Pretoria East, or known as the new East of Pretoria has dramatically expanded and grown with new development from the era 1970's to the modern age of 21st century.
Pretoria East is comprised of well-known suburbs such as Menlyn, Lynnwood, Faerie Glen and Silver Lakes. These suburbs consist of high and low-rise corporate blocks in a variety of office parks with various ranges of commercial property to rent, large shopping centres and malls, upmarket residential properties and South Africa's First Green City.
Pretoria East and its subsidiary suburbs are highly accessible via the N1 and N4 highways, Solomon Mahlangu drive, Garstfontein, Atterbury and Lynnwood roads. Pretoria East is also well-located on the map of public transportation and is serviced by the Gautrain and new RE YENG Bus Transportation service, Metro Busses and local taxi services.
The Old East of Pretoria is home to suburbs such as, Waterkloof, Brooklyn and Menlo Park most likely named after the American counterpart and boast to have some of the city’s most high-end residential properties in Pretoria.
Menlyn is South Africa's first green city and the address of choice for living, working, shopping and entertainment. Menlyn has grown over the last couple of years and is fast becoming the Sandton of Pretoria.
The Menlyn Maine development comprises more then 315 000m2, offering commercial properties to let in Menlyn, more than 500 upmarket residential apartments, retail centres and a specialist hospital which is planned to be ready by 2020.
This mega-development aims to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and in addition, all buildings are 4-star Green Rated by the Green Council of South Africa for is energy efficiency, by incorporating smart building technologies, environmentally friendly waste managements, recycling and roof gardens.
Menlyn hosts one of the largest shopping centres in the county, Menlyn Park Shopping Centre and is home to Pretoria's first 5-star Sun Time Square Hotel and Casino with 2 gaming floors, 2 000 slot machines and 60 casino tables.
The node offers corporates premium grade office space to rent in Menlyn Maine at competitive rental rates with a variety of options to choose from and much more developments such as Menlyn Central on its way:
The Suburb is well known for hosting one of Pretoria’s largest greenbelts, the Faerie Glen Nature Reserve with wildlife and activities such as mountain bike riding, birding and hiking trails.
Faerie Glen is a well-established peaceful and quiet, middle-to-high-income suburb nestled on the rocky southern slopes of the beautiful Bronberg Mountain, part of the Magaliesberg.
The suburb is home to approximately 22 000 residents, several shopping malls including the popular Atterbury Value Mart, excellent schools and commercial parks with offices to let in Faerie Glen all within a close-knit community.
Faerie Glen has a variety of office space in popular old school corporate parks which are well-kept with beautiful landscaped gardens and water ponds which takes the edge off to a stress free environment.
Popular commercial parks in Faerie Glen include:
Lynnwood is a green, tree-filled and quiet neighbourhood with wide streets, situated east of Pretoria City Centre and is home to approximately 10 000 residents. There are several commercial properties to let in Lynnwood, shopping centres including the Glen Fair Shopping Centre and excellent schools.
Lynnwood is home to the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, a leading scientific and technology research and development organisation, Adams & Adams, The World Bank which assists developing countries to end extreme poverty, other corporates seeking to be close by to the Pretoria High Courts or Embassies. Lynnwood is also the ideal location just to be outside the hustle and bustle of high traffic areas.
Lynnwood has since expanded eastwards across the N1 Highway to the suburb Die Wilgers. Lynnwood Manor, Lynnwood Glen and Lynnwood Ridge were developed all nested north of Bronberg Mountain.
More offices in Lynnwood are:
Silver Lakes was established in the 1990's and is currently the most eastern suburb of Pretoria, situated along the N4 highway, south of the N4 Gateway Industrial Park and west of the popular Solomon Mahlangu drive.
Silver Lakes is developed around a series of lakes and its name was derived from the various lakes that surround the suburb on the east side of Pretoria.
It is located on the leafy outskirts of the Jacaranda City, a mere 20km from the hustle and bustle of Pretoria Central Business District.
The suburb consists of A Grade office parks with offices to let in Silver Lakes with options including Hazeldean and Tijger Vallei Office Park located on Pony street and several big box shopping outlets such as Makro.
Silver Lakes hosts one of the most upmarket residential estates in Pretoria East, namely the Silver Lakes Golf Estate.
Future developments in the area include the new upmarket Linton Corner mixed used development that will comprise of small, medium to large offices to rent at a competitive rate. Other facilities include a shopping centre, hotel, gym facilities, medical centre.