ABOUT BAHRIA TOWN, ISLAMABAD
Located in the heart of the city, near Grand Trunk Road (GT Road), Bahria Town, Islamabad is the flagship project of arguably the biggest real estate tycoon in Pakistan, Malik Riaz. This was the first well-planned gated community in the country to feature world-class amenities for residents. The project was initiated in the late 1990s and quickly became an instant hit among buyers and real estate investors due to the high return on their investments.
Bahria Town, as a developer, ventured into other cities of Pakistan to cater to the growing demand for lavish residential properties at affordable prices. As of now, Bahria Town, Karachi, Bahria Town, Lahore, Bahria Enclave, Bahria Golf City, Rose Garden, Bahria Town, Lahore, and Bahria Town, Nawabshah have become synonymous with the highest standard of living in all the respective cities of Pakistan. The developer of Bahria Town makes it a point to reserve some blocks for overseas Pakistani investors and buyers who are accustomed to first-world living standards.
The primary motivation behind why Bahria Town pulls a significant number of investors is the consistent development work, which is why the project continues to appreciate in Pakistan in general and Islamabad in particular. Some of the enticing amenities in Bahria Town, Islamabad include standby generators, full-proof security, underground cabling, scenic environment, impressive shopping avenues, cinemas, educational institutions, and medical facilities.
Comprising nine phases – from Phase 1 to 9 – Bahria Town, Islamabad is surrounded by several popular housing schemes, including DHA Valley, Phase 3, DHA, and Pakistan Public Works Department (PWD) Housing Society. Bahria Town, Islamabad, is also easily accessible from Islamabad Expressway, Faisal Avenue, and GT Road, including Phase 2, CBR Town, Phase 2, DHA, Soan Garden, Pakistan Town, and Gulistan Colony.
Bahria Enclave is another project by Bahria Town, Islamabad, and is the most luxurious development in the city. Bahria Golf City is another preferred housing project offering high-end resorts at a convenient instalment plan. Besides, the apartments in Safari Villas are big enough to house small and medium-sized families.
AT A GLANCE
- Central mosques in each block
- Community centres
- Fitness centres, shopping malls, and cinemas
- 24/7 security system
- Uninterrupted power supply
- Well-equipped hospitals
- Spacious car parking
- Offers safe investment options at affordable rates
- Civic Centre – a major commercial hub
- Easy access to Islamabad Expressway and Kashmir Highway
- 150-feet wide Main Boulevard
- Home to dedicated parks and green belts
- Underground electricity cabling
- Private grid stations
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Public Transport in and near Bahria Town, Islamabad
Understanding the commuting issues, the society has introduced a private transport service called Bahria Town Transport Service, which provides quick access to all the major areas within the community. Moreover, residents can easily access almost all modes of transportation available in Islamabad, such as traditional taxis, rickshaws, metros, and app-based cab-hailing services from nearby stops.
As we mentioned earlier, the society is also connected to some of the major arteries of the city such as PWD Double Road, GT Road, and Islamabad Expressway, which also helps in accessing public transportation conveniently. As far as bus stops are concerned, PWD Bus Stop on Central Road, while Korang Bus Stop is placed on Islamabad Expressway. Both the bus stands are roughly 10 minutes’ drive away from Phase 2, Bahria Town.
Also, Bahria Town, Islamabad boasts several bus stops, including Bahria Town Bus Stop 1 on Main Boulevard, Phase 5 is roughly 5 minutes away by foot from Civic Centre. In contrast, Road H Bus Stop in Phase 3 can be reached within a 10-minute walk from Executive Lodges Block.
Furthermore, the construction of a 120-feet wide Expressway has also made travelling more convenient for long-distance commuters. It is the main artery of the project that passes through several projects of Bahria Town and interconnects them. For instance, you can directly drive through Phase 1 to 6 and Safari Villas by taking the expressway. Having said that, Bahria Expressway Bus Stop is located on the Entrance Ramp of Phase 7, Bahria Town. In contrast, Bahria Town Bus Stop is present on GT Road, only 5 minutes away from the Executive Lodges Mosque. The following are some more bus stands situated only 5 to 10 minutes away from the central mosque.
- Humak Road Bus Stop is on Kahuta Road, Sector-A, DHA Phase II
- Kahuta Humak Road Junction Bus Stop is on GT Road
- Burji Bus Stop, Pulli Stop and Ghee Mill Bus Stop is in Model Town Humak
Furthermore, residents can also head to Saddar Metro Bus Station, situated 11 km away on Murree Road, while Marir Metro Bus Station and Liaquat Bagh Metro Bus Station are also on Murree Road, about 12 km away from Bahria Town. It is one of the most frequently used transportation options running across Islamabad and its twin city, Rawalpindi. The metro buses also feature free Wi-Fi, comfortable seats, economical fares, and air-conditioned buses.
Markets in and near Bahria Town, Islamabad
The commercial zones in Bahria Town, Islamabad are designed to effortlessly take care of the daily and specialised grocery needs of its residents. Here, one can simply stroll around and access several retail outlets, markets, kiosks, and grocery stores within the community. Starting with Aytal Cash & Carry and Al-Basit Store, it is situated in Bahria Heights 1, just a couple of minutes’ walk away from Phase 1 Park, Bahria Town, Islamabad. The first one is a popular convenience store selling a wide range of daily staples, cosmetics, and other household stuff, while the latter stocks fresh fruits/ vegetables, groceries, kids' clothing, crockery, stationery, and branded makeup.
Also, Baba Jani Mart in Phase 2 is reachable within a couple of minutes from Jamia Masjid Chaudhry Abdul Majeed. You can shop for all sorts of grocery items here, while K&N’s Chicken Store is also functional only a few minutes’ walk away in Grande Plaza, Phase 2, Bahria Town. The store offers safe and healthy chicken products such as whole chicken, boneless meat, and custom cuts. You can also find a range of ready-to-cook and fully cooked chicken products such as kebabs, nuggets, burger patties, chicken tempura, sausages, Mortadella slices, puff patties, quiche, and samosas. Some more options in the commercial area of Phase 3 include SamDe Outfits (Clothing store), Best Mart, and Mehek Tailors near Lilly Road.
One more outlet of Al-Basit Wholesale Food Mart is functional in the commercial zone of Phase 4 near Bahria Heights 3. It features a variety of staple and convenience goods along with frozen meat at discounted rates. About a couple of minutes’ walk away from The Arena, you can find Al Jannat Cash & Carry in Bahria Heights 3, Phase 4. Residents can shop for several household items and confectionery items, along with daily use products such as rice, wheat, flour, tea, and lentils. For fresh produce, there is Yousaf Fruit and Vegetable shop, located only a couple of minutes’ walk away on Commercial Avenue, Phase 4 of the society. Also, bookaholics can find books and stationery items from Kitab Rabta, located on Road A. Some more options in Phase 4, Bahria Town, Islamabad include M Mart, located on Corniche Road and Home Factree – a furniture store, near Street 5. Both the stores are roughly 5 to 6 minutes away by foot from The Arena.
Civic Centre is the central commercial zone of Bahria Town, hosting a wide range of amenities for residents of the town. For instance, Punjab Cash & Carry on Main Boulevard, Civic Centre Bahria Town operates from 9 am to 10 pm and stocks quality household items, including groceries, toys, electronics items, and other miscellaneous products for routine use. The mart started its operations in 1994. It also has a separate section from where you can buy fresh meat and vegetables. Moreover, Shop & Shop is another famous name in the area, located just 5 minutes away on Southwest Blvd, Civic Centre. Also, Spark Gifts Store and Haroon's (Gift Shop) are reachable within a couple of minutes from Al-Bahrain Complex, situated in Mehfooz Centre, Southwest Blvd.
You can also buy all sorts of groceries and other household items from Al Madina Mini Mart, New Era Express Mart, and Happy Mart. All the marts are only a 3-minute walk away from Subway, Civic Centre. Besides, about a minute away from The Jungle Restaurant, residents of Phase 5, Bahria Town can buy all the necessary goods from Khattak Mart, while Azeem Super Mart is in Phase 5, and U Mart Grocery Store is approximately 10 minutes’ walk away in Phase 6, Bahria Town, Islamabad.
