ABOUT AIRPORT HOUSING SOCIETY RAWALPINDI
Airport Housing Society Rawalpindi was launched in the mid-90s. It is commonly known as Airport Employees Cooperative Housing Society (AECHS), which is dedicated to providing residential accommodation to the employees of Benazir Bhutto International Airport. It is one of the most secure and densely populated projects in the city, located near the south-east corner of Islamabad International Airport. The eastern side of this society faces Islamabad Highway while Korang River streams on its southern side.
AECHS is surrounded by a number of well-developed societies. Gulberg Residencia, Khayaban-e-Faisal, PWD Housing Society, Nawaz Colony, Bahria Town Phase 3, Pakistan Town and DHA Phase 2 and Phase 5 are some important names in this regard. It comprises four sectors — from Sector 1 to Sector 4. In addition, Sector 4 is further divided into sub-sectors e.g., Sectors A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H and I. As of February 2019, Sectors 1, 2 and 3 offer luxurious houses while Sector 4 offers furnished and unfurnished houses along with residential and commercial plots.
Due to the provision of state-of-the-art amenities and a robust infrastructure, Airport Housing Scheme has become quite popular in the real-estate market of Rawalpindi.
AT A GLANCE
- Surrounded by state-of-the-art amenities
- Affordable housing scheme guarantees great returns
- Secure environment
- Schools and central mosques
- Connected to Islamabad Highway
- In the vicinity of Islamabad International Airport
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Public Transport in and near Airport Housing Society Rawalpindi
This society is located at a prime location in Rawalpindi where residents can easily access public transport from its own and nearby bus stops e.g., Airport Society Bus Stop, Airport Society E Bus Stop, Judicial Bus Stop and Koraal Chowk Bus Stop. These bus stands are located on Islamabad Expressway. Not only this, but other public transports are also available in Airport Housing Society like taxis, rickshaws, and Ride-hailing services like Uber and Careem.
Mosques and Churches in and near Airport Housing Society Rawalpindi
There are a number of mosques in almost every sector of Airport Housing Society such as AECHS Main Mosque, Jamia Mosque Quba, and Masjid Syedna Hasan in Sector 1. Other mosques within the community are Madni Mosque in Sector 3, Abu Bakar Mosque, and Usmania Mosque in Sector 4 of Airport Housing Society, Rawalpindi.
Those looking for churches can visit St. Joseph's Catholic Cathedral and Christ Church near Tamiz-ud-Din Road, about a 20-minute drive away.
Schools, Colleges and Universities in and near Airport Housing Society Rawalpindi
This society has a number of renowned primary and secondary schools in each sector including, Allied School Model Campus, The Smart School, Roots International School and Dr A.Q. Khan School Systems. Other schools in Airport Housing Society are Explore Ville School, Silver Oaks Pre School, The Guardian School System, and City Grammar School. These schools are present in Sector 1 of the Society while Royal City School System in Sector 2, American Lycetuff School in Sector 3 and Leads School System in Sector 4.
Some renowned colleges are also located within and outside the society such as The Paragon School & College in Sector 1 of Airport Housing Society, Askaria College in Gulzar e Quaid, Polymathic Education System and Bahria Foundation College in PWD Housing Society. Other nearby colleges are Federal Science & Commerce College in Chaklala Scheme, Noon-Wal-Qalam Science College and Indus College in Police Foundation. All the nearby colleges are roughly a 20-minute drive away from the community.
In addition, one will find some top-notch universities in neighbouring societies e.g., Fatima Jinnah Women University in Old Presidency, Capital University of Science and Technology in Sihala Town and the University of Lahore near Japan Road. These institutions are around a 20-minute drive away from Airport Housing Society.
Banks in Airport Housing Society Rawalpindi
One can find a few banks within Airport Housing Society, Rawalpindi. Most of them are in Sector 1 like Bank Al Habib Limited, Allied Bank, JS Bank while Habib Bank Limited is situated near Railway Scheme 9.
Clinics and Hospitals in and near Airport Housing Society Rawalpindi
For you and your family’s health, there are some reputable hospitals, clinics and dispensary located within and nearby Airport Housing Society, such as Shaafi International Hospital in Doctor’s Town, Al Noor Dawa Khanna in Jamshed Colony, Abdul Sattar Family Hospital on Pindorian Road and Bilal Hospital in Block A, Satellite Town. These health care centres are barely a 20-minute drive away from society. These hospitals are working 24.7 to provide round-the-clock health care assistance to the patients.
