Best estates in Nairobi: Thika super highway didn’t live up to its expectation of ending the perennial traffic Jam on the road to Thika. After a few years of its existence, traffic returned just like the old ways if not increase.
What with the increase investment in buildings along the road coupled with the new fervent appetite for cars by the middle class Kenyans who account for more than half of the population.
In the last decade, there were few personal cars and many matatus within the city but over time, the numbers of personal cars have increased significantly as the numbers of matatus remain constant. This trend has been attributed to the rising number of middle class in the city and the readily available loans from the local banks.
Increase in number of working class women who prefer using personal cars to commuting has also contributed to a sharp rise in personal cars within the Nairobi Metropolitan area.
Traffic Jam is now a menace. A major problem and Iit has reached a time where waking up at 4 .a.m. is a norm among the city dwellers. Regardless of where you reside, you must wake up as early as possible to catch up with the matatu so as to avoid being late.
Nevertheless, there are estates you can live in Nairobi and avoid the hustle of Nairobi that is traffic jams.
Bizna Kenya has compiled a list of the best estates in Nairobi that will help you out in that.
- Ngara Estates
All estates in Ngara are minutes away from town. You don’t even a matatu if you live in Ngara. Why? 10 minutes’ walk and you are in town. Getting a house in Ngara is difficulty however because of the large number of university of Nairobi students among other who reside there. Security, is also not top notch and you will be ill-advised to walk around alone at night.
- Pangani estates
Estates in pangani have gone from being the risk neighbours of mathare slums to respectable establishments. Just like Ngara it is about 20 minutes walk away from the CBD. Fares ranges between kshs 10 and Ksh 40. Houses are affordable too.
Kileleshwa is considered the estate for the rich in Nairobi. However, you can get a bedsitter at just Ksh 15,000 per month. But if you have money, you can rent a one bedroom at Ksh 40,000 or a two bedroom at Ksh 55,000. Kileleshwa is some few meters from Riverside drive and very close to Nairobi CBD.
- Mlango Kubwa
Mlango kubwa is not for the faint hearted as it’s notorious with prostitutes and Gang-minded youths. If you are someone to mind your own business, you can live here peacefully and so long you pay the waste collectors there Ksh 100 on time. Single rooms go for between Kshs 3000- Kshs 5000. Fare is Ksh 20 from towm
- Nairobi West
The roundabout at the Nyayo National Stadium is the main cause of traffic jam along Mombasa Road.Nairobi west is just next to the stadium. If you live there, you can comfortably wake up at 6.30 a.m and arrive at your work place latest 8 a.m.