ABOUT DC Colony Gujranwala
Situated near Grand Trunk Road and National Highway 5, DC Colony Gujranwala is a developed area consisting of sought after residential and commercial property units. The availability of must-have features that are necessary for a good lifestyle is what makes living in this colony great for families. So, you can expect everything from well-planned infrastructure, utility stores, shopping malls and mosques to schools, parks and hospital in the vicinity.
Speaking of infrastructure, DC Colony Gujranwala is planned by an efficient team of site planners, creative designers, project developers, architects, environmental experts and civil engineers. The massive colony is home to 14 well-developed blocks. No matter which one you choose as residence, you can enjoy a vibrant social life, owing to the parks, playgrounds and eateries situated here. Trees and patches of greenery are planted in each block.
Furthermore, the area is highly secured, located adjacent Rahwali Cantonment Airport – an army aviation airbase.
Buyer confidence for this area is generally high. Not only is DC Colony Gujranwala popular among people looking for liveable residential units, it is also an area of great interest for property investors looking for profitable options.
AT A GLANCE
- Sought-after properties
- Highly secure residential area
- Well-planned infrastructure
- Street lights
- Grid station
- Connected with the highway
- Lively colony
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Public Transport near DC Colony Gujranwala
What makes DC Colony Gujranwala stand out when compared with other societies of the area is its location. The colony is located so close to National Highway 5 and Grand Trunk Road that you can easily commute to any area of the city. Moreover, those who don’t have personal conveyance can easily board a bus from any of the stops located in the vicinity.
Closest stops for public transport near DC Colony Gujranwala include Cantt Bus Stand in Green Town Gujranwala, Daewoo Bus Station in Gulshan Aziz Colony, Rahwali Bus Stop, University of Punjab Gujranwala Campus Bus Stop and Kotli Peer Ahmad Shah Bus Stop situated on National Highway 5; ISSB Bus Stop in Rahwali Cantonment, Siddiqui Stop on Grand Trunk Road, Gujranwala Bus Stop and City Tour Bus Stop in Model Town and Lohianwala Bus Stop in Industrial Estate 1.
The stops are about 4 to 11 km from DC Colony Gujranwala, accessible in 7 to 20 minutes.
Other modes of public transport such as taxis, rickshaws, minivans and application-based commute services are also easily available in DC Colony Gujranwala.
Markets in and near DC Colony Gujranwala
Compared to neighbouring areas, DC Colony Gujranwala has an abundance of markets from where you can shop for almost everything. From grocery stores to medical stores, fresh food market and medical stores, you won’t have to travel too far for anything you need.
Grocery stores in DC Colony Gujranwala include German Superstore, Orange Mark Super Store and Musa Superstore near Ravi Block, Satluj Block Market, Ravi Block Market, City Super Market and Rana Superstore. Markets located in the vicinity include Ludhyanvi Grocery Store & Bakers in Mandiala Warraich Area, Hamza Superstore and Umar Cash N Carry Superstore & Bakers in Kashmir Colony Rahwali Cantonments and Tayyab Store in Green Town. Locals can access these stores by road in roughly around 12 minutes.
Medical Stores operational nearby are Punjab Medical Store on National Highway 5, Nawab Medical Store in People's Colony No 1, Outdoor Medical Store and Abid Medical Store in Rahwali Cantonment and Irfan Medical Store on Gill Road. One can reach these stores in about 20 minutes by road.
Apart from general and medical stores, fresh food markets can also be spotted in adjoining areas. Some of them are Vegetable Market, Bismillah Sabzi Fruit & Mutton Shop and Naveed Fruits & Vegetables in Askari Homes Rahwali Cantonment, Awami Fruit Shop in Muhallah Shah Jamal Ghakhar and Qari Fruit Shop in Badoki Gusaian, Gujranwala.
A few meat shops can be found in the Satluj Block of DC Colony Gujranwala, while DC Chicken Shop is situated in Ravi block, DC Colony Gujranwala. Other meat shops and butcher shops nearby are Khokhar Chicken Shop in Allah Baksh Colony Gujranwala, Sikandar Meat Shop on Jinnah Road Gujranwala and Hamza Mukeem Meat Shop in Siddique Colony.
