Some of us get the idea of “Joburg luxury” completely wrong: We see ourselves in the car of our dreams driving down William Nicol on the way to work. When in fact, real city luxury (or perhaps even city happiness) could be found not when you upgrade your ride but when you shorten your commute. Living closer to work does not only add more time to your day and more buck to your budget, but recent research shows that it can also improve your overall wellness.
Yes, as the economic engine of the country, Johannesburg holds more opportunities to climb the corporate ladder or to kick a new start-up into gear, but the drawbacks like traffic, road-rage, crime and work-related stress are almost unavoidable. On top of that, with Joburg’s limited choice of public transport and the Gautrain bus system still finding its feet, most of us will be stuck behind wheel for some time to come.
The solution to Jozi’s commute conundrum could be a simple as spending less time on Jozi’s roads.
The trick then would be to find the perfect location that is close enough to your current business district (and that of your partner) yet offers the convenience that your home life requires.
Looking at the 3 main business districts as the Johannesburg CBD, Sandton CBD and Rosebank, a product that ticks all the boxes is Melrose View, situated in Melrose North. This new residential development by Craft Homes connects easily to the mentioned business hubs as well as being in close proximity to top schools, health clubs and is walking distance from the popular Melrose Arch precinct.
In addition these 2-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom and 3- bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, spacious apartments include breathtaking views of the city, secure garages, storerooms and a choice of elegant interior finishes. With just 7 units remaining in Melrose View and selling from just R3 200 000 – R4 785 000, this surely is a golden consideration for those looking to make the move closer to work and to cut down on the dreaded commute. An added advantage is the generous size of these homes, ranging from 130 sqm to 221 sqm.
It’s clear which two elements make out your work-life balance, but once you’ve found a job worth holding onto, your choice of residence could be the flexible factor in the equation. By moving closer to work you’ll spend less time on the road and you’ll have way more time for, well, you. Occupation of these exclusive homes is November 2019.