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Re: Buying A House In Parklands
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2020, 03:43:07 pm »
Thanks gents, also just read that raw sewerage from Dunoon is running directly into the vlei so I'll be looking somewhere else.

It's a pity as it is a big conservation area. We used to ride horses in that vlei when I was a kid. I honestly don't want to know how the riding club survives there.

Didnt the riding club move years ago?? from my recall its been a good 7 odd years , maybe more , dunno, maybe im thinking of a different riding club

According to their website, Milnerton Riding Club is still there.

There was, however, another riding establishment which was in the heart of Dunoon.
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Re: Buying A House In Parklands
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2020, 03:49:49 pm »
Ahh the Milnerton riding club. yeah its just behind the dump I know which one you refer to now. Last time I was there was when I rode with John down that way.. not even I dare go there now, its been a while, maybe 2 years
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Re: Buying A House In Parklands
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2020, 04:39:45 pm »
Actually the location of this property might not become worse, and with the new roads it'll be quite convenient. And if you enjoy sand track riding it's ideal.

The riding club near the Cape Town Gate at Killarney? It looks like it's doing OK. We went past a few weeks back. The back of Killarney is not such a sewer any more and is quite a nice back way to the Cipla area. However please go at no more than walking pace through the horsey place. Be nice, and the gate will stay open!

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Re: Buying A House In Parklands
« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2020, 05:00:19 pm »
1) You get the fall out from the refinery.. I live in Bothasig and I get zero fallout from that refinery because it ALL blows over lower Tableview, there are quite a few health hot spots along that refinery fall out area

Hi Fuzzy I am glad you mention the Refinery. I know from living there how many children at the top of Parklands and Table View get sick from the refinery, Ashma, allergies, the works and it has long term side affects as many Doctors in the area will tell you For me this is a biggie. If you can, rather buy nearer to the Beach , or Blouberg or Melkbos.
And yes, the crime ::) , the closer to Du Noon , the more problems. The Vlei is a crime corridor. We don't have to make it easier for the criminals.
Parklands is famous though. It apparently has the most drug dealers per capita in South Africa . :o

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Re: Buying A House In Parklands
« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2020, 07:13:21 am »
'Ive known Parklands from the time it was just a large stretch of bush I used to ride my bike through so I have seen the development there and as a property investor i have paid fairly close attention to it

parklands was supposed to be a Garden Cities development, lots aof parks and greenbelts to stroll down with the dogs and a pram, the whole development was supposed to be very community based.. so instead of one big mall there are sporadic centers which serve communities and then the rest of the community is held together with the churches, community halls and those greenbelts, that was all well and fine but there was one big problem, the houses that were developed were quite cheap, cheap mainly because it was a new outlying area that nobody really wanted to move to, so they made it attractive, and attract they did, people started buying 2, 3 sometimes 4 apartments which had 2 rooms in a security complex, so the problem was that it became a buy to rent area, and with that went the community and how the development was structured

That being said there are some good and bad parts of parklands, PM me the address and ill give you my thoughts.

Personally, i would only buy in Parklands if i was going to rent it as well, if you are planning on moving into the area I would rent for a year 1st then decide..

Sunningdale is the Garden Cities development. Parklands is/was a ASKA/ Rabie development