It takes as little as 20 minutes by road to get to these meat shops and fresh food stores.
Mosques in and near DC Colony Gujranwala
A plenitude of mosques can be found in and near DC Colony Gujranwala. Residents of DC Colony Gujranwala can pray at Jamia Masjid Naseem, Jamia Masjid Shameem, Aminah Masjid and Masjid Lafi Rahemi. All these mosques are located within the colony. These are state-of-the-art mosques with proper areas for ablution.
Additionally, popular mosques near DC Colony Gujranwala at a drive of nearly 10 minutes include Jamia Masjid Ghosia in Green Town, Masjid Noor-e-Gharbi and Masjid Suriya in Mandiala Warraich, Jamia Masjid Nusrat and Madina Masjid in Rahwali and Jamia Masjid Saddiqia Naqshbandia in Kashmir Colony.
Schools, Colleges And Universities in and near DC Colony Gujranwala
For families, the availability of schools nearby is a highly desirable feature. Luckily, a public school, called The Noor School, is up and running in DC Colony on Street 52, near Rahwali Cantonments. Some more quality institutions are also up and running in the adjoining area.
Popular private schools near DC Colony Gujranwala are The Savvy School Gujranwala Cantt in Allama Iqbal Town, Bloomfield Hall School in Askari Homes Rahwali Cantonment, Beacon House School System on Sialkot Bypass, Science Foundation High School on Civil Lines, American Lyceum International School Gujranwala on Sialkot Road, Eden Home School System in Satellite Town, Allied School Najjaf Campus on Islamia College Road and The Cambridge School on Kashmir Road.
These schools work with a team of professional educators for the holistic development of students and offer education classes from playgroup up to class ten. While Beaconhouse School System and The Cambridge School follow the Cambridge system and offer education from primary up to A-levels.
Public schools working in the vicinity are Jadeed Dastgir Ideal High School on Jinnah Medical Road, Al Farooq Public School in Shalimar Town, Zaheen Academy School and FG Public School in Askari Homes Rahwali Cantonment, Public Science School (Boys Branch) on Main Gill Road and Government Girls Higher Secondary School on Islamia College Road. The school covers educational levels starting from primary up to matriculation.
Parents can easily drop off their children at these schools in 10 to 25 minutes by car.
Many youngsters relocate and live far from their families just because their college or university is far off. However, that is not the case with DC Colony. A number of prestigious professional academies are situated in close proximity to the colony.
Leading mixed-gender colleges and universities at a drive of nearly 25 minutes include:
- Royal Group of Colleges in Paracha Center: The institute offers undergraduate programs in informatics, commerce, biotechnology, botany, business administration, computer science, English, Information Technology and health sciences among various other disciplines.
- Superior College in Industrial Estate Model Town: The University offers bachelors, masters and doctoral programs in various departments starting from electrical engineering to aviation management.
- Times College in Satellite Town: The College offers intermediate and bachelors in the disciplines of general science, pre-engineering, pre-medical, commerce, computer science and arts. It also offers master’s degree in English and Economics.
- The University of Sargodha in Wania Wala: The University provides degrees for Bachelors in Software Engineering, Bachelors of Computer Sciences, Bachelors of Science in Information Technology, Bachelors in Business Administration and a Masters in Business Administration.
Besides, women in search of all-girls institutions can go to Govt. Postgraduate College for Women situated in Satellite Town and Punjab College for Women in Chatha Colony Civil Lines. The area is also of significance to students because the Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education is situated nearby on the Sialkot Bypass at a drive of approximately 11 minutes.
Banks in and near DC Colony Gujranwala
Another thing that is desirable by people when hunting residential colonies is the availability of banks. For now, two banks, Meezan Bank and Bank of Punjab can be found in DC Colony Gujranwala. Both banks have automated teller machines as well.
