ABOUT AIRPORT ROAD KARACHI
The area surrounding Jinnah International Airport in Karachi is a popular and densely populated residential area. Many residential buildings and commercial centres have been developed in the area over the past decade or so. The neighbourhood is famous for its proximity to Jinnah International Airport, which is the largest international and domestic airport in Pakistan. Equipped with finest aircraft engineering and overhauling facilities, Jinnah International Airport is a hub of several national flag carriers including Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), AirBlue, and Shaheen Air among others.
The residential area neighbouring Airport Road Karachi offers affordable housing with a wide array of facilities readily available. From gated-communities, apartment complexes to houses, markets, commercial centres, beautiful streets, and wide, carpeted roads, the area offers everything needed for a peaceful life. The neighbourhood is also considered secured because of its proximity to the airport, plus all the necessary utilities and modern facilities including parking areas, shops, hospitals, and schools are accessible at nearly walkable distances.
AT A GLANCE
- Developed and well-managed housing area
- Community-like living with minimum security concerns
- Basic utilities available within walking distances
- Affordable housing in an excellent locality
- Public transport readily available
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Public Transport near Airport Road Karachi
An area becomes more liveable with the presence of several modes of public transportation available within short distances. In this regard, Airport Road Karachi is home to a large number of public transportation options readily available. Some of the most popular and nearest bus stops include Wireless Gate Bus Stop, Natha Khan Bus Stop, and Star Gate Bus Stop, situated in Shah Faisal Colony. Airport Bus Stop at Faisal Cantonment, Moinabad Bus Station on Malir Cantonment, and Model Mor Bus Stop at Service Ln, Model Colony, are some other nearby bus stops, reachable within a few minutes.
Loads of public buses pass through Airport road, covering many routes within the city. To give you a short overview, Al-Rehman Coach starts its journey from Baldia Town, covering Jail Road, Aga Khan Hospital and Shahrah-E-Faisal while Airport, Malir City No. 15 and Mansehra Colony. Similarly, Bus D-3, Kashif Coach, and Super Barki Coach are some other buses that also move cover many areas of Karachi via Airport road. Residents also use rickshaws, taxis and several ride-hailing services like Uber and Careem to commute easily from Airport to other areas of the city and vice versa.
Markets in and near Airport Road Karachi
Be it a developing or developed residential community; it needs the presence of nearby markets to not only bring in added convenience for residents but also to guarantee good returns on investment for investors. Hence, it is necessary to make sure that markets are located in the area before you decide on purchasing or investing in a property. Gladly, scores of markets are available in and near Airport Road Karachi and can be reached within no time as they are located close by.
Shell Select is a furnished convenience store, located at CAA Colony, Faisal Cantonment, about only a 3-minute drive away from Airport. It sells nearly all kinds of general products for everyday need in addition to soft drinks, snacks, and gift items. Grace Supermarket, located at Block 2, Shah Faisal Colony, can be reached within 7 minutes, which is yet again a perfect place to find anything you need for daily requirements. Madina Market, in Block 3, Shah Faisal Colony is also reachable within 7 minutes and offers all sorts of general, everyday use products. There’s a fruit market on Shahrah-e-Faisal, Malir Halt, where you can buy fresh fruits, accessible in only 5 minutes. AR Mobile Mall, also located in Shah Faisal Colony, Malir Halt, can be reached in 5 minutes from Airport road.
Metro, one of the biggest hypermarkets in Pakistan, is located on Shahrah-e-Faisal, Star Gate Road, and only a 4-minute drive away from Airport. You can easily find an outlet of almost every brand in Metro. Moreover, the large market has everything including dairy products, fresh meat and poultry, grocery and household items, bakery and beverages, fruits and vegetables, electronics and appliances, and even apparel and footwear. There’s a big parking space available with multiple checkout counters to avoid crowding at the payment section. Similarly, Makro is located on Star Gate Rd, CCA Colony Faisal Cantonment and can be reached within 8 minutes. The place is best to buy electrical appliances as products are of high quality and the staff is quite technically sound.
