Top 5 Best Places to Live in Lagos
The city of Lagos is unarguably one of the largest and most important cities in Africa. A former capital city of Nigeria, the city of Lagos serves as the business hub and commercial nerve center of the country. The city-stands at the forefront of economic development and is regarded as the entertainment capital of West Africa.
Lagos is perceived by many as a land of opportunities, this saying hold true as hundreds of buses filled with hopeful economic migrants from all parts of the country pull up at various parks in the city, eager to have a taste of the promise land.
Several internationally owned companies can also be seen springing up as foreign investors and tons of expatriates have seized the opportunity to set up flourishing businesses in the state.
With a rich history that can be traced back to the neo-colonial era, its role as a former capital city and its part in the struggle for independence. Lagos state has easily become the choice place to reside in Nigeria.
Choosing and getting the right place to live in the city can be a little tasking, depending on cost and proximity to major business locations.
Here is a list of some of the best places to live in Lagos:
Yaba is a relatively inexpensive neighbourhood, strategically located between the island and ikeja, the major commercial districts in Lagos. It is home to the major tertiary institutions in the state, the University of Lagos and Yaba College of Technology. Several commercial institutions and major start-ups can be seen springing up in the area, it is fast becoming a commercial treasure trove for tech businesses.
Ikeja is the oldest serving industrial centre in Lagos. Home to various international companies and Government institutions, including the Governor’s office. Ikeja is one of the best places to live and work. It lies in close proximity to parts like Maryland and Ilupeju.
Ikeja boasts of several relaxation centres, the well visited City Mall and Murtala Muhammed Airport, the busiest airport in the country.
One of the best places to live in Lagos is Surulere. Withseveral residential areas, several small businesses and malls springing up. The area is one of the most ideal residential locations in the state.
Magodo and its environs lie close to Ikeja axis but with little commercial activity around. It is a quiet residential area with very little traffic congestion problem. Magodo GRA Phase 2 is located just across Alausa secretariat.
5. Victoria Island:
Houses in Victoria Island are mainly for the affluent members of the society, it also serves as one of the most preferred location for large businesses and corporate headquarters. It is one of the best places to live or own a property in. Some of the best hotels in Lagos can also be found in Victoria Island.