Brooklyn is a suburb of the city of Pretoria, South Africa. It is a well-established and wealthy area, lying to the east of the city centre, encompassing high-end residential properties and several upmarket mall developments. It borders the University of Pretoria to its north and the suburbs of Groenkloof and Waterkloof to its south. Brooklyn is also the location of Pretoria Boys High School. The Brooklyn Mall opened in 1989.
The suburb was established on an old farm called Uitval in 1902 and takes its name from the surveyor James Brook.
According to the South African National Census of 2011, 4,177 people lived in Brooklyn.
74.8% were White, 18.8% Black African, 2.2% Indian or Asian and 1.6% Coloured.
51.3% spoke Afrikaans, 33.8% English, 2.4% Northern Sotho, 1.9% Tswana and 10.6% some other language as their first language.
Main building of Pretoria Boys High School
Anton van Wouw House, housing the Van Wouw Museum of the University of Pretoria
Brooks House was built shortly after James Brooks purchased the land that would form part of Brooklyn, Pretoria in 1886. James Brooks was partially responsible for the layout of the Brooklyn township.
- ^ a b c d "Sub Place Brooklyn". Census 2011.
- ^ Raper, Peter E.; Moller, Lucie A.; du Plessis, Theodorus L. (2014). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 1412. ISBN 9781868425501.
- Capital Park
- Constantia Park
- Die Wilgers
- Elardus Park
- Faerie Glen
- Lady Selborne
- Lotus Gardens
- Lynnwood Glen
- Lynnwood Manor
- Lynnwood Ridge
- Menlo Park
- Montana Park
- Monument Park
- Moreleta Park
- Pretoria North
- Silver Lakes
- Waterkloof Glen
- Waterkloof Park
- Waterkloof Ridge
- Wingate Park
- Wonderboom South
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