As for more options, Chaudhry Jaan Muhammad Plaza is 7 minutes away in Block A, Police Foundation, while Sector C Market in Sector C, PWD Housing Society, is reachable within 12 minutes from Phase 5, Bahria Town. Also, Mandi Bazar - Farmer's Market, sited on PWD Double Road, sells fresh fruits, vegetables, lentils, meat, and dairy products at affordable rates. Besides, you can find several other shops and markets near Bahria Town, Islamabad, including:
- Fruita Zone CBR Town, situated in Block C, CBR Town, is only 10 minutes away
- Markaz Soan Gardens, functional on Soan Avenue, Block B, is reachable by covering a distance of 4 km
- Quba Market, located in Model Town Humak, Islamabad, takes roughly 14 minutes to reach
- Punjab Milk Shop & Chaki Atta, situated on Central Avenue, in E Block, Police Foundation, is 10 minutes away
- Save Mart PWD is operational 7 minutes away on PWD Double Road, Block A, Police Foundation
- Safeway is located 14 minutes away in Commercial Market, Block D, Soan Garden
Besides, almost every phase of Bahria Town, Islamabad also hosts several pharmacies and medical stores, selling prescription and over-the-counter medicines. For instance, Alzainab Pharmacy in Phase 2, Bahria Town, can be reached within a couple of minutes by foot from Chaudhary Sidqi Park, while Phase 3 has Zulfiqar Pharmacy, located near Bahria Heights 4. Also, from The Arena, Phase 4, locals can reach Times Pharmacy within a minute. In contrast, Dr Watson Pharmacy and Shaheen Chemist are more or less a km away from Phase 5, Bahria Town, Islamabad. Both the pharmacies also stock groceries, personal care products, baby care products, cosmetics, and toys.
Lastly, the following are some more pharmacies operational in Civic Centre, Bahria Town, Islamabad, located merely 3 to 5 minutes away from Domino’s Pizza, Main Circle, Civic Centre:
- Reliance Pharmacy in Block C, Civic Centre
- Vogue Pharmacy and PharmaCare Pharmacy are on Block D Street
- Med Pharmacy is operational near Southwest Blvd
- Green Plus Pharmacie, Bahria Town is located near Civic Centre Street 1
- UK Health Pharmacy and Clinic is functional near Main Boulevard
Mosques in and near Bahria Town, Islamabad
The presence of mosques within a residential colony or in close vicinity not only influences the buying decision but makes religious obligations less physically challenging. Thankfully, Bahria Town hosts a significant number of mosques within its boundaries. For instance, Phase 1 has Bahria Mosque, only a 5-minute walk away from Phase 1 Park, whereas two more mosques are pinned in Phase 2 – Masjid-e-Riffat on Street 41 and Jamia Masjid Chaudhry Abdul Majeed, sited on Street 39. The first one is surrounded by greenery and boasts a peaceful environment, while the second one is one of the most beautiful mosques in the area, established by Haji Amjed Mahmood Chaudhry in 2017. The well-kept mosque has a separate air-conditioned praying hall and ablution area for women, while the parking area is also quite spacious.
Moreover, residents of Phase 3 can fulfil their religious obligations in Jamia Masjid Riaz-ul-Jannah, located on Road G, only a 5-minute walk away from Phase 3 Mughal Park. Again, it is another beautiful mosque in the area, featuring water coolers, car parking, and a peaceful environment. However, Executive Lodges Mosque is roughly a couple of minutes’ walk away from Executive Lodges, having clean restrooms, ablution area, along with an air-conditioned praying hall. The mosque also arranges grand Taraweeh prayers for both men and women during Ramzan.
Phase 4 of the society also features three well-built mosques. These are Phase 4 Masjid (Mosque), located just 4 minutes away by foot from The Arena, while Jamia Masjid Mustafa and another mosque are roughly 5 to 7 minutes away by foot. The first one is the main Jamia mosque in the society with an iconic interior and magnificent architecture. Further, it only takes around a 5-minute walk to reach Masjid Khadijatul Kubra, Asna Ashri, situated near B Road, and a Mosque on Street 36 is 7 minutes away by foot from BnM Green Roof Top Garden, Phase 5, Bahria Town.
About a minute away from Cock ‘N’ Bull, you can find Phase 6 Mosque and Jamia Masjid Azmat in Phase 6, Bahria Town, near Central Avenue. Both mosques are well-kept and feature praying carpets, tiled flooring, and clean washrooms. Besides, from Street 32, Phase 2, Bahria Town, you can head to Safari Villas - 3 Mosque and Jamai Masjid Rashida. Both the mosques are reachable within 5 minutes’ walk in Bahria Town Safari Villas 3.
Some more mosque available in the neighbouring societies include Jamia Masjid Syedna Usman Ghani in Block 1, CBR Town, about 2 km away, D Block Masjid in Media Town, reachable within 5 minutes, Soan Garden Mosque Block C takes around 10 minutes to reach by road, while Hazrat Bilal Masjid and Jamiah Kanz-ul-Imaan Masjid are only 9 minutes’ drive away on PWD Road, PWD Housing Society. Also, Doctor's Town Masjid in Doctors Housing Society and Quba Masjid in Block B, Police Foundation, can be reached within 5 minutes by car. However, the estimated arrival time and distance of these mosques are calculated from Dr Watson Chemist, located on Central Avenue, Phase 6, Bahria Town.
Schools, Colleges, and Universities in and near Bahria Town, Islamabad
Proximity to renowned schools not only helps in getting quality education conveniently but also attracts high-income families to a locality or project. Luckily, a plethora of reputable academic institutions are operational in and near Bahria Town, Islamabad.
Starting with ACE International Academy in Phase 2, Bahria Town, the school is only 5 minutes’ walk away. The school offers admissions in Pre School, kindergarten, IGCSE's and A-Levels. It also features over 46 adequately ventilated classrooms, computer labs, language labs, a well-equipped library, and a media centre. The school is affiliated with the Cambridge Examination Board and follows a UK-based Curriculum attested by Cambridge International. ACE International Academy comprises a fully functional canteen, science & art rooms, and also boasts various healthcare facilities. Besides, students can also avail sports facilities such as a basketball court, swimming pool, and playgrounds.
Subsequently, three campuses of the City School are operational only 8 to 10 minutes away from Phase 2, Bahria Town. The first one is The City School (PWD Junior Branch), located about 8 minutes away in Block B, Police Foundation, the second one is located 10 minutes away in Sector B, PWD Housing Society. In comparison, it only takes 7 minutes to reach the third campus, situated in Phase 3, Gulrez Housing Society. It is one of the top-notch schools in Islamabad, offering well-rounded education from Playgroup to A-Level. The school follows a skills-based programme, derived from the national curriculum of the UK.
Roots Millennium Schools is another prestigious school in the area, situated roughly 5 minutes away from Phase 5, Bahria Town. The school is functional in Phase 6, DHA Islamabad. According to its official website, it is an internationally recognised school offering enrolments from the pre-play group to GCE Advanced (A) Level. From Park Road, you can head to Stemma School System, located in Block F, Police Foundation, within 6 minutes, while Oasis School System is reachable within 3 minutes, sited on PWD Double Road.
Moreover, the Beaconhouse School System (Kindergarten Branch) is present on PWD Double Road, Block C, Police Foundation, only 3 km away from Phase 1, Bahria Town. Again, it is among the most excellent schools in the city, providing education for more than 40 years. There is another branch of the Beaconhouse School System (Potohar Campus), sited only 10 minutes away on National Highway 5, Swan Camp. It is a senior campus where students can secure admissions for matriculation or the British O-Level programme. The school also offers a Cambridge-based curriculum till 8th standard, along with various International Baccalaureate Programmes.
Parents can also send their kids to Allied School, located only 6 minutes away in Phase 2, Gulrez Housing Scheme. The school is a successful venture of Punjab Group of Colleges and provides admissions from playgroup to matric. However, Headstart School Police Foundation (PWD) Branch is only 5 minutes away in Block B, Police Foundation. In contrast, two branches of Bloomfield Hall School are located only a km away from Phase 5, Bahria Town. The first one is operational in Block A, whereas the other one is in Block C, Police Foundation.
