It is a known
phenomenon that it is quite difficult to get accommodation in Abuja city. It
isn’t that residential areas are scarce, but accessibility to these places
sometimes become
a chore. It is actually depressing to see beautiful homes with the finest
architectural designs empty; no occupants. These kinds of houses and buildings
litter the entire city in an alarming rate. Many rely on the help of real
estate agents, who are generally vast in the knowledge of the city,to locate
their desired to-be homes, while others seek the assistance of family and
friends, especially those who have stayed in the city for years.
If you believe that you cannot afford the flats and

in Abuja
city centre

you do not have a very deep pocket
, then you might want to consider these
in the suburbs
that have on offer almost all the things the city centre has on offer and are
close to very important places
Below are 4 affordable places you can live in Abuja.


Kubwa is one of the
suburbs in the city
a section of the Bwari area council in Abuja. The first set of people to live
in this area were the Gbagi tribe. Today, there are so many people from diverse
tribes and different parts of the country living in the satellite town.
It is amazing that
about 50% of the present population in the district are mainly civil servants,
working at various governmental parastatals. About 15% of the people are
employed in the numerous private companies across the city. 25% of the people
are majorly entrepreneurs who have their own establishments in and outside the
capital city. And also the business men and women whose provision stores,
pharmaceuticals shops, cosmetics shops, clothing stores, unisex saloons,
fashion houses, building and farming tools workshops, supermarkets, dry
cleaning outfit, bars and restaurants flooded the area.The remaining 10% of the
populace are basically artisans, commercial bus, tricycle and motorcycle
The rent for houses,
shops and offices are relatively low, compared to other parts of town. You can
get a place for as low as N50, 000 and as high as N500, 000. It all depends on
what you want, and the kind of house you can afford.
The road network is
very good. The environment is moderately clean, especially due to the monthly
general sanitation. The supply of water and electricity can be improved, but,
it is manageable. Closeness to the market places such as Kubwa market and Site
2 Phase 1 market has aided many of the inhabitants to purchase goods and
services. The prices of foodstuffs are somewhat low.
Living in Kubwa can be
exciting due to the recreational centers and gardens. Most of them have been
expanded into football viewing hubs. While people watch the sporting event,
they are sold alcoholic drinks, grilled fish and what-have-you. The combination
of these businesses has brought immerse wealth to the owners.


Karu is one of the
fastest growing urban areas in the world. The area has attracted a lot of
businesses over the years, such as, the banking industry, construction and
engineering firms, hospitals, hotels, motels, bars and restaurants,
recreational hubs, shopping complexes and plazas, entertainment agencies, and
several government parastatals.
The middle class
populace encouraged the emergence of well-established private schools in the
region. Some of the best primary and secondary schools in the capital city can
be f
here. There are also a number of private universities in the heart of the
Proximity to markets
such as Karu market, Mara
market and Nyanya market is a plus to
the inhabitants.
Accommodation is not as
expensive as what is obtainable in places like Asokoro and Maitama. You can get
flats for as low as N120, 000 and as high as N500, 000, depending on what you
want. The rent of duplexes and bungalows fluctuates between N1.5 million and
N2.5 million. Many businessmen use these kind of accommodation as their office


Kuje is a busy market
situated on the outskirts of the capital
city. It used to be just an agricultural area, but, it’s closeness to the
airport has helped in the expansion of the settlement into a mode
rn vicinity. The district was nicknamed
the ‘Food basket’ of
because of the crops, maize, yam, beans, groundnuts grown in the area.
Most of the populace
are low income earners, artisans and entrepreneurs. Many who ran away from the
expensive rents in the highbrow areas, find solace here, because of the
moderate rent which is below N90, 000 for a one-bedroom apartment and less than
N350, 000 for a three-bedroom flat.
There are several
autonomous petrol stations in the town, all kinds of stores selling
pharmaceuticals, building materials, provisions, and every other thing you can
think of. There are state and private primary and secondary schools in the
settlement, including colleges, e.g., Nigeria-Ghana International College and
the Aflon Digital Academy.
The biggest prison in
the country is positioned here. In the past, this was a turn-off for residents,
but, not anymore.


Lugbe is a satellite
town in the Abuja Municipal Area Council. It’s a 13-minute
drive to the airport and very close
to the Central Business District. Th
is outstanding proximity to important places have drawn people to the settlement
In recent times, sales
of land and houses in the

area have
skyrocketed. People are moving into the area in
masses. There are several estates in the district, some are, Federal Housing
Authority Estate, Wisdom Estate, Trademore Estate, NCC Estate, Shibann Court
Estate, Osilama Garden Estate, People Paradise Estate, Triumph Estate. The cost
of rent into
a self-contained flats is between N70, 000 and
N400, 000.
There used to be a problem of
traffic on the airport road, especially very early in the morning and in the
but the
express way has been expanded from four lanes to ten lanes,
bringing traffic to a minimum.

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