ABOUT CAPITAL SMART CITY RAWALPINDI
Of the many housing schemes emerging in the real estate market of Rawalpindi, Capital Smart City is arguably the most unique one, primarily because it aims to be Asia’s first ever smart city. It is a project by Future Development Holdings in association with Habib Rafiq (Pvt) Ltd.
This housing society is ideally located near the new Islamabad International Airport, along M-2 motorway, which connects Rawalpindi/Islamabad to Lahore.
AT A GLANCE
- Built on the principle of self-sustainability
- Aims to be an eco-friendly community
- Exceptional residential and commercial options
- Automated drainage and sewerage system
- 24/7 adequate water supply
- Uninterrupted power supply
- State-of-the-art security system
- CCTV cameras and facial recognition
- An effective BRT system is designed
- Electric bikes for efficient mobility of residents
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Public Transport in Capital Smart City Rawalpindi
Among public transport options in Capital Smart City, Waris Khan Metro Station on Murree Road, Rawalpindi is only 35 minutes’ away. Uber, Careem, Bykea and other such taxi facilities are available to take you out and into the society. Effective Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) will also be introduced. Unlike in Islamabad, local rickshaws also operate in the neighbourhood.
Markets in and near Capital Smart City Rawalpindi
The closest market to Capital Smart City is an Auto Market which is basically a mechanic shop at a distance of only 3 minutes’ drive. DHA Sector E Market is also just 5 minutes away by car, whereas, Satti Plaza and Malik Market can be reached in 11 minutes. The Bara Market, Fish Bazar, Imperial Market and vegetable fruit market is approximately 30 minutes away from the society.
Mosques in and near Capital Smart City Rawalpindi
Capital Smart City has a mosque in each block and is in fact in a location where no matter which direction you go to, you will find a mosque to pray in within 6 minutes of drive. For example, Masjid-e-Ibrahimi Garden City on Expressway, Fatima Masjid in Bahria Town Phase 7, Iqbal Masjid in DHA or Safari Villas Mosque all are 6 to 7 minutes away from Capital Smart City.
Schools, Colleges and Universities in and near Capital Smart City Rawalpindi
Capital Smart City has included Education City in its plan where schools, colleges, and universities will be constructed. There will also be many daycare centers and a few medical colleges as per a signed agreement between National Defense University (NDU) and Capital Smart City for the building of a new international campus in the city. Among educational facilities near Capital Smart City, Inspiration Center Baseerah Institute in Bahria Town is the closest with an only 1-minute drive. However, City Grammar School, The City School, West Minister School & College and Bahria Town International Academy can be reached within 10 minutes. Foundation University Medical College is also just 6 minutes away. Fatima Jinnah Women University is 13 minutes away whereas Capital University of Science and Technology is 16 minutes’ drive away from the society.
Banks near Capital Smart City Rawalpindi
Capital Smart City is near a number of banks and their ATM booths such as Allied Bank Islamic, Bank Islami Pakistan Ltd are 3 minutes away by car, Habib Bank Limited and MCB, Summit Bank, are 5 minutes away, whereas Askari Islamic Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank and National Bank of Pakistan are 6 minutes away from the area.
Capital Smart City is a load shedding free zone with its own grid stations and solar parks it is self-sustained to generate its own electricity just like its own portable water treatment plant, sewerage treatment plant and solid waste management system.
Clinics and Hospitals in and near Capital Smart City Rawalpindi
The health city inside Capital Smart City will be a heaven for doctors as well as the patients. It will not only provide state-of-the-art health care facilities to the residents but also provide employment opportunities for promising young doctors. However, it is still very near to Maryam Memorial Hospital in Bahria Town Phase 4 and Attock Hospital Ltd with only 16 minutes’ drive. Though Shaadi International Hospital and Riphah International Hospital are 20 to 25 minutes away from the society.
PROPERTIES IN CAPITAL SMART CITY RAWALPINDI
Sales Price Trends in Capital Smart City Rawalpindi
Since the area is under construction, there are mostly plots available in the area. Prices are subject to change.
Plots for Sale in Capital Smart City Rawalpindi
The master plan of Capital Smart City, Rawalpindi, includes a variety of options including residential plots, farm houses and luxury villas. For now, the Future Development Holdings has opened booking of only residential plots of 5, 7, 10, 12 marla as well as 1 and 2 kanal, which come with a convenient installment plan. The project is so promising that all 5 marla residential plots are already sold out without the need of any marketing.
The 5 marla plots got sold out without the need of any advertisement because of the high-class living and eco-friendly environment this society promises. Also, since the plots for sale are quite reasonably priced, it is highly appealing for the buyers. On an average, price of 5 marla plots in Capital Smart City is between PKR 17 lakh to PKR 37.8 lakh. However, a 10 marla plot can be bought between the price range of PKR 30 lakh to PKR 38.5 lakh. Similarly, the price for 1 kanal plots starts from PKR 49 lakh and goes up to as high as PKR 90 lakh. All of these plots can be purchased on 10% or 20% down payment and the remaining price can be paid in instalments in three years.
Rental Price Trends in Capital Smart City Rawalpindi
Since Capital Smart City is still being developed there are no properties available on rent yet but once there are homes built with proper facilities people can also rent apartments and houses in the society.
