Guzape – Neighbourhood Guide
Guzape, mostly referred to as Asokoro extension, is a fast growing district located in Phase 1 of Abuja Municipality. Although the district is usually regarded as a middle-income area, it is fast becoming a high-brow district like Asokoro, Maitama, Wuse, and Garki due to recent real estate developments in the area.One of the main appeal of Guzape is the terrain, the area is mostly hilly and it has lush vegetations
While this district may not not have it all like the neighbouring Asokoro, it doesn’t lack essential amenities and commercial activities. Recent real estate development in the area has led to restaurants, bars, shops, markets and other businesses springing up in the area to cater to the needs of its growing population.
Major landmarks in the district include,Residency Hotel, Channels Television, The Ecclesia embassy, Villa Uno Hotel, NNPC Guzape, St. Peter’s Anglican Church Guzape, Pacesetter’s Academy Guzape, Myra Event Center, and the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA).
Getting around Guzape
Guzape’s is located just a few minutes away from Asokoro in the north, Apo in the south, Gudu in the west, and Garki in the northwest. Major roads in the area include Bola Ahmed Tinubu street, Nasir El-rufai crescent, Bala Mohammed way which connects to the Murtala Mohammed Expressway which in turn connects to other parts of Abuja.
Recreation and Entertainment
For leisure and entertainment, Guzape offers a variety of options. There’s the Guzape hill park if you need a peaceful environment to view nature, Duke’s Place in Guzape is popular bar and restaurant famous for its roasted fish, Ene’s Cuisine and Didiaudia Restaurant serve local south dishes like afang and Banga soup. King David Assurance Restaurant is another dining option. For the night life, Niakk Prestige Lounge is where you need to be to cool off from the pressure of the day, with different food and drinks, including roasted fish, noodles, Isi ewu, cow tail, and wines. Decaptains Lounge, Ecclessia embassy and Dubbies Bar are other popular hangout spots.
Some notable schools in the district include Pace-Setters’ Academy Guzape, Seton American School, Fairview School, Al-habibiyyah academy and Redeemers Private School.
Prodev Fresh Stores Guzape Located on Bala Mohammed Way is where you can find assorted meats, chicken, fish products, as well as fresh fruits and vegetables. G&C Pharmacy & Supermarket for your pharmaceutical and grocery needs,there’s also Joovyspring Pharmacy & Supermarket and Sufics Fish and Chicken Market
Unitel Medics and Kobi Primary Healthcare center are major health centers in the area.
Property and Housing
The demand for real estate is currently on the rise in Guzape due to rapid development and population growth. It has become a highly sought-after neighborhood for the high income class due to its desirable location in Phase 1, as well as its Hilly landscape and quiet environment. The area houses include some of Abuja’s finest homes, which reflects in the neighborhood’s high property prices.
The real estate market in Guzape offers a variety of housing options to suit different budgets and preferences. You can find self-contained single rooms in Guzape ranging from 700,000 to 1 million naira, 2-bedroom flats in Guzape are available in the range of 1.2 million to 3 million naira, residential plots in Guzape 2 can be acquired for approximately 3 to 10 million naira, depending on the development level of the area., 2-bedroom flats within a block typically range from 35 to 50 million naira, for duplexes, prices starts at 45 million naira and varies based on the location and the number of rooms.