Located in south-west Nigeria, Akure is the largest city and the capital of Ondo State. This city is ranked as one of the most peaceful cities in Nigeria. With a population of about 700,000 people, it is intriguing to know that this city still manages to keep the crime rate very low. This and more makes Akure one of the best places to live in Nigeria.
One of the good things about living in Akure is that you can calculate the time it will take to reach another location within the city, and you would be right. The purpose of this post is to give you the list of the five best places to live in Akure. We aim to inform you of the pool of choices you can select from before making a decision on the best neighbourhood that’s right for you in this beautiful city.
Sit back and relax as we take you through the 5 best places to live in Akure.
This is the hub where the crème-de-la-crème reside. This part of the city is inhabited by the top government officials, top business owners, former deputy governors, and more. Alagbaka is also the seat of administration in the state as it hosts both the Governor’s office and the Governor’s lodge.
It is more than a residential area, however. When you visit Alagbaka, you will see for yourself the vast spread of business buildings and top organisations’ headquarters. Here you can easily move from one bank to the other without taking a taxi. Also, the Central Bank of Nigeria has a branch in Alagbaka.
If you‘re taking a white collar job in Akure and your office will be in Alagbaka, it is better you consider residing there as well. It’s such a wonderful place for those who love the easy-going lifestyle.
Oba-Ile is the next place after Alagbaka that we would recommend for anyone. This area has many similarities with Alagbaka. One, it is inhabited by the affluent. Two, the lifestyle of the people are similar. The only difference is that you wouldn’t see the array of corporate and government structures in Oba-Ile like you would see in Alagbaka. Oba-Ile is predominantly a residential area.
In this part of the city, you don’t have to worry about accessibility as there are adequate road networks to transport you from and to any location.
ALAGBAKA PHASE 11
Alagbaka Phase II is located in between Alagbaka and Oba-Ile. This is a very serene environment and you would hardly hear any noise. Buildings in this neighbourhood are modern and the people living here are well-educated. It’s home to University Professors, Chartered Accountants, Permanent Secretaries, State Commissioners, and more. People of this neighbourhood have high respect for one another and there is a good communication link among the people which fosters community development.
Ijapo was the location for the elite back in the mid to late 90s before Alagbaka became the frontrunner. Notwithstanding, Ijapo is still one of the best places to live in Akure. This area has a good mixture of social life and productivity. Every morning, you can see people driving to their places of work. At night, you can see them on the street; you can see their clubs getting filled. Ijapo is good for those who don’t like a silent and all-to-myself lifestyle. It is perfect for you if you want to go to work in the morning and catch some fun at night.
Aule might come last on this list but it is the best for a certain class of people. Living in Aule means you are having the best of city life. Aule is very close to the Federal University of Technology, Akure and it is close to the city center as well. At the entrance, all you will see are corporate buildings, filling stations, busy shoppers, busy taxis and motorcycles, et cetera.
Unlike other places listed above, Aule is easily accessible at night because the road linking to the neighbourhood passes through the city center. Also, it is a unique area known for its commercial activities. This means that you can easily get food items and others in Aule than you would in Alagbaka, Oba-Ile, or Ijapo. The cost of housing is also relatively lower than the other places on the list. Of course, this implies that other listed places offer more than the fundamentals of housing.
The length and breadth of Akure is full of amazing places anyone can live and raise a family, unfortunately our list is limited to the best five. We have listed these five with the knowledge that people have unique preferences, but they need enough information to be able make the best choice.