Just north of Rosebank and Parkhurst, you’ll find the delightful, tree-lined suburb of Victory Park. It’s nestled in the centre of a number of stylish settlements and villages being Linden, Parktown, Craighall Park, Rosebank, Parkhurst. Hyde Park, 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 Moslem residents and numerous Christian churches mostly within walking distance. 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 centre, 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 cafés, gorgeous old homes, and plenty of character – and that includes the residents. The funky Rosebank Mall, The Zone, 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 including Cinema Noveau, Ster Kinekor and New metro for unending entertainment.
You will find loads of trendy stores for those ‘different’ and unique shopping experiences. A host of fabulous, famous eat-outs in the new Rosebank Mall like Tiffanies in Hyde Park and Expresso in Parkhurst. An entire main street of funky restaurants and eateries in Greenside.
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.
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 interesting villages of Parkhurst, Melville and Greenside have regular happening catering for all tastes.