Furthermore, Amjad Brothers Superstore is also reachable within 12 minutes. It is located at Rafah-e-Aam Society, Shah Faisal Colony. Farooq Autos, on Malir Halt, Moria Khan Goth, can be visited for purchasing auto parts, reachable in just 5 minutes. Residents can also visit Zamzama Cloth Market in 9 minutes, Ghanchi Market, Malir City in 8 minutes, and Liberty Market in 10 minutes.
Airport also houses many general stores, small shops, and pharmacies. Hyperlink Supermarket & Pharmacy is 16 minutes’ drive away from the Airport Road Karachi where groceries and medical supplies are sold. Bismillah Medical Store in Shah Faisal Town can be reached in 7 minutes. Zahid Medical Store can also be visited within 10 minutes to buy medicines. It is located in Golden Town, P-241, Shah Faisal Colony. You can also visit Al Sehat Medical Store and Karachi Medical Store in 11 to 12 minutes from the Airport.
Mosques in and near Airport Road Karachi
The availability of mosques around a residential area is something to be concerned about before finalizing a property deal. No such concern bothers the residents of Airport Road Karachi since the area houses a significant number of mosques. Most importantly, some of the mosques in and near Airport Road Karachi are located at walkable distances and can be reached in minutes. Jamia Habibia Masjid on Airport Rd, CAA Colony, is only 2 minutes away from the locality.
Similarly, Jamia Masjid Hanfia, located in Shah Faisal Colony, Malir Halt, is also 4 minutes away from Airport. Jamia Mustafai Masjid near Faisalabad Bakers, Peoples Colony, however, can be reached within a 7-minute drive. Other nearby mosques are Bait-ul-Hermain Mosque, Jamia Masjid Rafah-e-Aam, and Suhurwardia Mosque.
Schools, Colleges And Universities in and near Airport Road Karachi
You should give considerable thought to the presence of schools, colleges, and universities in and near the area when you plan to buy a property. After all, having schools located close by can save you and your children from a long, tiring journey and added expenses. That being said, there are ample of schools available in and near the Airport Road Karachi. Some government schools include Government Boys Secondary School, Stargate Airport, located in CAA Colony, which is just 1-minute away, Karachi Public School, which is located on Shahrah-e-Faisal, Star Gate, Moria Khan Goth and can be reached in 3 minutes and CAA Model School, located in CAA Colony Faisal Cantonment is reachable in 4 minutes. However, Al-Shifa Trust Special School & Centre for Rehabilitation is located on CAA Colony Faisal Cantonment and reachable in just a minute from Airport.
Some of the well-reputed private schools are also located at walkable distances:
- Kulsoom Bi Valika School in Faisal Cantonment is 2 minutes away
- Airport Grammar School at Shahrah-e-Faisal Rd, Moria Khan Goth Shah Faisal Colony, is 5 minutes’ drive away
- Telecom Foundation School on Shahrah-e-Faisal Rd, Gulshan-e-Amna, T & T Colony, is reachable in 4 minutes
- Allied School Shah Faisal Campus in Block 2, Shah Faisal Town can be reached in 6 minutes
- Beacon City School in Block 2, Shah Faisal Colony, is also 6 minutes away
As for colleges, residents of Airport have a myriad of options to choose from. CAA Model School & College in Faisal Cantonment is reachable in just 2 minutes. While Government Superior Science & Commerce College in Block 2, Shah Faisal Colony, is 5 minutes away. Some more colleges located near Airport include Ali Intermediate College in Shah Faisal Colony #3, Al-Falah, which is reachable in 5 minutes, Hawwa Jee Girls College in 20/423, Darakhshan Society Malir Cantonment, about a 6-minute drive away, ASF College in University Ave, Faisal Cantonment that can be reached in 8 minutes, Khursheed Government Girls College in Second St, Block 2, Shah Faisal Colony that is also 8 minutes away and Crescent Bahria Cadet College on Jamia Millia Road, Gulshan-e-Rafi, Shah Faisal Colony, which is 13 minutes’ drive away from Airport.