In the near future, some more banks are going to be developed in the various blocks of DC Colony. Other banks situated in the vicinity are United Bank Limited in Garden Town, Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited in Shaheenabad, FINCA Microfinance Bank Limited in Model Town and Sindh Bank on National Highway 5. The banks also offer ATM services are located at a commute time of as little as 15 minutes.
GEPCO provides electricity to DC Colony Gujranwala. Furthermore, a grid station is also situated in the colony. Moreover, the use of generators and UPS systems as electricity backup is popular among occupants of the colony and those who have shops or other commercial properties here.
Clinics and Hospitals near DC Colony Gujranwala
Many families are drawn towards this colony owing to the medical facilities available here. Clinics in DC Colony Gujranwala include Wali Clinic in Neelam Block and Hamdard Dental & Skin Clinic in Ravi Block. The former is a general clinic while the latter is a specialized clinic that identifies and treats problems of the skin and dental issues.
Some more general clinics in close proximity to DC Colony Gujranwala are Al-Sadiq Clinic & Pharmacy in Kashmir Colony and Ali Medical Complex in Allama Iqbal Town Gujranwala. While specialized clinics including Ajwa Homoeopathic Clinic in Millat Colony Rahwali and Mahad Clinic in Muslim Town are also nearby. Ajwa Homeopathic treats patients with the help of homoeopathic medications and Mahad Clinic is a clinic that treats children suffering from general health conditions.
Few hospitals located in adjoining areas are Life Care Hospital in Allama Iqbal Town, Friends Surgical Orthopaedic Hospital Gujranwala in Gulshan Colony, CMH Gujranwala on CHM Road, Medicare International Hospital and National Hospital on Gill Road and Muhammad Ali Family Hospital in Satellite Town Gujranwala.
All of these hospitals provide primary and secondary care to patients with the help of a dedicated team of professionals and sophisticated machines. The medical units are about 3 to 12 km from DC Colony and a commute time of nearly 10 to 25 minutes.
PROPERTIES IN DC Colony Gujranwala
Sales Price Trends in DC Colony Gujranwala
The following sales price trend analysis is useful for investors, buyers and renters. Please note that these prices are not fixed and will change according to the property market situation.
Houses for Sale in DC Colony Gujranwala
Larger units of 10 marla and 1 kanal are being offered for sale here. The asking price for 10 marla houses in DC Colony Gujranwala starts at PKR 1.65 crore and ascends all the way to PKR 2.29 crore, while the price for 1 kanal houses is between PKR 2 crore and PKR 4.5 crore.
Plots for Sale in DC Colony Gujranwala
Plots of allotted land and files for upcoming plots are available for sale in DC Colony Gujranwala. The price for 5 marla plots is between PKR 8 lakh and PKR 50 lakh, while the selling price for 10 marla plots starts at PKR 14 lakh and goes up to PKR 1.05 crore, and the price for 1 kanal plots is between PKR 21 lakh and PKR 1.5 crore.
Moreover, files for plots that will be developed in the future are also available here. The price for 5 marla plot file starts at PKR 8 lakh and goes up to PKR 10.5 lakh, while the price for 10 marla plot files falls anywhere between PKR 14 lakh and 32.5 lakh and the price for 1 kanal plot file is between PKR 22 lakh and PKR 46 lakh.
Rent Price Trends in DC Colony Gujranwala
Much like sales price trends, the following rental trends are also subject to modifications.
Houses for Rent in DC Colony Gujranwala
Large, well-developed houses of 10 marla and 1 kanal area available on rent in DC Colony. The rent for 10 marla houses starts at PKR 45 thousand and reaches a high of PKR 60 thousand and the monthly rental for 1 kanal houses is between PKR 50 thousand and PKR 75 thousand.
Most Popular Areas in DC Colony Gujranwala
As evident from the buying trends of Zameen.com, the most searched area of DC Colony is DC Colony Extension 3, with a total of 24.8% online searches. DC Colony Sawan Block ranked second with 13.4%, DC Colony Neelam Block secured the third spot with 12.9%, DC Colony Mehran Block ranked fourth with 9.4% and DC Colony Bolan Block secured the fifth position with 9.1%.
