Wuse – Neighbourhood Guide
Wuse is a prime district located in Phase 1 of FCT Abuja Municipality. Wuse is divided into two, Wuse 1 and Wuse 2, which is further divided into seven distinct sub-regions called “zone”. The area is well known for its high class neighbourhoods, highly rated star hotels, shopping malls, and ever busy markets. Notable landmarks in this district include Abuja Continental Hotel, City park, Barcelona Hotel, Rockview Hotel and Banex Plaza.
Getting Around Wuse
Located in the northwest of Abuja’s city center, Wuse is a busy area bordered by Maitama to the northeast, the Central Business District to the south, Mabushi and Utako areas to the northwest, and the Wuye district to the southwest.Major roads such as Ahmadu Bello Way, Herbert Macaulay Way, Olusegun Obasanjo Way, and Nnamdi Azikiwe Expressway provides excellent connectivity between the area and othe parts of Abuja
The district offers different shopping options that caters to every need. Banex Plaza, a big part of the area and there’s hardly anyone in Abuja who doesn’t know this place. It is fondly reffered to as Abuja’s computer village. Banaex is the go-to place for smartphones, tablets, accessories and other electronic gadgets in the city. There’s also the Wuse Market, formerly a secondary school, which has grown into Abuja’s largest market. Here you can buy foodstuffs, clothing, electronics, furniture and any of your daily needs. Wuse Plaza, is another commercial hub that provides a secure and convenient shopping experience with enough parking space for visitors and shoppers. Novare Central is highly rated in the district for offering a wide range of shopping options, including furniture, household items, pharmacies, sports stores, hair salons, baby shops, eyeglasses, groceries, and more.
Estates in Wuse
There are several estates that offer luxurious living experiences in the area. The Grange Villas at zone 7 is a gated community with a wide range of amenities and an exclusive environment. Salatu royal estate in Wuse II is another another private residential estate with exclusive amenities. Dalhatu Bayero Estate at Ndjamena Crescent is another serene estate. Abacha Estate at Suez crescent stands out for its outstanding design and inviting ambiance, while other estates like CBN estate, White diamond estate and Nitel Housing Estate adds to the district’s housing.
Recreation and entertainment
If you are looking for an open air place to chill with family and friends, you can visit any of the parks like Accra street park, Hilton garden and parks, city park among others. Wuse also has a lively nightlife with many nightclubs and lounges scattered throughout the district. Among them, Sofa Lounge is one of the most popular venues in the area. Onyx Lounge, located on Ademola Adetokunbo Crescent in Wuse II, and Kryxtal Lounge and Bar on Aminu Kano Crescent are another option for a night out. The Charcoal grill restaurant & coffee lounge offers great dinning experience. Grey Lounge,provides a cozy ambiance, perfect for hanging out with friends, and if you’re looking for a modern hut-like scenery with great food, Village Chief restaurant is the place to be
Popular Schools in this area include Raberto schools, Tender year British school, premier international school, redeemer’s private school, Brainyville international school, woodentods international schools , Alderwood international school among others.
For healthcare needs, there are many hospitals around Wuse I and Wuse II, they include Wuse district hospital on Conakry Street, Kapital hospital & Clinics at Yaounde street, MEV specialist hospital at Djibouti Street Wuse II, The Limi Children’s Hospital at Adetokubo Ademola Crescent, Foresight Premier Hospitals Thaba Tseka Street Wuse II and many more.
Property and Housing
There are numerous residential options available, with both government agencies such as the Federal Housing Administration and private developers contributing to the housing supply.
Wuse is known for its luxurious properties, office buildings, mansions, and apartment blocks. Living in Wuse is no different from other affluent districts in Abuja , the cost of renting and purchasing property is comparable to other districts like Asokoro and Maitama. This is why many consider Wuse the third most affluent area in Abuja next to maitama and Asokoro.According to propertypro, the average price of houses for rent in Wuse is ₦3,500,000 and can get as high as ₦50,000,000 per year. Properties for rent start ₦1,000,000 for a 1 bedroom apartment.You can get a mixed-use land for sale in Kuduru for around ₦6,000,000, ₦3,500,000 in Idu, ₦2,500,000 in Karshi and it could go as high as ₦2 billion for commercial land in Central district, Zone 5, 6 & 7. Three bedroom flat for sale in Wuse 2 starts at around ₦50 million, usually in a block of flat.