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What should I know before selecting a neighbourhood to live in in Nairobi?

I need to know the factors that I have to consider before selecting where to move-in in Nairobi, Kenya. :)
  • Replied by Realcom on Tuesday, November 20 2012, 09:19 PM · Hide · #1
    Hello Mr. Spencer
    I wish to give you two broad categories that guide people who are seeking housing...please let me know which of the two categories best suits youR CIRCUMSTANCES so that I can be able to answer your question better.

    A little more space, and a lot more peace and quiet, than the hustle and bustle of city life is what Suburbanites prefer. Whether looking to raise a family or settle down, they like to spend time at there backyard's doing barbecues, British bull dog and soccer games, and want to be near good schools with easy access to amenities such as convenience stores and banks.
    For them Size Matters thus a spacious backyard is important, as are community safety and the affordability of petrol.

    Social Seekers are hip, trendy and fun at heart.
    This group wants to live near the newest restaurants and all the action. They would rather go out than stay home any night of the week. Whether starting a career or enjoying the freedom of not being tied down, they are looking for affordability and accessibility. They would take a rooftop terrace over a big backyard any day of the week.
    1 vote by Kennedy Otieno
  • Replied by Expat-to-expat on Thursday, November 29 2012, 11:24 AM · Hide · #2
    In addition to the above:

    1. Traffic: Make sure you get good advice on traffic dimensions. Distance is very relative due to traffic jams. I'm sure you would not want to spend 2 hours a day in traffic to get to your office and back. Same goes for your school going children, if applicable.

    2. Budget: rental rates vary widely among different areas

    In fact, we help newcomers with this, and can even arrange to take you around for an area orientation tour and show what we're talking about. We then help you find the right place using our large network of agents.
    1 vote by Kennedy Otieno
    Replied by Omar on Wednesday, October 17 2018, 09:44 AM · Hide · #3
    Hallo Mr. Spencer,
    Thanks for your question. to give a brief insight and to add on what others have contributed, you need to consider ease of access, traffic and transportation, security of neighbourhood, proximity to social amenities and the serene environment of the vicinity.
    We have fully serviced and furnished apartments that offer all these and are close to the requisite social amenities.
    Incase you of further enquiries, do not hesitate to contact me.
    Many thanks
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