Overview of Lahore Cantt
Lahore Cantt, or Lahore Cantonment as it is commonly known, is a mammoth mixed use neighbourhood in the heart of Lahore which is also one of the most peaceful communities you’d find. Cantt is not one residential or commercial community. Instead it is an area which is more like an amalgamation of a whole combination of housing societies, commercial markets and public areas. This area is particularly very important for the national army and is also the location where two of its divisions are deployed. Lahore Cantt plays host to the 10th and the 11th Divisions of Pakistan army and the headquarters of 4 Corps.
Cantt enjoys the prime location in Lahore real estate sector in the heart of the city with a number of very important developments in proximity. Overall, the area is in the eastern part of the city which is pretty much the hub of everything that has anything to do with words like contemporary, upbeat, posh and luxurious. Since much of the area is under the control of the army, it is well-kept, cleaner and greener as compared to the rest of the city. Most of the blocks are clean cut, properly designed where the roads of the Cantt are straight, wide and free of bumps.
Lahore Ring Road dissects Cantt in the west and runs parallel to the Allama Iqbal International Airport which is also in the Cantt area. To the south of Cantt, lies DHA Phase I, in the south east lies DHA Phase VIII. Cavalry lies in its south whereas Gulberg III, II and V lie somewhat to the west. Al Faisal Town and Gaziabad lie on the northern side of the Cantt. Some of the residential colonies which fall within this area include Divine Gardens, Askari X, Nisar Colony, Sehajpal, Saddar, Block E and the main Cantt area which is the housing society of choice for plenty of serving and retired military personnel.
The main Cantt Lahore is a prestigious housing colony that makes one of the most expensive properties in Pakistan real estate sector. Cantt in general is a very peaceful neighbourhood with commercial markets, residential areas, open public spaces and theme parks and all of it contributes to making it one of the most sought after localities in Lahore. It’s a clean and green area with loads of trees and wide roads. Almost all main roads going through Cantt have pedestrian walkways which are just as neat and well-kept. The wide roads ensure smooth flow of traffic which is why you won’t see any traffic jams here even during the rush hours.
Homes in Cantt Lahore (or in any of the community developments within Cantt), range between 5-20 marla to several kanal. So you’d find all sorts and sizes of house in Cantt because it caters to all needs of both middle and upper classes that resides here. There are several markets and commercial spaces in and around the neighbourhood. Two of the notable recreational spots in and around the Cantt area are Fortress Stadium and Garrison Golf and Country Club. It’s a complete community in every sense of the word which is why many dream of having a house here.