ERA Alberton - a leading real estate agency in Alberton!
ERA Real Estate is one of the largest real estate brands in the world. ERA Alberton was established in 2007 and today we are one of the Leaders in Sales and Rentals in Alberton & Johannesburg South. We have attained multiple industry awards, including: Top Selling Broker - 2011, 2012, 2013. ERA Top Office - 2012, Top Earning Franchise - 2012, Bank Assisted Sales Winner - 2013.
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Entry Level Homes
In general, the cheapest entry level homes in Alberton are priced at R800 000 (Townhouses and Flats from R600 000) while in Brackenhurst & Brackendowns, mid-level homes sell for between R1.1 million to R1,7 million.
The majority of activity & buyers interest in Alberton, is generally in the R900 000 to R1,5m price bracket.
Luxury homes in up-market areas such as Meyersdal & Alberante usually sell for between R2.5m and R5m, but homes in the area have been known to sell for prices of up to R20million.
There are new developed suburbs in the Alberton area namely; South Downs and Meyersig Estate. These security estates were established in 2005, & currently homes sell for between R900 000 and R1,4 mil, - they are snapped up quickly by buyers when they do come onto the market.
Over the years development sprawled out into adjacent areas, and today Alberton is made up of 23 suburbs: Alberante, Albermarle, Albertsdal, Alberton North, Alrode, Brackendowns, Brackenhurst, Eden Park, Elandshaven, Florentia, General Alberts Park, Mayberry Park, Meyersdal, New Redruth, Palm Ridge, Randhart, Raceview, South Crest, Southdowns, Thokoza, and Verwoerdpark. Alrode, which is Alberton's current industrial suburb, was established in 1943.
Alberton celebrated its centenary year in 2005. As of 2007 it had a population of 202,202 inhabitants. It is known as a typical bedroom community, a community primarily residential in character, with most of its workers commuting to work in nearby suburbs or cities. The town has multiple access roads to all major freeways in Gauteng, most notably the R59, N3 and N12. Alberton is situated on the banks of the Natal Spruit close to the major urban centres of Johannesburg (15 kilometres south east) and Pretoria (76 kilometers).
The only reason for Alberton's location is its proximity to the major population centre. It has large industrial areas, and has become a part of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, together with other towns such as Germiston, Bedfordview and Edenvale. There are several shopping centres, libraries, clinics, hospitals and entertainment facilities.
History of Alberton
At the age of 13 a boy by the name of Johannes Petrus Meyer bought 11 hectares of his father's farm Elandsfontein. He later built a house next to the Alberton stream or Natalspruit, close to where the civic centre stands today, and married. After his wife died in 1870 at the birth of their fourth daughter, he decided to start a general store and built his farmhouse mansion in 1890. The house was miraculously left unharmed during the Anglo Boer War of 1899 - 1902 and can still be seen today from the bypassing N12 freeway. Jan's brother, Johan Georg (Org) Meyer, took over the farm after Jan's death. General Hennie Alberts, a veteran of the war, purchased a part of the farm Elandsfontein from Org and he decided on the name Alberton. The Afrikaans medium primary school Jan Meyer was named for the original owner of the farm, and the affluent suburb Meyersdal also refers to the family whose original farmhouse mansion still stands on the land behind the Meyersdal koppie. The primary school Generaal Alberts, and Hennie Alberts Avenue in the suburb of Brackenhurst, are named after the town founder. The first official post office was opened in 1926, and in 1938 building work started on a town hall. Street names in the Alberton North suburb were renamed after Voortrekkers in 1938, to coincide with the 100 year commemoration of the Great Trek. The well-known Blou Meul was established in 1954 in Van Riebeeck Street, Alberton North, and is still trading today as a general store specializing in outdoor activity equipment
The construction of the Alberton Boulevard was a major development started in the late 1980s with the aim of converting a section of Voortrekker Road that runs past the Alberton City Shopping Mall into a pedestrian-friendly zone. The town's initial centre of development was in the area now known as Alberton North or 'Old' Alberton. Alberton has an elevation of approximately 1570 m above sea level.
The first new suburb to be developed outside the town centre was named New Redruth and the street names have a predominantly English character with names such as Penzance, St Michael and Gatwick Circle. The majority of streets in Brackenhurst are named after flowers and in the case of Mayberry Park, after trees.
Weather in Alberton
Alberton enjoys a dry, sunny climate, with the exception of occasional late afternoon downpours in the summer months of October to April. Temperatures in greater Johannesburg are usually fairly mild thanks to the city's high altitude, with the average maximum daytime temperature in January of 26 °C (79 °F), dropping to an average maximum of around 16 °C (61 °F) in June. Winter is the sunniest time of the year, with cool days and cold nights. The temperature occasionally drops to below freezing at night, causing frost. Snow is a rare occurrence, with snowfall having been experienced in May 1956, August 1962, June 1964, September 1981 and August 2006 (light). Snow fell again on 27 June 2007 accumulating up to 10 centimeters (3.9 in) in the southern suburbs. In 2012, but was just ice rain. Regular cold fronts pass over in winter bringing very cold southerly winds but usually clear skies. The annual average rainfall is 713 millimetres (28.1 in), mostly in the summer months. There are infrequent showers in winter.