6 of the most in-demand suburbs for renters in Gauteng

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With their proximity to leading amenities and major transport routes, its no surprise that the suburbs of Illovo, Fourways, North Riding, Faerie Glen, Craighall and Norwood are such popular pockets to rent. Take a look at why these areas are experiencing such robust demand from potential tenants.


Illovo's unbeatable location, sandwiched between Sandton, Rosebank and Melrose, has made it a highly popular area for renters seeking convenience as well as proximity to work, schools and the various entertainment and leisure options in Illovo and surrounds.

One-bedroom apartments rent for between R8000 and R12000 per month depending on size, finishes and amenities. Two-bedroom apartments range between R10 000 to R19 000. Three bedroom-apartments are available from R11 000 all the way up to R25 000.


Fourways is ideally situated between Johannesburg and Pretoria, offering commuters convenient access to major transport routes and arterials. The area is also home to excellent private and public schools including Fourways High School, Crawford Fourways, Bryandale Primary School, Chartwell Country College and Cedarwood School. Life Fourways Hospital is highly regarded and the area is well placed within close proximity to other top institutions such as Sandton Clinic and Sunninghill Hospital.

 A one-bedroom unit ranges from R6500 to R8000.  Two-bedroom apartments rent for between R7500 and R13000 per month.  Three-bedroom apartments are available from R9500 to R15500 per month.

North Riding

North Riding is fast emerging as one of Johannesburg's most lifestyle-friendly suburbs due to its affordability, strong community focus and prime position in relation to major transport routes and key amenities.

Properties in the area are a mix of apartment and townhouse complexes, cluster and lifestyle estates and free-standing houses. The area offers prospective tenants from all income groups a wide variety of housing options and lifestyle preferences to choose from.

Reduced travel costs are a major benefit for employees residing in the area. North Riding is situated within walking distance of Northgate Mall, Northlands Deco Park and is close to Kya Sand and Randburg. It is also conveniently situated on main routes to Roodepoort, Randburg and Fourways and within easy access of the N1 highway.

A one-bedroom unit ranges from R5800 to R6500. Two-bedroom apartments rent for between R6500 and R9500. Three-bedroom apartments are available from R8000 to R13500 per month.


Norwood's Grant Avenue is regenerating and is fast emerging as one of Johannesburg's trendiest strips with quirky boutiques, vintage stores and hip bars and restaurants popping up on both sides of the road.

Renters are increasingly attracted to Norwood's village feel, something that is a rarity in Johannesburg. It remains a highly popular area particularly among young professional couples with or without families.

One-bedroom apartments range from R6500 to R8000.  Two-bedroom apartments rent for between R7500 to R12000. Three-bedroom apartments are available from R9000 to R13000.

Faerie Glen

Faerie Glen is one of the most popular areas in sought-after Pretoria East due to its easily accessible location and wide variety of properties on offer. It is closely located to a number of leading schools, shopping facilities and hospitals. Its proximity to the Faerie Glen Nature Reserve makes it highly attractive for adventure seekers. Two-bedroom apartments rent from between R6000 to R9000 per month. Two-bedroom townhouses rent for between R8000 - R12000 per month. Three-bedroom townhouses range from R9500 to R14000 per month.


Craighall remains a highly sought-after area for renters seeking value, space and proximity to key amenities and major transport routes. The area is situated on the doorstep of Hyde Park Shopping Centre and offers commuters convenient access via Jan Smuts Avenue and William Nicol Drive.

The area remains highly appealing to a variety of renters due to the various properties on offer from large, free-standing homes to townhouses and apartments.  A one-bedroom apartment rents for between R6000 and R8000 per month. A two-bedroom apartment can rent for between R7500 and R13000 per month. Three-bedroom apartments range from R10 000 to R18 000 depending on the apartment's finishes, size and location.

Author: Adrienne Hersch Media Team

Submitted 12 Nov 18 / Views 678