SUBURBS AND ATTRACTIONS:
One of the most popular suburbs is the centrally situated DAN PIENAAR. It was declared a few years ago one of the safest suburbs and hosts schools like Sentraal Secondary School, Oranje Girls School, Willem Postma Primary School, as well as large shopping centres, retirement villages and the dwelling of the Free State Premier. The Oliewenhuis Art Gallery is well known for its valuable art collection, flowing gardens and restaurants. Property prices vary from affordable to expensive, depending on the type of housing.
A stone’s throw from Dan Pienaar is the Boyden Observatory with a range of telescopes. The University of the Free State often present interesting multi-media lectures on astronomy. On top of Naval Hill lies the Franklin Game Reserve.
Looking for more modern suburbs? Go for HEUWELSIG, PENTAGON PARK, HELICON HEIGHTS AND HILLSBORO where residential prices range from affordable to most expensive. Buyers will find new townhouse developments in Pentagon Park, Helicon Heights, with schools serving the area. Close to Northridge Shopping Mall—shops, gym, cinemas.
RAYTON, RAYTON RIDGE host the Botanical Gardens, Rayton being a popular and exclusive smallholding area forming part of the city.
BAYSWATER is one of the older residential areas in the north with a bustle of new townhouse development towards Northridge Mall. Bayswater houses schools, retirement facilities,shopping centres.
The suburb offers affordable housing.
WAVERLEY---one of the most elegant and exclusive suburbs in the city! Stately houses, elegant gardens, an atmosphere of tranquility in the well- established suburb. Baysvillage and Preller Square the closest shopping centres. Housing prices: reasonable to expensive, depending in which part of the suburb the residential property lies.
If you are looking for old-world charm, your answer is WESTDENE. Here you’ll find romantic cottage-style houses with glass-stained windows,etc. This area is close to the Sand Du Plessis Theatre,one of the most modern Arts theatres in the world where plays, musicals, symphony concerts, ballet productions are staged regularly. It is the home of St Andrews Boys School and St Michael Girls School. It houses Bloemfontein Medi Clinic Private Hospital and the Freshford Museum. Looking for Checkers Shopping Centre or the Loch Logan Waterfront? Hunting for a house, flat or townhouse to stay in? You’ll find it here! Enjoy a sleep-over in the Bloemfontein Zoo or stay in a modern hotel or guest house. Westdene is close to the University of the Free State. Westdene is proud to be home to the offices of our local newspapers. Housing prices depend on the kind of property a buyer is looking for.
If you are interested in commercial and industrial development, HILTON, ORANJESIG, AND OOSEINDE will provide in your needs.
SOUTHERN SUBURBS. In the southern areas property prices are usually more affordable than in the northern areas.
Perhaps the most well-known southern suburb is PELLISSIER—home to the Windmill Casino and Conference Centre. The residential part of Pellissier has a friendly atmosphere and borders with Fichardt Park. Suburb has its own primary school, shops, doctors’ surgery. The suburb offers residential houses, townhouses, flats.
FICHARDT PARK is one of the larger southern suburbs where you’ll find top schools, Rosepark Private Hospital, Pick and Pay Hyper Market, retirement villages. It is a popular neighbourhood with friendly people. It provides in all the needs of the buyer—houses, townhouses, flats, retirement villages.
Looking for more affordable housing? The answer is FAUNA, FLEURDAL, UITSIG, GENERAL DE WET, HOSPITAL PARK. These areas offer single residential housing as well as townhouse complexes, flats. Also home to the Hyperama, Game Centre.
Close to the area-- the National Women’s Memorial and the War Museum, holding information on the Anglo-Boer War.
Close to the University of the Free State lies the residential area of UNIVERSITAS—home of professors, lecturers AND STUDENTS. The area provides single residential housing, flats, townhouses, as well as student housing. It boasts with the Universitas Hospital, where research is done. Property prices: affordable to expensive.
Another popular area in the south is LANGENHOVEN PARK with its rural atmosphere, providing single residential properties, townhouse complexes, flats. A big attraction is the large Fruit and Veg Store, garden centres, eg The Pretty Garden Centre, coffee shops, restaurants, etc. Don’t forget the ‘BOEREMARK’ ( Farmer’s Market) where fresh produce is sold every Saturday morning. It also provides a platform for entrepreneurs,artists to sell their goods. The suburb offers houses, townhouses, flats, property prices affordable to more expensive.
PARK WEST is closer to the hustle and bustle of the city and is the proud host of Grey College and Eunice School for Girls. Walking distance to Mimosa Mall and the Brandwag Shopping Centre. Flats, townhouse complexes, houses, guest houses.
A popular farming area is BAINSVLEI close to Langenhoven Park where the Cheetah Experience is situated. The latter is a retrieve where wild animals are rescued and restored to health. Land in this area is much sought after.
A popular township is BOTSHABELLO. Another up and coming township is BATHO representing historical moments in South Africa’s history,eg this is where the ANC was founded in 1912 and Mapikela House is situated where a founder member of the ANC, Thomas Mapikela, resided. Other fast-growing areas are Bloemside, Lourier Park,Bloemanda, Heidedal. Becoming very popular are Vista Park, Ehrlich Park and Grasslands. Prices in these areas range from cheap to expensive, hosting flats, townhouses, single residential housing, vacant land. Transport eg. bus and taxi services are available.
Bloemfontein is a fast growing city and the commercial capital of the Free State. Despite all the hustle and bustle, this frienly and hospitable city has a high regard for quality life and offers endless possibilities for everyone.
WE WELCOME YOU TO ‘ THE CITY OF ROSES’!