ABOUT BLUE AREA ISLAMABAD
Blue Area Islamabad, popularly known as the business hub of Pakistan’s capital, is fast-becoming home to several mega residential settings. The area is spread across Jinnah Avenue and covers important sectors of the city, including sector F6, F7, F8, G6, G7, and G8.
Blue Area has already had foreign direct investments, signifying its importance among overseas investors. The hugely famous, Centaurus Mall, is also located in Blue Area. Residential properties in Blue Area are priced higher as compared to other projects, and the upcoming residential properties, too, will be a bit more pricey since the area is, by design, made to be exclusive.
AT A GLANCE
- Well-connected with other sectors
- Located on Jinnah Avenue
- Islamabad’s business hub
- Attracts foreign investments
- Up-and-coming luxurious developments
- Lots of green spaces
- Home to Centaurus Mall
- Commercial spaces
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Public Transport in and near Blue Area Islamabad
Commuting for people without personal conveyance is very convenient here, owing to the number of public transportation options present in Blue Area, Islamabad. Prospective residents and those already living here can use Parade Ground Metro Bus Station, located on Jinnah Avenue in Sector G-6/3 Blue Area, Islamabad, Parade Ground Station North on Jinnah Avenue in F-6/4 Blue Area, Shaheed-e-Millat Station South on Jinnah Avenue in G-6/2 Blue Area, and Centaurus Station South on Jinnah Avenue in G-8/3 Blue Area.
Moreover, a subway station, 7th Avenue Station South-West on Jinnah Avenue in Sector G-7/3, sits at a walk of nearly 5 minutes. Some more stops in the vicinity are Polyclinic Stop on Shaheed-e-Millat Road in G-6/2, Khyber Plaza Stop on Luqman Hakeem Road in G-7/2, Tanki Stop on Jasmin Road in G-7/3, and Puli Stop on Rehman Baba Road in G-7/3.
It takes nearly 6 to 7 minutes by road and 20 to 25 minutes on foot to reach these public transport stops near Blue Area, Islamabad. Locals can also easily call for bike and car-sharing services via their smartphones, or travel in mininvans and local taxis to and from the area.
Markets in and near Blue Area Islamabad
A mega grocery store named Al-Fatah, situated in Centaurus Mall, F-8/4 Blue Area, Islamabad, stocks almost every product of everyday use, perishables such as rice, sugar, and salt, to name a few, dried shelf goods, and toiletries among other products. Additionally, some more grocery markets near Blue Area, Islamabad include Islamabad Natural Honey in F-6/1 near Street 30, Shaheen Grocers, Safa Gold Mall on 7 College Road in F-7 Markaz, Qureshi Store in Block 13/J, F-7 Markaz, Shahbagh General Store on College Road W in F-7 Markaz, and Unique General Store in F-7/1 near F-7/1 mosque.
It takes just about 6 to 8 minutes to reach these stores by road, while people fond of walking can cover the distance on foot in approximately 15 to 25 minutes.
Moreover, some fresh food markets situated at a drive of merely 5 to 10 minutes include Vegi Xpress on 49 Marvi Road in F-7/4, Bismillah Fruit & Vegetable Shop on Street 53 of G-7/3, Abbasi Fruit and Vegetable Shop in G-7 Markaz, and Farm to Home in F-7/2.
Furthermore, a medical store, The Biotech Scientific International, can be found in G-7/2, Blue Area on Fazl-ul-Haq Road. Some more pharmacies in the vicinity are D. Watson Medical Supply Store in F-7 Markaz, Kazim Medical Store in Sitara Market, located in G-7 Markaz, Ali Medical Centre in F-8 Markaz on Kohistan Road, and Ameer Medical Store in G-8 Markaz near Markaz Road. It takes about 5 to 15 minutes to reach these medical stores by road.
As for meat shops, locals can go to Super Mutton Beef & Chicken Shop on School Road in F-6 Markaz, Go Fresh Meat Shop F-6 Markaz, behind United Bakers in F-6 Markaz, Abbasi Brothers Chicken Shop on Street 56 in G-7/3, Sajid Mutton Beef & Chicken Shop on Street 53 in G-7/3, and Meat One on Bhittai Road in F-7 Markaz. The meat shops can be reached in a drive of nearly 5 to 8 minutes.
Mosques in and near Blue Area Islamabad
There are several mosques in Blue Area, Islamabad and they include Masjid Syedna Siddiq-e-Akbar in Block G of Sector G-7/3, Jamia Masjid Rahmanaia in Block C, G-6/2, Blue Area. Also, several mosques can be found in the peripheries of the area. Some of them are Masjid Syedna Siddiq-e-Akbar in Block G of Sector G-7/3 in Blue Area, Jamia Masjid Alkausar in F-7/4, Jamia Masjid Farooqia and Ghousia Mosque in F-6/1, Masjid Al-Falah in G-7/3, Masjid Bab-ul-Islam and Masjid Al Huda in F-7 Markaz, Bait-uz-Zikr Mosque on Street 8 of Sector F-7/3, and Faisal Mosque in Shah Faisal Avenue in Sector E-8 Islamabad.
