Victory Park

Just north of Rosebank and Parkhurst, you’ll find the delightful, tree-lined suburb of Victory Park. It’s nestled in the center of a number of stylish settlements and villages being Linden, Craighall Park, Rosebank, Parkhurst. Greenside, Melville and Cresta,

Victory Park is one of the safest and quietest areas in the Northern suburbs which is also thanks    to the introduction of CAP or Community Active Policing which has reduced crime in this area to virtually zero. This allows neighborhood children to walk or ride their bicycles through the suburb.

It’s great to see the Jewish residents walking to the Synagogue on a Friday and Saturday. There       is also a Mosque for the Muslim residents and numerous Christian churches. This all gives the suburb a super vibe. There’s a buzz and you’ll feel it from the minute you arrive.

Close to arterial roads such as Jan Smuts Avenue and Barry Hurtzog minutes from the Jozi    city center, and features a delightful green area of Delta Park. The Braamfontein Spruit attracts cyclists that ride along this scenic and beautiful treed route.

The area’s within a 5KM radius is a real win – with lush-green parks, stunning sidewalk cafes, gorgeous old homes, and plenty of character – and that includes the residents. The funky Rosebank Mall, The Zone at Rosebank, Hyde Park and Cresta are the closest mega amenities around.

It’s here that you’ll find a fantastic rooftop market on a Sunday and plenty of activity at  Zoo Lake and Moyo’s restaurant for hob-nobbing with the trendy set.  There are numerous cinemas in the area at Cresta Shopping and Rosebank malls where you will find Cinema Noveau, Ster Kinekor and New Metro for unending entertainment.

Victory Park and Moonflower self-catering cottages, is a stone throw from King David School. There are also a host of good schools, tertiary institutions, hotels and hospitals close by i.e. MilPark Hospital, Sandton clinic and the Donald Gorden Hospital.

The area seems to have attracted a great eclectic mix of yuppies and families, widely reflecting the rainbow nation. So it’s not unusual to spot trendy types in skinny jeans, and bohemian mommies  and daddies pushing prams with pets in tow – all strolling about the suburbs.

The marvelous Jozi (food) Market happens every Saturday in Parktown North, on the corner of 3rd and 7th Avenue and the Braamfontein roof top market on Saturdays.

Do yourself a favor, pop past and soak it all up – It’s refreshing to see so many residents of these areas, outside of their electric-fenced homes, soaking up the some vitamin D as they peruse all the interesting items on offer.

This is not your typical complex-cluttered Johannesburg suburb, which is probably why so many Victory Park homeowners are holding onto their properties.

The Victory Park shopping center is 200 m away and an easy walk. It’s always worth a visit, if only for the Schwarma’s from ‘Tel-Avon’ or breakfast at the Mugg and Bean restaurant.

For the fitness fanatics there is a Virgin Active gym and many walking and cycling trails in Delta Park or the Johannesburg botanical gardens which is about 2 km from us .

You have a wealth of choice should you want to experience the many and varied vibey bars, shops and restaurants just up the road in Parkhurst, Greenside or take a short drive to Melville and of course, organic goodies from the many and varied markets

And … well, the nostalgic feel of Linden, where one can find a veritable treasure trove of boutiques, antique shops and more.