ABOUT GHAURI TOWN ISLAMABAD
Ghauri Town, launched in the year 2000, is a project of Raja Akbar Ali & Company and Abdur Rehman Associates. This housing society is situated in Islamabad Zones IV and V on the main Islamabad Expressway and is also reachable from Main Lehtrar Road through Ghauri Garden Road. Also, Blue Area Islamabad and Saddar Rawalpindi are in close proximity to the project, found at an approximate distance of 12 to 16 km.
Ghauri Town is divided into seven phases as Phase I, II, III, IV, V, VII and VIII. Its Phase 1 is just 6 km away from the Islamabad Expressway and Phase VII is in close proximity to Gulberg Greens Islamabad. As Ghauri Town, Phase 7 is under development, property prices are significantly low, in contrast to nearby residential projects.
Ghauri Town, Phases I to V are completely developed and feature a commercial market, which is accessible by the respective residents within a few minutes. Also, water, gas and electricity are available here. Whereas, Phase VII is different from the previous phases and has a separate entrance, featuring wide roads and the main boulevard. Ghauri Town, Phase VII has two sub-projects within, known as Akbar Enclave and Rehman Residencia. Phase VIII is named as Green Gracia, which is yet to be launched officially.
The project was initiated to cater to middle-income genuine buyers so that they can afford their own property in the beautiful city of Islamabad. Therefore, Ghauri Town only features 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 marla and few 10 marla plots and houses for sale. Moreover, there are no big parks and specific playgrounds in society. Developers of Ghauri Town have cut their costs on amenities, in order to successfully develop and deliver an affordable housing scheme. As of February 2019, more than 150,000 families are settled within the society. Ghauri Town, Islamabad also offers commercial properties for sale that includes shops, plazas and plots on different area sizes.
AT A GLANCE
- Electricity, water and gas available
- Sewerage system installed
- Close proximity to Islamabad Expressway and other major road networks, for example, Canal Interchange
- Easy access to public transport
- Widespread commercial markets
- Private school campuses
- Private clinics
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Public Transport near Ghauri Town Islamabad
Located on Islamabad Expressway with easy access to Lehtrar Road, public transport near Ghauri Town Islamabad is therefore, easily accessible. You may find several bus stop at a distance of around 2 to 5 km from the community’s location. For instance, Khanna Pul Bus Stop on Lehtrar Road (3.9 km), Fizaia/Khanna Bus Stop in Rawalpindi-Islamabad (5.5 km), Gangal West Bus Stop in Rawalpindi (4.5 km), Koraal Chowk Bus Stop on Islamabad Highway (3.9 km), Burmma Bus Stop in Dar Ul Salam Colony, Burma Town (2.3 km), Sanam Chowk Bus Stop on Dhanyal Road (2. 9 km) and many other bus stops for different routes are found nearby.
Also, the Chaklala Railway Station in Chaklala Cantt, Rawalpindi is reachable after covering a distance of 7.5 km from Ghauri Town Islamabad.
Markets in Ghauri Town Islamabad
Majority of the phases of Ghauri Town Islamabad are fully-developed and hence, markets and individual shops are functional in the locality.
There are markets in Ghauri Town, Islamabad, where residents have access to general stores, stationery stores, grocery stores, optics’ store, supermarkets, mobile shops and various other stores that deal in different stuff. Moreover, there is a Mini Market in Ghauri Town Phase 7 and Save Mart and Abbasi Market in Phase 5, both are easily reachable from all of its phases.
Mosques in Ghauri Town Islamabad
Residents of Ghauri Town Islamabad can conveniently offer their prayers on time at a mosque near their residence, which might be reachable at a walking distance.
The society, luckily, features a number of mosques in all of its phases. Some of the mosques in Ghauri Town Islamabad are found in its Phase IV, namely, Jamia Masjid Imam-ul-Ambia, Ghori Town Mosque, Jamia Masjid Shuhda-e-Kashmir, Masjid Quba, Masjid Al Hassan and Ali Murtaza Mosque. Masjid Umer Farooq and Jamia Masjid Akbar Siraj in Phase V, and Jama Masjid General Rahil Sharif in Phase III. There is more than one mosque in Phases I, II, III, IV, V and VII.
