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Five Things to Consider Before Choosing a Place to Settle in Nairobi

When it comes to settling down in any place across the country and especially, Nairobi, there are key things that you need to pay attention to if you're new.

These things ensure that you stay in a neighborhood that will serve all the purposes that took you to the city as well as reinforcing the idea that you are safe.

So, what really are the aspects of a neighborhood you need to pay attention to before you settle down in a place? Below are five of those things.

Availability of Roads

These are the roads that lead into the neighborhood as well as out of it and to the place of work that you might be going to.

That's why so many neighborhoods along the busy Thika Superhighway are densely populated since the Highway accords them easy access to the CBD.

Picture courtesy. Matatu stage.

Availability of Markets

A neighborhood that has a market where you can get fresh produce at an affordable price is very important.

Food is an important part of everyday life and ensuring that you eat healthy is vital in your survival in the City.

Picture courtesy. Market.

Access to Healthcare Facilities

You have to ensure that you live in a neighborhood that has a health facility near where you live.

In case of any emergency, you can always be rushed here for specialized treatment which could save a life.

Picture courtesy. KNH.

Access to Good Schools For Your Children

Accessing good schools is just as important as anything when picking out a neighborhood.

Your children need to get quality education and as long as they can get to and from school on time, is key in their nurturing.

Picture courtesy. School.


The Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company is in charge of getting water to many households around the City.

However, some landlords have ensured that there is a borehole in the premises which is a vital aspect in the day to day activities at your home.


When all is said and done, security of the neighborhood you live in is very important for you and your family.

Ensure that you pick a neighborhood where there are no muggings and you can still arrive home late without anyone bothering you or your kids.

Picture courtesy. Police station.

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