There are also many academic institutions offering short courses and diplomas near Airport Road Karachi. A few examples are SAPS Aviation College (for short courses related to aviation) which is located on Faisal Cantonment and only a 2-minute drive away from Airport and Safety Law Aviation & Management Training Institute on Airport Road, CAA Colony that can be reached in only 3 minutes.
Reaching Karachi’s well-known universities from Airport is also not a problem for residents as many universities are reachable within minutes. like Iqra University Airport Campus on Main Shahra e Faisal, Gulshan-e-Amna, Faisal Cantonment is only a 4-minute drive away and Habib University in Block 18, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, University Avenue is 11 minutes away.
Some other nearby universities are Preston University on Old Jamia Millia Rd, Gulshan-e-Rafi, Shah Faisal Colony that can be reached in 14 minutes, Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology, located in ST-16, University Road, Block 5, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, which is 17 minutes away, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University in 22-E Shahrah-e-Faisal Service Rd, Block 6 PECHS, is also 17 minutes away, NED University of Engineering and Technology on Main University Rd can be reached in 24 minutes and University of Karachi, Main University Road, is only a 29-minute drive away from Airport.
Banks in and near Airport Road Karachi
It’s a great convenience to have banks near your residential area where you can reach by foot for your banking needs. Thankfully, plenty of banks are available in and near Airport Road Karachi along with their ATM booths. All of the banks are reputed in delivering nearly all banking services including personal, corporate, and Islamic banking services. A few names of banks with their location and distances are mentioned below:
- Habib Bank on Star Gate Rd, Faisal Cantonment is reachable in 2 minutes
- Allied Bank Ltd. (ABL) in Moria Khan Goth, Shah Faisal Colony can be reached in 3 minutes
- National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) on Terminal & Cargo Road, Faisal Cantonment is just 3 minutes away
- The Bank of Punjab, located in Moria Khan Goth, Shah Faisal Colony, is 4 minutes away
- MCB Limited in Peoples Colony, Shah Faisal, is reachable in 5 minutes
- Bank Al Habib on Plot-157- Malir Halt, Shahrah-e-Faisal is 5 minutes away from Airport
Some more nearby banks are Bank Islami, Askari Bank Ltd., Meezan Bank, and Habib Metro Bank.
Clinics and Hospitals in and near Airport Road Karachi
Before going any further with your property-buying decision, it’s essential to explore the number and accessibility of clinics and hospitals near a locality. Medical centres should be within close range so you can visit them in case of an emergency. Luckily, there are several clinics located quite close to the area of residence. For example, CAA Medical Centre on Airport Road, CAA Colony, is only a minute away. While it takes only 2 minutes to reach Maternity Child Clinic which is located on Airport Road, CAA Colony Faisal Cantonment. Similarly, Arham Child Specialist on Street 1, Block 3, Shah Faisal Colony, Dr. Atique Orthopedic and Medical Centre in Darakhshan Society, Kala Board and Kamal Homeo Clinic in House no. CA-45, Shokat Omer Foundation Hospital Road, Peoples Colony, are a 6-minute drive away.