Two branches of Dar-e-Arqam School are accessible within 7 minutes’ drive from Executive Lodges Block. One is Dar-e-Arqam (Bahria Town Campus), located on GT Road, while the second one is Dar-e-Arqam Schools (Humak Campus), situated on Kahuta Road, Model Town Humak. The well-known school is famous for offering both Islamic and contemporary education under qualified teaching staff. Next comes Roots International Schools (Richmond Campus), which is another prominent Cambridge school, situated only 10 minutes’ drive away in Islamabad Capital Territory. The school was established in 1988. According to its website, the school also offers O-Levels, HSSC/A-Level/IBDP, and IGCSE/Matric (Science & Arts) Edexcel programmes by using unique “Play-Way” methods.
Some more private schools in and near Bahria Town, Islamabad are listed below. However, the time and distance of the schools are calculated from Civic Centre, Bahria Town, Islamabad:
- Mc Girls Middle School Amarpura, located in Phase 3, Bahria Town, is just 5 minutes away
- The Knowledge School Network is sited 9 minutes’ drive away in Block E, Police Foundation
- Lahore School System (Islamabad Campus) in Block A, Police Foundation, is 10 minutes away
- Explore Ville Schools is functional in Phase 3, Gulrez Housing Society, 3 km away
- The Smart School PWD Campus in Phase 1 Pakistan Town, is about 13 minutes away by road
Prospective College-going students can find many reputable colleges located near the society.
To begin with, Silver Oaks School & College is located in Block D, Police Foundation, only 10 minutes’ walk away from Tree Park, Phase 1. In comparison, The Paragon School & College can be reached within 5 minutes, sited in Block A, Police Foundation. Both colleges offer intermediate classes for science and commerce students. Also, Rawal Cadet College, Gulrez, is an all-boys College situated 7 minutes away in Phase 2, Gulrez Housing Scheme.
Furthermore, The Mentor Education System in the Commercial Area of Police Foundation is roughly 2 km away from Tree Park. It is a private college offering admissions in I.Com, ICS, and FSc. programmes. The college also enrols students in various graduation programmes. Besides, Margalla College of Pharmacy in Phase 2, Gulrez Housing Scheme, is around 4 minutes away from Tree Park. About 4 km away from the society, STEPS College and Concepts College Sawan Campus Girls are functioning on National Highway 5. The first one is affiliated with the Federal Board, while the latter is an all-girls college, offering coaching classes for matric and intermediate levels.
Moving on, Superior College is reachable within 10 minutes, situated near Bahria Town Gate 1, opposite Forest Complex Soan, Islamabad. The college was established in 2000 and provides admissions in FSc., I.C.S, F.A, I.Com, B.A, B.Com. B.Sc. Students can also take admission in ADP, Accounting & Finance, M.com, and M.A English. Other colleges near Bahria Town, Islamabad include Bahria Foundation College PWD Campus 2, located only a 10-minute drive away in Block A, Police Foundation, while Concepts College for Girls on GT Road is around 12 minutes away from Civic Centre, Bahria Town.
Potential medical students can seek admission in Margalla Institute of Health Sciences, situated only 3 km away in Phase 3, Gulrez Housing Scheme. The institute is affiliated with the University of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore and offers quality education in BDS, DPT, and Pharm. D programmes. The BDS programme of the institute has also been recognised by the Federal Health Ministry/Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PM&DC) in 2003. It also offers an FCPS training programme in Orthodontics & Operative Dentistry.
Then, you will come across the Virtual University of Pakistan, located only 7 minutes away in Block F, Police Foundation. It is among the best universities in Pakistan for distance learning in several disciplines, such as arts, computer science, and information technology, education, management, and science. The university uses the latest tools, such as online videos, reading material, and audio lectures for quality education. The VU also features a Learning Management System (VULMS) and an online bookstore.
Next comes, Foundation University Islamabad, a venture of Fauji Foundation, located more or less 10 minutes’ drive away from Executive Lodges, Bahria Town. According to its website, FUI offers highly qualified and experienced faculty as well as state-of-the-art academic facilities including:
- Fully equipped labs
- Lecture halls
- Video conferencing facility
- Digital library
- Medical labs
- Seminar halls
- Media House
- FM Channel 101.8
- Psychology Clinic
The university also runs a teaching hospital and four colleges. These are Foundation University Medical College, Foundation University College of Dentistry & Hospital, Foundation University Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences, and Foundation University College of Nursing. The last one offer bachelors degrees in the following disciplines:
- Basic Medical Sciences
- Clinical Medical Sciences
- Dental Sciences
- Rehabilitation Sciences
- Medical Education
As for more choices, students can consider Capital University of Science & Technology, located roughly 15 minutes away on Islamabad Expressway, Kahuta. CUST started its operations in 1998 and offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programmes in four faculties, including the faculty of engineering, computing, health & life science, management & social sciences. The salient features of the university include a competitive curriculum, industrial linkages, entrepreneurial training, and a conducive learning environment.
Some more popular universities and colleges near Bahria Town, Islamabad are listed below; however, the time and distance are measured from Phase 3 of the society:
- Westminster Institute of Advanced Studies, in DHA Phase 5, near Kaak Pul, is about 20 minutes away by road
- Republic University College Islamabad, situated on main GT Road, opposite DHA II Gate, is only 10 minutes away
- Concordia College DHA Campus, pinned on GT Road, Phase 2 DHA, can be reached within 14 minutes
- HOPE College of Science & Humanities, situated in Model Town Humak, Islamabad, is just 12 minutes away by road
Banks in Bahria Town, Islamabad
Banks in the society play a vital role in making financial procedures swift for residents. As for Bahria Town, Islamabad, the community is pretty much self-sufficient when it comes to banks. For instance, three major banks are operational in Phase 1 on Link Road, including Standard Chartered Bank, Bank Islami, and Meezan Bank.
Moreover, JS Bank, along with its ATM booth, is operational on Commercial Avenue, Bahria Town Phase 4, just a couple of minutes away by foot from Biryani House, Phase 4. Further, Phase 6, Bahria Town, Islamabad o features Allied Bank Limited, sited only 4 minutes away in Fortune Arcade from Cock ‘N’ Bull. At the same time, ABL Bank, Bank Alfalah Limited (Islamic Banking), and United Bank Limited are just a 2-minute walk away in Phase 6 from Ox & Grill Continental Restaurant.
A cluster of banks is also scattered around Civic Centre roundabout to make financial transactions more secure and convenient. Fortunately, it only takes a minute’s walk from Subway, Al Bahrain Complex to access various banks, including Bank Alfalah, Summit Bank, United Bank Limited, Allied Bank Ltd., Dubai Islamic Bank, and Bank Al Habib to name a few. Further, Silk Bank, Bank Islami Pakistan Ltd., and Habib Bank Limited in Civic Centre, Bahria Town, are reachable within 2 minutes from Al Bahrain Complex.
You can also head to Soneri Bank, situated only a 3-minute walk away, while MoneyGram is also providing its services just 2 minutes away in Civic Centre, Bahria Town, Islamabad.
Uninterrupted power supply makes any society ideal to live in. Having said that, Bahria Town, Islamabad, has a dedicated 132 KV grid station in Phase 4 that ensures a continuous supply of electricity to residents. Further, residents of the society also have an option to install UPS and power generators to avoid any inconvenience during power outages.
clinics and Hospitals in and near Bahria Town, Islamabad
The provision of complete and comprehensive medical services in a society not only triggers the demand of the property but also becomes a huge relief during emergencies. Advantageously, Bahria Town, Islamabad is an intelligently designed project where residents can easily find a good number of clinics and hospitals, equipped with sophisticated medical facilities and qualified medical staff.
To begin with, Khurram Clinic is in Phase 2 of the society, about a minute’s walk away from Baba Jani Mart. In contrast, Phase 3, Bahria Town, Islamabad, also boasts several clinics, located approximately 5 to 10 minutes away by foot from Phase 3 Mughal Park. To name a few:
- 32 Dental Solutions is on 3 Road H
- Salman Ahmed Tipu is on Street 26
- Dr Saeed Clinic is available on Street 42
- Thirty-two Dental Solutions is operational on 15 Road H
Also, Mumtaz Medical Centre is functional in Park View Commercial, Phase 3, and reachable within 5 minutes by road. It is a urology clinic run by Prof Dr Mumtaz Ahmad, the senior faculty of Urology Rawalpindi Medical College. For dental issues, people living in Phase 4 can go to Dental Plus and Dental Destination. Both are reputable clinics, located only 2 to 3 minutes away on Commercial Avenue and Bahria Heights 3. Furthermore, SOCH Psychological Clinic in Extension II, Phase 4, is about 3 minutes away from Phase 4 Mosque.