Capital Smart City is an ideal place for setting up a new business. There are plenty of commercial properties that can be used for investment in corporate offices, huge warehouses and shops. The Future Development Holdings has also started bookings for 4, 6, 8, 10 marla and 1 kanal commercial plots, which come with a three-year installment plan. Prices for plots in Capital Smart City are comparatively cheaper than other societies in the neighborhood like Bahria Town Phase 8.
Most Popular Blocks in Capital Smart City Rawalpindi
Crystal Lake is a commercial plus residential project of Capital Smart City with shopping malls, cinemas, hotels, floating village, wonderful lights and a grand dancing fountain. This block is famous for its breathtaking sunrises and sunsets by the lake. Hills Vista, however, is just a residential block with plots and villas. It is famous for its golf club which offers excellent food and beverages. China Village is nothing what people usually perceive when they hear the name of a village. It has apartments and offices as well as shopping malls, restaurants and hospitals. There is also an Overseas Block dedicated to overseas Pakistanis to make secure investments in a society that offers healthcare, education and many other leisure facilities.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS AND BAKERIES
Malls in Capital Smart City Rawalpindi
Among malls nears Capital Smart City, Emirates Shopper’s Paradise, Rabi Center-1, Tremezzo Mall and Safari Villas are 6 to 8 minutes’ drive away whereas the China Center is 7 minutes away. Inertia Mall, Paradise City Mall and Amazon Mall are 12 minutes away, P & J Emporium, Zaraj Shopping Plaza, and The Cruise Mall are 15 minutes away.
Restaurants and Bakeries near Capital Smart City Rawalpindi
The project has a comprehensive set of facilities that will include restaurants within Capital Smart City but since it is so ideally located, it is near to famous eateries of the city such as Zuopin Chinese Cuisine and Hot N Spicy which are 3 minutes by car and Hot N Chilli, Longhorn Steakhouse, Parhatha Party & Co, Shahane Afghan Grill, Diva Restaurant, McDonald’s, Texas Steak House and Roasters Coffee House & Grill all are just 6 minutes’ drive away. However, Bar B.Q. Tonight is 12 minutes by car.
The top bakeries that every Pindi loves be it Kitchen Cuisine, Rahat Bakery or Tehzeeb Bakery all are near the society. You can reach Kitchen Cuisine, Rahat Bakery and Moonlight Bakers within 6 minutes’ drive. For more bakeries near Capital Smart City you would have to drive for about 12 to 15 minutes to shop from Park View Bakers, Funky Bake, Bread and Butter and London Sweet & Bakers. The nearest Tehzeeb Bakers is on a 22 minutes’ drive but the snacks are worth the drive.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Capital Smart City stimulates a healthy lifestyle with abundant green turfs and outdoor leisure facilities such as 18-hole PGA Golf Course, theme parks, free Wi-Fi Hotspots and much more. There are a number of outdoor activities that a resident of Capital Smart City can enjoy such as going to Raiha Cine Gold Plex inside Bahria Town which is 7 minutes away. There is also a snooker place on a 13 minutes’ drive called Legend Snooker Lounge and Café.
Sports Facilities and Fitness Centres near Capital Smart City Rawalpindi
Residents of Capital Smart City can benefit from one of the best fitness centers in Rawalpindi such as Tiger Gym which is only 3 minutes by car, whereas, Gym Fitnastic and V-shape Fitness Club are 6 minutes away. The DHA Community Gym is also just 9 minutes away from the Capital Smart City and the Open Gym in Bahria Safari Valley is on a 10 minutes’ drive. For those who enjoy swimming can go to Hotel Royal Palace Swimming Pool and Bilal Swimming Pool which are just 13 to 15 minutes’ drive away from the society.
Salons and Spas near Capital Smart City Rawalpindi
The closest beauty salon for men is The Lounge by Depilex Men and the nearest salons for women are the Headlines Beauty Clinic and Somi Naqvi Salon & Spa inside Bahria Town which are just 3 minutes by car. There are more salons near Capital Smart City on a 5 to 8 minutes’ drive such as Nani’s Salon, Wani’s Spa and Makeup, Almas Beauty Salon and Hers Signature Salon.
Since Capital Smart City is still being developed, there are no society events that have been held here. However, once it is fully constructed, it is expected the administration will organize celebrations for occasions like Independence Day and New Year, while making good use of its dancing fountains.
- DHA Sector E Market
- Bahria Safari Villas
- Bahria Veterinarian
- Bahria Square Commercial
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Capital Smart City is a legal housing scheme. It has an approved NOC from the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA). It also has an approved interchange on the M-2 Motorway. The location is ideal since it is nearly 30 km away from the new Islamabad airport. It is a promising housing scheme as it aims to be Pakistan’s first smart city with free wifi hotspots, automated traffic control and 24/7 supply of electricity.
Importance of Capital Smart City Rawalpindi from major locations nearby
- Islamabad International Airport is roughly an hour-drive away
- Bahria Town is around 30 km away via Chakri Road and N-5. It takes approximately an hour to get there
- DHA Phase 1 is a little over an hour away by road