Security in Airport Housing Society Rawalpindi
Airport Housing Society Rawalpindi has taken adequate security measures in order to provide a safe and secure environment to its inhabitants. In collaboration with the residents of Airport Housing Society, police have also set up a Model Colony Security System. This system consists of 110 private security guards along with patrolling squads. There are also several police stations in the vicinity including Anti-Narcotics Force Police Station in Gulzar-e-Quaid, Police Station Koral and Police Station Airport in Chaklala Cantt.
PROPERTIES IN AIRPORT HOUSING SOCIETY RAWALPINDI
Sale Price Trends in Airport Housing Society Rawalpindi
Houses for Sale in Airport Housing Society Rawalpindi
Property in Airport Housing Society comes in various sizes, ranging from 5 marla to 1 kanal. The sales price trend of a 5 marla house in Airport Housing Society ranges between PKR 36 lakh and PKR 1.5 crore. Similarly, a double-storey 7 marla house in the society, can cost up to 1 crore. The price of luxurious 10 marla houses starts from PKR 60 lakh and it can go as high as PKR 2.25 crore. Moreover, high-end 1 kanal houses offer spacious units for large families at the price varies between 1.7 crore and 3.3 crore.
Plots for Sale in Airport Housing Society Rawalpindi
The sales price trend of plots in Airport Housing Society, Rawalpindi, depends upon their sizes, location and facilities provided nearby. Prospective investors can find 5 marla, 10 marla and 1 kanal residential and commercial plots for sale, along with an easy-to-pay instalment plan. The sales price of a 5 marla plot in Airport Housing Society can cost anywhere between PKR 3.5 PKR and PKR 75 lakh. A 10 marla residential plot in this society starts from PKR 20 lakh, going up to PKR 70 lakh, while the cost of 1 kanal plots varies between PKR 25 lakh and PKR 2.5 crore.
Rent Price Trends in Airport Housing Society Rawalpindi
Houses for Rent in Airport Housing Society Rawalpindi
One can find premium as well as affordable rental options in Airport Housing Society, Rawalpindi. For a 5 marla house, rental prices range from PKR 14 thousand to PKR 38 thousand monthly. However, rent for a 10 marla house varies between PKR 26 thousand and PKR 60 thousand per month. The rental of luxurious 1 kanal house in this society can cost anywhere between PKR 35 thousand and PKR 70 thousand.
Airport Housing Society, Rawalpindi, offers ideal commercial property for those who want to invest in their business ventures. The sales price trend of 2 marla commercial units varies between PKR 40 lakh and PKR 75 lakh. Similarly, 5 marla commercial shop in the area starts from PKR 45 lakh, which can go up to PKR 3 crore. The housing scheme is also offering investment in commercial plazas. The price range of 10 marla commercial plaza is PKR 25 lakh–PKR 4.5 crore. Moreover, one can also buy commercial plots in Airport Housing Society Rawalpindi. A 2 to 5 marla commercial plot in this society can cost anywhere between PKR 32 lakh and PKR 88 lakh.
MOST POPULAR SECTORS IN AIRPORT HOUSING SOCIETY RAWALPINDI
As per the Zameen's buying trends for properties in Airport Housing Society, Sector 4 of this area is the first priority of investors. This sector offers high-end luxurious houses along with almost all basic amenities.
In addition, the rental property trends of Airport Housing Society show that the most popular sector for renting a property in this area is also Sector 4. As it is one of the most developed sectors, a lot of people want to rent a house here.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS AND BAKERIES
Malls in and near Airport Housing Society Rawalpindi
Shopaholics can find a variety of shopping plazas and malls within Airport Housing Society, Civic Centre, Crown Plaza and Lutfs Cash & Carry in Sector 1 while Empire Mart is located in Sector 3. Just a 13-minute drive away on PWD Double Road, you can find numerous retail outlets like ChenOne, Diners, Levi's Outlet Store, Bata Shoes, J. Junaid Jamshed, Miniso, Borjan Shoes and many more. Famous Centaurus Mall Islamabad is also located in F-8 Sector, about a 20-minute drive away from this Society.
