ABOUT BAHRIA TOWN KARACHI
Bahria Town, a highly secure gated community, has set a whole new benchmark for all housing societies, older and upcoming, in Pakistan. The residential scheme, spread over an area of 44,000 acres, offers a high-quality lifestyle along with world-class amenities. It is located at a distance of 9 km from Super Highway and only a 25-minute drive from Jinnah International Airport. It is also well-connected to Malir Cantt via the six-lane Expressway. Bahria Town is more or less like a city within a city. It is divided into at least 31 precincts, Bahria homes, Bahria apartments, Bahria Sports City, Bahria farmhouses, Bahria Icon Tower, Bahria Heights and Jinnah Avenue Commercial.
Malik Riaz is the man behind Bahria Town’s success. He has developed high-end gated communities in various cities, including Rawalpindi, Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi.
Bahria Town Karachi, came into existence in the year 2015 and, since then, it has grown by leaps and bounds. The society has the capacity to house over a million people. Since it is an upscale community that is located far from the city, people usually invest in Bahria Town Karachi's plots for securing future investments. However, those who wish to live in the society can buy ready-to-move-in houses in Bahria Town.
AT A GLANCE
- Secure gated community, offering world-class amenities
- World’s third largest mosque and Pakistan’s largest cricket stadium under construction
- Uninterrupted electricity supply
- Underground electricity, water, gas and telephone lines
- Night safari and a theme park designed according to international standards
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Public Transport in Bahria Town Karachi
Bahria Town Sightseeing Bus Service is an exclusive transport service provided by the administration. It is only available on weekends and provides double-decker buses for Bahria Town residents, as well as for outsiders. These buses pass by almost all the major tourist attractions in the area, like Bahria Night Safari, Grand Jamia Mosque, Rafi Cricket Stadium, Bahria Adventura and Dancing Fountain. The bus service starts from Bahria Carnival area with a bus ticket of only Rs.30. There is a free shuttle service that serves residents who commute to the main city for work. It has been functional since October 1, 2018. It has two buses dedicated for routes leading to Malir Halt and Sohrab Goth. The service starts at 7:15 AM every day from Precinct 10. For Malir Halt, Bus no.1 starts from Precinct 10 and reaches Precinct 2, from where it reaches the main gate. Then, it stops at several points, including Dunba Goth, the Old Toll Plaza, Falcon House, and Model Colony, before reaching the final destination: Malir Halt Printing Press. For Sohrab Goth, the bus follows a similar route to the Old Toll Plaza from where residents reach Sabzi Mandi to Maymar Mor to Daewoo Bus Terminal, reaching Sohrab Goth.
Markets in Bahria Town Karachi
One can find all kinds of grocery items within Bahria Town, Karachi. Green Valley, located in Precinct 18, delivers a wholesome shopping experience to the residents. It is the largest hypermarket operated by Bahria Town. It provides a vast range of high-end brands, ranging from home décor, clothing, cosmetics, perfumes to baby care, toys, stationery, bed & bath and much more. It also contains a fresh bakery, comprising fresh pastries and baked bread on a daily basis. Green Valley also has its own organic vegetable shop, having fresh fruits and vegetables. Bilal Departmental Store is another superstore, offering a wide variety of grocery items.
Mosques in Bahria Town Karachi
The Grand Mosque of Bahria Town, located in Precinct 13, is believed to be the third largest mosque in the world. It has a capacity to accommodate nearly 0.8 million worshippers. It is connected to 400 ft wide Jinnah Avenue, making it accessible from all areas of Bahria Town. It will also consist of an Islamic museum, a library, containing 5000 books and an Islamic community centre. A state-of-the-art Islamic Research Center and an International University will also be a part of this mosque. One of the most prominent features of the mosque is its thermal powerhouse and the air conditioning and water supply systems. The planned design is heavily influenced by Islamic and Mughal architecture, similar to masjids in Malaysia, Turkey and Dubai. There are other mosques in the area as well, namely Masjid Usman Allah Rakhio, Jamia Masjid Farooqi and Bilal Masjid.
School, Colleges and Universities in Bahria Town Karachi
The residents of Bahria Town do not need to travel to the main city in search of a good educational institute for their children. Fortunately, Bahria Town, Karachi, has its own school and college that offer matriculation/ FSc and O/A level systems of education. The institutions are equipped with almost all essential facilities — computer labs, chemistry labs, libraries, etc. — and offer the services of highly qualified faculty members. One can also find Roots Millennium School within the society. For higher education, residents can explore nearby options like Baqai Medical University, Ziauddin University and Bahria University.
Banks in Bahria Town Karachi
There are a number of banks situated within the premises of Bahria Town such as Faysal Bank Ltd, United Bank Ltd, Meezan Bank and Bank Alfalah. Residents do not have to travel to the main city to carry out everyday transactions.
