Community Life in DHA Lahore
Life might not be a bed of roses but in DHA Lahore, it is as close to that as it gets. DHA is that one society in Lahore real estate sector that is the epicentre of a thousand dreams of people. It is where everyone dreams to have a home of their own, set up a business, and relocated to have a million rupee address. Living in the absolute prime society of Lahore is nothing less than a privilege that has mostly been granted to both the powerful rich and the famous. From celebrities to politicians, from cricketers to movie stars, DHA Lahore is a magnet that attracts only those who can afford it.
Over the last decade or so, DHA has expanded rather uncontrollably. Where not too long ago it only had Phase I, II, III, IV and it V, in what almost seemed overnight, it burgeoned to Phase VI, VII and VIII. Given its immense popularity and the fact that Phase IX and X are also in the pipeline, one can imagine just how frantic is the demand for properties in Lahore DHA. Most of the prospective buyers interested in making a home of their own in the society are overseas Pakistanis who find that the colony is the closest in Pakistan that can be at par with their living standard abroad.
Lahore DHA is characterised by its wide, clean road network which is a welcome feature that Lahoris mostly find lacking in some of the other communities. These wide roads ensure the flow of traffic within the inner lanes and streets of the society with loads of parking space. While traffic is not an issue for the internal lanes, main boulevards of the society are getting exceedingly busy especially during the rush hours. The masses pouring into DHA during the office hours strangulate the capacity of roads. If your workplace or school is outside of the DHA, then it is probably a good idea to leave a bit earlier than usual to make it on time.
There are literally numerous schools in and around the DHA area. Defence Public School has two separate branches for both girls and boys which have hundreds of children enrolled. Both of these schools have their own colleges as well. The Defence Degree College for Girls and another one for boys offer quality higher secondary education. For children who do not study at these schools or colleges, DHA offers air conditioned school bus service to pick and drop them to their homes in the DHA. This service is really handy for both parents and children since it’s affordable and convenient.
DHA is generally associated with lavish entertainment and leisure activities so if you’re an outgoing person, you would never really run out of things to do. The area is dotted with parks of all scales and proportions. If a leisurely stroll isn’t quite your thing then you can join the Defence Community Centre and get your dose of fun. It’s fully equipped fitness centre, multipurpose sports complex and state of the art swimming pool are all designed to keep you in the best of shape. The community centre also hosts various important events and functions in the neighbourhood.
If you have the taste buds that demand more than what is offered at these events, you can pick and choose from the hundreds of available restaurants. DHA Lahore is literally teeming with quality cafes and eateries. These restaurants not only serve the hungry diners of the local community but also make plenty of revenue from people flocking from other areas of Lahore who come to DHA since they know it offers the best of everything.