Moreover, from E Mart, you can head to Yoga Studio and Reiki Clinic, Nigar Health Complex, and The Homoeopath (Clinic), located only a couple of minutes away on Hill Road, Phase 6, Bahria Town. An abundance of clinics and medical centres are operational in the Civic Centre of the society. Doctors & Nurses Clinic (Bahria Town) is functional in Block D Street, where you can find family physicians, cardiologists, and other medical specialists.
Also, MediSate Clinic, Dr Feroze's Clear Skin Laser Clinic, Eden Cosmetic Clinic, and Rahman Dental Surgeons are functional in the Civic Centre of the society. As for more options, there is Firdaus Family Clinic, Dental Surgeons & Orthopaedic, Cosmetic Surgery Studio, and D&N Mental Health Clinic, along with Dental Polyclinic and Derma Care Skin Clinic. All the options are available in Civic Centre, Bahria Town, roughly 5 minutes away from Silk Bank, Civic Centre.
As far as hospitals are concerned, Maryam Memorial Hospital on Block D Street, Civic Centre, was established in 2015. As per its official Facebook Page, the hospital aims to provide the best healthcare services at the minimal fees. Several clinical departments are functional in the hospital, including obstetrics/gynaecology, orthopaedic surgery, neurosurgery, laparoscopic surgery, plastic surgery, urology, ENT, paediatric surgery, ophthalmology, gastroenterology, pulmonology, dermatology, and oncology. The hospital also features a pathology lab, a round-the-clock emergency department, operation theatres, and an in-house pharmacy. Also, Reliance Hospital is operational in Civic Centre near KFC outlet, while Medicsi 3 Hospital, located near Southwest Blvd, is about 4 minutes away from Gloria Heights. The hospital hosts experienced specialists in the field of medicine, paeds, gynaecology, and general surgery.
Next comes OPD Complex, situated roughly 5 minutes away on Bahria Expressway, near Bahria Phase 8 Gate. The hospital started its operations in 2012 and has well-trained consultants on its panel. The hospital also features various specialists, clinical labs, dental units, emergency services, ICU, and ambulance services. It also has an ultra-modern waiting area with comfortable sofas and water coolers. Also, Shaafi International Hospital is functional in Doctor’s Town, only 9 minutes away from Executive Lodges Park. The hospital was established in 1989 to provide quality care at economical fees. The medical and surgical services offered in the hospital include:
- Dermatology & Aesthetics
- Nephrology & Dialysis
- General & Laparoscopic Surgery
Patients can also avail of primary health service, dental service, critical care services, pathology, and laboratory services here. Further, it only takes around 10 minutes to reach Khatoon Hospital, located in Block F, Police Foundation, while Margalla Dental Hospital in Phase 2, Gulrez Housing Scheme, is about 7 minutes away from Executive Lodges Park.
Then, there is Al Khidmat Raazi Hospital, located only 10 minutes away on Street 37, in Block C, CBR Town. According to its website, it is a 50-bed private tertiary care hospital and aims to provide a comprehensive range of medical and surgical services. The hospital started its operations in 2017 and has 30 local and internationally trained doctors along with 50 clinical experts on its panel. Just like the above hospitals, Al Khidmat Raazi Hospital also offers dental care, radiology, ENT, ophthalmology, and mother & child care departments.
Some more hospitals are also located near Bahria Town, Islamabad. For instance, it only takes 5 minutes to reach SouthEast Hospital, located in Block A, Police Foundation, while Dispensary Media Town is situated only 10 minutes away in Block D, Media Town. Also, there is Chinar International Hospital just 3 km away in Sector D, PWD Housing Society. In contrast, Zainab Medical & Diagnostic Centre and Combined Military Hospital are about 10 minutes away in Sector C and Sector D of PWD Housing Society, respectively. However, the time and distance of these hospitals are measured from Phase 6, Bahria Town, Islamabad.
Security in Bahria Town Islamabad
Bahria Town, Islamabad has taken adequate security measures to ensure the complete safety of its residents. The efficient security system is installed on each entry and exit point of the society. Moreover, well-trained and active security personnel regularly patrol the vicinity.
PROPERTIES IN BAHRIA TOWN ISLAMABAD
Sales Price Trends in Bahria Town, Islamabad
Analysing the market before buying any property provides a comprehensive picture of its location, neighbourhood, and its sales price trends. It also helps in determining the current supply and demand conditions and the potential return on investment. That said, we’ve elaborated on the sales price trend of houses, flats, and plots available for sale in Bahria Town, Islamabad. However, the sales price trends might fluctuate as per the area, size, location, and the number of rooms in a property.
Houses for Sale in Bahria Town, Islamabad
The houses for sale in Bahria Town, Islamabad boast artistic infrastructure, ideal location, and a modern interior. Many houses in the society are newly constructed and ready to be owned. Let’s have a look at the current market trends of the properties available here. Potential buyers can buy beautifully designed 5 marla houses in Bahria Town, Islamabad, for PKR 28 lakh to PKR 4 crore. The expensive one features six bedrooms, six bathrooms, two American kitchens, a drawing-room, a dining room, a servant quarter, a storeroom, and a laundry room. Further, investors interested in buying 10 marla houses in Bahria Town, Islamabad, should keep a budget of PKR 90 lakh to PKR 4.5 crore handy. 10 marla houses in the society feature 4 to 8 bedrooms, spacious car parking space, multiple storeys, and tile/marble/wooden work.
As for luxurious living, you can buy a 1 kanal house in the society. The asking price of 1 kanal houses in Bahria Town, starts at PKR 1.3 crore, going as high as PKR 7.7 crore. The 1 kanal houses comprise bathrooms with Spanish tiles, solid woodwork, roof ceiling with LED lights, well-maintained lawns, a beautiful TV lounge, and many rooms. Besides, for a more significant investment, genuine buyers can find 2 kanal houses for a price ranging anywhere between PKR 3.5 crore to PKR 13 crore.
Plots for Sale in Bahria Town, Islamabad
Buying plots is one of the best ways to bank money in the longer run. However, the price mentioned above of plots in the society varies due to a plot's type, its location, and nearby amenities. Having said that, the asking price of 5 marla plots in Bahria Town, Islamabad, starts from PKR 9 lakh, going as high as PKR 9.9 crore. Moreover, prospective investors can also get their hands on 10 marla plots, which cost anywhere between PKR 11 lakh to PKR 8 crore. As per the data from Zameen.com during the first half of 2019, Bahria Town, Islamabad, was one of the most popular areas to buy 10 marla plots under 1.2 crore in Islamabad.
In a similar vein, the price of 1 kanal plots ranges from a minimum of PKR 55 lakh to a maximum of PKR 14 crore, while the sales price of 2 kanal plots in Bahria Town, Islamabad starts at PKR 70 lakh, increasing up to PKR 4.75 crore. The prices of plots vary because the 2 kanal plots are solely for residential purposes, while 1 kanal plots can be used for both residential and commercial purposes. Fortunately, you can also make the payment in instalments.
Flats for Sale in Bahria Town, Islamabad
Bahria Town, Islamabad, also boasts a variety of ultra-modern residential apartments with exquisite interior and state-of-the-art infrastructure. The price of studio apartments in the society starts at PKR 6 lakh and goes up to PKR 1.7 crore, whereas the cost of 1-bed flats in Bahria Town, Islamabad ranges between PKR 6.7 lakh to PKR 1.2 crore. The higher-priced flat features a lobby in the building, electricity backup, speedy elevators, a gym, maintenance, and security staff.
Also, well-kept 2-bed flats are up for sale for anywhere between PKR 13 lakh to PKR 3.15 crore, while luxurious 3-bed apartments in Bahria Town, Islamabad, can cost around PKR 30 lakh to PKR 2 crore. Buyers can also find 4-bed apartments for a price ranging between PKR 99 lakh to PKR 1.7 crore. It is important to note that the prices vary due to the condition of the flats, their location (whether Rawalpindi or Islamabad), corner or on the main road, and the physical structure of the apartment (furnished/unfurnished).
