ABOUT GADAP TOWN KARACHI
Gadap Town is spread over an area of 1200 sq km and is considered to be one of the biggest towns in the city. Towards the western side, it is bounded by Hub river. On the eastern side, lies the majestic Kirthar Mountains. It comprises eight union councils: Maymarabad, Darsanno Channo, Gujjro, Murad Memon, Manghopir, Gadap, Songal and Yusuf Goth. Densely populated, these union councils have some popular housing areas like Gulshan-e-Maymar, Ahsanabad, Surjani Town and Taiser Town. It is also is well-connected with Lyari Expressway and Super Highway. People can easily commute via these major arteries to the main city. As it is an affordable housing area, many people migrating to the metropolis from rural regions also choose Gadap Town as their abode.
AT A GLANCE
- Affordable property market
- Well-connected to the rest of the city through Super Highway
- Popular choice for both urban and rural populace
- Government schools abound in the area
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Public Transport in Gadap Town Karachi
As Gadap Town offers housing to low-income groups, most of the inhabitants do not have cars for daily commuting. Therefore, residents rely heavily on public transport options. Numerous bus stops like Gadap Town bus stop, Khuda ki Basti bus stop, Sukhia Goth bus stop, Manghopir Road bus stop and Power House bus stop. Those living in Taiser Town and Khuda ki Basti commute via D-4 and D-10 buses that pass through the area. Moreover, D-4, Data Coach, Mahfooz Coach, and Omar Coach pass through Surjani Town. Also, many buses named X-8, 45-A, G-27, G-55, 19-D, 4-Q, 45-A and P-4 pass through the Hub River Road. However, residents of Saadi Town, Ahsanabad and Gulshan-e-Maymar also use ride-hailing services of Uber, Bykea and Careem. Some people travel via rickshaws and Qinqi (aka chingchee) as well.
Markets in Gadap Town Karachi
People living in Gadap Town have access to a number of general stores and markets. Popular neighbourhoods like Gulshan-e-Maymar, Surjani Town, Taiser Town, Saadi Town, Saima Arabian Villas and Ahsanabad etc. have many supermarkets and grocery stores. Gulshan-e-Maymar also holds an ‘Itwaar bazaar’ every Sunday, where people from all over Gadap Town come to buy utensils, clothes and toys for kids at cheaper rates.
Mosques and Churches in Gadap Town Karachi
Each community of Gadap Town has many places of worship for Muslims. Jamia Masjid Abu Huzefa, Jamia Masjid-al-Qamar, Masjid-e-Aysha, Jamia Masjid Tawwabeen, and Masjid-e-Hafsa are present in Gulshane-e-Maymar. Taiser Town, a popular locality in Gadap Town also has a number of mosques like Dawat-e-Islami, Masjid Hudal-lil-Alimeen, Azeemia Jamia Masjid and Masjid-e-Quba while Jamia Masjid Bait-ur-Rahman and Fatima Masjid are present in Saima Arabian Villas. Many people belonging to other religions also live here. SPCG Church (Taiser Town branch), Wise Baptist Church and Ephesus Church are popular spiritual centres for the Christian community.
Schools, Colleges And Universities in Gadap Town Karachi
Gadap Town has scores of schools, colleges, and universities. Many schools are present across the area, including Public School Gadap Town, Hamdard Public school, The Citizen’s Foundation school in Taiser Town, Saadi Public school, Government Boys school Jan Muhammad Goth and Roots Millennium school are some of the popular schools in Gadap Town. Also, numerous intermediate colleges are also present in the locality including Govt. Degree College for girls, Govt. Girls college, Government Degree college Memon Goth, Government Degree College for boys and girls, and PEF college Ahsanabad campus etc. One can also find a few boarding schools such as Gadap Cadet College and Baqai Cadet College. It also houses top-rated universities like Baqai Dental College, Hamdard University, Baqai Medical University and Hamdard College of Medicine & Dentistry.
Banks in Gadap Town Karachi
Residents have easy access to scores of banks in different schemes of Gadap Town. For instance, Tameer bank in Taiser Town, Faysal bank, Meezan bank, Bank Al Habib, Habib Metro bank, Sindh bank and MCB bank are present in Gulshan-e-Maymar.
