Gauteng DestinationsWendywood, Sandton
Close to the neighbouring northern suburbs of Morningside and Gallo Manor, the boomed area of Wendywood is one of the older upmarket suburbs in Sandton that offers calm, luxurious living close to the hub of Sandton, with little of the traffic noise, constant buzz and rat-race-living people have come to associate with Johannesburg.
Wendywood is one of a series of leafy suburbs that form an affluent stretch in the north of the city, on the western side of the N3. Homes here in Wendywood are large, sedate and on the whole unpretentious, resting on large, well established properties that continue to be sought after, whatever the state of the property market, purely for their accessibility. The M1 passes just to the east of Wendywood, whilst Grayston Drive with quick access into Sandton, lies south west of the suburb.
And in Johannesburg, the closer you are to Sandton, the financial centre of the country known as ‘the richest square mile’ in Africa and home to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, the more ‘central’ you are.
Major financial institutions and other large corporations have their headquarters in Sandton. Residents here live ‘the good life’. Sandton is one of the greatest malled areas of the city - Sandton City and the square, as well as nearby Village Walk are typically where you can find the people of Johannesburg over weekends, and during the week.
And as an immediate neighbour of the suburb, Wendywood serves as a base for many of those who work in Sandton, whilst some of the highly polished chrome and glamour of Sandton’s high rise buildings rubs off on the suburb, lending it a distinct elegance.