Parktown - GP
Parktown is a mixed-use suburb, originally established in the 1890s. It is a large area that serves as a gateway suburb, being located between the Johannesburg CBD, Braamfontein to the South, the Northern suburbs of Rosebank, Illovo and Sandton, with Milpark and Richmond to the West and Houghton to the East . Parktown boasts several historically significant buildings constructed in the early days of Johannesburg for the Randlords. Some of which have been retained as National Heritage buildings and some that have had the façade retained and incorporated into newer office buildings. Parktown offers great office rental value as well as excellent access from all directions including M1, M2, Jan Smuts Avenue, Oxford Road and Empire Road. It is on the Rea Vaya and Gautrain bus routes and is within 4kms of Park Station. It is very well serviced by buses and taxies as well. Parktown incorporates a mixture of corporate office buildings, some residential buildings and several medical and education facilities. Private hospitals include Park Lane Clinic, the Brenthurst Clinic and The Donald Gordon Medical Centre. The Charlotte Maxeke State Hospital is located in Parktown, as is the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School and the University of the Witwatersrand Education Campus. Other education facilities include schools such as Parktown Boys High School, Rodean Girls School and Grantley College. The Wits Business School and the Historic Sunnyside Park hotel are also landmarks in the area, as is the Mikes Kitchen restaurant which is situated in a beautiful heritage building which is also rumoured to be haunted. Major corporate tenants in the areas include KPMG, SAA, NBC Holdings, Tiso Blackstar, Old Mutual and Transnet.