Durban Residential

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Durban Residential
<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>(<em>Thank you to Peter Robinson for supplying the information below)</em></p> <h2>Residential areas tend to be divided into economic groupings.</h2> <h3>1. High income earners often live in gated communities</h3> <p><strong style="color: #ff0000;">Mount Edgecombe</strong></p> <p>Mount Edgecombe Golf Estate has many <em><strong>palatial homes</strong></em>, takes up a <em><strong>large area</strong></em>, and as a golf estate impacts on the natural environment.<strong style="color: #ff0000;"><br /> </strong></p> <p><a href=""><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-3890" alt="MountEdgecombeCountryClub" src="" width="640" height="480" /></a></p> <p>[map id="31"]</p> <p><strong>Mount Edgecombe Entrance</strong><br /> [map id="32"]</p> <h3>2. Medium to higher income areas</h3> <p>Medium to higher income areas often have<em><strong> good views</strong></em>, are <em><strong>accessible</strong></em>, with<em><strong> large properties</strong></em>.</p> <p><a href=""><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-3891" alt="Upper-Income-Housing-23" src="" width="448" height="336" /></a></p> <p>[map id="33"]</p> <p>[map id="36"]</p> <p>There may also be <em><strong>higher density living</strong></em> in these areas.  This block borders on the Umgeni River and overlooks Windsor Golf Course.</p> <p><a href=""><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-3892" alt="Medium-Income-Housing-13" src="" width="448" height="336" /></a></p> <p>[map id="34"]</p> <p>[map id="35"]</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>3. Lower income areas have high density living.</h3> <p><strong>Flamingo Court </strong>is a municipal scheme where housing has been subsidized for low income earners. The block has many documented cases of family, alcohol and drug abuse. There is little social space available for the residents. Many of these developments have deteriorated as the residents do not pay the levies and the buildings go into rapid decline.</p> <p><a href=""><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-3893" alt="Low-income-Housing-18" src="" width="448" height="336" /></a></p> <p>[map id="37"]</p> <p>[map id="38"]</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>John Conradie House</strong> is an old age home. The siting of this building buffering on a low income area seems to have opened the building to crime.</p> <p><a href=""><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-3894" alt="John-Conrade-iHouse" src="" width="448" height="336" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>[map id="39"]</p> <p>[map id="40"]</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Areas of <strong>Cato Manor</strong> are examples of low income area. Here <em><strong>RDP housing</strong></em> has been erected reasonably close to the city center. Construction is often done at as low a cost as possible. Here there are few access roads, footpaths are dominant; and established trees were removed rather than incorporated into the development.</p> <p><a href=""><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-3895" alt="Low-Income-Housing-19" src="" width="448" height="336" /></a></p> <p><a href=""><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-3896" alt="Low-Income-Housing-20" src="" width="448" height="336" /></a></p> <p>[map id="41"]</p> <p>[map id="42"]</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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