Hillcrest at a glance
HILLCREST – THE UPPER HIGHWAY
The Hillcrest Branch is situated in the center of the commercial and residential area of Hillcrest and the Director based at Hillcrest is the Wakefields Sales Director, Martin McGreal firstname.lastname@example.org. Eighteen Sales Agents operate out of the Branch including one Agent that runs our Rental Division.
Although the Branch is based in Hillcrest we operate in the whole of the Upper Highway Area. All our Agents live in the Upper Highway and are very knowledgeable of all the various suburbs that make up the Upper Highway.
Hillcrest, Valley of 1000 Hills, Greater Durban
Literally on a hill on a crest someway above Durban, Hillcrest was once a little hamlet that bordered on the Valley of a Thousand Hills, surrounded by green pastures and farmland. It was a retreat away from the hub of the city, somewhere one could escape to cooler air.
And then the property boom occurred, and Hillcrest was jolted out of its former drowsy insignificance to become, almost overnight, a boom town that now serves as a suburb to Durban, where people seek a safer, less crowded country lifestyle far from the madding crowd. Hillcrest’s Main Road, once a cosy residential idle, is now rezoned for office and commercial use. Vacant land has been given over to retirement villages, equestrian estates, gated security communities and golf estates. There’s little in the way of heavy industry out in Hillcrest, which, despite the boom, means that Hillcrest manages to retain its country village feel.
There’s also plenty to do. Durban is a mere 20 minutes’ drive, the Shongweni Farmers market every Saturday morning provides a wonderful place to buy organic and fresh produce, and contributes even further to the feeling of country living, and the plethora of farm stalls, nurseries, country pubs and artists’ havens mean that one doesn’t have to leave the charm of country living or head off to malls to shop.
REVIEW BY: HELEN, STANGER (VISITED: DECEMBER 2012)
Hillcrest is the best place to be if you need to beat the heat and humidity of the summer months. Make sure you visit the Shongweni Farmers Market - you won’t be disappointed!
REVIEW BY: PAUL, MIDRAND (VISITED: JUNE 2012)
You can't fault Hillcrest - it's attractive, busy, has plenty to do, but also has that holiday feel about it. It's an all-rounder.
A public school system is provided in Hillcrest including Hillcrest High School and Hillcrest Primary School with Winston Park Primary School in nearby Winston Park.
Private schools include Highbury Preparatory School and Hillcrest Christian Academy with Kearsney College and the Roseway Waldorf School in nearby Botha's Hill and Alverstone respectively