5 of the Best Suburbs in Pretoria to Rent a Flat

PUBLISHED 25 JUN 2020   

5 of the Best Suburbs in Pretoria to Rent a Flat


Those who rent a flat in Pretoria have access to some of the best things that South Africa has to offer – multicultural living, dynamic employment opportunities, and great family friendly activities. The city is popular with both young and old locals and is currently seeing more young couples and families taking up permanent residence. Those who have lived in Pretoria all their lives have experienced the growth and changes occurring as urbanisation constantly expands. Where you stay in the Jacaranda City has to do with your lifestyle and needs. We explore five of the best suburbs in which to rent a flat, depending on your living prerequisites.


  1. Student Living: Lynnwood


    Lynnwood was established back in the 1960s, which makes it one of the suburbs considered to be part of the “Old East”. Because so many new and upcoming developments have moved even further east since, Lynnwood is at the centre of tons of retail, entertainment, and medical activity. A lot of schools and colleges surrounding the area, as well as the University of Pretoria, main streets like Lynnwood Road, and easy access to the Gautrain make the location ideal for students and younger professionals. Older, upper-class homes with sprawling yards and smaller apartments in complexes give residents a lot of variety here too. 


  2. Nature Lovers: Erasmuskloof


    Much newer on the scene than Lynnwood, Erasmuskloof is a haven of ideal suburban living. Lush greenery and picturesque homes all within close proximity to the Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve make this the best place to live for nature lovers. Golfers will also delight in the nearby Wingate Park and Waterkloof golf courses, and easy access to shopping centres makes this area attractive for older families.


  3. Family Friendly: Moreleta Park


    Small families who wish to rent a flat in Pretoria need not resign themselves to busy, sometimes dangerous city living. With younger children especially, finding a suburb with parks, great schools, and lots of entertainment is more suitable. Moreleta Park impresses in this regard, as the area is considered a family friendly, middle-class location. Several property types are available for sale and rent and, depending on your budget, it is a great place to find a spacious flat.


  4. Sense of Community: Garsfontein


    Are you someone who enjoys a strong sense of community and belonging? The tree-lined suburb of Garsfontein is known for organisations, establishments, and community involvement. Here you will find churches, community patrols, regular involvement with council decisions, and plenty of family social activities, such as markets, fun days, and church bazaars. It is a well-rounded location for anyone who is seeking to have quick access to shops, good schools, and medical facilities. The N4 and N1 are nearby too, which makes for easy travelling.


  5. Young Professionals: Menlo Park


Bordering on upper-class areas, such as Brooklyn and Waterkloof, Menlo Park is a beautiful suburb in which to rent a flat in Pretoria. Another suburb part of the “Old East”, you are sure to find luxurious residences for locals on the wealthier side. With Menlyn and Brooklyn Mall nearby, those who enjoy a little retail therapy are sure to be enamoured by all that this suburb offers. Because younger Pretorians are choosing to stay here, the location has become a hub of social activity and continually expands in terms of restaurants, shops, and public transport. Young professionals, newlyweds, and families with young children will delight in the effervescent energy and opportunities offered in the area.


Other in-demand suburbs in Pretoria include Hatfield, Faerie Glen, and Waverley, and they have seen tremendous growth in the last few years. If you are keen to rent a flat in any one of these locations, why not get in touch with us at Huurkor today? Our sales and letting agents are one call away from landing you your dream home.