Welcome to Vanderbijlpark, an industrial city along the banks of the Vaal River in southern Gauteng. Found back in the early 1920 by Dr HJ van der Bijl, a brilliant young scientist who was called back to the country, while he was working in the United States by the then South African government to assist in planning of the industrial development in the area.
Vanderbijlpark attained municipal status in 1952 when Governor General Dr EG Jansen opened ISCOR's second steel works. It is a home to residential areas such as Sebokeng, Boipatong, Bophelong and Sharpville, a historical township that underwent one of South Africa's goriest massacres in the 1960s.
Vanderbijlpark has 74 active suburbs.
Between 2015-05-01 to 2016-04-30:
Compared to the previous year(2014-05-01 to 2015-04-30):
Full Title and Sectional Title sales in Vanderbijlpark had a combined value of R 1,247,317,805 with a median price of R 590,000 compared to R 1,443,428,772 with the median price of R572,000 for the prior period.
Full Title sales in Vanderbijlpark had a total value of R 1,049,099,479 with a median price of R 630,000 compared to R 909,406,205 with the median price of R640,000 for the prior period.
Sectional Title sales in Vanderbijlpark had a total value of R 198,218,326 with the median price of R 467,000 compared to R 534,022,567 with the median price of R456,698 for the prior period.
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Unlike most towns in Gauteng that came into being due to a discovery of Gold in their respective vicinities, Vanderbijlpark owes its establishment to the foundation of ISCOR, an Iron and Steel Corporation of which employed most of the rseidents in the area.
Today, due to a rate development is growing and as a home to places such as Emerald Casino Resort, Emfuleni Golf Course, the Vaal Mall and a population of over 220,000 people, Vanderbijlpark is without a doubt one of Gauteng's most ideal places for families to buy homes in or to invest in general Real Estate.
Vanderbijlpark is a third part of the famous Vaal triangle, comprising Sasolburg and Vereeniging but Heidelberg and Meyerton, due to their close proximity, are also seen as part of the area. To buy a house or a commercial property for investment in Vanderbijlpark and surrounding, have a look at Properties for sale and to rent on CyberProp.