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A gym, a glorious selection of vibrant restaurants, inspiring workspaces, parks and piazzas, and all the amenities you could want for your daily shopping, social, medical, banking and convenience needs, all in the same place. This is New Urbanism, and it’s proving to be a truly unique investment opportunity.

One on Whiteley at Melrose Arch in Johannesburg. Picture: SUPPLIED

New Urbanism is designed to be both people and environment friendly. New Urban design creates quality, connected living in diverse, walkable, compact, vibrant, mixed-use communities. Importantly, its people-centric approach results in better places to “live, work and play”. For property investors, this has the added benefit of higher, more stable property values. It has found success internationally at Darling Harbour in Sydney and Canary Wharf in London.

For residents, New Urban living means big savings in the form of less driving and less time in traffic, healthier lifestyles with more walking in more open public places, and less stress in a sustainable community that connects you to others and gives you a positive sense of place. In South Africa, Melrose Arch has become the icon of this most desirable New Urban lifestyle.

Melrose Arch is a privately owned, maintained and operated precinct with its own excellent infrastructure. Located in the heart of Johannesburg’s leafy green northern suburbs, it is a complete lifestyle experience in an immaculate city with unlimited choices for everyday needs. The key to a Melrose Arch apartment unlocks this sought-after lifestyle.

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One on Whiteley is the newest – and most sought-after –  luxury residential address at Melrose Arch, bringing to life the vision of luxury apartment living, world-class hospitality and leading brands. Already 70% of its 241 new residential apartments are sold. The keen market take-up is unsurprising considering the proven track record of capital growth and rental yields that real estate within Melrose Arch typically achieves. This makes them an attractive investment proposition, whether buying to live or to let, because an apartment at Melrose Arch is more than a quality asset – it’s an investment into the ultimate lifestyle experience.

Take a deeper look and you will find exciting innovations for energy-efficient and cost-efficient living, with LED lighting, backup generator power and plug-and-play fibre connectivity. One on Whiteley has all the style and substance of quality modern living and will welcome its residents, guests and leading retail names in 2018.

One on Whiteley is a development by the Amdec Group, a privately owned property development and investment business recognised as South Africa’s leading developer of New Urban lifestyles. Amdec is changing the urban fabric of South Africa and revolutionising the way that people connect with property. It is passionate about raising quality of life by creating better places to live, work, play and stay.

Amdec’s pioneering portfolio of properties includes the landmark Melrose Arch mixed-use precinct; Evergreen Lifestyles, South Africa’s premier national retirement brand; the Yacht Club and Harbour Arch in Cape Town; Val de Vie Golf and Wine Estate; and Pearl Valley Golf and Country estate in the Cape Winelands.