Have a look at the list below comprising some more nearest clinics with their locations and distances from the Airport:
- Al Hamra Clinic in Peoples Colony, Shah Faisal Colony, is 7 minutes’ drive away
- Dr. Fasih E&T Clinic in Darakhshan Society, Kala Board, can be reached in 8 minutes
- Al-Mustafa Classified Homeopathic Clinic on 7/8 Street Number 7, Golden Town, Shah Faisal Colony, is 9 minutes away
- Irshad Homeo Clinic in Block 3, Shah Faisal Colony, is 9 minutes away
- Junaid Homeo Clinic in Shamsi Society, Shah Faisal Colony, is also 9 minutes away
Visiting hospitals from Airport wouldn’t require a lot of time since quite a few can be reached within minutes. Like, you can reach Hassan General Hospital on Plot No A-58-59, Shahrah-e-Faisal, Malir Colony within a 7-minute drive. Or you can visit Star General Hospital on CM 46, Shamsi Cooperative Society, Malir, Shah Faisal Colony, in 9 minutes. other hospitals include Darul Sehat Hospital on St-19, KDA Scheme, Block 15, Gulistan-e-Johar that can be reached in 17 minutes, Aga Khan University Hospital, Stadium Road, which is 19 minutes away and Liaquat National Hospital and Medical College on National Stadium Road is 21 minutes’ drive away from Airport.
PROPERTIES IN AIRPORT ROAD KARACHI
Sales Price Trends in Airport Road Karachi
Doing advanced research on sales prices trends for a specific area can save you from many regrets in the future. The following details will help you know what sales prices are trending for houses and flats in Airport Road Karachi.
Houses for Sale in Airport Road Karachi
The houses for sale in Airport Road Karachi are diverse with different sizes and categories. Houses between the sizes of 100 sqyd and 150 sqyd have an asking price of PKR 1 crore to 1.4 crore. Moreover, the price of houses between 160 sqyd and 260 sqyd starts roughly at PKR 1.3 crore, going up to PKR 1.7 crore. A 1,500 sqyd house can cost you around PKR 6.5 crore.
Flats for Sale in Airport Road Karachi
It must be kept in mind that the price of apartments around airport fluctuates as per the number of bedrooms, their location, and their size in terms of sqyd. Studio flats near Airport can cost around PKR 22 lakh, going as high as PKR 35 lakh. However, the price of a 2-bed unit lies between PKR 30 lakh to PKR 55 lakh. A 3-bed unit has a minimum asking price of around PKR 55 lakh while 4-bed and 5-bed units have prices between PKR 1.2 to PKR 1.35 crore.
Plots for Sale in Airport Road Karachi
There are some 120 sqyd, 200 sqyd, and 240 sqyd plots available for sale in Airport Road Karachi. Their purchasing cost of plots in the area starts at PKR 20 Lakh to PKR, going as high as PKR 4.5 Crore.
Rent Price Trends in Airport Road Karachi
When it comes to getting a property to rent, there is no shortage of them in Airport Road Karachi. The rental prices of properties depend upon three factors: exact location, facilities accompanying the house/flat and the number of bedrooms.
Houses for Rent in Airport Road Karachi
There are some 120 sqyd, 150 sqyd, 300 sqyd and 500 sqyd houses available for rent in Airport Road Karachi. Their rental price ranges between PKR 18 thousand to PKR 50 thousand. You can also rent an upper portion, which can cost you from PKR 17 thousand to PKR 20 thousand. As for lower portions, the rental prices start at PKR 24 thousand, going up to PKR 40 thousand.
Flats for Rent in Airport Road Karachi
A 2-bed unit can be rented at somewhere around PKR 16 thousand. While the rental price of 3-bed units can be around PKR 18 thousand and above.
There are also several commercial properties like offices, shops, and buildings available for rent in Airport Road Karachi. Commercial properties can be rented between PKR 50 thousand to PKR 1.25 lakh.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS AND BAKERIES
Malls in and near Airport Road Karachi
It’s not possible for anyone to face a shortage of shopping malls while living near Airport Road Karachi. There are more shopping malls than you can count. Many well-known and highly frequented malls are situated just minutes away from the Airport residential area.
Faisal Shopping Centre, located at Shah Faisal Colony Flyover in Moria Khan Goth is just a 7-minute drive away from the vicinity. Similarly, Shama Shopping Center in Block 1, Shah Faisal Colony is reachable in 7 to 8 minutes by car. The most exciting thing is that Omega Mall Airport is being constructed right on Jinnah Ave, Model Colony, Tina Square. This means that residents of this area would need only 7 minutes to reach the mall from Airport. It is also good to know that currently there are many commercial properties in Omega Mall on offer.
