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Green Point, Cape Town

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Green Point at a glance

Green Point, known as Groenpunt in Afrikaans, is an upscale neighbourhood situated on Cape Town's Atlantic Seaboard, northwest of the city centre. This district is a renowned leisure destination, anchored by the picturesque Green Point Park, featuring lakes, jogging paths, a hedge maze and a biodiversity garden filled with indigenous plants. The iconic Cape Town Stadium, a modern sports and concert venue, graces the park and offers guided tours. The neighbourhood's culinary scene is diverse, with a plethora of options, including espresso bars, Italian restaurants, and burger joints along Main Road. Nearby, along the Sea Point Promenade, one can find steakhouses and seafood eateries, making Green Point a vibrant and gastronomically enticing area to explore.

Green Point is a fantastic choice for anyone looking to start or relocate their business as it provides an abundance of amenities, attractions and a thriving community. No matter what sector your business falls into, Green Point is a prime destination.

History
Originally, Green Point was a coastal plain at the foot of Signal Hill with sand dunes. Historic maps refer to it as a "Hottentot village" inhabited by Khoisan descendants who farmed on Green Point Common before European settlers arrived. The Dutch East India Company later used the Common for grazing, and it was called "Waterplaats" by Dutch settlers. 

Following British control in 1795, the city expanded toward Green Point, driven by harbour development and population growth. Horse racing thrived on the Common, and the area saw military use during the Second Boer War. It was designated as a "whites-only" area during apartheid, although it had non-white residents. 

Cape Town Stadium replaced the former Green Point Stadium in 2010, and Green Point Common is now a focal attraction with indigenous gardens. The area has been a focal point for debates on affordable housing and the Reclaim The City movement since 2017.

Commercial property hotspots
Green Point boasts a flourishing commercial sector that has evolved in tandem with its rich history. Once part of a coastal plain, the district has transformed into a thriving urban area with a diverse range of businesses. Modern coffee shops, trendy boutiques, and a dynamic culinary scene line its streets. 

This bustling commercial sector caters to both residents and tourists, offering a delightful array of dining options, from local cuisine to international flavours. The area's strategic location near Cape Town's central business district and its proximity to key landmarks like Cape Town Stadium have made it a popular destination for commerce and entertainment. With its mix of contemporary and historical influences, the commercial sector of Green Point reflects the dynamic spirit of Cape Town. 

Having a business in Green Point offers a strategic location, vibrant commercial activity, and proximity to popular landmarks, making it an attractive destination for entrepreneurs and commerce. 

Some of the prime commercial business parks in the area include:

Some of the prime retail parks in the area include:

  • Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village
  • Somerset Square
  • The Point Mall Shopping Centre

Industrial property hotspots
Green Point's industrial sector has undergone a remarkable transformation from its historical roots. Once a coastal plain and later a grazing area for Dutch settlers, it has evolved into a dynamic, mixed-use urban landscape. 

Now, modern businesses and creative ventures occupy repurposed warehouses and industrial spaces. The area's proximity to the central business district, coupled with accessibility to major transportation routes, has made it an attractive destination for companies looking to blend historical character with contemporary functionality. With its diverse range of businesses, Green Point's industrial sector reflects the evolving nature of Cape Town's economy, offering opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Some of the prime industrial parks in and around the area include:

  • Northgate Business Park
  • Rosbur Park

Transport and infrastructure
Green Point benefits from excellent transport and infrastructure in Cape Town. Its central location provides easy access to the city's central business district and popular attractions. The area is well-connected by road, with major routes like the N2 and N1 highways nearby. Public transport options are abundant, including buses and the MyCiTi bus rapid transit system, ensuring convenient commuting within the city. For sports and entertainment enthusiasts, Cape Town Stadium is a prominent landmark. Green Point's well-maintained streets, bike-friendly infrastructure, and pedestrian pathways further enhance its accessibility, making it a highly sought-after neighbourhood for residents and visitors alike. 

Here is a list of the top staff transportation options available in and near the area:

Green Point is 11 minutes (3,4 km) away from Cape Town via the M6 and Cape Town International Airport is only an 18-minute drive (20,8 km) via the N2.

Amenities
The amenities in Green Point are not only in abundance but of high quality too. When you're in need of a delicious meal on your lunch break or want a top-notch spot to conduct business meetings, Green Point has you covered. Some of the best eateries in the area include Mano's, Tiger's Milk, The Greek Club Restaurant, El Burro Greenpoint, Cafe Extrablatt, RocoMamas Green Point, Hudsons - The Burger Joint and Il Leone Mastrantonio.

You'll be taken care of should a medical emergency arise as Green Point is home to some excellent healthcare facilities including Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital, Sea Point Medical Centre and New Somerset Hospital.

Find where you belong in Green Point
Green Point is a highly desired location and for good reason. The amenities, schools, attractions and easy accessibility make Green Point a dream destination for residents and business owners alike.

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