Rent Price Trends in Bahria Town, Islamabad
Just like the sales price trends, the rental trends of properties is also influenced by many factors. For instance, the number of rooms, proximity to nearby amenities, and the availability of essential utilities such as gas, electricity, and water. Taking all these factors into account, we have compiled the monthly rental trends of the properties available in Bahria Town, Islamabad, to help you make the right decision.
Houses for Rent in Bahria Town, Islamabad
Homes available for rent in Bahria Town, Islamabad feature bungalow-style interior and exterior, along with a peaceful environment. Middle-size families can rent 5 marla houses in Bahria Town, Islamabad, for a monthly sum of PKR 15 thousand to PKR 85 thousand per month. A 5 marla house typically comprises 3 to 5 bedrooms, water disposal system, attached baths, drawing-room, and a study room.
Moreover, comfortable 10 marla houses in the society can be rented for PKR 24 thousand to PKR 1.8 lakh per month. For bigger families, extraordinarily built 1 kanal houses are available for rent in the society. The monthly rent of 1 kanal houses in Bahria Town, Islamabad, starts from PKR 35 thousand and goes up to PKR 3 lakh per month. The homes feature international quality fittings and fixtures, full-equipped American kitchens, and parking space for more than one car, while the monthly rent of a brand new fully furnished 2 kanal house costs around PKR 1.3 lakh to PKR 3.25 lakh per month. Such houses feature seven bedrooms, two servant quarters, four kitchens, a car parking porch, and three floors.
Flats for Rent in Bahria Town Islamabad
Students and individuals looking for studio apartments can find plenty in Bahria Town, Islamabad, at affordable rentals. For instance, the average monthly rent of a studio flat is around PKR 15 thousand to PKR 70 thousand, while 1-bed apartments in the society can cost a monthly rent of around PKR 80 thousand. Moreover, a well-appointed 2-bed flat in Bahria Town, Islamabad, can be rented for anywhere between PKR 10 thousand to PKR 1.3 lakh per month. All the apartments are fully furnished with marble or wooden flooring, double-glazed windows, and ventilated rooms.
As for more options, potential tenants with bigger families can enjoy a luxurious lifestyle and rent 3-bed flats in Bahria Town, Islamabad, for PKR 22 thousand to PKR 1.5 lakh per month. However, the monthly rentals are subject to change from one phase to another.
While residents and investors received a dreamy return on their investments, businesspeople, too, were delighted with the commercial opportunities presented by the society. Let’s discuss the selling price and monthly rentals of commercial properties in the community.
The sales price of commercial shops in Bahria Town, Islamabad, starts from PKR 10 lakh and goes as high as 9 crore, while the asking price of commercial offices in the society varies anywhere between PKR 14 lakh to PKR 9 crore. Both buyers and investors would be interested in knowing that the commercial offices and shops in Bahria Town, Islamabad are designed by professional engineers with cross ventilation, electricity backup, and security systems.
Moreover, the monthly rent of furnished and semi-furnished offices in Bahria Town, Islamabad, is around PKR 10 thousand to PKR 3.5 lakh. Besides, the monthly rent of 1 to 2 marla ground floor shops in Bahria Town, Islamabad, is between PKR 8 thousand to PKR 3 lakh per month.
Most Popular Phases in Bahria Town Islamabad
According to the statistics taken from Zameen.com, the most searched phase in Bahria Town Islamabad for buying property is Bahria Enclave. It connects Bahria Town directly to Kashmir Highway, Islamabad Highway, and Lehtarar Road.
Moreover, Bahria Enclave is also fashionable when it comes to renting a property in Bahria Town Islamabad. Bahria Enclave also offers the best amenities and a luxurious lifestyle to its residents.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS AND BAKERIES
Malls in and near Bahria Town, Islamabad
Bahria Town, Islamabad, is among the mega projects in Pakistan, not just Islamabad. The community is home to several amenities, including shopping malls. For instance, the Civic Centre of the society, which occupies a central location, hosts various malls, plazas, and outlets, making it easier for residents to shop for everything in one place. Starting with P&J Emporium Mall in Civic Centre, the mall is only a minute’s walk away from Bank Alfalah, Civic Centre, Phase 4. Here, you can find a wide variety of fashion apparel, crockery, bedding, and home décor items. Further, Imperial Shopping Centre is also operational a couple of minutes’ walk away from the bank.
Moreover, Ascon Heights near Funky Bake is about a 5-minute walk away and features outlets of dry cleaning services, food, and home decoration products. Besides, Mehfooz Centre and Al-Masoom Complex host several retail outlets selling stitched/unstitched clothing, gents’ apparel, kids’ collection, and footwear. Also, Sanctuary Mall in Phase 2, Bahria Town can be reached within a minute by foot from Jamia Masjid Rashida, Safari Villas 3. The mall features a beauty salon & fitness centre, cosmetics shops, and ladies' tailors. Some more options in Civic Centre include Farhan Plaza, Chinar Centre, and Ababil Heights.
Besides, the commercial zone of the society also hosts many retail outlets of famous brands selling everything from clothing to footwear. Bata, Saibia Boutique, Miniso Phase 4 Bahria, Ego, BOSKI & WHITES - by Imran Farooq Malik, Breakout, Nishat Linen, Lawrencepur, and Batik, to name a few. All the shops are a couple of minutes’ walk away in Civic Centre, Bahria Town, Islamabad. To buy some casual shirts and jeans, you can head to STONEAGE Jeans and Charcoal, situated a minute or two away in Phase 4, Bahria Town, near Commercial Ave.
As for more choices, the neighbourhood of Bahria Town, Islamabad, also hosts several malls that are around 1 to 2 km away. To begin with, Paris Shopping Mall in Block C, Police Foundation, is home to many shops selling toys, personal care products, groceries, and clothing items. At the same time, Al-Taqwa Shopping Mall is the best option when it comes to shopping on a budget. The mall is located on Catral Road.
Also, it only takes about 9 minutes to reach Azam Hassan Cloth Mall, located in Sector A, PWD Society, and Aqsa Mall situated on PWD Double Road. The first one is known for selling a wide range of formal and casual clothing, while the latter hosts some popular retail outlets, including Habitt, Change, Origins, Edge, and Senorita. You can also find ample parking space outside the mall. About 2 km away, there is a Modern Shopping Mall in PWD Housing Society. You will find a complete collection of ladies' and kids' clothing, toys, and baby care products here.
Giga Mall on main GT Road, Phase II, DHA, only takes approximately 15 minutes to reach by road from Phase 6, Bahria Town. It is among the most popular shopping malls in Islamabad where you can find a sought-after variety of national and international brands, including Levi’s, WARDA, Uniworth, Diner’s, Breakout, Nike, Khaadi, Stylo, Monark, AlKaram Studio, Ideas by Gul Ahmed, Equator, and much more. The five-storey mall is also known for hosting one of the most popular hypermarkets named Carrefour. It is a one-stop grocery hub where you can find everything from clothing, decoration items, household products, smartphones to fresh produce, frozen food, pet supplies, and electronics & appliances.
Shoppers can also head over to the food court and enjoy a variety of delicious cuisines served by some of the leading food brands such as McDonald’s, Burger King, OPTP, Howdy, Dark Side, and Bombay Chowpatty. The mall also features ATM booths on each floor, a praying area, free Wi-Fi, efficient elevators & escalators, along with spacious car parking space. Also, there is a state-of-the-art cinema, a mosque, and a fun zone for kids, boasting many arcade games and fun activities. Lastly, City Shopping Mall on Adiala Road only takes around 20 minutes to reach from Mirchi395, Phase 3, Bahria Town. As per its official Facebook Page, the mall is home to several shops selling an extensive collection of clothing, artificial jewellery, shoes, bags, and cosmetics.
Restaurants, Cafes and Bakeries in and near Bahria Town, Islamabad
Foodies can easily satisfy their cravings in Bahria Town since there are plenty of restaurants and bakeries serving the community. To name a few, Booster Juices is in Phase 1, Bahria Town Islamabad, situated only 3 minutes away from Phase 1 Park, 120 Street. The juice centre serves fresh fruit juices, fruit cocktails, and smoothies.