Moreover, Lucky Shopping Mall, located on Ghazi Dawood Brohi Goth can be reached in 10 minutes. For a variety of mobile and electronic items, you can visit Muneer Mobile Mall in Block 17, Gulistan-e-Johar, in only 14 minutes. City Centre Shopping Mall on PAF Museum Road, Darwaish Colony, is 13 minutes away, while Rufi Shopping Mall on New Road Service Lane, Block 18, Gulistan-e-Johar is reachable in 14 minutes. Shopping Complex, located in Malir Cantt is about a 19-minute drive away from Airport.
It takes only 21 minutes to reach LuckyOne Mall, which is located in Block 21, Gulberg Town. Residents can also visit Zamzama Mall and Ocean Mall in 32 minutes, The Forum Shopping Mall, in Clifton, can be reached in 29 minutes, and Dolmen Mall, Clifton, in 36 minutes.
Restaurants And Bakeries in and near Airport Road Karachi
As in nearly all the housing areas of Karachi, Airport Road Karachi also has an abundance of nearby restaurants, hotels, and bakeries. Residents have an endless supply of options to choose from when it comes to dining out with your friends and family near the Airport area.
To begin with the restaurants with shortest distances, Mini Market CAA on Faisal Cantonment comes first as it is only 2 minutes away from the Airport. This small hotel is highly praised for its extensive menu that includes delicious breakfast items, like Chai and multiple flavours of paratha, lunch items like biryani, haleem, boiled rice with daal and fast food and dinner items like chicken karahi, mutton karahi, and the BBQ items. Next comes Allah Malik Karahi Restaurant, located in Shah Faisal Colony, Malir Halt, which is only 4 minutes away from Airport. Likewise, Quetta Zoub Hotel on Main Shahrah-e-Faisal, Moria Khan Goth, and Haji Aslam Hotel in Moria Khan Goth, Shah Faisal Colony, can also be reached in just 4 minutes by car.
Cafe Sangat in Moria Khan Goth, Shah Faisal Colony, is only 5 minutes away. Ramada La Terrasse Restaurant, famous among locals for serving delicious food and boasting a beautiful environment, is located in Faisal Cantonment. You can reach the hotel in 7 minutes.
Other restaurants that you can reach in about 6 to 7 minutes are Yu Shi Restaurant on Star Gate Road, Faisal Cantonment, Gevini Food in N5, Malir, Golden Spoon in Block 1, Shah Faisal Colony, and Black Emerald 2CB27, Shahrah-e-Faisal Rd, Block 2. McDonald's at Jinnah Terminal, Jinnah International Airport, is yet another favorite restaurant, reachable in 7 minutes. It takes only 8 minutes to reach Pizza Max, is located in Block 1, Shah Faisal Colony. Bismillah Restaurant in Al-Falah Society, Block 1, Shah Faisal Colony can be reached in 9 minutes. Residents can also visit Lal Qila on Main Shahrah-e-Faisal in 16 minutes by car.
