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10 Cape Town neighbourhoods offering a good quality of life

Although only 20 minutes from the city, the historic tree-lined suburb of Constantia boasts not only gracious homes with expansive gardens but also country living in a spectacular setting of lush vineyards, rolling hills and rural farmland, set against the backdrop of Table Mountain, says McKirby.

“Home to abundant stretches of protected greenbelt, it’s also the ideal location for people who enjoy sports and the great outdoors, offering hikers, cyclists, runners and equestrians myriad trails and breath-taking scenery.”

He says other significant drawcards include the excellent schools in the area as well as a comparatively lower crime rate than most other areas. And although most buyers would consider this suburb well out of their league, many would, in fact, be wrong because although Constantia is certainly home to a number of stunning trophy houses and luxury properties on large erfs, it also offers more compact homes.

“Many property owners have sectionalised or subdivided their land in recent years, which means that there are now a number of small developments in the area as well as houses on smaller, lower-maintenance plots.”

“For between R4.5 million and R6 million, you can buy a comfortable three-bedroomed house and in the R6 million to R10 million price range there is a wide choice of properties to suit all needs. Of course, if your budget is a little higher, you are spoilt for choice of luxury living.”

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Excerpt from Property 24