Joubert Park is a vibrant inner-city area in Johannesburg built around a large park and containing many high-rise buildings offering a wide selection of flats to let.
Bordered by Wolmarans, King George and Twist streets, the park is one of the oldest and busiest in the city and visited by an estimated 20 000 people a day thanks to its central location next to the Noord Street taxi rank and the various community facilities it houses, including a creche, a vegetable garden, a recycling centre and a free clinic.
The Johannesburg Art Gallery in the park is also home to one of the biggest art collections in SA, a treasure-trove of works dating back to the 17th century and including items by Picasso, Monet, Salvador Dali, Walter Batiss, Pierneef, Gerard Sekoto and William Kentridge, to name just a few. In fact the collection is so large that only 10% is on display at any time, and repeat visitors can always look forward to seeing something new. In 2015 the gallery was completely restored at a cost of R42m to celebrate its 100th anniversary.
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Renting a flat in the Joubert Park area also gives tenants quick and easy access to the Johannesburg CBD, Braamfontein and the northern and southern suburbs of the city via taxi, Rea Vaya rapid transit bus or the Gautrain terminus at Park Station.
Shops, entertainment venues, educational institutions, medical facilities and workplaces are all just a short distance away, and flats to let here are very affordable. The area is consequently popular among students and young working people as well as entrepreneurs, artists and newcomers to the city.
Along with other inner-city suburbs, Joubert Park went into decline in the 1980s and 90s, and many of its high-rise blocks fell into serious disrepair as overcrowding, crime and degradation took hold. Some were so dangerous they were even earmarked for demolition. Now, however, the park and surrounding buildings are being rehabilitated through the combined efforts of the owners and the city council, and the area is steadily recovering.
There is an increasing number of clean, well-managed buildings with top-notch security, including turnstile and biometric-scan entry, that offer various sizes of flats to let in an area that neatly bridges the space between the CBD and Braamfontein, both of which have been substantially upgraded in the past few years and both of which enjoy a very high demand for rental accommodation.
Shopping centres in Joubert Park include Park Central on Twist Street and The Bridge on King George Street, which house most national clothing, food and furniture chain outlets as well as banks, service suppliers and a movie complex. The area also boasts dozens of small shops and food outlets and is of course home to many informal traders.
Renting in Joubert Park is also a good option for students attending one of the many tertiary education institutions in neighbouring Braamfontein, including Wits University, Intec College, Damelin, the Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology, MSC Business College, Boston City Campus, London School of Business, the Studio5 Fashion Institute, Southwest Media School and the Central Technical College.
Trafalgar has studio and bachelor flats to let in well-managed and secure buildings at rentals from around R2 200 a month to about R3 700, and one-bedroom options at rentals from around R3 350 a month to about R5 200.
Joubert Park is also within walking distance of the CBD, so is an increasingly popular choice for young singles and couples who work or run businesses in the city. For such tenants, two-bedroom flats to let are available at rentals from around R5700 a month.