Linden, Johannebsurg

Area Overview

In addition to its seasonal market, Linden is renowned for its quirky retail strip which has a wide variety of offerings. Attractions include arts, crafts, studios, coffee shops, pubs, restaurants and small shops. There are numerous schools located in Linden and this supports the retail and restaurant offerings in the business node as many parents grab a bite to eat or cup of coffee when dropping off or picking up their kids. There is also a stable housing market in Linden with limited crime and theft taking place in the area compared to neighbouring suburbs.


The People

“I’m lucky to get a lot of inspiration from the community I live in.” Elouise, Graphic Designer

"I love nothing more than to spend the day working from my local café" Nadia, Architect

“Melville’s creativity and charm are second to none.” Adam, Fashion Designer

Linden is named after the Linden farm, which stood in this part of Johannesburg over a hundred years ago. The original farmhouse still exists somewhere in the heart of the suburb, restored to its former glory, the typical old-fashioned verandah, echoed in a number of homes in Linden, one of its major features. Partway down the slope of Linden, heading off towards Emmarentia, is Linden’s heated swimming pool, and the Emmarentia dam and Botanical gardens are well worth a visit at any time of the year, the grounds a wonderful green space to escape city pressures. In fact, Linden lies almost encircled by green parkland of some description - most of them bird sanctuaries and parklands - that makes staying here such a peaceful experience.
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