The commercial area of Phase 2, Bahria Town, also boasts several restaurants, including Cafe Crossbones on PWD Double Road, Phase 2, Bahria Town, only 4 minutes away by foot from Tree Park, Phase 1, Bahria Town. The restaurant serves delicious pizzas, Alfredo pasta, along with several dips. Also, you can go to Sufra restaurant, located only 4 minutes away on Commercial Area Road, Phase 2, Bahria Town. From sausage burgers, paratha rolls, Kabuli pulao, BBQ to ice creams, juices and hot beverages, the restaurant has everything on its menu. Besides, Ghausia Nan Centre, Foodzay, Sufi, and Karachi Food Time are all operational adjacent to Sufra Restaurant in Phase 2 of Bahria Town, Islamabad.
Further, residents of Phase 3, Bahria Town, can also access two more restaurants, located only 3 to 5 minutes away by foot from Phase 3, Mughal Park. The first one is Kunna Sarai Restaurant in Bahria Heights, Phase 3, while the other is Quetta Hazara Café, situated only 4 minutes away from the park. Moreover, Chopped Canadian Grill, Game of Fries, and Mirchi395 are also functional in Phase 3, Islamabad, just 5 minutes’ walk away from Mughal Park, Phase 3.
Phase 4, Bahria Town, Islamabad, is home to a diverse array of restaurants. For instance, Saffron Grill on Corniche Road near Mini Golf Club, Phase 4 is just a minute walk away, while Bull Steak House on Extreme Karting, Main Corniche Road, just a 2-minute walk away from the mini-golf club. The first one offers excellent ambience along with Asian, BBQ, and local favourites, while the latter claims to be one of the best steak houses in Islamabad where you can enjoy quality food in an exquisite environment. The place serves everything from steaks, antipasti caldi, seafood, and burgers to soups, cocktails, and barista’s selection.
Many restaurants are also present near Arena, Phase 4, Bahria Town. Fans of pizzas can head to Pizza Hut and Canadian Pizza, as both serve lip-smacking pizzas, while Burger King, Munnu's Afghani Burger, and Grill Se serve juicy burgers to burger fans. Moreover, for the best brunch in town, you can head to Chaaye Khana, situated only 5 minutes away by foot in Bahria Town, Phase 4, Main Boulevard. It is one of the most popular brunch spots in Islamabad, offering a soothing ambience where you can read books, play games, and talk over a cup of your favourite tea, coffee, and snacks.
Moreover, Wildmen Restaurant offers a cosy environment along with a great interior. The restaurant is famous for its steaks and Italian food. Besides, chocolate buffs can visit The Nutella Spot that serves everything made of Nutella such as Nutella filled cookie slice, Nutella Brownie Stuffed Crepe with Vanilla Ice Cream, Nutella tart, Nutella cold coffee, and whatnot. All the restaurants are roughly 2 to 3 minutes away by foot in Phase 4, Bahria Town, near The Arena Cinema. Further, it only takes a minute walk to reach Kafe Dot Com, Icepresso Cafe & Nitro Gelato, Chikachino Café, Menu (Bahria Outlet), and Nocciola Chocolaterie Bahria, sited in Bahria Heights 3, Phase 4, near The Arena Cinema.
Just like other phases, Phase 5 of the society is also home to a good number of restaurants. Starting with The Jungle Restaurant, situated in Plaza No.1, Commercial Ave, it is just a 3-minute walk away from Masjid Khadijatul Kubra Asna Ashri. The restaurant’s menu includes barbecue malai boti, seekh kabab, tornado French fries, Mughlai halwa, and shakes. Likewise, Cafe Refresco on Road E, Bahria Town, Phase 5 is just a minute’s walk away from Azeem Super Mart. DownTown Slice Pizza is also operational in Phase 5, only 5 minutes away from Street 4, Phase 5, Bahria Town.
Foodies living in Phase 6 can find some of the famous food outlets of Islamabad within the society. From Hill Road, Phase 6, you can reach Tomatino Pizza Fiesta, Flame Lounge, House Retro, and Renaissance Lounge & Restaurant, located in Empire Heights II, reachable within a minute’s walk. Also, four more restaurants are functioning just a minute’s walk away near Pets & Vets Hospital Bahria Town, such as Danny & Bizz Lounge, Greens Fast Food, Marco’s Pizza & More, and Moody’s Bistro & Lounge. All the eateries offer comfortable seating arrangements along with delicious delicacies. Furthermore, OX & Grill – Steak House, near Shaheen Chemist on Hill Road, can be reached within 2 minutes on foot.
Bahria Town, Islamabad, also boasts a central commercial zone named Civic Centre Bahria Town, where you can find a range of restaurants, food kiosks, bakeries, and cafes. For instance, Jade Café - Chinatown Szechuan Cuisine serves authentic Chinese platters including, cheesy chicken roulade in Moroccan sauce, chicken cordon bleu, Tuscan chicken, fish & chips, Paninis, pasta, and much more. The restaurant is also famous for offering a combo of both desi and western-style breakfasts. The desi breakfast thali includes dum chicken keema, aloo bhujia, classic channas, suji halwa, achaar, fried egg, and a lachha paratha.
Some more notable places in Civic Centre, Bahria Town are Dunkin' Donuts, Subway, Domino's Pizza, and KFC. These international food chains offer a great environment along with premium quality food. About 2 minutes away from Silk Bank, you can reach Quetta Stop Restaurant, located near Bank Al Habib, Kababiyaan – The Ultimate Kebab Lounge, and Pizza Thrills, all in Civic Centre, Bahria Town, Islamabad.
Next, Mr COD is situated in Block A, Civic Commercial, about 4 minutes away from Silk Bank. The restaurant is an official franchise of Mr COD (UK), a leading fast-food chain known for its chicken and fish items. Further, it only takes a couple of minutes to reach Chacha Chaska and Juicito, situated on Main Boulevard, Civic Centre, Bahria Town. The first one offers perfect seating arrangements for families and serves traditional food. At the same time, the latter is an open-air eatery, offering a variety of street food, including chana chaat, soups, gola ganda, gol gappay, burgers, and fries.
Some more options near Civic Centre, Bahria Town, Islamabad include, Chicago Grill Steak House and Moni's Food in Maaz Arcade, Boom Boom Hot n Spicy on Plot No 96, Pepper Town Café, near Main Boulevard, The Tea Craft and Kolachi Biryani in Block D Street. All of them are about 2 minutes away. Also, Carnivore Grill near Silk Bank, Civic Centre, offers a relaxing fine-dining experience, whereas The Frosty's Cafe is on Plot No. 78, Block B, Civic Centre.
Since Bahria Town, Islamabad also houses many bakeries, you can enjoy melt-in-your-mouth gourmets, baked goodies, cakes and cookies from there. For example, the Second Cup is located on Corniche Road, Phase 4, Bahria Town, reachable within a couple of minutes from Bull Steak House. It is a franchise of Canada’s largest coffee retailer and serves imported and local cakes, including New York cheesecake, strawberry swirl cheesecake, devil fudge cake, and molten lava cake. Also, fresh sandwiches, wraps, salads, cookies, soothes, coffees, parfaits, and frozen delights are included on their menu.
Furthermore, Bread ‘n Butter on Commercial Ave, Phase 4, Bahria Town, is just 2 minutes away. In comparison, T'bakes is operational 2 minutes away on Road C, Phase 4, serving freshly home-baked cakes, cupcakes, brownies, and cookies. The Civic Centre area in Bahria Town, Islamabad also boasts several bakeries, for instance, Funky Bake is about 5 minutes away from KFC. The bakery is a perfect place where you can comfortably sit and have a chit chat with your friends and enjoy homemade cakes, coffees, afternoon tea, and muffins. You can also get customised cakes for different occasions.
Besides, The Baking Arena on Street Number 13, Bahria Town is reachable within a 6-minute walk, while Rasheed Sweets and Sweet Palace on Block D Street, Phase 4, are roughly 5 minutes away by foot from KFC, Civic Centre. A branch of Baskin Robbins is also operational on 112 Eastern Avenue, Civic Centre, just a couple of minutes away from KFC. Some more outlets of traditional sweets, savouries, assorted biscuits, ice-creams, and other bakery items include Nirala Sweets & Bakers in Block A, Gul Tower, Floss Factory in Shop No.1, located on Civic Centre (Main Boulevard), and Funky Pop on 102 Southern Ave, Civic Centre, Bahria Town, Islamabad. All the bakeries are 2 to3 minutes away by foot from Subway, Al Bahrain Complex.x
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Sports Facilities and Fitness Centres in and near Bahria Town, Islamabad
Health-conscious people can breathe a sigh of relief since Bahria Town boasts several sports facilities and fitness centres in and near Bahria Town, Islamabad. To start with, Phase 2 of the society hosts WICA, aka Wasim International Cricket Academy on Street 54, a minute’s walk away from ACE International Academy. As per its Facebook Page, the academy is considered the first-ever international standard cricket academy in the city, with five national and international certified coaches from England and Pakistan Cricket Board. The academy offers training sessions to under 10, 13, 16, 19 teams and Pro age groups under accredited coaches. It also features an automatic Pro-Bowling Machine, a good batting wicket, DSLR cameras, for biomechanics and LED screens.
