Have you finally started processing your relocation to Lagos? If you are, you’ve probably wondered countless times which area in Lagos will be best to live in. You’ve heard about how rowdy and noisy some parts of Lagos are, how it could take hours to get to your destination instead of minutes because of traffic jam, how Lagos landlords and house agents want to eat not a big piece of your pie but all of your pie and how electricity is as fickle as an unfaithful partner.
Well, Lagos is all that and more. It is the land that blesses you immensely if you put in enough sweat. And it is also the land where you can experience all the fun activities you’ve ever dreamed of. When choosing a place to live in Lagos, you have to consider factors like your job, your goals, your interests, your likes, and your dislikes. Based on certain factors, here are top areas to live in Lagos
Surulere had to come first because it is the centre of Lagos—you could say all roads lead to Surulere. Although Surulere’s environs can’t be said to be completely serene or as beautiful as those in the island, you could get a nice-looking house in a decent neighborhood here. If you will be working in organizations like banks that require you to show up to work as early as possible, Surulere may be the perfect area to live in Lagos for you. Finding a bus to almost every part of Lagos is easy in Surulere as the area is connected to almost every roads and route in Lagos.
Yaba like Surulere is also in the mainland part of Lagos. It has a perfect blend of attraction spots, from education to entertainment. The University of Lagos resides in Yaba, so also does the famous Yaba College of Technology, Queens College, The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research and The Federal College of Education among others. For fun, you could always stroll into one of the many exciting spots in Yaba like the ozone cinema and E-centre.
If you can trade anything to enjoy the serenity, clean air, safe environment, good roads, and security, then living in the island part of Lagos maybe your best option. The Lekki-Ajah axis of the island is one of the best places to enjoy these benefits. The downside for many people about this area is its expensive house rent, bumper-to-bumper traffic jam and long distance from many parts of Lagos.
Victoria Island is another cool and fascinating place to live on the island just like Lekki-Ajah. If you visit Victoria Island, you may forget for a while that you are still in Nigeria. Many people fondly call Victoria Island the ‘Beverly Hills’ of Nigeria. The landscape view here is amazing and you could have the bragging rights of referring to a top celebrity as your neighbor or even acquaintance.
The capital of Lagos, although less popular like the state, is not doing bad for itself as well as its occupants. If you are into ICT, Ikeja could be your paradise as it houses one of the biggest ICT hubs in the whole of West Africa. The neighborhood is clean and well planned.