Emmarentia, in north Johannesburg is best know for the best dog walk in Johannesburg, Emmarentia Dam, which lies next to the Botanic Garden. Tranquil lawns in which families can meet and play, walkways peppered with wooden benches placed strategically to afford moments of stillness and reflection, make this a sprawling and popular park for escapes from city living. The banks of the dam are also the site of the annual summer sunset concerts that see a variety of local and international musicians team up to make music for people to enjoy thoroughly in one of Johannesburg┐s best loved venues. The oldest house in Johannesburg is also in the suburb of Emmarentia, and the suburb is changing daily as many houses are being renovated or extended. Emmarentia has traditionally been a single residential suburb, with some flats near the shops, but recent trends in development and will see new types of residential accommodation coming to Emmarentia.