Are you thinking of moving houses but you don’t know where to begin searching? We have compiled a list of top estates along Waiyaki Way together with property prices in those areas.
There is a high demand for affordable estates along Waiyaki Way which includes;
When you visit a posh neighbourhood in Nairobi, you will surely find a slum next to it. Kangemi is one of them, in the middle of Mountain View estate with Loresho right across the road. The southern side of Kangemi connects Kawangware which is another slum in Nairobi. There are modern apartments in Kangemi as well with the price of a 2 bedroom apartment ranging between Kshs 21,000 and Kshs 37,000.
This is a gated community that has family homes; nice spacious compounds for the kids to play at, tarmacked roads leading to the estate, and a serene environment surrounded by many trees. Mountain View is approximately 10 kms away from the city centre which means houses are more pricey. A 2 bedroom apartment ranges between Kshs 26,000 and Kshs 50,000. There are some people who don’t mind renting our their servant’s quarter at Kshs 10,000 per month.
The beauty of staying here is that the surrounding area is buzzing with activity. If you want to buy fruits and vegetables, easily walk to Kangemi market. There is also Mountain View Mall that offers banking services, restaurants, retail stores all which caters to residents in the surrounding area.
The closer you are to the CBD, the higher the amount of rent you will pay. Uthiru is no exception. Depending on your budget, the price of a one-bedroom apartment is Kshs 10,000 and Kshs 17,000. If you want a bedsitter, you will find one that’s Kshs 10,000. 2 bedrooms here are also a bit expensive due to the proximity to town. You could get one for Kshs 23,000 or one for Kshs 50,000. Uthiru also has public institutions such as the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and Kabete Polytechnic Training College.
Developers are making it possible for you to live in a house which looks just like the ones found in the leafy suburbs. The price of a bedsitter is between Kshs 8,000 and Kshs 18,000. One bedroom is between Kshs 10,000 and Kshs 20,000 and 2 bedroom apartment in Kinoo ranges between Kshs 20,000 and Kshs 32,000. All these prices are dependent on the available amenities and proximity to the main highway.
If you are a party goer and you enjoy spending time with your friends over some nyama choma and drinks, Muthiga should be at the top of your list. It’s known as an entertainment hub at night with themed nights and live bands.
There are a number of places to live in which are within your budget along the highway. The majority of people who live here are young professionals starting out their first jobs and are middle-income earners. Most of them work in offices located along Waiyaki Way and its environs.
Whether you are looking for residential or commercial property, you can’t miss property within your budget. You’ll also get to work with a variety of agents who will assist you to get what you are looking for, be it bedsitters, flats, apartments, bungalows and office spaces. There are also banks, hotels, entertainment spots, schools, petrol stations, hardware stores, car washes, pubs and markets to buy vegetables.
Many firms and businesses are moving their headquarters away from the CBD to more serene and less congested places such as Westlands. Here, you will find top companies such as Deloitte, Safaricom, Radio Africa Group, PWC, Barclays and others.
Avic International, a Chinese firm is constructing a unique mixed-use development in Chiromo which will host a luxury hotel and residential apartments. That will definitely increase the social amenities around Waiyaki Way to cater to the growing population.
Where to Eat
Waiyaki Way is an area that never sleeps: no matter the time of day, there is human traffic on both sides of the road, businesses open until late into the night, mama mboga selling food, a butchery with cooked or raw meat. If you get home late, you don’t have to worry about cooking. There are people who sell fruits, mutura, meatballs, chapatis, mandazi all by the roadside or at a restaurant.
If you love pork, you should check out Pork Center in Uthiru. They serve one of the tastiest pork in the city. This place is constantly full which means they serve fresh meat. Order pork choma, pork chops, wet fry, steak all served with a side of chips or ugali and kachumbari.
Moving around the city is getting bearable from all the road construction expansions which are easing the traffic congestion. The transformation is happening on major highways and Waiyaki Way is no exception. If you haven’t been there in a while, you will definitely get shocked by how different it looks. Waiyaki Way is being expanded hence they have cut the trees on the highway. Numerous diversions on the road. It’s easy to get lost if you are not familiar with the road.
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