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Best places to live in Lagos Part 1

If you’re a returning guest or thinking of relocating to Nigeria permanently then you might want to consider living in the metropolitan city of Lagos for some of these reasons; the bubbly nightlife, owambe weekends, the hustle and bustle, beautiful tourist attractions, exotic beaches, the rich culture and the blend of international community to mention a few. After exploring the beauty of the city during the day, returning to a nice and serene environment you can call home during your stay is pure bliss. If you are looking to reside in a peaceful neighborhood, this list explores the best places to live in Lagos in no particular order. 

  • Banana Island Lagos – Artificial Island 
    You can’t talk about Luxury Lagos Living without mentioning Banana Island . It is one of the most expensive neighborhoods to live in Lagos but it sure has its benefits as it is  known to be the home for the affluent and wealthy. The island which has charming architectural designs is located in Ikoyi, Lagos Nigeria and can definitely be considered as one of the best places to live in Lagos.
    In addition, you can be assured of you and your family’s safety as the security system in Banana Island is commendable and top notch.
  • Richmond Gate Estate, Ikate Lekki Phase 1 
    Richmond Gate Estate by Haven Homes located in Lekki Phase 1 famous for breathtaking homes with world class contemporary architecture. The serene estate has become a home for some of the top favorite Nigerian celebrities like 2face, Tiwa Savage, AY, Kiss Daniel & Falz.

    Richmond Gate boasts of first class facilities such as top notch security, 24 hours power supply and good road networks. The amazing thing about this is that luxury homes like this which were only available to the super rich have now been made accessible with the introduction of “affordable luxury homes” by Haven Homes.
    Visit richmondpearl for more information about Richmond Pearl Estate by Haven Homes the new Off plan development project by the multiple award winning developer.
  • Magodo Lagos
    Magodo which is primarily a residential area is one of the coolest places to live in Lagos. It is home to a lot of upwardly mobile citizens and business executives and the location makes it a sweet spot for many who desire a serene and organized environment with good security and standard social amenities. The estate has got everything you need within reach from schools to hospitals which makes it a top choice location for many.
    It has 2 main areas namely:
    Magodo Phase 1;
    Magodo Phase 2

  • Ikeja GRA, Lagos 
    Ikeja is the capital of the most populated state in Nigeria and houses various  government ministries and parastatals. Green serene Ikeja GRA is the cream of the crop for this part of Lagos.
    For some people, the icing on the cake for this location is the proximity to the airport and easy accessibility to exquisite restaurants and hotels which can be used for business meetings, conferences and even fine dining. Companies, schools, hospitals, golf clubs, Malls, night clubs, market places, churches, mosques, banks are not left out of the attractions of this location as it is basically a city of its own

    Residents of Ikeja GRA get to enjoy a mix of a suburban and city feel and need not to worry about fun activities or places to relax.
    While Ikeja GRA is known as an exclusive preserve of the high and mighty, It’s safe to say that Ikeja at large possesses a blend of the middle and upper income classes. Formerly home to mostly colonial era styled homes, Ikeja GRA’s many single family homes on large land parcels are giving way to contemporary architecture for multiple occupants

    Brown’s Court by Haven Homes is an example of an amazing off plan development in Ikeja GRA that may be worth your time and investment. Visit brownscourt.

Article by Kayla Bayo for by Teraolive