the city of Ilorin was founded in 1450 and is predominantly dominated by Yorubas and
Hausas with a
sprinkling of people of other Nigerian ethnic groups. Ilorin has a population of 777,667,
making it the 6th largest city by population in Nigeria as at the
2006 census. It covers an estimated area of 765km2..
predominantly inhabited by Muslims and with a strong
Islamic influence, the capital
city of the “State of
Harmony” has lived up to its alias and enjoys relative harmony
as Christianity is now widely accepted and practised.
Even the adherents of other religions are now cohabiting
peacefully with the Muslim
majority in the
favourable weather condition at 330C average and
low cost of living, coupled with an enabling atmosphere and serene environment, Ilorin
is a city no one will regret settling down in Nigeria, be it for business,
academics or any other lawful purpose. Thanks
to the stable academic calendar of the University of Ilorin, the vast employment opportunities provided by firms like Olam international cashew processing plant, KAMWIL, Tuyil
Pharmaceuticals, Ilorin is fast becoming a mega city and a favourite
city of residence for many people.
of a visitation or plan to permanently reside in Ilorin, these are the 5 best
places to live.
is a residential area along the University of Ilorin Road, Ilorin,
Situated in Ilorin South local government area,Tanke
is popular for being a settlement for students of the University of Ilorin and
for the relatively low cost of living and housing.
A self-contained flat
goes for as low as 80 thousand naira per annum here.
the home to such places and centres such as the University of Ilorin, the popular
T&K and Iyayusuf restaurants,
Candidate and Bekadims hotel where
lodging for a night costs less than 30 thousand naira and the headquarters to
Rhema international churches. Tanke is close to the
kwara state mall and shares
the added value of a good
road network, availability of schools, average power
supply, high commercial value and business prospects and
adequate security. Tanke is indeed one of the best places to livr
Spots in the area include Succoth Gardens, Suya
Spots at Okeodo and Pepsi village.
Adewole Estate is another residential area in Ilorin that makes my list of the 5 best
places to live in the city.
Situated in Ilorin West local government area, the estate is adequately
furnished with all basic amenities. Though it is a bit expensive as annual rent for the smallest apartment in
the estate can gulp as
much as two hundred thousand naira, the serene environment, efficient water and
electricity supply make up for the costly rent. With proximity
to the Ilorin international Airport, Kwara State
college of education and Alkimah university plus the existence of the Adewole
market for buying and selling,
Adewole estate is another
place great place to
live in Ilorin.
The Gaaakanbi axis connects to Offa Garage, Pipeline and Agbabiaka,
making it one of the most suitable places in Ilorin to reside. Housing
is very affordable as rents go for as low as ninety thousand naira for self-contain
and a hundred and twenty thousand naira for a 2 bedroom
Housing several restaurants,
hotels and several other emerging businesses like sachet
water factories, block industries and car wash industries, a lot of
job opportunities abound in Gaaakanbi.
Secondary and primary schools are relatively cheap in
Gaaakanbi, making it a
perfect choice for parents on a budget who want to give their children the best
places to live in Ilorin. Located in the center
of Ilorin, GRA houses the famous Kwara hotel, the government house,
the famous waterview relaxation center, Kwara
state museum ,the Kwara state police headquarters and the Kwara state library.
supply is guaranteed in this area and the nightlife is most exciting. Club
houses, Soundbar, Orient and Deluxe
arena are chilling arenas for fun lovers and,
African pot and Friends offers delicious dishes for interested persons,
not forgetting the Ilorin golf club and the Kwara
state stadium which is open to sports loving residents of the city.
which is the Ganmo market.
banks and schools can be found in Ganmo. It
is also a pathway for travellers. Hosting centers like
the NTA and albarka radio station, entertainment is guarantereed in Ganmo. Hotels
like Whitefield hotel and Milestone hostel offer cheap hospitality packages for travellers.