Then, Snooker Arsenal in Phase 3, Bahria Town, Islamabad, only takes a 3-minute walk from Phase 3, Mughal Park. At the same time, Typhoon Gaming Zone is reachable within a minute by foot, situated in Civic Centre, Bahria Town. Moreover, you can also head to Green Room Snooker Club, located only 4 minutes away by foot from Rasheed Sweets, Civic Centre. The central commercial zone of the society has Retro Premium Gaming Lounge, Knock Out Gaming Zone, and WiredX - The Gaming Lounge, just 4 to 5 minutes away on foot.
Also, some more sports facilities in Civic Centre, Bahria Town, Islamabad, include Rack N Roll Snooker Lounge. This is a premium snooker club with nine tables for tournaments, free Wi-fi, mini snack bar, and LED TV. Also, it only takes 2-minutes to reach Ball in Paw – The Snooker Club, while Green Room Snooker Club is a minute’s walk away from Domino’s Civic Centre. Moreover, Raja's Martial arts & Fitness Gym is also operational in Block D, Civic Centre, offering classes for so Kyokushin karate, mixed martial arts, judo, boxing, and kickboxing under well-trained staff. The club also offers fitness classes for weight loss, aerobics, Zumba, yoga, and cross-fit to both male and female candidates. Phase 5 of the town also hosts World Taekwondo Karate Club, located near Masjid Khadijatul Kubra.
Moreover, the mini-golf Course on Corniche Road, Phase 4, is one of the biggest highlights and recreational facilities in the society. The course is roughly a 10-minute walk away from Executive Lodges Park. The well-maintained mini golf course is the perfect place for professional and amateur golfers. To make the game more challenging, the course features obstacles, ATV racing track, ramps, and bunkers. Registered members can also access other recreational facilities such as Mini-Formula 1 tracks, thrilling Go-karting track, mini zoo, kids play area, and a clubhouse. The club boasts a wide range of international standard sports facilities such as tennis court, swimming pool, snooker rooms, squash court, and other indoor games.
Further, residents of Bahria Town, Islamabad, can also access Sports Complex, situated only 10 minutes away in Safari Villas. The sports complex operates under professional trainers and features a tennis court, squash court, indoor swimming pools, a fitness centre, and a pantry. Cricket fanatics can enjoy several practice sessions and tournaments in Sydney Cricket Ground, located on Tulip Road, Phase 2, Bahria Town, while Media Town Football/Cricket Ground in Block D, Media Town is roughly 4 minutes away from Phase 6, Bahria Town. Besides, Quba Cricket Ground on Kahuta Road, Model Town Humak, only takes around 10 minutes to reach. In contrast, New Lalazar Cricket Ground in New Lalazar is roughly 15 minutes away by car from Phase 3 Family Park, Bahria Town.
People living in Bahria Town, Islamabad, can easily maintain their workout regime by going to several gyms and fitness centres operational in and near society. For instance, Life Fitness Gym in Phase 4, Bahria Town only takes a 5-minute walk to reach from The Arena, Road A. The gym employs professional trainers to help members with fitness and cardio exercises.
Also, Bahria Town doesn’t lag when it comes to fitness facilities. Thankfully, one can find an abundance of gyms and fitness centres in the area, including Inferno Gym in Silk Tower, AimFit Fitness Studios, and Spa and Health Club. The first one features ultra-modern fitness equipment, while the second one is one of the best gyms in Pakistan, offering several fitness classes including dance workout, medium to high-intensity interval training, lifting, yoga, and weight training. The membership of AimFit ranges between PKR 5,000 to PKR 20,000, as per a programme’s duration.
If you are standing near Silk Bank, Civic Centre, you can quickly head to The Green Spa & Health Club, sited in Block D. Also, Life Fitness Gym is functional on Street 1, and Spartan Gym is located near Civic Centre Street 2. Luckily, all these options are only 3 to 4 minutes away by foot from Silk Bank. Additionally, Ladies Yoga Studio on Hill Road, Phase 6, Bahria Town, is found at a walkable distance from E Mart. At the same time, Yoga Studio and Reiki Clinic in Empire Heights II, Hill Road, is reachable within 5 minutes on foot.
Some more fitness centres and gyms near Bahria Town, Islamabad, located around 5 to 10 minutes away, are listed below; however, the time it takes to reach them is calculated from Phase 6 of the society:
- Jox Fitness Club, pinned in Block B, PWD Double Road
- Elysium Gym is sited on the 2nd floor of Ch Arcade
- Fitness Zone Gym is available in Hoor Plaza, Main PWD Road
- The Fitness Hub is operational on the 1st floor of Ihsan Arcade, Soan Avenue
- Planet Fitness Club Ladies Gym is functioning on Street 7, Block E, Soan Gardens
Parks in and near Bahria Town, Islamabad
Bahria Town, Islamabad, is a well-planned housing project, surrounded by lush green parks, green belts, and playing fields. According to the official website of Bahria Town, the society has provided a playground for every 100 houses. Also, each phase of the town has a particular area dedicated to greenery and lawns. Having said that, Phase 1 Park is located only 5 minutes away by foot from Bahria Mosque, Phase 1, on Street 6 near Corniche Road. The park features various entertainment and recreational facilities, along with several rides, slides, and swings for kids. Further, it only takes 5 minutes to reach Street 12 Park and around 10 minutes to reach Tree Park, situated on 4C, Phase 1 Extension.
Similarly, there are two parks in Phase 2 of Bahria Town - Chaudhary Sidqi Park and Bahria Family Park. Both parks are a 3-minute walk away from Best Mart, Commercial Area Road, Phase 2. The parks are decorated with fountains, benches, and rides for kids, such as slides, climbers, seesaws, and carousels. Moreover, people living in Phase 3 can quickly head to Phase 3 Mughal Park, sited 4 minutes away, Phase 3 Family Park is located 6 minutes away, while C Park is about 10 minutes away by foot. Both parks are at walkable distances from Bahria Heights 4 and feature swings, jogging tracks, and neatly manicured grass beds. Besides, Executive Lodges Park is in Executive Lodges, Phase 3, Bahria Town. The park is quite well-maintained and features various recreational facilities for kids.
Residents of Phase 4, Bahria Town, can enjoy lazy evening strolls in B Park, situated only a 4-minute walk away from Southeast Boulevard. It is one of the most beautiful parks in the society, where you can enjoy small picnics and morning walks with your family and friends. The park is also one of the favourite spots for kids, adorned with lovely flower-beds, grass hedges, children’s playground, and benches. The park also has a 300-meter jogging track, gazebos, and swings. One more park is also located near Southwest Boulevard, Phase 4, approximately 4 minutes away from Bahria Town Post Office.
Then, Triangle Park in Phase 5 of the society is situated a couple of minutes’ walk away from Street 35, while a park in Phase 6 is around a km away from the same site. The parks are well-organised and host several recreational facilities for kids. Also, Gray Ribbon Park on Lane 2, Phase 6, Bahria Town, is an elegantly maintained park. The park is home to many rides, jogging tracks, merry-go-rounds, and tunnels. Right in the middle of Civic Centre, there is Civic Park, where people come and enjoy many outdoor activities and games. Since there are many restaurants in Civic Centre, you can easily grab your favourite sandwich and enjoy it in the park.
