Lugbe – Neighbourhood Guide
Lugbe is one of the popular communities in Abuja, located within the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC). Lugbe is divided into five districts: Lugbe South, Lugbe North, Lugbe Central, Lugbe West, and Lugbe East. This area is known for its relatively affordable housing options, attracting mostly middle-income to low-income earners. With its fast growing population,the area is fast gaining popularity in the real estate market. This guide takes a closer look at the various aspects of this district, from its location and development prospects to housing options in the area.
Major landmarks in the area include the Glory dome, Voice of Nigeria Transmission Station, Federal Housing Authority (FHA) Estate,National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Novare Gateway Mall and the National Space Development and Research Agency.
Getting around Lugbe
Lugbe’s location is one of its most significant advantages, as its closeness to the city center and airport makes it a top choice for people looking for affordable places to live in Abuja. Lugbe is closer to Life Camp, Jabi, Dakibiyu and Wuye to the Northeast, Galadimawa, Lokogoma and Games Village to the east and Kuje to the west and it is about at 25 minutes drive from the Central Business District.
Major roads in the area include Ring road 3, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua way , Airport Road and Pasere-Sabo Kukwaba Road that links with other parts of the city.
Shopping and Markets
Lugbe has a wide range of shopping options. The AMAC Market, located on Airport Road, is home to a variety of stores, including warehouses, cold rooms, and restaurants. Novare Gateway Mall, located along Airport Road in Lugbe, has variety of shops, restaurants, and leisure activities. It also houses the popular shoprite. Lugbe Market, the town’s oldest market, is a convenient choice for fresh vegetables and other household necessities. Bomina Supermarket on Bayelsa Road, Pyakasa Fruit and Food Market on Ring Road 3, Shopping Square, First Place Supermarket, and Chika Store also cater to various shopping needs.
Notable schools in the area include Premiere Academy , Cedarhall Academy , Hall of Fame city school, Al Aflaz Kiddies School, Epitome Model Islamic Schools, Kingdom Laureate School among others.
Lugbe has many recreational spots where you can unwind and have fun. Amala Connect FHA is a popular spot for those craving local Nigerian delicacies. La Soiree is a mini lounge with a beautiful atmosphere environment for relaxation. Tiger Bar ,located at airport road, is where you’ll get the best spicy grilled catfish, grilled goat meat and different brands of drinks at the cheapest price in the area. Cielo Lounge is another popular lounge in the area with affordable drinks, fish pepper soup, live music and comedy performances. Nucleus bar and lounge is the ultimate hotspot for a night out. It is located in the Novare mall. The lounge is on the upper floor and a restaurant on the ground floor. You can access the lounge from either the restaurant or from outside the Mall. House One Lounge is very popular for its roasted and sauced fish, while Cone Lounge is where you can enjoy the best cow tail pepper soup with a bit of “vawulence.”
Healthcare facilities in Lugbe include Surgicare Hospital, DeMary’s Central Hospital, Imaf Hospital and Maternity, and Rapha Maternity and Diagnostic Clinic.
Lugbe is popular for its affordability in the property market. Whether you’re looking for a plot of land, a self-contained apartment, or a detached bungalow in Lugbe, you can find various options to suit your budget in the area.
The area is predominantly residential with many housing estates. Some are completed and occupied while others still under construction. Estates in Lugbe include Croydon Estate, Monarch Estate, KYC estate, Amac Estate, FHA Estate, Osilama Garden Estate, CRD estate ,Wisdom Estate, Trade more Estate,
Land prices range from ₦800,000 to ₦6 million, depending on land size and location. You can get self-contained apartments in Lugbe starting from ₦250,000 Naira per year , while a 2-bedroom apartment costs around ₦500,000 upwards. For those seeking a spacious 3-bedroom detached bungalow in Lugbe, you can get for as low as ₦1 million Naira per year.