Area profile: Ballito

26 February 2019

Sheffield Beach, Kwazulu Natal. South Africa

Our recent stats have revealed that Ballito is a popular choice for many, with 45% of our Retire KZN community wanting to retire to this coastal node. Why the sudden increase? We take a look at the area, and what it has to offer our retired community. Ballito is a vibrant small town; Property24 stats indicate that approximately 21.9% of the recent buyer’s market is made up of those over the age of 50, and 41% of the stable owners in the area are also within this age range.

Key developments taking place

Ballito is an area you want to keep your eyes on. It is seeing immense development take place in the area and has recently seen the revamp of the Lifestyle Centre, the restoration and reconfiguration of Ballito Bay Mall into a medical precinct and the planning of a game-changing, catalytic beach resort development within Tinley Manor. This is not to mention the myriad of residential developments mushrooming throughout this small town. These developments are not only creating immense value in the node, they create an attractive lifestyle for people of all ages.

Everything and more on your doorstep

Residents within Ballito have access to a myriad of area amenities including the Netcare Alberlito Hospital, Ballito Medical Centre, Ballito Junction Regional Mall, Ballito Lifestyle Centre. Along this coastal node you have easy access to a range of restaurants from Italian, Portuguese, Indian and so much more. If you are looking for a lock-up-and-go lifestyle, you will enjoy living 5-minutes to the beach, 15-minutes from King Shaka International Airport and easy access to the N2 and M4 major roadways.

Close-knit community

Ballito is a tight-knit community that is big on family; it’s a small town where those residing within the area know one another. Penn State University research revealed that residents living in suburban areas showed they were happier than those who lived within inner cities and rural communities.

Active, coastal lifestyle

Ballito is the perfect destination to retire to for the ideal active coastal lifestyle. There is a 2.5km boardwalk along the popular Ballito beachfront; a great place for walking and jogging with a view. There are a number of world-class 18-hole golf courses nearby, including Simbithi Country Club and Umhlali Country Club. For relaxed family weekends, residents can enjoy time spent with their families at the Litchi Orchard, Sage, the Sugar Rush Market, Flag Animal Farm and enjoy a 5km walk through the trail from Ballito to Salt Rock with picturesque views.

We will be keeping an eye on this area, as it transforms dramatically in the next few years as a leading family destination.

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