Clinics and Hospitals in Gadap Town Karachi
In order to provide better health care facilities, many government hospitals of the area were handed over to Health and Nutrition Development Society (HANDS) under public-private partnership. Residents head to nearby clinics and hospitals for the treatment of any common ailments.
Shifa-ul-Mulk Memorial hospital, Agha hospital, and Afsar Memorial hospital are popular medical facilities, dealing with any medical emergencies. You can also find maternity homes, providing medical services related to mother and child healthcare.
PROPERTIES IN GADAP TOWN KARACHI
Sales Price Trends in Gadap Town Karachi
Finding the right home, especially in a densely populated place like Gadap Town, can be a daunting task. However, we have narrowed down your search to help you with the process. Please note prices are subject to change.
Houses for Sale in Gadap Town Karachi
While looking for independent residential units in Gadap Town, you’ll come across a multitude of options with varying prices. Gated communities of Gulshan-e-Maymar and Surjani Town are the most sought-after localities. In general, a 120 sq yd house in Gadap Town can cost you around PKR 25 lakh to PKR 1.5 crore. Since it’s a huge town, the difference between these prices is huge. Similarly, the asking price of a 240 sq yd house swings between PKR 40 lakh and PKR 2.7 crore. For a spacious 400 sq yd house, prices start from PKR 2.5 crore, going as high as PKR 4.5 crore.
Flats for Sale in Gadap Town Karachi
Gadap Town offers flats in various sizes: 1-bed, 2-bed, 3-bed and 4-bed apartments. These are mainly found in Gulshan-e-Maymar, Surjani Town, Saima Arabian Villas, Ahsanabad, Sherwani Royal Suites, Safari Palm Village, and Taiser Town. Among these, Gulshan-e-Maymar, Surjani Town and Saima Arabian Villas are the most famous projects to buy flats in Gadap Town. Small families can opt for a 2-bed apartment in Gadap Town in the price range starting from PKR 6 lakh, going as high as PKR 75 lakh. A 3-bedroom flat can cost you anywhere between PKR 17.5 lakh and PKR 1.07 crore. For 4-bedroom flats in Gadap town, the price is usually between PKR 30 lakh and PKR 70 lakh.
Plots for Sale in Gadap Town Karachi
People looking for long-term investment options move towards the northern part of the city because of less property prices. This is one of the reasons why Gadap Town is now an investment hub for buyers and investors. There are plots of various sizes from 120 sq yd to huge 1000 sq yd. The plot prices vary with respect to its area size and location. A 120 sq yd plot in Gadap Town may cost you somewhere between PKR 2 lakh and PKR 1.3 crore, while plot files of various localities are available in the price range of PKR 1 lakh to PKR 42 lakh. Similarly, 250 sq yd plots can cost buyers from PKR 46 lakh to PKR 61 lakh. Plots of 500 sq yd come with a higher price tag that can be anywhere between PKR 50 lakh and PKR 3.15 crore.
Rent Price Trends in Gadap Town Karachi
If buying property is not an option for you, you can easily find a residential unit on rent here.
Houses for Rent in Gadap Town Karachi
There are many sub-areas with some good rental properties in Gadap Town. Rental prices of houses here are lower than the rest of the areas in Karachi; the reason for this being its distance from the main city. You can easily find houses on rent in Gulshan-e-Maymar, Saima Arabian Villas, Surjani Town, and Ahsanabad. The first two are gated societies with strict security protocols. The landlord might ask you to pay for six months in advance. For 120 sq yd houses in Gadap Town you might need to pay from PKR 16 thousand to PKR 35 thousand per month. If you go for a bigger 240 sq yd unit, the rent goes higher — from PKR 25 to PKR 75 thousand per month.
Flats for Rent in Gadap Town Karachi
Smaller, well-maintained 2-bedroom flats for rent in Gadap Town can cost tenants anywhere between PKR 10 thousand and PKR 20 thousand per month. However, the monthly rental range for 3-bedroom flats is from PKR 20 thousand to PKR 40 thousand.
Gadap Town ranks second among the most searched localities to buy commercial properties in Karachi. The commercial realty sector of Gadap Town features shops and offices that can be bought in any of its popular sub-areas that were mentioned earlier. Taiser Town ranks highest in the list of most searched localities to buy commercial properties in Gadap Town.
