Morningside at a glance
Morningside is one of the most conveniently located suburbs in Northern Johannesburg, having the Sandton CBD on the one side and the lush residential areas of Morningside Ext 40, Duxberry and Benmore on the other. This location makes it the quintessential mixed-use neighbourhood, recently described as a power node. Morningside proper straddles both sides of Rivonia Road, providing access to many major routes.
The suburb was established on a portion of the previous Zandfontein Farm in the 1950's. and has become one of the most affluent residential and commercial suburbs in Africa.
Convenience and lifestyle are two of the suburbs' most popular features. Apart from central location and proximity to the Sandton CBD, it also provides easy access to the Gautrain https://www.gautrain.co.za and good access to highways. It is close to some of the top schools in Gauteng, medical facilities, hospitals, restaurants and shopping centres.
From a lifestyle perspective, Morningside offers the widest range of accommodation: from "lock up and go" apartments to suit various budgets, to the most exclusive apartment blocks with lofty penthouses for the business executive and furthermore the leafy residential suburban areas for the growing family.
Gauteng's ultimate shopaholic paradise, Sandton City https://www.sandtoncity.com is but a stone's throw away whilst shoppers looking for other options could also make use of the Morningside https://www.morningsideshops.co.za and Benmore Gardens https://benmorecentre.co.za shopping centres. Morningside is home to some of the top restaurants in Sandton, offering access to dozens of trendy and fine dining experiences across a range of different cuisines.
A multitude of educational options abound in close proximity, both government and private, from pre-schools through to high schools.
St Stithians College https://www.stithian.com
The French School http://www.lyceejulesverne.com
Sandown High http://www.sandownhigh.co.za,
Grayston Prep https://graystonprep.co.za,
Montrose Primary School http://www.montrose.org.za
and many Nursery and Pre-primary schools, including Stepping Stones http://stepping.co.za.
The suburb also contains the well regarded Morningside Clinic http://www.mediclinic.co.za/Hospitals/HospitalDetails/id/, whilst many other Doctors and medical specialists operate out of the neighbouring Rochester Place on Rivonia Road.
Churches for all denominations are located within the suburb as well as two Schuls and a Mosque.
The Sandton Police Station is located in Morningside.