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Fourways is a district in the greater Johannesburg area, comprised of a collection of suburbs in northern Sandton.
The region is located on the outskirts of Johannesburg proper, just before the metropolitan area begins to give way to the somewhat more open, natural landscapes that lie between Johannesburg and neighbouring Pretoria. The Fourways area is fast becoming one of the most affluent in Johannesburg (if not the whole country), and is considered to be one of the nation’s fastest growing centers of commercial and residential development.
The larger area known today as Fourways includes a number of different suburbs (including that traditionally known as Fourways), and until relatively recently was not known by this name. Originally, the area was mostly farmland, including a 245-hectare estate and game reserve owned by the Eriksen family known as Norscot Manor (named after their two nationalities, namely Norwegian and Scottish).
Eventually, in the 1970s, the family estate was sold off to the Johannesburg City Council, who began to develop the area into a residential suburb named Norscot. The Council also converted the old Norscot Manor into a community center that houses a library, art gallery, tea garden and playground, and offers various classes for children in various creative pursuits as well as martial arts.
Fourways acquired its name in the late 1970s, and was quite simply named after the four-way stop in the center of the area where William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Road once met (today, the layout of the roads is somewhat different, with the enlarged William Nicol Drive cutting under Witkoppen Road instead). Two four-way roundabouts on Kingfisher Drive (the main thoroughfare running through the suburb) are generally considered to represent the area’s name today.
Fourways is located in Region E of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, in the northeast part of the city. Pretoria is located approximately 55 kilometers further northeast.
The suburbs and estates that are generally included in the Fourways region are Magaliessig, Norscot, Fourways, Norscot Slopes, Lonehill and Beverley, Craigavon, Broadacres, Cedar Lakes, Fourways Gardens, Dainfern, Dainfern Valley, and Dainfern Ridge. Fourways is bordered by Bryanston to the east and the south, as well as Randburg to the west.
Being a relatively new area, Fourways’ historical landmarks are quite few, but some notable modern constructions and natural features can be found in the area. Perhaps the most prominent are the Norscot and Lonehill koppies, two of the many ‘little hills’ that are scattered throughout the Johannesburg region.
The Cedar Lakes and Fourways Gardens are also popular natural attractions that can be found in Fourways. The Fourways Mall is one of the most popular in the Johannesburg area, while Montecasino is located on the eastern edge of the region.
Fourways has a total population of approximately 3860 people, at a density of around 1800 per square kilometer.
The majority of the local population is white, with English being the most commonly spoken first language.
Fourways is quite a small suburb, covering a total area of just over two square kilometers.