You can reach the mosques in about 5 to 10 minutes by road.
Schools, Colleges And Universities in and near Blue Area Islamabad
Some famous academic institutions are operational near Blue Area, Islamabad. Few nearby Montessori schools for toddlers include Kidz Garden on Street 32 in F-6/1, The Learners School & Day Care in F-7/4, and Friends Preschool and Activity Center on Nazim-Ud-Din Road in F-7/4. The schools offer day care and pre-school education.
As for primary and secondary schools, Islamabad Model School in G-7/3 offers education from class one to class five and Froebel's International School Islamabad on Street 13 in F-7/2, Beaconhouse School System, and Headstart School on Nazim-Ud-Din Road in F-7/4, offer primary and secondary education. Headstart School provides education up to matriculation, while Frobel’s International and Beachonhouse School System follow the Cambridge system.
For professional studies, colleges and universities operational in Blue Area are Punjab College of Science on Fazl-Ul-Haq Road in Sector G-6/2 Blue Area and Indus Group of Colleges in Blue Area G-7/3. Other professional academies at a drive of 5 to 10 minutes include Innovative School & College on Street 11 in G-11/1, Federal Medical Dental College of Women in G-7/3, Islamabad Medical College for Girls, FG Margalla College for Women on Street 62 near F-7/4, and Federal Government College for Women F-7/2 on College Road in F-7/2.
Federal Medical Dental College offers academic programmes in anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, pathology, community & public health sciences, and department of forensic medicine & toxicology.
Islamabad Medical College for Girls offers intermediate and bachelors in medicine, while Innovative School & College, FG Margalla College, and Federal Government College for Women provide inter and bachelors in commerce, arts, and science. The former is a co-educational college, while the latter two are all-girls institutions.
Girls in search of colleges, can also get an admission in Islamabad Model College for Girls, formerly known as Federal College for Girls situated in Sector F-7/2 on College Road. The college located at a drive of nearly 6 minutes from Blue Area Islamabad offers intermediate and bachelors programmes in arts, commerce and sciences.
Banks in Blue Area Islamabad
Blue Area, being the business hub of the city, is home to several banks including Bank Islami, MCB, HBL, Allied Bank, Askari Bank, Saudi Pak Industrial And Agricultural Investment Company Limited, and Bank Al Habib. All these banks are operational in Block F of G-7/3 Blue Area, while First Women Bank Ltd. (FWBL) – Blue Area Branch in State Life Tower Building is situated in Block L of F 7/4 and Summit Bank is located in Block C of G 6/2, Blue Area, Islamabad.
IESCO supplies power to Blue Area, Islamabad. Commercial spaces, offices, and malls in the area already use generators and UPS systems during power outages. Similarly, people who decide to buy residential properties here can also install electricity backup devices.
Clinics and Hospitals in and near Blue Area Islamabad
Quite a few clinics are situated in Blue Area, Islamabad, and some of them are Hearing Clinic in G 7/3 Blue Area, Advanced Ultrasound Clinic in Block G of G-7/3 Blue Area, and ICSI Clinic in Saudi Pak Tower in Block L of Sector F-7/4 Blue Area. Hearing Clinic is a general medical clinic, while Advanced Ultrasound Clinic is a medical diagnostic and imaging centre, and ICSI Clinic helps with the fertility aspect of human health.
When it comes to hospitals, Medicsi is functional in Block L F 7/4 and Kulsoom International Hospital is operational in Block G of Sector G7/3, Blue Area, while the hospitals situated nearby include CDA Hospital on Street 31 in Sector G-6/2, Ali Medical Centre on Kohistan Road in F-8 Markaz, and PNS Hafeez - Naval Hospital in E-8/1. The hospitals are about 2 to 6 km from Blue Area, Islamabad, and it takes nearly 5 to 15 minutes to reach them by road.
All the hospitals are well-planned, equipped with proper medical machinery, working with trained support staff and a panel of experts in various departments of gastroenterology, childcare, mother care, ENT, lab services, general surgery, and emergency.
PROPERTIES IN BLUE AREA ISLAMABAD
Sales Price Trends in Blue Area Islamabad
The sales price trends mentioned below will help people interested in investing in Islamabad’s Blue Area. Please note that the prices mentioned below are not fixed and can change at any moment according to the real estate market conditions.
