Woodstock, set between the docks of Table Bay and the lower slopes of Devil’s Peak, just outside Cape Town’s CBD has been rebirthed as one of Cape Town’s most vibrant, in-vogue neighbourhoods.
The suburb is strewn with cafés brewing artisan coffee, cool craft breweries, hip eateries, and super-trendy boutiques, art galleries and interior design studios. The urban renewal has seen a number of warehouses and Victorian cottages converted into trendy character spaces to encourage commercial investors such as the Neighbour Goods Market in the refurbished Old Biscuit Mill - an extremely popular Saturday morning meeting place, where buying local food has taken on new meaning.
Woodstock today, is despite the wind - “Windsock” – a vibrant suburb combining a village atmosphere with a sense of inner-city living
For those hoping to move slightly closer to the CBD, Woodstock offers some good investment opportunities for those on a limited budget. If you had a budget of R1.5 million, this up-and-coming suburb has beautiful residential properties, some of the top restaurants and cafes, the Old Biscuit Mill, and an amazing mixture of people. It’s a short distance from the famous Groote Schuur Hospital and medical university, as well as UCT. Only 10-minutes from town and easy access to all major roads, and the airport is just a mere 15-minute drive away.
Young professionals have been quick to take advantage of still affordable, pretty Victorian semi-detached homes, many of which have been beautifully renovated and restored.
Staying in Woodstock gives residents a real sense of inner-city living, whilst positioning one close to the city centre, bustling Long Street, the museums, galleries, trendy Kloof Street and the V&A Waterfront. Table Mountain looms in the background and one has a sense of the city as it really is.
The median price of a Freehold property is currently approximately R1 800 000 and R1 200 000 for Sectional title properties. (June 2021 figures).