The land around Johannesburg was originally part of farmland before the discovery of gold. Roseacre specifically falls into what was known as the Klipriviersberg Farm; a section of this land was bought and later became a suburb in 1947. Some of the neighbouring areas include Maffat View, Relatch, and Regents Park Estate. The City Deep area lies to the north on the opposite side of the N17.
Properties for sale in Roseacre are a number of houses ranging in price from under R1 million to just over a million rand. There are no schools built in Roseacre, but there are quite a few to be found in the surrounding suburbs. You have The Hill High School, Regents Park Primary and Rewlatch Primary School amongst others. The Johannesburg Equestrian Centre is another facility nearby, where kids can learn to ride horses.
The suburb has its own small supermarket situated in-between all the houses. Residents wanting more of a variety of shops will have to travel a bit further to reach places like the Glen Shopping Centre or to Johannesburg itself. Fresh fruits and vegetables can easily be purchased at the Johannesburg Fresh Produce Market, which is located within the City Deep region. The area also has a popular wholesale flower market.
Some of the more noteworthy locations close to Roseacre include the Wemmer Pan or Pioneer Park, the Turffontein Racecourse as well as the Rand Stadium. The Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve and Gold Reef City are both popular and fascinating destinations, which are located less than 10 km away from the suburb.