The popularity of South Sound isn’t surprising given its proximity to the water, schools and George Town. It is also home to the Cayman Islands Rugby Club, Tennis Club and Squash Club, Dart Park, a government boat launching ramp, beaches and a new seaside boardwalk.
Cayman Enterprise City is set to build its main 850,000sq ft campus in South Sound in due course, and when built this 53-acre site will form a mixed-use development around a 10-acre lake.
Apart from Seven Mile Beach, South Sound is one of the most convenient and, therefore, expensive areas in which to buy or rent on the Island and there are no shortage of housing developments.
Drive along South Sound and you will come across numerous construction sites for new condos, townhouses and the occasional large single family home on the beach. Prices range from around US$400 for a one bedroom apartment in Vela, to US$900,000 for a three bedroom house with a garden, to 5-7 million dollars for a sprawling beachfront property.
One downside to all this development in South Sound is that during rush hour traffic can be bumper to bumper the entire length of South Sound Road and a 10 minute journey could take nearly an hour. Despite this, it’s a wonderful location to live, especially for families.