The area of Airport has bakeries aplenty. The bakeries are also reachable within only minutes from the Airport. Rehman Bakery, situated in Shah Faisal Colony, Malir Halt is 4 minutes away. Rehmat-e-Shereen at Jinnah International Airport, Faisal Cantonment can be reached in 5 minutes. Bombay Nimco Bakers & Sweets (widely known as Bombay Bakery) is located in CB-37, Noor Market, Shah Faisal Colony, and is reachable in 5 minutes. Karachi Bakery in Peoples Colony, Vimpy Bakery in Al Falah Society, and Subhan Bakery in Block 3, Shah Faisal Colony are reachable in 6 minutes. It takes 15 minutes to reach United King in Gulshan-e-Iqbal.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Sports Facilities and Fitness Centres in and near Airport Road Karachi
Living in an area where several sports and fitness facilities are readily available is quite enjoyable. It is incredible to know that there are not a few but dozens of sports facilities and fitness centres in and near Airport Road Karachi. Have a look at the list below containing the names of sports grounds and fitness centres neighbouring Airport residential area:
- Sports Complex - Play Ground in Faisal Cantonment is only 2 minutes away from Airport
- CAA Sports Complex and Gym is also located in Faisal Cantonment and 2 minutes away
- Jinnah Terminal Ground in Faisal Cantonment is reachable in 4 minutes
- Eidgah Ground in Block 2, Shah Faisal Colony, can also be reached in 4 minutes
- Mini Football Ground in Faisal Cantonment is 5 minutes away from Airport
Nearest fitness centres include Civil Aviation Club Gymnasium on Airport Road, CAA Colony, about only a 3-minute drive away, Naeem Fitness Gym in Block 2, Shah Faisal Colony, which is a 7-minute drive away, Curves n Shapes Gym in Model Colony, Alamgir Society, B Area, is also 7 minutes away, T.S Fitness Ladies & Gent Gym in Block 1, Shah Faisal Colony, can be reached in 8 minutes and Body Project in Millat Garden, Kalabord, is reachable in 8 minutes.
Other nearby fitness centres and gyms located nearby include Tiger Gym Fitness Centre, Croc Fitness Johar Session, Magnes Gym & Fitness Centre, Pure Fitness Gym and Geo Fitness.
Parks near Airport Road Karachi
Parks are a great source of fun and relaxation for family and kids. It is wonderful to know that there are many parks near Airport, Karachi. Some of the nearest ones are listed below:
- PIA Township Ladies Park in PIA TWP can be reached in 9 minutes
- Misali Park in Block 3, Shah Faisal Colony, is reachable in 10 minutes
- Quaid Park in Malir Colony, Kala Board, is 11 minutes away
- Rafah-e-Aam Park in Rafah-e-Aam Society, Shah Faisal Colony, is 12 minutes away
Other nearby parks are Shadman Park (Malir), Children’s Park in Alfalah Block A&B, Green Park City Park 1, Bagh-e-Malir Park, and Askari IV Park.
Salons and Spas in and near Airport Road Karachi
It’s hard to take out time from your busy schedules to visit beauty salons and spas located far away. Thus, having salons and spas near the vicinity is genuinely convenient for taking care of yourself. There are many salons and spas in and near Airport Road Karachi. Some are listed below with their location and distances:
- Waqar's Salon, located in Gulshan-e-Amna, Faisal Cantonment, reachable in 5 minutes
- Macho Men’s Salon, situated on A 31, Block 3, Shah Faisal Colony, reachable in 6 minutes
- Dee's Beauty Salon for Ladies, located in House 3, Block 3, Shah Faisal Colony is 7 minutes away
- Depilex Beauty Clinic in Block 13, Gulistan-e-Johar, can be reached in 14 minutes
Other nearby salons are Pakistan Hair Salon, Lips and Tips Salon, Sukaina's Beauty Salon, BLAID'Z Men's Salon, Sara Parlor, and Khushi Beauty Salon.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Since the residential area of Airport Road Karachi is located close to Jinnah International Airport, constant sounds of planes landing and taking off runways are almost unavoidable. Besides, traffic congestion on and near Airport road is a common issue whenever a high-ranking VIP has to pass through the nearby areas. There’s also a water shortage problem in some residential buildings. However, Airport Road Karachi is overall a beautiful place to live or invest in its properties as the population is growing and many housing plans and development projects are in progress. Moreover, it’s a gated community and secured residential area where security issues are relatively fewer than other residential areas of Karachi.
Importance of Airport Road Karachi from major locations nearby
- Jinnah International Airport is only 5 minutes away
- Drigh Road Railway Station is only a 7-minute drive away
- Habib University can be reached in 11 minutes by car
- Omega Mall Airport at Jinnah Ave (under construction) is only 7 minutes away