Asokoro – Neighbourhood Guide
Asokoro is one of the most popular districts in Abuja and arguably one of the the most popular areas in the country. This affluent neighborhood is home to a range of residential real estate, companies, local and international organizations. While Asokoro ranks high as one of the best places to live in Abuja, it is not an affordable area to live.
In this article, we’ll take a look at different aspects of Asokoro, including property ownership, transportation, healthcare, shopping, schools and recreation, to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of this district.
Getting Around Asokoro
Asokoro borders Central Business District and Maitama to the north, Guzape to the south, and Garki to the west. Major roads such as Murtala Mohammed Expressway, Yakubu Gowon Crescent, Shehu Shagari Way, Ahmadu Bello Way ,Julius Nyerere , Kwame Nkrumah , and Nelson Mandela Road,makes movement around Asokoro easy. The district is a highly secured area , therefore there’s an “unwritten “ restriction on the movement of commercial vehicles. Commercial motorcycles are not allowed and you’re better off hailing a ride with taxify or uber within the area.
Generally , there are standard private hospitals located all over Abuja and Asokoro is no exception. The Asokoro District Hospital ,Sybron Medical Center located on Yakubu Gowon Street, Family Care Multiclinics limited located along Asokoro extension serves residents within the area.
For shopping, this district offers exceptional shopping experience with its upscale malls and local markets. The Asokoro Mall houses various businesses, including pharmacies, boutiques, salons and supermarkets. Hillside Plaza at Yakubo Gowon Crescent also provides a wide range of shopping options, from salons to restaurants and grocery. Prizrite Mall at Maitama Sule street, another shopping mall, features a supermarket and boutiques, making it a one-stop destination for your shopping needs. There’s also the Abacha Barrack Mammy Market, located within the barracks in Asokoro.
There are notable private schools in the district, including Famaks British Schools, Funtaj International Schools, Sunrise International School, Moorefield school Asokoro, Divine mercy schools , New capital primary school among others . There’s also the Community Staff school Asokoro which is owned by Nigeria’s intelligence service, the state security service (DSS).
Recreation and Entertainment
When it comes to relaxation and entertainment, Asokoro has a thriving nightlife. The Ibiza Nightclub offers a 5-star night life experience with live entertainment, cutting-edge lighting, and VIP service. The Brew23 Lounge located at Kwame Nkrumah Crescent, provides a serene atmosphere for unwinding, complete with indoor and outdoor seating. For those seeking a romantic or business-oriented setting the Sky Bar rooftop lounge is an ideal choice. There are also other options like Eden Lounge, Shisha Bar, both located on Kwame Nkrumah crescent. There are also restaurants like the pavillion at Ukpabi Asika street, Tastiva restaurant , Meli local chef and many more.
Asokoro is home to high-net-worth individuals, business magnates, celebrities, and top government officials which makes it one of Nigeria’s most sought-after residential areas.Although primarily residential, the district has select commercial activities, with high-end shops, restaurants, and highly rated hotels in the area. It is therefore no surprise that the cost of owning property here is no joke.You really need to have deep pockets to be able to own any type of property here.On average, the cost of a 4 bedroom duplex in Asokoro starts at 100 million and could be be as high a 500 – 600 million naira depending on the finish.Plots of land could run into a billion naira depending on if it is for commercial or residential purpose. To rent property here , you need an average of 10 million naira.
Where to live in Asokoro
Everywhere is generally okay to live in Asokoro as long as you have the deep pockets to match your taste. All the estates in the district offer the same perks and exclusivity.Estates in the area include: Sunrise Hills Estate, Heron Estate, NAF valley community