Plots for Sale in Blue Area Islamabad
Flats for Sale in Blue Area Islamabad
The price for 1 bed flats is between PKR 1.4 crore and PKR 2 crore, while the price for 2-bed apartments goes up to PKR 4.3 crore, and the price for 3 bed flats starts at PKR 2 crore and goes up to PKR 4.8 crore.
Rent Price Trends in Blue Area Islamabad
The analysis shared below will help people who are on the hunt for properties on rent in Islamabad’s business hub – Blue Area.
Flats for Rent in Blue Area Islamabad
As of now, quite a few flats are up for rent in Blue Area, Islamabad. The monthly rent of 2-bed flats is up to PKR 31 thousand, while the monthly rent of 3-bed flats in Blue Area, Islamabad starts at PKR 70 thousand and goes up to PKR 90 thousand.
A good number of commercial properties are up for sale in Blue Area, Islamabad, while commercial properties on rent are also available including buildings, offices, warehouses, factories, restaurants, and shops.
Most Popular Locations in Blue Area Islamabad
As per the buying property trends in Blue Area Islamabad, collected by Zameen.com, Elysium Mall ranks at the top with 34% of total online searches on Zameen. Blue Area-Block B came second with 14.4%, Blue Area- Block A ranked third with 10.6%, Blue Area- Block H was on number four with 6.7%, and lastly, Blue Area- Block F came fifth with 6.4%.
Elysium Mall is a multi-purpose complex, housing commercial and residential spaces. The 14-story building situated at the junction of G-8 and F-8, Islamabad is offering 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for sale at present. Important roads surrounding this structure include Jinnah Avenue and Faisal Avenue. Meanwhile, Islamabad Highway and Kashmir Highway also mark the mall.
Elysium mall is popular among buyers because it has everything from shops to offices and flats in one space. Furthermore, the Centaurus mall, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan and Nori Hospital are also in close proximity to Elysium Mall.
For rental property trends in Blue Area Islamabad,the most popular block was Blue Area- Block D with 19.2% of total searches, Blue Area, Block R ranked second with 13.2%, Blue Area - Block H came third with 10.6%, Blue Area- Block A secured the fourth position with 9.9% and Blue Area Block B secured the fifth spot with 9.9% of total searches on Zameen.com.
Block-D, situated in Sector G-6/2 Blue Area, Islamabad, is popular among rental property seekers because the properties here are economical yet up-to-date when compared with other blocks of Blue Area. Moreover, what draws more people to this block is the number of academies, restaurants, and banks situated here.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS, AND BAKERIES
Malls in and near Blue Area Islamabad
The famous residential and commercial skyscraper, Centaurus Mall is situated in F-8/4 Blue Area and features a huge variety of local and international brands, a food court, a kid’s area for toddlers to enjoy, and a movie theatre capable of playing 3D and 2D movies. Kamran Centre in Block F G-7/3 Blue Area, Black Horse Plaza in Block G of G-7/3 on Fazal-ul-Haq Road, and Mall of Islamabad in Block J of Sector F-7/1 also offer a wide range of products to choose from.
Besides, some malls near Blue Area are Safa Gold Mall on College Road in F-7 Markaz and Time and Style mall situated in Sector F-6/1, Islamabad. All shopping malls based in and near Blue Area, Islamabad are multi-storey complexes, housing well-known retail chains, and food courts, and play areas for kids.
It takes less than 10 minutes to reach the malls near Blue Area Islamabad by road.
Restaurants and Bakeries in and near Blue Area Islamabad
A common way of enjoying quality time with friends is having them over for any meal of the day. Now, you can either cook for them or take them out. If you select the latter, a plethora of restaurants can be found in Blue Area, Islamabad to host a small party or get-together. From fine dining to pizza places – everything is available here.
Some famous restaurants in Blue Area, Islamabad are:
- Omar Khayyam Iranian Restaurant in Madni Plaza, located in Block E, Blue Area, Islamabad
- Khokha Khola in Beverly Centre in F-6/1 Blue Area, Islamabad
- Raja Restaurant on Fazal-ul-Haq Road in Block G of Sector G-7/3 Blue Area, Islamabad
- Savour Foods, Fortune Plaza, situated in Block H of Sector G-7/2 Blue Area, Islamabad
Moreover, some well-known bakeries are operational in Blue Area, Islamabad and they are Tehzeeb Bakers in Block F, Sector G-7/3 Blue Area, Islamabad, Fresco Sweets in Block G, Sector G-7/3, Blue Area, Loafology Bakery & Cafe in Block I, Sector G-7/2, Blue Area, and Burning Brownie in Beverly Centre in F-6/1, Blue Area, Islamabad.
