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Bluewater Bay Suburb in Saldanha - On or Walking Distance To Beach

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Bluewater Bay Suburb in Saldanha - On or Walking Distance To Beach

Bluewater Bay in Saldanha is a well-established residential suburb within walking distance to the Langebaan lagoon and beach.

Location

Saldanha Bay is located approximately 105 km north west of Cape Town, facing southwest and is 12 km wide and 11km long. Saldanha Bay is a natural harbour on the south-western coast of South Africa. Bluewater Bay suburb is in walking distance to the beach, near the IDZ (Industrial Development Zone) and on route to Langebaan.

Lifestyle Offerings.

Saldanha Bay's location makes it a paradise for the water sport enthusiast. Its local economy is strongly dependent on fishing, mussels, seafood processing, the steel industry and the harbour. Bluewater Bay suburb is nestled along the Langebaan Lagoon – inhabited by friendly and down to earth people. It is a suburb where your next door neighbour still wants to know you and they care for each other.

Saldanha is known for its whale watching, the yacht club, horse riding and long beach walks with picturesque sunsets. Enjoying a pot of fresh Langebaan lagoon mussels at the Blue Bay Lodge, overlooking the mussel farm on the lagoon in the distance, is truly one of the Blouwater Bay suburb’s best lifestyle experiences.

Amenities In & Around Suburb

The nearest school to Bluewater Bay suburb is the West Coast Combined School at 2 kms away and the Hoerskool Weskus / Weskus Secondary School (2.2 kms).The Curro Langebaan Independent School is 12 kms (11 minutes) away.

The Hoedjiesbaai Convenience Centre is a mere 2.78 kms from the suburb. The Weskus Regional Mall is 15 kms and the Laguna Mall a 12.7 kms drive away. The Club Mykonos Resort is 13 kms away. Langebaan Country Estate Golf Club is 17 kms and Vredenburg Golf Club 16 kms from the suburb. Paternoster’s wonderful choice of different restaurants is 28 kms (28 min) from the Blouwater Bay suburb.

Saldanha’s other amenities are all in close proximity to the Blouwater Bay suburb – with 3 petrol filling stations located within 3 kms (Total filling station is 2.63kms away, Brent Oil filling station 1.61kms and Willem Du Toit Motors 2.68km's away).

Saldanha Bay S.A.P.S (Police) are 2.74 kms from Blouwater Bay and the Bay Dog Unit 3.34 kms away.

Owner profile

The average household income range according to Lightstone is between R25 000 to R35 000 - which falls into the LSM 8 high with a total of 715 adults.

The period or tenure of ownership, which is a measure of ownership stability, shows that about 41% of the existing owners have been owning for 11 or more years, about 121% between 8 to 10 years, about 12% between 5 to 7 years and 26% less than 5 years.

The age profile of the stable owners is about 16% (older than 65 years), 46% (50 to 64 years), 33% (36-49 years) and 5% (35 and younger). Recent buyers’ age profile is 20% (18-35 years), 31% (36-49 years), 49% (50-64 years) and 0% (65 and older).

Property Market

The Blouwater Bay suburb consist of 323 own title or freehold houses which constitutes for 69.76% of the market, 111 freehold houses in estates (23.9%), 11 sectional title property in estates (2.38%) and 18 sectional title property outside of estates (3,89%).

24 houses and apartments were sold (registered) in Blouwater Bay suburb during the last 12 months (July 2016 to June 2017) – of which 9 transfers took place in the last 3 months. 5 Sales inside estates in the suburb registered, 16 sales were freehold properties and 3 were sectional title sales. 11 Erfs (vacant land) were transferred in the last 12 months – of which 3 were inside estates. There have only been 2 sales in execution during 2017.

Sales volumes (registered) for the first 5 months of 2017 stands at 4 sectional title properties (e.g. apartments), 13 freehold properties (houses) and 5 vacant land (erfs). Interesting to note is the high rise sales volume growth in especially the house market – where there were in 2017 about 2.6 house sales per month relative to the 0.92 sales per month during 2016 (which relays to a 182% year on year increase in monthly sales).

Median prices achieved for Blouwater Bay freehold and sectional title properties has during the last 10 years grown with:

  • freehold houses from R460 000 (2007) to R830 000 (2017) – i.e. a growth of 80,4% or 8,4% per year.
  • sectional title property grew from R475 000 (2007) to R702 000 (2017) – i.e. 47,8% or 4,78% per year.

Seafront properties at present in the market are priced from R3,2 million (3 bedroom – 370 sq.m on 1 112 sq.m. erf)  to R7,5 million (6 bedroom on 2043 sq.m. erf).

For more information about the available properties within Blouwater Bay in Saldanha, please contact our local specialist estate agent, Marlene Goosen (marlene@cch.co.za / 082 458 7552), or visit our website to view the range of properties available in the suburb

Author J Procter / Lightstone
Published 06 Jul 2017 / Views -
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