Bahria Town, Karachi, has its own grid station that ensures uninterrupted power supply with zero load-shedding in the area. This is a true blessing for the residents, as people living in other parts of the city are tired of load-shedding, even in the poshest areas of the city. It is probably among the first housing societies in the country that has introduced the concept of an underground cable system to distribute electricity. Also Bahria Town, Karachi, and K-Electric have announced plans to build a 600 MW energy plant, especially for the community.
Clinics and Hospitals in Bahria Town Karachi
Bahria Town is a city within a city that provides its inhabitants with world-class medical services within its premises. Bahria Town International Hospital is a 120-bed hospital, which has both emergency and intensive care units and offers an array of imaging and interventional procedures and services such as CT scans, MRIs, mammography, X-ray, etc. Highly qualified and experienced doctors are available to provide enhanced medical care to patients. Furthermore, Bait Al Batterjee Medical Company, which operates hospitals in Saudi Arabia, has signed an agreement with Bahria Town to establish a 150 to 300-bed hospital in the society. Bahria Town’s CEO Malik Riaz has also planned to set up at least two spinal and neurosurgery facilities in association with Harley Street Clinic in London, England.
PROPERTIES IN BAHRIA TOWN KARACHI
Sales Price Trends in Bahria Town Karachi
Bahria Town is a safe investment option that guarantees a high ROI. The gated community has been properly planned and developed with almost all essential amenities available within the society. Plus, the community features wide streets, proper division of plots and allotment of commercial and residential areas.
Houses for Sale in Bahria Town Karachi
Bahria Town, Karachi, offers a variety of options for those who want to invest in a house here. There are 125 sq yd, 200 sq yd, 250 sq yd, 350 sq yd, 500 sq yd and 1000 sq yd houses available for sale here. The starting price for 125 sq yd houses ranges from PKR 24 lakh to PKR 1.5 crore. When it comes to bigger units of 250 sq yds, the cost vary between PKR 36.5 lakh and PKR 3.2 crore. For 500 sq yd houses, the range starts at PKR 58.5 lakh, going as high as PKR 3.85 crore. As of January 2019, historical data shows that price index for houses in Bahria Town Karachi have soared over the last six months.
Plots for Sale in Bahria Town Karachi
For those looking for investment opportunities in Bahria Town, Karachi, a wide range of plot files for 5 marla, 10 marla and 1 kanal are available for sale. As per Zameen’s data, Bahria Town, Karachi, ranks third in buying trends for plots in Karachi. 5 marla plots have a price range of PKR 5 lakh to 3.25 crore. With bigger area sizes, the prices tend to increase. For 10 marla plots, the sale price range starts at PKR 2.5 lakh, going up to PKR 3.5 crore. 1 kanal houses can cost investors anywhere between PKR 3 lakh and PKR 10.1 crore. Price trends are slightly different for plot files. Plot files for 5 marla have a price range of PKR 20 thousand to PKR 15 crore. 10 marla plot files fall in a range between PKR 20 thousand and PKR 75 lakh. For 1 kanal plot files on sale, prices start at PKR 40 thousand, going up to PKR 1.4 crore.
Flats for Sale in Bahria Town Karachi
Owing to a number of amenities, this housing society has to offer, people are also interested in buying an apartment of their own in Bahria Town. There are studio, 1-bed, 2-bed and 3-bed apartments available in the community. For 1-bed apartments on sale, the starting price is around PKR 41 lakh, which can go up to PKR 2.85 crore. For 2-bed apartments, the sales price range varies between PKR 23 lakh and PKR 7.8 crore. Prices for 3-bed flats start from PKR 41 lakh, reaching up to PKR 1.95 crore.
Rent Price Trends in Bahria Town Karachi
Houses for Rent in Bahria Town Karachi
There are a huge number of well-constructed, fully furnished houses available in Bahria Town that exude elegance and grandeur. 5 marla villas on rent offer 3 bedrooms with attached washrooms, a TV lounge, an American kitchen, a washing area, servant’s room, car parking and a small front lawn. For a 5 marla house in Bahria Town, rental prices range from PKR 25 thousand to PKR 80 thousand per month.
Flats for Rent in Bahria Town Karachi
The rental cost for apartments depends upon the furnishings and the number of bedrooms available. Bahria Town, Karachi, offers a wide variety of furnished apartments on rent. For a 2-bed apartment on rent in Bahria Town, the cost can be anywhere between PKR 17 thousand and PKR 55 thousand per month. For 3-bed flats, rental prices tend to go higher, starting at PKR 24 thousand, going up to PKR 40 thousand per month. 4-bedroom family apartments are even more expensive. They can cost tenants around PKR 40 thousand to PKR 50 thousand per month.
Bahria Town, Karachi, offers multiple options for those who want to invest in commercial property. There are a number of shops and offices available on sale here. The Bahria Midway Commercial Area offers a wide variety of offices for investment purposes. The SQ 9 Tower, Dominion Business Center, Midway Pearl, Bahria Town Tower are some of the most famous business towers in the area.
