a number of spacious free-standing houses and quite a few apartment buildings, especially along the main road.
The Gresswold Senior High School is a special needs school located opposite the Northview Fire Station. Any other schools can be found in the surrounding suburbs, such as the Northview High School nearby. The suburb is largely a residential area, with a few businesses along the main road to the west of the area.
The suburb sits right next door to the Balfour Mall, which provides a great mix of shops and banks. You will also find nearby, the Bramley Gardens Shopping Centre and the Midway Mall. Adjacent to Gresswold is an open green area with a few scattered trees, where the kids can play, known as the Weinberg Family Park.
The entire region has a number of residents who are from the Jewish Community. There are therefore a number of synagogues in the area including the Chabad House of Johannesburg, which lies very close to Gresswold. In the same vicinity, uniquely, you will also find the Nando’s Kosher Restaurant.
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, 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