A south-western city, the capital of Ogun State, Abeokuta is
an ancient city renowned for the presence of a huge rock called “Olumo Rock.” The
name “Abeokuta” is derived from the literal function of the Olumo Rock. The
meaning of “Abeokuta” is “beneath the rock.” This is used to describe the place
where the ancient inhabitants of the city lived during war. They were known to
live under the rock for defence and protection against enemy forces.
Beyond the meaning of the name, Abeokuta is a cool place to
live. In this city, you have lots of fascinating views that will attract your
eyes and stimulate your mind. In this post, we will be giving you the five best
places to live if you ever find yourself in Abeokuta. While there are more
livable locations in Abeokuta, these five are the ones we consider the best.
Let’s take a look.

1. Ibara Housing Estate

Ibara housing estate is the number one place everyone wants to
live in Abeokuta. It is difficult to get more beautiful and serene locations
than Ibara in all of Abeokuta. This is the place where the top governmentofficials
and the highly wealthy people find their abode. The governor’s lodge and many
top hotels are situated in Ibara which makes it the neighbourhood of the
highest value in Ogun State. More so, it is close to the popular Omida market.
This means you can easily get anything you want in minutes. As a place for the
rich, it has well laid out transport routes for ease of transportation.

2. Oke-Ilewo

This is a wonderful place for singles and young families.
This part of the city is very vibrant and has the elements of wealth and
functionality therein. You can see young men and women leaving their various
homes for work every morning. The scene is entirely different at night. Those
who you saw leaving for work are back at night. However, they are not back at
home. They take their evening rest at bars and restaurants. Oke-Ilewo is good
for you if you want a good mix of city life.
Aside from the vibrancy of this part of Abeokuta, it is also
a business hub for top organisations. Several banks are located here. The
Central Bank of Nigeria also has a branch here in Oke-Ilewo.

3. Asero Estate

Asero is situated along the Abeokuta-Ibadan expressway. You
can hardly come across illiterates in this part of Abeokuta as two of the most
prestigious academic institutions in Ogun State are nearby. The Federal
University of Agriculture and The Federal College of Education are both located
close to Asero. These two institutions also make Asero a very lively place to
live as the students contribute to the lifestyle of the neighbourhood.
Asero is also popular for its Kemta Adire and Farmers
markets. This is great for those who prefer to buy and consume fresh food
items, as well as those who love the traditional Abeokuta clothing – Adire.

4. Laderin Estate

This rapidly developing residential estate is located along
the newly dualised Abeokuta – Shagamu expressway. Laderin is home to both the
Hilltop Estate and the Mandate Estate. This is a rapidly developing estate that
has been well planned for both the present and future generations.Young
families are rapidly occupying space here. It promises to be the ultimate
residence in Abeokuta when every parcel of land is built.

5. Federal Housing Estate Olomore

This estate completes our list because it is the perfect
location for the mid-income man. At the entrance of the estate, you can see
filling stations and ongoing trades. It has a local market for cheap items and
price negotiations for deals. The cost of securing a housing unit is also
considerably lower than in any of the four locations above. We recommend this
estate for mid-income families and young men who are just starting their lives.


We have given our sincere verdict on the five best places to
live in Abeokuta. Now, it is your decision to pick whichever neighbourhood you
would love to reside. Note, no single place has all the
perfect things which is why we highlighted the features of each estate.
Whichever place you choose to live, we hope you can have as much fun and
satisfaction from your abode.

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