The suburb of Westbury can be found in the Johannesburg area of South Africa. The suburb is more specifically to the west of the city centre, with surrounding areas that include Westdene, Sophiatown, Cotonationville and Newclare. Originally the entire area was farmland, well-known as Waterval and Middlefontein.
The area has had a number of names since it was established in 1918. The region started out as a place where members of the Black community could live, and was called Newlands Location. This name then changed and it became the Western Native Townships. Later during the apartheid era, many from the coloured communities were forcibly relocated to this area. If you ride around town, you will notice that most of the houses have corrugated roofs and are quite small. The community has also had a problem over the years with crime and gangs in the area.
Residents have access to public transport. There is a bus route located on all main roads surrounding the area and the railway line is not far off, with a train stopping at Westbury Station. The railway line will take you all the way through to Johannesburg and eventually to Pretoria. There are also a few schools in the area; these include the Dowlinglaan Primary School, the Westbury High High Scool and the Westbury Primary School.
The Westbury Stadium host a Parkrun every Saturday morning, this involves a timed 5 km walk or run. The Stadium has been undergoing some upgrades to include new soccer pitches and a variety of different courts.
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, Westcliff