A Closer Look at Some of the Flood Free Areas in Lekki
The raining season comes with a mix of good and bad tales for most Lagosians. Particularly,residents of Lekki and Eti-Osa LGA at large. The raining season which is supposed to bring relief for everyone has been characterized with destruction of lives and property over the past few years. The rising water levels and poor drainage system has been one huge contributing factor to this menace.
Flooding is one of the major challenges residents in Lekki have to contend with during the rainy season. Many residents in this area have had to temporarily relocate to flood free areas and even the mainland so as to avoid the disaster of the floods.
With Eti-Osa local government area being 70% at high flood risk, one begins to wonder if there are flood free areas in Lekki. The good news is – there are still some properly planned and well managed estates with good drainage systems and water channels that minimize the effects of flooding in Lekki.
If the cost of renting or buying isn’t an issue for you, then you can check out these estates below.
Flood Free Estates in Lekki
Nicon Town Estate
Nicon town estate is a purely residential community located outside of the lekki pennisula in Ikate, off the Lekki-Epe expressway. Nicon Town was developed into a housing estate for chevron employees’ cooperative thrift and credit society. Known for its luxury and class, average cost of rent in this estate goes for ₦9M per annum while the average prices of house for sale is ₦260M.
Stillwaters garden Estate Lekki
Stillwaters Gardens Estate is located at 2nd Round About, Lekki. The average price of houses for sale in Stillwaters garden estate is ₦64.5M. It’ll cost you ₦5-₦7M per annum to rent a home in still waters garden.
Discovery gardens estate Lekki
Discovery gardens estate is also one of the few estates in Lekki not prone to flooding. It is located in Igbo-Efon, Lekki. It is a calm, serene and peaceful mini-estate of 36-units of apartments, with facilities such as; tennis court, swimming pool, Gymnasium, supermart etc.
All rooms in discovery gardens are all en suite with fully fitted ACs, well-furnished kitchen, master bedroom with Jacuzzi, 24hrs Mobile Police Security, Kids playground, shopping mart etc. Average rent in discovery gardens is N3M per annum
Napier Gardens Estate
Located along the Lekki-expressway (adjacent to VGC), this highbrow estate is also one of the flood free areas in Lekki. There are 110 bungalows and duplexes in the estate with good infrastructures such as; efficient drainage system, good roads with interlocking stones, street lights, 24 hours power & water supply and top-notch security
The average price of houses for sale in Napier Gardens Estate, Lekki, Lagos is ₦48,000,000. While cost to rent ranges between ₦2.5M – ₦4M (depending on if you’re renting a bungalow or duplex)
Northern Foreshore Estate
Located off chevron drive (a few minutes from Bourdillon court estate), Northern foreshore is a fully residential highbrow gated estate of 206 fully detached houses.
Features of this estate include good roads (interlocked), good drainage network, playgrounds, 24 hours electricity and water supply and security. The average price of houses for sale in this estate is ₦120M , while the cost of rent is ₦2.2M for a bungalow and ₦5.5M for a duplex
Carlton Gate Estate Lekki
Carlton Gate is Located at Chevron drive, a few minutes away from Circle Mall,Jakande. This 231 plot estate has all the facilities and infrastructure you’ll expect to find in any other highbrow estate including: good road layout, 24 hour power supply, drainage network, beautiful and green environment with reserved areas for nature and lots more. According to propertycenter, the average price of houses for sale in Carlton gate estate is ₦290M.
Located on Chevron Drive, a few minutes away from Northern Foreshore Estate.
Bourdillon estate is a hybrid of Fiore Flats, Cluster Blocks, Semi Detached and Fully Detached Duplexes. A 3bedroom apartment will cost you ₦50 million while a 4 bedroom semi-detached duplex goes for ₦78 million while and a 4 bedroom terraced duplex will cost you ₦90 million. Average cost of rent in bourdillon estate is ₦3M – ₦5M
Victory Park Estate
Victory Park Estate is a residential estate located in the Osapa axis of Lekki, right behind Femi Okunnu Estate. This estate is just a few minute drive from Victoria island which makes it an affluent neighbourhood. The average cost of rent in victory park estate is ₦4.5M while the cost of a 4 bedroom semi-detached duplex is ₦78M. A 5 bedroom duplex costs ₦90 – ₦120M
Friends Colony Estate
Friends Colony estate is located in the Agungi a few distance from Egerton Estate. It has 264 units of semi-detached and detached houses . The estate has good infrastructures, interlocked roads, good drainage system, street lights and recreational areas. The estate alsohas guaranteed 24 hours electricity and water supply which are charged according to usage.
Primewater view Estate Lekki
PrimeWaterView Gardens is located along Freedom Way Lekki Phase 1 – IKate. PWV (as it is fondly called) is a gated residential community developed by prime water view holdings. It comprises of phase 1 which has 107 units of 2-Bedroom apartments, 3-Bedroom apartments (all en-suite) and a 3-Bedroom Penthouse with Boys’ Quarters
phase 2 which consists of 348 units of 3-Bedroom apartments, 4 Bedroom Penthouses and 4-Bedroom Semi-Detached houses
For a 3bedroom, flat the cost of rent is ₦3 million while it will cost you ₦45 – ₦55 million to buy a 3 bedroom flat in this estate. A 4 bedroom penthouse flat goes for ₦60- ₦80million
Diamond Estate is a gated serviced residential community located off Novare mall road along Monastery road. It is a beautiful estate with interlocked roads. It’s one of the few flood free areas in Lekki, even during heavy downpours. It has security, central water system but no central power supply.
Lakeview estate lekki
Lakeview estate is another area in Lekki not prone to flooding. The average price of houses for sale in Lakeview Estate, Lekki, Lagos is ₦120,000,000.
The Royal Garden estate
This is a gated serviced residential area located close to the Lekki Scheme 2 Ajah. It is less than a minute drive from VGC and about 30 minutes drive from Victoria Island.
Graceland estate is located along Lekki – Epe expressway, at a short distance after the Ajah flyover bridge, and just after Royal Garden estate.
Note that aside these estates there are other areas you might likely wish to consider. Some parts of Ikate, Osapa, Chevron and Lekki right hand side.