Calabar, the Cross River
State capital has always ranked high when it comes to places that people love
to go to in Nigeria. It is thus not surprising that it also ranks high in lists
of places that people love to live in Nigeria.
The city has a very clement
weather all year round. It enjoys the best of public amenities relative to most
cities in the country, and has a crime rate that is though not enviable, is
almost a fantasy for those who live in terror-ravaged Maiduguri, for example.
Below we take a look at the
5 best places to live in Calabar, what makes these areas tick, and how they
compare to other areas in this beautitful capital city of Cross River State.
These 5 best places to live
in Calabar are:
1. State Housing Estate
The Cross River State Housing
Estate in Calabar, popularly referred to as the State Housing Estate was
developed in the 70s when the
city was still the capital of old Cross River State that comprised of present
day Akwa Ibom and Cross River States. The Housing Estate is right
in the heart of city, and
is home to the mighty as well
as the not-so-mighty.
State Housing Estate
Calabar is safe. It has
a police station that is
accessible to almost every corner of the estate.
The state housing estate has
tarred interconnecting roads. It
also boasts of parks, bars and many other exciting places that residents can go for fun times. This means that there is never a
dull moment for residents and visitors alike.
State Housing Estate has in
abundance all the good things that the beautiful city of Calabar has on offer,
and for that tops my list of the best places to live in Calabar.
2. Federal Housing Estate
The Federal Housing Estate in
Calabar is a little younger than its cousin developed by the Cross River State
Government, but it boasts of almost all the features of its older counsin, and
even tries to outshine it in some areas.
The Federal Housing Estate
in Calabar boasts of a well-planned layout. It has good roads, relatively
regular electricity supply and other public amenities.
Like the State Housing
Estate, the Federal Housing Estate has bars, restaurants, and other fun places
people go to for rest and relaxation.
Rent does not come cheap in
the Federal Housing Estate Calabar, but living here at least comes with peace
of mind that those living in more affordable areas of the city can only dream
of. For this reason,
the Federal Housing Estate is one of the best places to live in Calabar.
area of Calabar is found within the Calabar Municipal local government area.
The fortune of this once sleepy town changed just around two decades ago when
the area caught the attention of the Cross River State Government for the
development of a modern, highbrow extension of the capital city.
community quickly became overwhelmed by rapid urbanization.The once laid back
community is now mostly a reserved area for the rich and famous in Calabar.
now characterized by fenced mansions, VIP lounges, and enviable public
amenities in the forms of tarred roads and regular power supply.
live in Ekorinim feel safe all year round, owing to the presence of the Nigerian Army Amphìbious Training School in the area, and for this, Ekorinim
is one of the best places to live in Calabar.
4. Satellite Town
Satellite Town Calabar is another recent development in the Cross River State
Capital. The area was developed as a result of pressure on the original areas
of the city, and there thus arose the need to expand the city.
Satellite Town Calabar is today home to big hotels and bars, supermarkets and
of its closeness to the University of Calabar in Etta Agbo, the Sattelite Town
is home to giant hostels occupied by the students of the institutions.
population of students and young people in Satellite Town has made the area a
very vibrant and exciting part of Calabar, and for this, the Satellite Town is
also one of the areas anybody who hates boredom should consider living in
5. Etta Agbo
has one of the nation’s most venerable higher institutions of learning within its
borders, so it’s not surprising that it found its way into a list of the best
places to live in Calabar.
quite a good number of bars and lounges presents a lot of option to residents
in need of fun time.
also shops selling all kinds of consumer goods in Etta Agbo, meaning residents
don’t have to leave the area to meet their everyday shopping needs.
are not moved by all of the above, you will be moved by the fact that rent in
Etta Agbo is affordable when compared to most areas in this list.
packing. Now is the best time to move to Etta Agbo.