The Rise of Thika Road Real Estate: Kasarani
Kasarani is situated along the Thika Superhighway, 14 kilometres from the Central Business District (CBD). It is a highly populated area with over 200,000 residents. From a previously neglected open field, the area has experienced intensive growth in the property sector. It is now filled with well finished apartments and townhouses for rent in Kasarani as well as houses for sale. There are also several pieces of land available for sale as well as apartments for sale in Kasarani.
The increase in the number of affordable housing available has been facilitated by a good transport system within the area. Most residents consider it cost effective to live in Kasarani because it is just 10 minutes from the CBD. This reduces the transport costs and the commuting time needed. The area is also well connected to other parts of Nairobi. For example, the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Mombasa Road are easily accessible through the Northern bypass, while the Eastlands area is reachable through the Outer Ring road. Generally the infrastructure within the area and around is of good quality. They include with well-lit and correctly articulated roads, and elaborate sewerage and water supply systems.
Renting Apartments in Kasarani
The numerous shopping malls; Naivas, Thika Road Mall, Garden City and Mountain Mall, and other social amenities available have enhanced the uptake of the rental apartment in Kasarabi. They have provided adequate shopping and service areas for the ever-growing population. Safaricom Stadium Kasarani which is within the vicinity has also contributed to the better living conditions in the area. The stadium, which is the largest in Kenya, has provided indoor and outdoor activities for those living within and from other areas, as well as hosting major sports tournaments. Kasarani also hosts key regional institutes such as Regional Centre for Mapping Resource for Development (RCMRD) and International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE).
If you are not in a position to get one of the houses for rent in Kasarani, do not worry as there are several affordable apartments available for rent. The prices for these range from between KSh 9,000 – KSh 18,000 for a 1 bedroom or studio apartment, and KSh 20,000 – KSh 30,000 for a 2 bedroom apartments. These property types are particularly popular among first time home owners and middle to low income earners.
The apartments for rent come with well-fitted kitchens, tiled floors and ample supply of water. Many are also within gated communities where security is guaranteed through provision of 24 hour security guards. This in addition to Kasarani and Mwiki police stations, which are within the locality.
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