Schools, Colleges And Universities in and near Ghauri Town Islamabad
Having top schools and colleges at walking distance or at a few minutes’ drive is what usually parent want. Fortunately, residents of Ghauri Town Islamabad have access to a number of educational institutes within the community block. Some of the important names are Allied School- Harmain Campus in Phases III and V, Dare-Arqam in Phase I, The Educators in VIP Block, Dr A. Q. Khan School System in Phase V, Jinnah Model School and College and FC Group of Colleges- Gangal Campus in Phase V.
There are other schools operating in its Phase III, IV and V. For instance, in Phase III, you shall come across Sunshine School (Pre-Nursery to Primary) and Buraq Montessori & School. Phase IV has Rawal International School of Excellence, Al Harmain Education System, The Spirit School Rayyan Campus, Discovery School System and The Lodestar School. Even Phase V features Al-Siddeeq School System and The Innovators School System.
Some popular colleges and universities in the vicinity, located at an approximate distance of 2 km to 6 km, are popular for earning a career-oriented degree in diverse fields of study. However, Bahria Foundation College is an ideal institute for prospective intermediate students. It is situated on Lehtarar Road in Ghauri Garden. Other colleges and universites near Ghauri Town Islamabad are ILM College Islamabad in Khanna, Rawal Institute of Health Sciences on main Lehtarar Road, Punjab College Quaid Campus on Khokar Road, COMSATS University on Park Road and Abasyn University in Meherban Colony Chatta Bakhtawar.
Banks in Ghauri Town Islamabad
For day to day transactions and bank related work or for bill payments, residents of Ghauri Town Islamabad have access to branches of different renowned banks in its Phase IV, V, I and VIP Block. Its Phase V has branches of Meezan Bank, Askari Bank, Habib Bank Limited (HBL), Allied Bank Limited and its ATM, and Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB). Its Phase IV has Sindh Bank and Bank Alfalah, along with ATM kiosk. Dubai Islamic Bank’s branch is somewhere in between Phase I and VIP Block of the community.
Clinics and Hospitals in and near Ghauri Town Islamabad
Ghauri Town features a significant number of medical facilities in its different phases. There are different clinics in Ghauri Town Islamabad that treat specific health problems. For instance, you shall find Islamabad Hair Transplant Clinic in Phase IV, Hashmi Homoeo Health Clinic in Phase V, Ghori Specialist Clinic in Phase I, Al Hoor Skin Care and Beauty Clinic in Phase IV, Maliha Maternity Home and Dr Irum Zohair Clinic in Phase II, etc.
There are hospitals in Ghauri Town Islamabad that are providing up to the mark medical assistance and services to the residents. In case of emergency or to get medical help from a specialist, one can visit the hospitals found in different phases of the community. Some of the popular ones are Ghouri Medical Complex, Anjum Medical Complex, NS Community Care Hospital in Phase V, Emaan Hospital in Phase II, Nisar Medical Centre and Irada Hospital in Phase IV.
PROPERTIES IN GHAURI TOWN ISLAMABAD
Sales Price Trends in Ghauri Town Islamabad
Established for more than 17 years, Ghauri Town Islamabad offers properties for sale at affordable rates. The details of houses and plots for sale in the society are discussed as under:
Houses for Sale in Ghauri Town Islamabad
There are old and brand new houses for sale in Ghauri Town Islamabad that are beautifully designed and well-constructed, as per the area size. The area sizes of houses in the town are 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10 marla that was constructed using high-quality material. The internal fittings and fixtures are also up to the required standard and a number of the houses feature creatively crafted front elevation. As discussed above, the asking prices of the houses are significantly low and therefore, 3 marla houses in the locality have rates between PKR 38 lakh and PKR 75 lakh. 5 marla houses for sale in Ghauri Town have the lowest starting price of PKR 35 lakh that may go as high as PKR 6.5 crore. The price range is dependent on many factors, for example, on the number of storeys, location, proximity to amenities, interior and exterior and other such details that apply. The price range of 10 marla houses in the town is between PKR 1.2 crore and PKR 2.8 crore. However, there are only a few houses available in the 10 marla category of Ghauri Town Islamabad.
