FAMILIES HEAD FOR BALLITO

Ballito was once a popular holiday destination, but now it has fast become the place to live, with an estimate of 30 families moving to Ballito per month. In search of security and a place that caters to families, there is a steady increase in families moving from the traditional Durban suburbs like Umhlanga, Berea, Morningside, La Lucia and Durban North. Within 10 years, Ballito went from around 12 000 residents to more than 24 000 in 2015.

There are two types of buyers in the Ballito area – those looking to live within an estate and those who are not. One matter that brings all property buyer types together is the search for a home or an investment that offers security. With gated estates offering ample security, more and more people are opting to buy these types of homes as opposed to the traditional standalone ones.

“There are many aspects that make Ballito a great place to live, however, the major draw card for these families from the traditional suburbs is the security this area provides, especially within gated estates. Secure estates provide a sense of safety without feeling like you are in a prison. They offer families a life where their kids can go out and enjoy riding bikes around the neighbourhood, where people can walk their dogs or go for morning jogs without the worry,” explains Pete Cameron, sales director for Brettenwood Coastal Estate.

“Within the nine major estates you find in and around Ballito today, most of the owners and recent buyers all range between the age of 36 and 49 years. This age group, which makes up around 75% of the recent Ballito estate buyers in the last 12 months, suggest they are either starting a family, have a family or are reaching the age where their kids are about to ‘leave the nest’. It is during these life stages that people look more seriously into secure homes and lifestyles that offer you the best for the range of age groups you are trying to cater for,” Cameron further explains.

Brettenwood Coastal Estate is one of the more popular estates in the north coast, just five minutes north of Ballito. It includes luxury apartments with 180-degree sea views for young professionals, beautiful freestanding homes and villas for young families, luxury homes for the high-end market and an award winning retirement village.

“Brettenwood Coastal Estate caters for a wide range of individuals. It provides security, is close to local amenities and also provides a selection of facilities that all members of the family can take part in and enjoy. As a homeowner and resident you will have access to an extensive range of world class amenities including 2 clubhouses, lap pool, gym, sauna, amphitheatre, walking trails, a 16 metre water slide, catch and release dams and picnic and braai areas to name but a few,” shares Cameron.

Cameron ends by saying: “If an outdoor lifestyle and incredible sense of community is what you are looking for then there is no better place to live on the North Coast than Brettenwood Coastal Estate. You will not find a place that comprises of all the elements Brettenwood offers. It’s a place where you are guaranteed security, luxury and exclusivity for both the young and old”.