Bellville at a glance
Bellville: Once a small village with limited property opportunities, called 12 Mile Stone, now a city of note (named 12 Mile Stone because of the distance from Cape Town - 20km). In 1861 it was renamed Bellville after Mr Charles Davidson Bell - the surveyor general of Cape Town for the period 1848 to 1872. Most of Bellville was divided into farms and the farmers worked together , forming a supporting system. To boost their fresh produce sales, a cannon was fired from the famous Tygerberg to announce ships arriving in Table Bay. Once the further regions heard the cannon, they would fire a follow up to spread the news to even more far-reaching farms. Therefore farmers from all over were able to sell their stock to travellers passing Cape Point.
What Bellville is like right now
Bellville has expanded in such a way, that it was declared a city. Its many suburbs cater for all different residential needs, from the most affordable housing to exclusive estates. Bellville is also a bustling commercial and industrial hub.
You will find top academic facilities to nurture the next generation. Shopping centres to satisfy every shopaholic's desire and nightlife that can be compared to ‘The city that never sleeps'. The is no shortage in adventure and sporting activities. The entire family taken care off.
All major roads and travel lines are easy accessible and a solid infrastructure ensures hassle free commuting.
Types of Property available in Bellville
Bellville's real estate is just as diverse as the city itself. The most popular type of residential housing tends to be the older buildings. Although maintenance is high, the space available definitely makes up for it. If you would rather move into a picture-perfect place, the new developments will not disappoint you.
Close to the CBD you will find a range of sectional title apartments, intensifying population in the city centre. Because of the efficient public transport system, this location is ideal for the ‘beginner families', still working their way up to a more comfortable lifestyle.
General interest information for Bellville
Bellville forms part of the greater Cape Town Metropolis, but is located closer to Cape Town International Airport. Bellville station was initially a very popular railway stop between Cape Town and the Boland. Right until today, this station is the main ‘switching' platform for trains entering and leaving Cape Town. The N1 highway runs through Bellville, and access to the N2 is 10 minutes away.
Besides top schools, Bellville also hosts campuses for Stellenbosch University. The University of the Western Cape was founded here in 1960 and is currently being upgraded to modern standards.
For the sport enthusiast, there are, amongst others, rugby-, cricket-, hockey-, netball-, tennis-, athletic- grounds, as well as the famous Velodrome. The Velodrome not only accommodates cyclists, but also hosts music concerts as well as carnivals and festivals. Bellville stadium is also the favourite venue for schools athletics.
Bellville property owners really get it all - and more!!