Plots for Sale in Ghauri Town Islamabad
The plots for sale in Ghauri Town Islamabad are completely developed and available for possession. Since society is established since a long time, thus, amenities and facilities are easily accessible. Plot prices are significantly low in the society, for example, prices of 3 marla plots start from PKR 6 lakh and the highest value is PKR 50 lakh, as of March 2019. Whereas, the lowest rate of 5 marla plots for sale in Ghauri Town is PKR 3.6 lakh that may go as high as PKR 62.5 lakh. 7 marla is the biggest area size of residential plots available for sale in Ghauri Town, as of March 2019. Its rates are between PKR 7 lakh and PKR 85 lakh.
Flats for Sale in Ghauri Town Islamabad
Ghauri Town Islamabad has luxurious apartments for sale amidst all the necessary amenities and facilities. The apartment buildings, featuring 1, 2 and 3-bedrooms are earthquake proof and have a top-class front elevation. Furthermore, flats in Ghauri Town also feature huge parking space, elevators, 24/7 security and standby generator. 1-bedroom apartments in the society are up for sale at a price range between PKR 20 lakh and PKR 39.5 lakh. The flats in Ghauri Town are affordable and thus, ideal for mid-income, small families. 2-bedroom flats in the society have prices starting from PKR 25.5 lakh that may increase up to PKR 45 lakh. Whereas, PKR 45.5 lakh is the lowest asking price of 3-bed flats in Ghauri Town and the maximum value recorded as of March 2019 is PKR 59.5 lakh.
Rent Price Trends in Ghauri Town Islamabad
The rental rate of properties in Ghauri Town Islamabad is not sky-rocketing. It is pretty reasonable, despite its given location. Details of rent price trend are discussed below:
Houses for Rent in Ghauri Town Islamabad
The houses for rent in Ghauri Town Islamabad are well-maintained, have marble or tile flooring with quality woodwork and appealing interior and exterior. The rental rates vary, depending on the number of rooms, the condition of the house, location, etc. A 3 marla house in the town has a rental fee between PKR 13,000 and PKR 20,000. Whereas, rent of 5 marla houses in Ghauri Town starts from PKR 11,000 and may have the highest leasing fee of PKR 80,000. Brand new houses in the locality usually have high rental charges, as they feature ultra-modern fittings, design and fixtures. PKR 26,000 to PKR 70,000 is the rental rate of 10 marla houses in Ghauri Town.
Flats for Rent in Ghauri Town Islamabad
Ghauri Town Islamabad has 1-bed, 2-bed and 3-bed flats for rent that feature contemporary design and high-standard fittings. The leasing fee is different for each flat in the society, for example, a 1-bed and a 3-bed apartment is rented for around PKR 15, 000 and PKR 18,000, respectively. Whereas, 2-bed flats in Ghauri Town have a rental fee between PKR 10,000 and PKR 40,000.
Ghauri Town Islamabad offers commercial properties for sale and rent, but the asking prices and rental rates are high, according to real estate experts. The commercial plots in the locality are of area sizes 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 marla only. Also, Ghauri Town features commercial plazas, where interested buyers can rent or buy offices or shops, available on the ground floor.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS AND BAKERIES
Malls in Ghauri Town Islamabad
Malls within the community boundaries are the best place to go shopping, as you can find everything under one roof from clothing to accessories, home decor items and a lot more. There are shopping Malls in Ghauri Town Islamabad, for instance in its Phase IV you shall find Ghauri Mall, Marina Mall, A 2 Arcade and in Phase V Veritex Mall.