Beside, Bahria Town Safari Villas 3 also hosts a Ladies Park, located near Lilly Road. The neat and clean park is fenced with secure boundaries allowing ladies to practice yoga and other exercises in the morning. Furthermore, the park also features a jogging track, a few swings, and slides for kids. Some more parks in and near Bahria Town, Islamabad are mentioned below:
- Children Park sited in Phase 2, Bahria Town is reachable within 6 minutes on foot from Bahria Town Security Office
- It only takes a 10-minute walk to reach Safari Park 3, located on Street 3, Bahria Town, Safari Villas 3
- From Ladies Park, you can also head to Media Town D Block Park, located just 4 minutes away by foot
- C Block Park in Media Town is about a km away from Central Ave, Phase 6, Bahria Town
- River View Park, situated on Street 9, Safari Villas, reachable within 10 minutes from Phase 1 Park
Salons and Spas in and near Bahria Town, Islamabad
Having beauty care services near a housing society is yet another benefit for beauty-conscious people. Thankfully, there are many salons and spas operational in and near Bahria Town, Islamabad. For instance, residents of Phase 2, Bahria Town can easily access Aroush Beauty Lounge, situated in 7 Cam Arcade, Street 39, Sobia Rozi Salon on Commercial Area Road, and Xpressions Hair Salon is operational on Lilly Road. All the salons are 3 to 4 minutes’ walk away from Street 41, Phase 2, Bahria Town, and offer several services such as bridal makeup, hair treatment, manicures, pedicures, and facial treatments.
Also, three men's salons are located in Phase 3, Bahria Town, and reachable within a couple of minutes on foot. The first one is Men’s Studio Salon, located on Street 65-A, offering everyday hairstyling, beard cutting, grooming, facial, conditioning, and hair dye services. However, Hairitage Men's Salon is one of the finest salons in the area, providing incredible grooming experience under skilled and professional stylists. As per its Facebook page, the salon operates from 11:00 am till 11:00 pm and offers hair protection treatment, hair straightening/hair bonding, head, shoulder & neck massage, full groom package along with kids’ haircut. Besides, Xpressions Hair Salon on Road G, Phase 3, is reachable within 4 minutes from Phase 3, Mughal Park.
Additionally, you can find several salons in Phase 4, Bahria Town, situated roughly 2 to 3 minutes’ walk away from The Arena, near Commercial Avenue. For instance, Sadia's Beauty Salon, French Touch Beauty Salon, Soft Touch Beauty Salon, Beauty Zone, and Sophia's by Afshan Umer are all present here. Also, the Civic Centre hosts some notable salons, such as Depilex Beauty Clinic, located in Block A, opposite to Khiva Restaurant. Masarrat Misbah founded the salon in 1980. The salon stands at the forefront when it comes to hair, beauty, and fashion trends in Pakistan. As per its website, Depilex takes pride in providing the best customer and beauty care services under professional beauty artists. All you need is to book an appointment from their official Facebook page and enjoy relaxing massages, a wide range of facial treatments, expert hair colour, and waxing services.
Furthermore, Hadiqa Kiani (HK) Salon in Block D, Phase 4, Civic Centre, is the successful venture of one of the most renowned singers of Pakistan. Its Facebook page claims to offer cutting-edge services such as therapeutic spas, mani/Pedi, and other facilities to give a rejuvenated look. Similarly, Go Glam Beauty Salons is functional right next to Rasheed Sweet, Civic Centre. The salon is known to provide multiple facilities such as Sauna bath, hijama, hot stone therapy, aromatherapy, and Moroccan bath. Some more choices in Civic Centre, Phase 4, Bahria Town, Islamabad include Kolaaj Salon, Pink Women Salon & Spa, Hails (Nail Salon), SA Glam Studio, Jugnu Salon, and Moshaz Beauty Salon.
Cinemas in Bahria Town, Islamabad
Bahria Town, Islamabad offers a Gold Class 3D digital cinema experience to its residents. The Arena is located in Phase 4 and has the world’s brightest projector with a 4-way QSC digital audio system. The cinema has a comfortable seating arrangement, waiting area, along with a gaming zone, café, and shopping area. The cinema also features a world-class surround sound system, VIP boxes equipped with La-Z-Boy's recliner chairs, and an in-theatre snack bar. You can also book tickets online and pay via credit and debit cards.
As for more choices, about 10 minutes away from the Executive Lodges Mosque, there is (Jacaranda Family Club) JFC Cineplex located in Club Avenue, Sector E, DHA Phase 2. It is one of the popular cinemas in Islamabad, hosting canteen, quality screens, and comfortable seats. Also, Cinepax Cinemas is operational on the 2nd floor of Giga Mall, located only 6 km away from the society. The cinema offers gold, platinum, and CMAXX experiences with sound surround technology, comfy recliners with armrest, lounge facilities, and 100% digital imagery with laser projection.
The management of Bahria Town, Islamabad, regularly arranges numerous sports, cultural, and patriotic events throughout the year. The Safari Club has also organised a Safari Health Marathon in collaboration with Mini Golf Club. Moreover, the community also celebrates New Year's Eve with a fantastic fireworks show in Trafalgar Square. Besides, Bahria Town's management also arranges Bahria Town Dastarkhwan and serves food to underprivileged people. People can also look forward to Sahoor and Iftar setups during the holy month of Ramadan.
Apart from society’s amenities, people living in Bahria Town, Islamabad, can also easily access several entertainment facilities available nearby. Ayub National Park, located on G.T. and takes around 6 km to reach from Phase 1, Bahria Town. The park is spreading over 2,300 acres, featuring landscaped gardens, scenic spots, and a baradari. It is one of the largest parks of Asia where you can find beautiful lagoons and streams flowing amidst the park. The park also hosts a boating area, shaded jogging tracks, a garden restaurant, open-air theatre along with Tope Rakh Auditorium.
The park also hosts a snake house, Midfield Football Academy, Ayub Park Cricket Ground, and a Jungle World Theme Park. The Jungle Kingdom Park is home to several rare species such as tigers, lions, zebras, peacocks, llamas, monkeys, and deer along with a ghost house and amazing man-made sculptures. The playland of the park boasts several rides for people belonging to all age groups such as motion ride, mini cars, dodgem cars, flying wheel, pirate boat, buggy ride, camel ride, and other electronic rides. Ayub National Park also features Rawalpindi Golf Club, situated on Jehlum Road. It is one of the well-maintained golf courses maintained by the officials of the Pakistan Army. The club features an 18-hole course, golf club marquee, and a restaurant for its members.
Moreover, it only takes around 10 minutes to reach Lohi Bher Wildlife Park from Phase 6, Bahria Town, Islamabad. The park covers an area of over 687 acres and was established in 1992. The wildlife park is home to lions, antelopes, deer, peacocks, bears, monkeys, Urial (wild sheep), blackbuck, among other animals. From Phase 6 of Bahria Town, you can also visit the Eiffel Tower Monument within 20 minutes.
Also, Centaurus Mall Islamabad in F8, Jinnah Avenue, is around a 40 minutes’ drive away from Phase 5, Bahria Town. It is one of the most iconic malls in Islamabad, houses almost everything – from luxury clothing items, electronic items, home appliances to footwear, gifts, and medicines. Some popular brands available in the mall include Agha Noor, Hang Ten, Nike, J. by Junaid Jamshed, Amir Adnan, Origins, Vincci, and whatnot. The mall also boasts an incredible food court where you can enjoy delicious cuisines from Pizza Hut, China Grill, Monal Down Town, Rendezvous, Hardees, and others. Also, you can buy premium quality groceries and household products from the Al-Fatah Departmental Store, situated within the mall. At the same time, kids can have fun in Fun City, where they can find ten kiddie rides, a wide range of arcade games, video games, and other exciting activities.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Though Bahria Town, Islamabad, is well connected to other nearby areas of Islamabad, people who don’t have personal cars or bikes might face commute issues while living in the society. All the metro stations are almost 30 to 40 minutes away from Bahria Town. Apart from this minor issue, Bahria Town provides all the essential amenities topped with a luxurious lifestyle.
Importance of Bahria Town, Islamabad from major locations nearby
- Chaklala Railway Station on Airport Road is 12 km away
- Jinnah Park Rawalpindi is roughly 19 minutes away via Grand Trunk Road/National Highway 5/AH2
- Islamabad Highway, Kashmir Highway, Chak Shahzad, Kuri Road, and Lehtrar Road are present nearby
- Iqra University is 22 km away from the society
- Islamabad International Airport is 40 km away
- Islamabad Expressway is about 10 km away from Bahria Town, Islamabad
- Ayub National Park is around 8 km away from Phase 2, Bahria Town
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