As for nearby bakeries, some of them are Toast'd Cafe and Bakery on F Street in F-7 Markaz, Gourmet Bakers & Sweets and Afghan Bakery on College Road in F-7 Markaz. You can reach these bakeries by road from Blue Area, Islamabad in less than 10 minutes.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Sports Facilities and Fitness Centres in and near Blue Area Islamabad
Fitness conscious people can quickly go to various gyms located in Blue Area, Islamabad. Popular gyms in the area include Studio 8 and The Gym in Beverly Centre in F-6/1, Blue Area, 313 Fitness in Block G, G-7/3, Blue Area, and Fitness Lounge – Blue Area inside United Plaza located in Block I of Sector G-7/2 Blue Area.
Moreover, some outdoor sports and adventure sports complexes can also be found in a few miles. These include KTE Ice Skating Rink on 7 College Road, F-7 Markaz; Sukh Chayn F-8 Multi-Purpose Sports Ground on Street Number 30 of F-8/1, Multipurpose playground on Street 13 in Sector G-8/1, Iswa Football Academy in Islamabad Sports Complex, and Hockey Ground in G-6/4. The mentioned sports arenas are located at a distance of around 5 to 15 minutes by car.
Parks near Blue Area Islamabad
The well-constructed roads running across Blue Area, Islamabad are covered with trees on both sides. Moreover, several fantastic parks are also located nearby, adding more value to the contemporary area. A few well-known parks near Blue Area, Islamabad are Park F6/1 and Kids Park in F-6/1, Swiss Avenue F-7/4 Park on Street 61 in F-7/4, Jubilee Park on College Road in F-7, Argentina Park on Street 4 in Sector G-6/2, Hill View Park in F-8/4, and Meelad Park on Street 42 in Sector G-7/2.
You can reach Swiss Avenue Park easily by foot in almost 10 minutes, while the remaining parks are found at a drive of 5 to 10 minutes.
Salons and Spas in and near Blue Area Islamabad
Several known salons owned by famous makeup artists are present in and near Blue Area, Islamabad. Future residents can go to Tariq Amin Salon in F-6/1 Blue Area, Allenora Annie Signature Salon Islamabad in Union Gold Mall located in Sector F-7 Markaz, Daniella's Salon & Spa in Bangish Plaza, F-7 Markaz; Bia's Salon in F-7 Markaz near Federal Government College for Women, and Shaheena's Beauty Salon near Qasoori Market Tramri Chowk in F-7/4 for a wide range of beauty and personal care services.
It takes just about 5 to 8 minutes to reach the salons and spas near Blue Area, Islamabad by road.
Cinemas in and near Blue Area Islamabad
Prospective residents can easily go to The Centaurus Cinepax operating in Centaurs Mall. The mall, as we all know, is based in Blue Area. Also, Islamabad Club Cinema on Main Murree Road inside Islamabad Club is at a drive of approximately 16 minutes from Blue Area. People fond of watching movies on the big screen can watch 3D and 2D movies in these movie theatres.
Several events take place in The Centaurus Mall on Eid, Christmas, Independence Day, Defence Day, Women’s Day, Iqbal Day, and during Ramadan. Moreover, meet and greet with celebrities, and premier shows of the latest movies also take place in the mall’s cinema. Also, Centaurus Mall holds art and crafts exhibitions, above the line marketing activities of various brands, and public sessions with sports stars.
The beauty of Blue Area, Islamabad is that it includes some of the most sophisticated sectors and areas of Islamabad. Sectors adjoining Blue Area include F-6, F-7, F-8, F-10, G-6, G-7, and G-8. The magnificent Faisal Mosque is also in proximity to Islamabad’s Blue Area. Furthermore, recreational areas, including Lake View Park, Saidpur, and Rawal Lake are also nearby.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Blue Area, Islamabad includes everything starting from commercial spaces to luxurious amenities. However, the only thing where the area lags is the non-availability of plots on sale and houses on rent and sales. A good number of flats are up for sale and rent in this area. Nevertheless, this problem will be addressed after some modern houses and plots are offered for buying and rental purposes in Blue Area for interested parties.
Importance of Blue Area Islamabad from major locations nearby
- Placed at a drive of nearly 4 minutes from Sector F-7,Islamabad
- It takes almost 5 minutes to reach Sector F-6, Islamabad by road
- It takes just about 6 minutes to reach G-6, Islamabad by road
- A total of 8 minutes is needed to get to Saidpur by road from Blue Area, Islamabad
- G-7, Islamabad is placed at a road trip of almost 9 minutes from Blue Area, Islamabad
- Faisal Mosque, situated in E-8, Islamabad is at a drive of nearly 9 minutes
- It takes around 10 minutes to reach G-8, Islamabad by road
- F-8, Islamabad is at a drive of about 11 minutes from Blue Area, Islamabad
- It takes around 14 minutes to reach F-10, Islamabad by road
- It takes about 15 minutes to get to Lake View Park by road
- A drive of approximately 16 minutes is needed to reach Rawal Lake
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