As one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Nairobi, Kileleshwa still remains a lush upscale suburb to live in. With antique buildings, you will get a nostalgic feeling when you are in the area which will speak of another time in the past and historical events.
Moving around in Kileleshwa has become easier thanks to the good road network and the construction of the bypass connecting to Ngong Road. You will enjoy driving around Kileleshwa with the functional traffic lights placed on different roads. If you are using public transportation to get around, rest assured you will get to your destination on time with the different routes matatu drivers use.
Kileleshwa has a reputation for being a safe environment where people can raise their children. Children play in the compounds with their friends. It’s an area where people gravitate to due to its calm nature. With the good road infrastructure, you will find people taking enjoying walks and jogging as a way of exercising. Expatriates want to live in Kileleshwa due to its proximity to the Central Business District (CBD) and the surrounding neighbourhoods with social amenities such as shopping malls, hospitals, and hotels.
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Before you move into a new neighbourhood, it is a top priority to know which schools are in that area. If you find a place with many children playing outside, this is a sign of a good neighbourhood with families. Thus, an opportunity for you and your kids to make new friends.
There are not many schools in Kileleshwa like the surrounding neighbourhoods, Lavington, Westlands, and Kilimani. However, the ones which are there include Kenton College Preparatory School, Kileleshwa Primary School, Kileleshwa Day Nursery and Kenya High School.
The top leading hospital in Kileleshwa is Kileleshwa Medical Plaza (KMP) located on Kandara Road. It mostly provides outpatient services to the working class; people with busy schedules looking for fast treatment so that they can get back to work. If your business has an agreement with the hospital, you will get first priority when being treated. For over the counter medicine, you can visit Leleshwa Pharmacy.
Kileleshwa’s restaurants offer a variety of foods to sample with your friends and family. Indulge in a sumptuous buffet selection of African food from Tulips Restaurant on Mandera Road.
The Good Food Company will not leave you feeling guilty about eating fast foods. Offering nutritious and healthy foods ranging from sandwiches, salads and speciality dishes you will definitely want to return for more. The packaging of the food is both interesting and looks good. Who wouldn’t want to know facts about the food they are consuming?
For some Indian cuisines, visit Swadisht, along Siaya Road to enjoy some spicy meals. Kristis and Keynan’s & Kimmi’s are other great restaurants to check out if you want to relax and chill.
If you are one of those people that are looking for a walkable shopping mall, with available parking, close to restaurants, and convenient, Kasuku Center is the place to be. There is no big mall in Kileleshwa, however, there are plans to create one due to demand according to Britam’s Managing Director. The mall will have serviced apartments, a hotel, and commercial property.
Looking for ambience with fresh air, beautiful trees, and a picnic site? Well, you should visit the Arboretum. Sit and relax on the grass with your friends while listening to the birds chirping. The monkeys do love playing on the field, so be on the lookout. You don’t want them to take your food while you are not paying attention. The arboretum is a great place to run, walk, jog and get away from the noisy city for a few hours.
An area that has a police station is considered to be fairly safe. The Kileleshwa Police Station is right at the heart of Kileleshwa for you and your family’s protection.