Midrand was an independent town before it was joined to the City of Johannesburg in the mid 1990s. Situated roughly half way between Johannesburg and Pretoria, the major metropoles have spread out further north and south, respectively, and its barely possibly to distinguish where one ends and the other begins. The area was known as 'Halfway House' before it became known as Midrand.
Incidentally, Halfway House is still a suburb within the Midrand region. Other well-known suburbs of Midrand include Kyalami, Carlswald, Glen Austin, Vorna Valley and Noordwyk. With an interesting mix of relatively affordable apartments and townhouses priced from R500 000; Midrand is also the location of estates like Kyalami and the illustrious Saddlebrook Estate - an equestrian estate where property prices reach to the high R30 millions. Agricultural holdings still abound, and smaller complexes of cluster-style homes are a firm favourite with Midrand residents.
Previously known to be somewhat remote, that is certainly no longer the case... the development of the Waterfall precinct and the impressive Mall of Africa, many corporate headquarters are relocating to Midrand. Companies like Vodacom, Microsoft, the NCR and the South African Aviation Authority have been based in Midrand for years.
The Kyalami Circuit in Midrand is as well known for its racing as it is for the Lipizzaners. Gallagher Estate in Midrand, is one of the largest convention centres in South Africa. Places of worship for all denominations, top medical facilities and fantastic schooling options make Midrand a fantastic area to call 'home'.
Living in Midrand is a lifestyle.