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Q: How suitable are new, modern apartments for family living?

Published Nov 9, 2020


We have young children and get the impression that modern developments are better suited for young professionals than children. Is this wrong?

A:Each development will likely have a

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certain target market

in mind but they can often be redesigned to meet user needs. In our projects, we try to cater to a mix of user types.

Safety and security

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in apartment blocks is one of the key drivers for young families, plus the proximity to many amenities for the family.

– Jacques van Embden, managing director at Blok

A:You get this impression for a reason. Trust yourself.

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– Stephen Porteous, SDP Consulting

A:Depending on the area, we are seeing a lot of modern apartments, such as those aimed at


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and co-living, being far more geared to the younger market but when you look at a lot of the other sectional title developments, especially those which are within estates or precincts, they are geared towards family living.

– Stefan Botha, Rainmaker Marketing

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