Crystal Park, Benoni’s secret suburb
Crystal Park is an up-and-coming suburb in Benoni, which is situated within easy travelling distance of Gauteng’s metropolitan and industrial areas. This safe, stylish neighbourhood is far away enough from the hustle and bustle of commercial activity to ensure that you can enjoy a relaxing lifestyle in your modern home.
Many transport links — Whether you work at OR Tambo International Airport or in central Johannesburg, you will find that you have a choice of commuting options. The Springs-Johannesburg Metro Rail Line and the Dunswart-Daveyton Metro Rail Line run through Benoni. Residents are well-serviced by taxis and buses, with the N12, R23, R29 and the R51 freeways all connecting Benoni to other business districts, such as Springs, Kempton Park, Germiston and Heidelberg.
Schools and training — A big advantage to living in Crystal Park is its abundance of educational facilities. Schools cater for children of all ages. Your closest schooling options, within a 5km radius, are: Nashville Christian College, Crystal Park High, Unity Secondary School, Chief Luthuli Park Secondary and Primary schools, Crystal Park Primary School and Ashbury Preparatory School. Major tertiary institutions in the area include: The University of Johannesburg East Rand Campus, Ekurhuleni East College, St. Dunstan’s College and Ayanda Tullock School of Arts.
Great place to grow up — Crystal Park is a neat and clean area that attracts people of many different cultural backgrounds. Residents take pride in their homes. This is an ideal location for families, partly because there is plenty to do. The Bunny Park, where children can pet animals, is a popular venue for smaller children, while Carnival City Casino and Entertainment World – about 20km from the suburb – offers a range of entertainment options for all ages. Sporting facilities include Daveyton Racetrack, Benoni Country Club, Zakhele Mhlambo Sports Field and, for golf enthusiasts, Benoni Lake Golf Course and Daveyton Golf Club.
Shoppers’ paradise — If you enjoy shopping, you will never get bored living in Crystal Park. Some of the best shopping malls in South Africa are close by. These include: the East Rand Mall, Lakeside Mall, Daveyton Mall, Carnival Mall and Northmead Mall. For small items, the Shell garage and Crystal Park Caltex are probably the most convenient options.
Physical and spiritual well-being — World-class medical assistance is a short journey from your Crystal Park home. The closest private healthcare facilities with 24-hour emergency services are the Netcare Linmed Hospital and Life’s Glynnwood Hospital. Crystal Park Clinic, Daveyton Clinic and Emaphupheni Clinic provide public healthcare. Your pets can be treated at the Crystal Park Veterinary Hospital. Taking care of spiritual needs, meanwhile, is a large range of places of worship representing many denominations. Crystal Park Baptist Church, Dynamic Harvest Church, Benoni East Methodist Church and Crossroads Ministries are among the more established churches in the suburb.