Restaurants and Bakeries in and near Airport Housing Society Rawalpindi
A variety of food joints are promptly accessible within and outside the society including Italian Pizza, The Pizza & Potato and Olive Spicy in Gulzar-e-Quaid, Hamza Restaurant and Heritage Sindhi Biryani in ACEHS, while Lahore Shahi Restaurant is in Judicial Colony. About a half an hour drive away in DHA Phase II, one can enjoy juicy steaks, kebabs, shashlik and tikka in Bar B.Q. Tonight.
One will also find an array of cafés in neighbouring societies like Food Café, Quetta Alfareed Café, Ali Refreshment Centre, Gulzar-e-Quaid House in Gulzar-e-Quaid Society. Other nearby cafes are Round Table Café, Foodona and Niddoo's Café & Kebabs in Gulberg Greens. These cafes are about a 5 to 10-minute drive away from town.
In addition, people can also find delicious cakes and bakery items in nearby bakeries including Rahat Bakers on Airport Road, Super Ideal Bakers in Gulzar-e-Quaid and Eat More Bakery in Sector 1 of Airport Employees CHS. Moreover, Gourmet Bakers & Sweets, Tehzeeb Bakers and London Bakery on PWD Double Road. These nearby bakeries are about a 20-minute drive away from Airport Housing Society.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Parks in and near Airport Housing Society Rawalpindi
The society has Shalimar Children Park in Sector 1 while neighbouring societies also have a few parks, e.g., Liaquat Ali Park, Quaid-e-Aza Park and Jamia Masjid Al Rasheed Park in Gulzar-e-Quaid. Just a 7-minute walk away, there is also a Judicial Triangle Park located in Judicial Colony.
Sports Facilities and Fitness Centres in and near Airport Housing Society Rawalpindi
A little over 18 km away, sports aficionados can access Rising Sun Sports Complex in Chaklala Cantt, Rawalpindi. It is one of the most popular sports arenas equipped with an indoor swimming centre, gym, stadium, café, football ground, basketball court, wooden floor squash court, mosque and a badminton court. Moreover, Fazaia Sports Complex is also situated just a 12-minute drive away in Fazaia Housing Scheme.
For fitness conscious people there are also few gyms and fitness centres in Airport Housing Society e.g., Ladies Fitness Gym and Millennium Gym in Sector 1, Day Breaker Gym & Fitness Club in Sector 4, while Selina Beauty Parlor also has a gym for ladies.
Salons and Spas in and near Bahria Town Lahore
There are a few beauty salons located within Airport Housing Society including Shobiz Beauty Parlor, Selina Beauty And Gym For Ladies, Elegant Beauty Salon in Sector 1 while 7 Star Hair Beauty Salon is in Sector 2 of Airport Employees CHS. Other nearby beauty salons are Colors Beauty Club, Ummaraz Beauty Salon & Spa, Magic Mirror Beauty Salon, Royli Salon, Ammara’s Beauty Salon and Belleza Beauty Salon. These salons are around a 20-minute drive away from society.
Airport Housing Society is surrounded by several upscale housing schemes like Bahria Town Islamabad, Police Foundation, Chaklala Scheme and Gulbahar Scheme. About a 20-minute drive away, one can visit Safari Park, Lion Cage, Mini Golf Course and other popular attractions of Bahria Town. Just 16 km away via Faisal Avenue, Shakarparian National Park also offers sprawling green spaces, Pakistan Sports Complex, Golf Course, and Islamabad Club along with a Gun & Country Club. Here you can also visit Lok Virsa Heritage Museum, Arts & Craft Village and Pakistan Monument. Furthermore, Jungle World - Ayub National Park is about 9 km away. This popular spot has food corners, boat rides, zoo and a play area for kids.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Airport Housing Society falls under the jurisdiction of the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA). As of February 2019, RDA has not officially approved this housing scheme. Therefore, do not forget to check the legal status of the project before you invest in it.
Importance of Airport Housing Society Rawalpindi from major locations nearby
- Rawal Lake is a 24-minute drive away
- Lake View Park is at a distance of 20 km
- Faisal Mosque is about a 25-minute drive away
- Islamabad Railway Station is a 25-minute drive away
- International Islamic University Islamabad is around a 27-minute drive away