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Are you in need of a good neighborhood to stay in Nairobi?

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An ideal place to live should be comfortable, high quality, and convenient. Everyone’s dream is to live in an area that is safe and affordable. However, some make a mistake of getting what fits their friends more other than their comfort. A secure environment will always yield productivity.

Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya is one of the popular cities in East Africa. It is the largest with lots of opportunities driving everyone away from their homes to reside here. It has great amenities and infrastructure which promises better and greener pastures to whoever lands. It is a beautiful city with amazing views and buildings to meet everyone’s needs.

Getting a place you call home is one of the assuring moments you will have. But, what makes a location ideal?

  • Affordability
  • Easily accessible social amenities
  • Safety
  • Proper Sewerage connection
  • Good infrastructure

Lower zones

If you are starting out and can afford to spare some money without forgetting your needs and family, these areas are the best. They have the lowest rents while maintaining high-quality housing. Depending on the number of rooms you need, the rent ranges from 7,000-20,000 shillings for bedsitters and apartments.

For affordability, Rongai, Matasia, Ngong, Mlolongo, Kangemi, UthiruKahawa Sukari, Kahawa Wendani, Kasarani, Kinoo, Muthiga, and Roysambu among others fits better.

Lower middle zones

Most of these areas are overpopulated and have minimal neighborhood rules and regulations as well as high-rise constructions. They are effective for those who are starting out in their career and want a fresh beginning. They are quite expensive but can fit an average person. The rent ranges from 20,000-40,000 shillings depending on the number of rooms.

Ruaka, Syokimau, , Imara Daima, South C, Thika Road, Tasia, Dagoretti, Kikuyu, Utawala and Donholm perfectly fit in this category.

Upper middle zones

Most of these neighborhoods are ideal for people who earn at least five figures (Middle income earners). They are characterized by a secure gated neighborhood, high quality housing,improved amenities, and relaxed zoning rules and regulations. Most of their apartments are high end and the serene environment tops it.

However, the densification factor affected the appeal element of the rent and selling prices to reduce. The affordable housing is highly a motivation for middle income earners to live here as well as the improved amenities and infrastructure. Accessing the CBD is a bonus in these areas.

Rents range from 35,000-200,000 shillings depending on the available rooms. For selling, the prices are between 10-25 million shillings.

Some of these neighborhoods include Kilimani, Westlands, Lavington, Ridgeways, Lang’ata, Spring Valley, Mountain View, Ngumo, Hurlingham and Woodley have what you need.

High end zones

These neighborhoods tend to be safe, serene, strict zooming rules and regulations, high quality, and utility-filled.  Rent payment ranges from 200,000-300,000 depending on the number of rooms, location, and type of house (Maisonettes, bungalows, apartments, commercial developments, etc.). Most buying and selling price is between 60-150 million shillings. If you want to stay in the posh and luxurious neighborhoods without strain on your pocket, these areas are perfect for upper earners.

Riverside, Muthaiga, Gigiri, Riara, Karen, Kitisuru, Rosslyn, and Runda are some of the areas you can envy on the proximity of Nairobi.

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