Lagos state at first sight may seem like terrible place to live – it’s chaotic, crammed with people and full of hustle and bustle. At the same time, it’s one of the most efficiently spreading cities in Africa. Expats may find the suburbs in Lagos much more suitable places to live since they can provide a decent quality of life.
We’ll show you the best places to live in Lagos. However, it’s only up to you to decide where you want to live!
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Lagos Island can hardly be called a perfect place to live. Being the oldest part of the city, it consists of two drastically different parts – the western part is home to rich businesses, including Nigerian Stock Exchange, while the eastern part of the island is occupied by poor markets and cheap accommodation.
Among the most common problems of these places in Lagos Island is high density of population, traffic pollution, extremely dirty streets.
Ikeja is situated in the centre of Lagos and hosts Murtala Mohammed International Airport. Being one of the most crowded commercial areas all across the entire Nigeria, it still provides some options for those who decide to live in this beautiful part of Lagos.
In the first place one should mention areas like Government Reserved Area (GRA), and Adeniyi Jones, Allen Avenue, Opebi and Toyin street. These are the most comfortable (though quite costly) places to live.
The capital of Lagos is live and vibrant; it won’t let you stay indifferent with its shopping malls, drugstores, government reservation areas, hotels, schools, churches, mosques, tourist sites.
Moreover, Ikeja provides accommodation at various prices becoming the home for both wealthy and middle-class individuals. It’s noteworthy that compared to Lagos Island it’s rather clean and not very noisy. It’s certainly one of the most luxurious places to live.
Yaba is a perfect place to live for students, family people and the middle-income earners in Nigeria because it’s quite moderately priced. Yaba is an optimal combination of quietness and interesting activities .Yaba offers plenty of houses for rent in Lagos, like many other residential areas but reasonably cheaper.
Located in the suburb of Lagos Mainland LGA, Yaba hosts plenty of educational facilities like Queen’s College, the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, the Yaba College of Technology, Igbobi College, the University of Lagos, the Federal School Science and Technical College, and the Federal College of Education.
Another advantage is the proximity of Tejuosho Market, one of the biggest marketplaces in Nigeria.
Surulere is one of the best places to live with its reasonable priced residential areas and successful commercial districts. It hosts such attractive sites as the Lagos National Stadium and Ojuelegba, connecting the mainland with Lagos Island and Victoria Island.
Another distinctive feature of Surulere is its versatility as it is inhabited by different kinds of people of various nationalities and occupations. They all live there in peace without any segregation.
Being one more affordable place to live, Agege has its setbacks, though. It may seem too noisy and not a very safe place to live.
On the bright side, the residents here are granted free railway ride.
Victoria Island is considered to be the most beautiful part of Lagos and home to the wealthiest and most influential people in the area. It is as one of the most desirable location for big corporations, foreign embassies, best hospitals and luxuriant hotels.
On the downside, the real estate here is quite overpriced and there is a problem of traffic congestion.
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