What makes DC Colony Extension 3 buyers’ favourite is the availability of necessary facilities such as schools, hospitals, commercial zones, parks, offices and public transport links nearby. Moreover, a number of plots are available for purchase – making the area popular among buyers and investors both. Investors look for an area near commercial settings, because that is what makes the value of any property increase, and that is precisely the case with Extension 3 situated in DC Colony Gujranwala.
As for rental trends, the most searched area for living on rent is DC Colony is Neelam Block with a total of 25.7% of total online searches. DC Colony Rachna Block secured the second spot with 12%, while DC Colony Indus Block ranked third with 10.8%. DC Colony Chenab Block came in fourth with 10.8% and DC Colony Extension 3 secured the fifth spot with 10.8%.
The rent prices, on an average, are generally lower in Neelam Block when compared with other blocks and extensions of DC Colony, Gujranwala. This is what makes the block popular among those hunting for rental residential units.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS, AND BAKERIES
Malls in and near DC Colony Gujranwala
The structure for Prisma Mall has been constructed in DC Colony Gujranwala. Shops of various retailers, local and international brands are soon going to open up in this modern shopping mall. Moreover, a cinema, a grand food court and an entertainment area have also been planned for the mall. Additionally, development work for two shopping plazas, Kashmir Plaza near Chenab Gate Road and Ebaad Arcade located in Street 58 DC Colony is also in progress.
Other shopping avenues nearby include Master Mega Store, Fazal Town and Cantt Shopping Mall in Green Town Rahwali Cantonments. Local Bazaars in the area include Sasta Family Bazar in Kashmir Colony Rahwali Cantonments, Main Bazar in RajKot and Sayed Pak Bazar in Rehmatpura.
Residents can buy anything from groceries to furniture from the various retail markets situated in these bazars. These shopping spots are around 3 to 10 km from DC Colony Gujranwala and it takes 10 to 25 minutes by road to reach them.
Restaurants and Bakeries in and near DC Colony Gujranwala
Since the colony is huge, several blocks and streets of the area have an eatery to suffice the eating out needs of residents. Popular restaurants in DC Colony Gujranwala include Hashim BBQ, Pizza King and Pizza House in Ravi Block. The former is a local Pakistani food restaurant while the latter two are pizza places. Residents fond of seafood can go to B.F.C Fish Corner situated in DC Colony near Rahwali Cantonments, Gujranwala.
Not only occupants of DC Colony but people living in the neighbourhood also visit these restaurants to enjoy good food.
Food chains located nearby include KFC, Yumato Signatures, Hardees and Cuisines Hub in Green Town Rahwali Cantonments, Cuisine The Grill House in Meher Colony near Grand Trunk Road, Pizza First on Rahwali Gate Road and Nabeel Hotel in Kashmir Colony Rahwali Cantonments’ Main Road. It takes nearly 5 to 10 minutes to reach these eating spots by road.
Moreover, bakeries offering enjoyable desserts include Younas Bakers and Shelton Bakers in Chenab Block and Batala Bakers in Chenab Block. Quality bakeries operational nearby entail Baga Bakery in Kashmir Colony Rahwali Cantonments, Sialkot Sweets and Gourmet Bakers & Sweets in Green Town on National Highway 5 and Freshco Sweets & Bakers in Muslim Town. It takes nearly 15 minutes to reach these bakeries by road.
Spending some quality time with peers, colleagues or family members is going to be very convenient for residents all thanks to the restaurants and bakeries situated in and near DC Colony Gujranwala.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Sports Facilities and Fitness Centres in and near DC Colony Gujranwala
DC Colony Gym is a modern gym situated in Ravi Block; the gym is equipped with proper fitness machines pays special attention towards cleanliness. You can achieve your fitness goals under the supervision of professional trainer hired here.
Besides, locals who like playing outdoor sports can go to the DC Ground located near Street 2 of the colony.
