RESIDENTIAL AREAS ALONG MOMBASA ROAD
PART 1:NAIROBI WEST TO SYOKIMAU AREA
Mombasa road is among the most desired area by Nairobians as a residential area.
This is because it offers the widest choice in terms of budget and affordability and does not have the ‘ancestral tribal land’ tag hence very suitable for a wide and cosmopolitan population.
NAIROBI WEST/SOUTH B/SOUTH C
Mombasa road begins with the Nairobi West, South B and South C area. In South C, houses usually go for between 12 to 18million per unit.
In South B-Diamond park Estate, houses go for between 10 to 12 million per unit.
In these areas, land for development of new residential is scarce. Along the Northern bypass, next to Nairobi National park in South C, several parcels of land are still available for sale.
For Nairobi West and South B, the option of bringing a low-rise unit down to pave way for high-rise flats is available. An example is along Kapiti Road nest to Highway Secondary school where a high-rise building is coming up in a predominantly low-rise bungalow-type area.
In South B,the area behind Zain/Airtel/Parkside towers also have a few remaining parcels of land available for sale.
IMARA DAIMA, BEHIND SAMEER PARK,BEHIND LIBRA HOUSE & OPPOSITE CITY CABANAS AREA
After the South B/C area, Mombasa road moves to the area behind Sameer Park, Behind Libra House and opposite City Cabanas. In this area, the residential units are predominantly high-rise. Small parcels of land are still available here. The estate on the left hand side of Imara Daima still has small 33×66 plots for sale.
There is also half acre plot right behind Libra House for sale at KES 35milion.
Houses in Imara Daima area go for between 6 to 10 million per unit.
JKIA AIRPORT AREA
The next frontier after City Cabanas area is the JKIA area. This area is reserved for the airport expansion and plan landing so there are no residential developments until Syokiamu.
SYOKIMAU /MLOLONGO/SABAKI AREA
Syokimau begins at JKIA Resort club and extends all the way to Mlolongo town.
There are 1/8th plots 1 km from Mombasa road selling at KES 2.2million each. The price decreases as the distance from Mombasa road increases.
The area before the River has been zoned by the Mavoko county council to be for High-rise flats. In this area, we have Easy park flats, 360 apartments and Great wall apartments.
The area right next to the Telecommunication structures along Katani road also has several available plots for sale.
A half acre there is going for KES 8million.
PART 2: AREAS PAST MLOLONGO TOWN TO DAYSTAR UNIVERSITY AREA/KITENGELA/ISINYA
Architect Francis Gichuhi