Nairobi,being Kenya’s capital,is home to many rich people in the country thanks to its strategic location.If you take a walk around the suburbs of the city,you will be impressed by the breathtaking posh estates that have been developed to house a special class of people-the rich.Photo; Courtesy
The high-end estates act as a residence to most politicians,businessmen,celebrities,ambassadors among other VIPs.Below are some of the most expensive neighborhoods in Nairobi;
Runda is a short form for Reserved United Nations Development Area.It is located between Kiambu and Limuru road and considered one of the most polished estates in the city.Birds-eye view of Runda Estate .Photo; Courtesy
Most embassies and ambassadors’ residences are located here.If you want to own a house here,you should be ready to pay a whooping Sh 150 million which is an average price.
Muthaiga is just 8 minutes drive from Nairobi’s central business district (CBD).Most of the houses in this area are residential except those that are located along the highway which most of them are commercial.Muthaiga golf club.Photo; Courtesy
The cool environment provided by the nearby Karura Forest in the area coupled with its evergreen,well-manicured gardens and parks make it a go-after place for high-worth individuals.The famous Muthaiga Golf Club is also located in the area,adding to its grandeur and class.
Karen is located in South-West of Nairobi.Although its location is far away from the CBD,its state-of-the-art amenities and infrastructural developments are literally out of this world.Photo; Courtesy
Most politicians live here including the Former Prime Minister,Raila Amollo Odinga.The neighborhood is characterized by a mix of old colonial bungalows and modern ones.An average mansion goes for Sh 175 million.Photo; Courtesy
This is one of the most expensive estate in the city due to the fact that United Nations Office is located here.Additionally,it also hosts several embassies of some Western countries like US,Canada,Italy,Sweden,Poland,Norway and Belgium and some African countries.A number of ambassadors and high commissioners also live here.An average cost of one acre of land is Sh 233.6 million.UN Habitat Office at Gigiri,Nairobi.Photo; Courtesy
The name Kitisuru comes from a nearby river ‘’Gitathuru’’ which was borrowed from the original inhabitants of the area who were mainly of the Kikuyu dialect and is located in Westlands Constituency.It is an upcoming affluent residential suburb.It has expansive villas which cost Sh 145 million averagely.Photo; Courtesy
Lavington is high-end residential estate located northwest of Nairobi..The Strathmore School,St. Mary’s School,Nairobi International School are located here.It also hosts five-star restaurants like Toranj,an Italian Resataurant and Mama Ahanti,a Nigerian Restaurant as well as Lavington Green Shopping Centre and Jaffery Sports Club Ground.An average house costs Sh 66.7 million.A house at Lavington,Nairobi.Photo; Courtesy
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