Moreover, sports facilities and fitness centres near DC Colony Gujranwala include New Shapes Fitness Club near Rahwali Cantonments, Gujranwala; Sarhang Gym on Nishan-e-Manzil Road, City Sports in Gulshan-e-Aziz Colony, Makah Gym in Shaheenabad, Football Ground and BasketBall Ground in Rahwali Cantonments and BISE Cricket Ground in Faisal Town.
These fitness spots located at a distance of almost 3 to 7 km from DC Colony Gujranwala, at an estimated commute time of 9 to 15 minutes.
Parks in and near DC Colony Gujranwala
Locals can go to DC Ground Park situated near Street 2, DC Colony Gujranwala, while a park exclusive for women and kids, called Ladies Park, is located on Street 39 of DC Colony Gujranwala. Apart from these two, there are areas marked for the development of more green patches. In the meantime, occupants can visit the parks near DC Colony Gujranwala.
Some of them are Alfalah Mini Park in Askari Homes Rahwali Cantonment, Iqbal Park in Defence Phase 2, Gujranwala; Mini Park in GulabPura, Hathi Park and Buraq Park in Rahwali Cantonment and Ghauri Park in Shalimar Town. The parks are located at a drive of approximately 12 to 20 minutes.
Salons and Spas near DC Colony Gujranwala
For personal care and grooming, you can visit quality salons and spas of the colony. Popular salons in DC Colony Gujranwala are Aneela’s Beauty Salon and Baby & Boy Hair Salon in Chenab Block. Apart from these two salons, a herd of salons and spas located near DC Colony Gujranwala are:
- Saith Qadeer Hair Salon in Rahwali near National Highway 5
- Decent Hair Salon in Muslim Town
- Golden Scissor in Kashmir Colony Rahwali Cantonments
- Depilex Beauty Clinic in Allama Iqbal Town.
One can reach these salons in approximately 10 minutes by road.
People of DC Colony Gujranwala celebrate the kite-flying festival known as Basant every year. Necessary safety precautions are taken in consideration for this festival.
Moreover, Independence Day is celebrated with full fervour, the residential society is covered with green lights, and Pakistani flags. Additionally, seasonal exhibitions dealing with clothes, arts and crafts and flowers also take place here. Locals get to know each other better with the help of these lively society events.
Most of the blocks of this colony are fully developed or being developed at a rapid pace. Naturally, this development factor plays an important role for buyers when looking for properties, but the fact that neighbouring areas are fully settled, inclusive of necessary amenities, is also important.
Developed areas near DC Colony Gujranwala are Kashmir Colony, Green Town, Allama Iqbal Town, Meher Colony, Gulshan Colony, Muslim Town, Askari Homes, Cantt Golf Course and Cantt Sports Complex. Cantt Railway Station on Sugar Mill Road is also nearby.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
DC Colony Gujranwala is a suitable option for anyone looking for a higher quality of life. The area is rife with essential facilities and even the amenities that may not be easily available in other neighbourhoods.
However, it is worth considering that the area does not have apartments as of now. People on a limited budget may not find too many feasible options to choose from. However, this is a timely consideration, and the matter will resolve after proper apartment complexes and buildings are built in the colony.
Importance of DC Colony Gujranwala from major locations nearby
- Situated at a drive of around 8 minutes from Green Town, Gujranwala
- Allama Iqbal Town, Rahwali Cantonments is at a drive of nearly 9 minutes
- Meher Colony, Gujranwala is also at a drive of around 9 minutes
- It takes about 12 minutes by road to reach Kashmir Colony, Gujranwala
- The distance to Askari Homes, Gujranwala is also almost 12 minutes by road
- Similarly, an estimated commute time of 12 minutes is needed to reach Cantt Golf Course
- Gulshan Colony, Gujranwala is at a drive of approximately 14 minutes
- Cantt Sports Complex, Rahwali Cantonment is also at a drive of around 14 minutes
- It takes about 10 minutes to get to Muslim Town, Gujranwala by road
- Cantt Railway Station is at a drive of around 20 minutes