Most Popular Blocks in Bahria Town Karachi
Bahria Town Precinct 12 tops the list in buying property trends. Because of cheaper rates, easy payment plans and furnished houses, villas and bungalows, Precinct 12 is the area that attracts investors.
The most popular precinct in Bahria Town for renting purposes is that of Precinct 2. It has its own park, mosque, shopping mall, college and sports ground. Bahria Town’s bus service also passes through Precinct 2. This is the reason people want to rent furnished houses here.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS AND BAKERIES
Malls in Bahria Town Karachi
Bahria Town, Karachi is a shopper’s paradise. Residents can enjoy a complete shopping experience at Shopping Gallery – Precinct 2. There is Bahria Town Tower as well which is a tall building with 24 storeys. Inspired by Dubai, an entire floor has been dedicated specially for a gold souk.
Restaurants and Bakeries in Bahria Town Karachi
Bahria Town, Karachi, offers various fine dining and fast food options within the area. The Carnival Area is an entertainment hub in Bahria Town that includes a number of restaurants and food courts. Popular food outlets are Cave restaurant, Bombay Koyla Karhai and Afridi Inn. There is also Ridan - House of Mandi that specializes in Arab cuisine and also Istanbul Grill, which offers a variety of delicious Turkish dishes. There are popular fast food joints like McDonald’s, Pizza Hut and KFC as well. People also hang out at Café Chai Khana and Fibbi Café
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Sports Facilities and Fitness Centres in Bahria Town Karachi
Bahria Town, Karachi, takes into consideration all aspects of a luxurious lifestyle. There is a well-equipped gym named Fitness 24/7 in Precinct 2. It has modern training machines and also a physical trainer to help you achieve your health and fitness goals. Bahria Sports City Karachi (BSCK) is a paradise for sports fans and fitness enthusiasts. It will house Pakistan’s largest cricket stadium, Rafi Cricket Stadium, comprising huge flood lights for day and night matches and a capacity for 50,000 spectators. For the revival of the game of football in Pakistan, there will be a separate football ground in BSCK where the management will hold regular matches. Tennis, badminton and squash courts will also be constructed, providing ample opportunities for sports enthusiasts to participate. To promote an active lifestyle, Bahria Sports City has envisioned a cycling and running track as well, where health aficionados follow an exercise regime, to maintain their fitness level.
Salons and Spas near Bahria Town Karachi
Residents have access to nearby beauty salons in case they need a makeover or a trim. Sadiqa’s Beauty Salon and Impression beauty salon are only a few mins away from Bahria Town, Karachi. If you wish to go to a high-end beauty parlor, then it would take you around an hour to reach Depilex beauty clinic and Sabs beauty salon in the main city.
Parks and Clubs in Bahria Town Karachi
There are many parks in the neighbourhood. Anyone wishing to take a quick stroll in the park can head to Precinct 1 park, Quaid block park or Midway mosque park. There is a small park for kids as well. Also, in the centre of Bahria Town, Karachi, is a huge theme park, named Adventura, which features a wide range of exciting rides. Once its construction is completed, families can enjoy roller coaster rides, water-based games as well as a giant ferris wheel ride. The park will also include a number of famous restaurants. You wouldn’t want to miss out on any of the stimulating adventures Adventura has to offer in its plan. There is also a Lego-themed kids’ play area in Bahria Town Icon that has various gaming zones, toy shops and an interactive video wall.
There are a few clubs in Bahria Town, Karachi. Bahria Town Icon has President’s Club, which is on the top floors of the residential building. Enjoy the luxurious spa, flex your muscles at the gym or take lavish treatments such as aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, gold facials at the President’s Club. One can also find a club located within Bahria Golf City. It is a 5-star Gold and Country Club. As of January 2019, a few finishing touches are required before this club is operational.
Bahria Town, Karachi, holds many events throughout the year. A vast majority of seasoned athletes and professionals took part in Bahria Town Karachi Marathon in 2017, where a half marathon, full marathon, 5k race and 10k race took place. The inauguration ceremony for Karachi Kings during Pakistan Super League, which is the most popular cricket tournament in the country, was conducted in the Carnival Area. Besides that, live streaming of matches on a big screen is also held here. There are family fun events, organized almost every weekend from 5PM to midnight, where children, especially, enjoy a variety of games and magic shows.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Bahria Town has provided world-class facilities to its inhabitants. In addition to basic facilities, special features like a private grid station, an advanced security system, good maintenance and state-of-the-art tourist attractions make Bahria Town an ideal location for homebuyers. However, since it’s located on the outskirts of the city, commuting takes a lot of time. However, Bahria Town has taken this into consideration and has started their own bus service for Malir Cantt and Sohrab Goth. This will help solve major transport-related issues in the area.
Importance of Bahria Town Karachi from major locations nearby
- Just 25 kms away from Jinnah International Airport
- Well-connected to M9 motorway
- Only 9 mins away from Super Highway Toll Plaza
- Once completed, it will be 20 mins away from I.I. Chundrigar Road via Metro Bus