Most Popular Areas in Gadap Town Karachi
According to the buying trends for Gadap Town, Surjani Town tops the list for people who are interested in buying property here. Many schools, markets and medical care facilities are located in the area. This attracts people to invest in different properties available in Surjani Town.
Gulshan-e-Maymar tops the list for rental property trends for the area. People prefer renting a house or portion in Gulshan-e-Maymar as they are available at reasonable rates. Plus, it is a peaceful area with many facilities located within the community.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS AND BAKERIES
Malls in Gadap Town Karachi
Residents of the area have limited options when it comes to shopping for clothes and fabric. Some of the developed neighbourhoods in the area, like Gulshan-e-Maymar, have a few shopping centres, but no malls. To buy fabric, customers usually head to Colours and Fabrics Collection, situated in Sector X of Gulshan-e-Maymar. It offers both casual and formal dresses of different brands at reasonable rates. People also visit Gul Ahmed and Bin Saeed stores that have also opened up recently. Lakhani Blessing And Latif Shopping Centre in Taiser Town provide a great shopping experience to residents.
Restaurants and bakeries in Gadap Town Karachi
Residents have access to some of the famous restaurants located along the Super Highway, such as Al-Habib Restaurant, Sajjad Restaurant and many others. To celebrate any festive occasion or to enjoy weekends, people go to these restaurants not only to enjoy good food but also the ambience and open-air environment. People also visit Fish Corner in Gulshan-e-Maymar to have spicy Fish karahi and delicious Irani grilled fish. There are a couple of options when it comes to buying your daily bread and bakery items. Some of the bakeries in Gulshan-e-Maymar are quite popular, namely, Sarfaraz bakery, Zouq e Shireen, Noor sweets and bakers and Maymar sweets.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Sports Facilities and Fitness Centres in Gadap Town Karachi
There are numerous sports facilities. Azeemi cricket ground in Surjani Town provides a vast ground which is ideal for cricket lovers. Motivators Farmhouse and Cricket Academy, opposite Saima Arabian Villas gives training to amateur cricketers. It is lined with several gyms, where fitness enthusiasts have workout sessions to stay in shape. Some of the popular gyms are Omi Fitness Man & Women, Ny Gym, Usman Gym And Maymar Gym.
Parks and Clubs in Gadap Town Karachi
Since Gadap Town has a few gated communities, open green spaces and parks abound in the area. For instance, residents of Saima Arabian Villas have parks in each block. Surjani Town has parks like Tikona Park, Block-7 and Family Model park. Gulshan-e-Maymar is famous for a number of aesthetically designed parks. Nawaz Shareef Park has a beautiful landscape with seasonal flower beds. Other parks in the area include Chhatree Park, Roman Fountain Park and numerous other such spots.
Besides these, Gadap Town is also known for its water parks and farmhouses like Sun Rise Water Park & Farm Houses, Cosy Water Park, Water World, Wild Venture Water Park And Resort, Samzu Park, Dreamworld Resort, Hotel & Golf Course and many others. All of these are ideal picnic spots for families.
Salons and Spas in Gadap Town Karachi
For a quick beauty fix or a party makeover, residents head to nearby beauty salons in the area like Welcome beauty parlor, Fairy’s beauty parlor, Rukhsaar beauty salon, Adore beauty zone and Ruby’s Beauty Concept. Areej beauty parlor, and Trends beauty salon and spa, Asma’s beauty clinic and institute, Bajees beauty parlor, House of beauty, Al Munira beauty salon, and Farzana’s beauty salon are some of the notable beauty parlors in the area.
Gadap Town enjoys a prime location — near various clubs, amusement parks and farmhouses. Aladin Amusement Park, Safari Park and Pavilion End Club are all nearly a 25-minute drive from the area. In addition, some of the most popular housing schemes are located nearby like Fazaia Housing Scheme, Gulshan-e-Maymar and North Karachi.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Each housing area has its pros and cons. Those considering to relocate to Gadap Town may feel isolated as the neighbourhood is a little disconnected from the main city. Also, there are no shopping malls or cinemas in the locality. But this could change in the future with new developments. Electricity and water shortage issues persist in some areas.
Importance of Gadap Town Karachi from major locations nearby
- 25 km away from Jinnah International Airport
- Well connected to Northern Bypass and Super Highway
- The University of Karachi is 21 minutes away