Restaurants And Bakeries in Ghauri Town Islamabad
When it comes to eating out on a weekend, on a special occasion or casually on a fine day, Ghauri Town has ample options for its residents. Majority of the restaurants in Ghauri Town Islamabad serve Pakistani food and few serve fast food as well as Italian. The eateries that are found in the locality are Babu Jee Restaurant, Baryan and Hot n Cold Spot café in Phase V, Hot n Hut Karachi Biryani, Pizza Laziz, Mian Jee Murgh Pulao and Restaurant, Karachi Dam Biryani and Alhamad Karachi Hotel in Phase IV and the list continues.
There are a number of bakeries in Ghauri Town, amongst them, the ones considered popular for fresh bakery items are Fresh and Fine, Al Falah Bakers and Tayyab Sweets & Bakers and Breads and Cakes, located in Phase IV.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Kids Play Area in Ghauri Town Islamabad
A kids’ play area has been developed in Ghauri Town, Phase VII, considering the need for an outdoor leisure spot for the residents and their kids.
Gym and Fitness Centres in Ghauri Town Islamabad
Fitness freaks residing in Ghauri Town Islamabad have the option to register at well-equipped gyms and fitness centres located in different phases. Oxygen Fitness Centre and JK Fitness in Phase V, Iron Rush Gym, Max Muscle Gym and Fitness Centre in Phase IV are some of the gym and fitness centres in Ghauri Town Islamabad, popular amongst residents.
Salons and Spas in Ghauri Town Islamabad
Being a fully developed and populated area, Ghauri Town Islamabad has many beauty salons within its locality. Luckily, its female community don't have to travel long distances to get their required beauty treatments done. Some of the famous options here are Nabiha’s Salon in Phase IV, Iqra Beauty Salon and The Beauty Room in Phase V, Zebaish Beauty Salon in Phase I and many others.
There are pretty good entertainment options, situated at a distance of few kilometres from Ghauri Town Islamabad, where residents may have a fun time with friends and family. The amusements parks at an approximate distance of 11 km to 15 km are Wonderland Amusement Park (Pindora) and Lt. Atta Shaheed Park (Millat Colony) in Rawalpindi and F1 Trax in Lake View Park (21 km). Other ideal places to visit are Shakarparian National Park on Islamabad Expressway (16 km), Kachnar Park in I 8/3 (13 km), Rawal Lake Park, Laila Carnival Park on Lake View Road (21 km) and Lake View Park on Murree Road (22 km) that features paintball game, fishing, boating, and a wildlife park. Also, there are cinemas in the vicinity, reachable after covering a distance of around 13 km to 14 km i.e. The Arena in Phase 4 of Bahria Town Islamabad and JFC Cineplex in DHA, Phase 2 Islamabad.
Note: There are seven phases of Ghauri Town and therefore, commute time and distance to mentioned locations might vary.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Ghauri Town Islamabad was initiated for mid-range income citizens of Pakistan, so that they can afford a home of their own, easily. Therefore, the locality does not feature green belts, wide roads and extensively huge boulevards, parks in every phase and many other extraordinary facilities that other societies offer. The developers have saved the construction cost of lavish amenities, as they intended to develop an affordable residential scheme. The property prices are, therefore, not very high in this locality and well-developed houses and plots fit in everyone's budget. Moreover, 10 marla is the biggest area size of residential plots in Ghauri Town and are very few in numbers. The society does not feature such big plots, just for the reason that everyone cannot afford them and instead, developers have divided plots into 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 marla.
Importance of Ghauri Town Islamabad from major locations nearby
- Islamabad Expressway is in close proximity to Ghauri Town, reachable within 12 minutes
- Canal interchange leads to Ghauri Town Islamabad
- Some famous localities, for example, Blue Area Islamabad and Saddar Rawalpindi are situated nearby
- These localities can be reached within 29 minutes from Ghauri Town
- The beautiful Gulberg Greens, known for huge farm houses in Islamabad, is 15 minutes’ drive away from here
Note: There are seven phases of Ghauri Town and therefore, commute time and distance to mentioned locations might vary.