ABOUT GULBERG GREENS ISLAMABAD
Gulberg Greens is a part of Gulberg – one of the most sought after housing projects in Islamabad. Taking shape as a mini-city, Gulberg Islamabad received approval from the Capital Development Authority (CDA) in 2009. It is a project of Intelligence Bureau Employees Cooperative Housing Scheme (IBECHS), launched in 2005. Engineer Abdul Waheed, renowned for his skills and experience, has been appointed as the chief project consultant by the developers. The beautiful Gulberg Greens is an outcome of his exceptional design and planning skills.
Situated in Zone IV, Islamabad, Gulberg Greens is surrounded by greenery. The project is a smart amalgamation of nature and contemporary infrastructure, well-equipped with essential and luxurious amenities. It is one of the most talked about projects among investors and buyers alike. Real estate experts anticipate a tremendous increase in the value of its properties, once Islamabad’s Expressway is further expanded.
Positioned at the intersection of Zone IV and V, Gulberg Greens is occupying a central location on Islamabad Expressway. It is, therefore, close to Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Koral Chowk is reachable at 8 km from the project, T-Chowk Rawat at 15 km, Aabpara Market at 19.5 km, and Islamabad Expressway at 5.3 km.
Gulberg Greens is a distinct project initiated in Islamabad that comprises big plots for farmhouses, pre-constructed farmhouses, apartments, and commercial properties. It is a well-planned society, featuring beautiful architectural work topped with contemporary facilities. None of the CDA-approved projects in Islamabad offer 4, 5 and 10 kanal plots for farmhouses except Gulberg Greens. The area size is exceptionally vast, having all the amenities in the surrounding. Also, the project offers some exclusively designed and maintained, developer-built, and some owner-built farmhouses for sale.
Gulberg Greens is divided into six blocks namely Executive, A, B, C, D, and E. Also, four major commercial areas including Blue Area, Civic Center, Business Square, and Business Park are part of Gulberg Greens. The flats for sale in the project consists of 1 bedroom, 2 bedrooms, 3 bedrooms, and studio apartments.
Residents of Gulberg Greens have access to a signal-free underpass on Islamabad Express Highway, built solely by Gulberg, Islamabad. The underpass is named Gulberg Expressway, and it has exits and entries from Naval Anchorage and Chak Shahzad. Previously, residents had to travel several miles for a U-turn to enter the society. Gulberg Expressway now serves as a direct entry point for the Gulberg community. People commuting from Islamabad to Rawalpindi and vice versa can use the underpass and enjoy a hassle-free journey.
The administration of Gulberg Islamabad has introduced a waste management system to keep the society clean. The farmhouses in Gulberg Greens are built around lush greenery and trees. This beautifies space and residents enjoy a peaceful green ambience. Furthermore, the management has planted more than 50,000 flowers and plants and 300,000+ fruit trees.
AT A GLANCE
- Complete ownership
- Dedicated security for each farmhouse
- 24/7 monitoring
- Vigilant security team
- Active patrolling
- Around 500 security staff have been appointed
- Solar street panels
- Modern infrastructure
- Electricity, gas and water supply
- Maintenance services
- Waste management services
- Proper sewerage system
- Telenor Pakistan's head office is in Gulberg Greens
- 80% green area
- Underground electrical wiring
- Easy access to public transport
- 50 to 160-feet wide carpeted roads
- 80 to 120-feet wide carpeted service roads
- Proximity to significant areas and routes of Islamabad
- 220-feet wide Gulberg Expressway
- Accessibility to Islamabad Expressway via Gulberg Expressway
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Public Transport near Gulberg Greens Islamabad
Gulberg Greens is situated at an excellent location, with public transport easily accessible nearby. The nearest bus stops are just 6 to 9 minutes' drive away from the project and include Judicial Bus Stop, Airport Society E-Bus Stop, Koral Chowk Bus Stop, and PWD Bus Stop.
Markets near Gulberg Greens Islamabad
Gulberg Greens will feature plenty of supermarkets and stores in the surrounding areas. Residents can shop for their required stuff at stores and markets situated nearby. Some of the options are Mini Market, Tiles and Bath Accessories Shop, Save Mart, Mashaa ALLAH General Store, Friends Book Shop and Stationery in Ghauri Town, Fazal Ellahi Bhatti Market, Brother General Store in Koral Town, and Yousuf Zai Market in Madina.
Mosques in and near Gulberg Greens Islamabad
Residents can offer prayers in Jamia Masjid Nooria Ghausia, situated in Gulberg Greens Block A, and Masjid Ameer Hamza R.A in Gulberg Residencia, Block D, Marqaz. There are mosques in the vicinity as well that include Naseeria Masjid in Koral Town and Jamia Masjid Siddique-e-Akbar in Madina.
Schools, Colleges and Universities in Gulberg Greens Islamabad
Gulberg Greens has reserved a separate block for educational institutions and has named it Knowledge City. The reserved land covers 550+ kanal. Knowledge City will feature some of the top schools, colleges, and universities of national and international standard. Also, it will have a dedicated security team, top-class infrastructure, and all major utilities.
Agha Khan University, Riphah International University, Roots Millennium School, and Froebel’s International School have already bought lands for their buildings in Knowledge City.
There are educational institutions also located nearby, reachable at 5 to 9 km from Gulberg Greens. Some of them are Bahria College and Bahria Foundation College in Naval Anchorage, Olives School, The Smart School in Airport Employees CHS, FC Group of Colleges in Ghori Town, Siddeeq Public School in Madina Town, Islamabad Model College for Girls in Kirpa and various others.
Banks in Gulberg Greens Islamabad
Two major banks, United Bank Limited and Dubai Islamic Bank, are already operating in Gulberg Greens Block B. Branches of other banks will be operational soon. Please note that Dubai Islamic Bank has a branchless banking booth in the society.
Gulberg Greens is powered via 132KV IESCO grid station. This grid station is Gulberg Islamabad’s very own setup. Additionally, it has installed power transformers to smoothen the supply of power further.
Clinics and Hospitals in Gulberg Greens Islamabad
MBF Group, a Dubai-based organization, has signed an agreement with Gulberg Greens, according to which they will develop a Medical City in Gulberg Greens. Spread across 200 kanal, the medical city will feature a 400-bed university hospital, well-equipped with advanced medical equipment, technologies, and high-end facilities. Also, up-to-date cooling, heating, and ventilation systems will be installed. For the very first time in Pakistan, a housing society will feature a medical mall, comprising orthopaedic centre, regional cardiology centre, and recreation, and therapy centre, all under one roof. More than 100 Pakistani nationals will be appointed in different departments.
PROPERTIES IN GULBERG GREENS ISLAMABAD
Sales Price Trends in Gulberg Greens Islamabad
The sale price trend is different in Gulberg Greens as compared to other housing societies because it mainly features plots and farmhouses. The details are discussed below:
Farmhouses for Sale in Gulberg Greens Islamabad
Gulberg Greens offers ready luxury villas/farmhouses that feature contemporary architecture with a beautiful landscape. Three rows of shady green trees and flowers, right outside the property, further soothes the eyes and mind. The farmhouses are built on area sizes of 4, 5 and 10 kanal, exclusively designed by top architects. These are well-equipped with all the necessary facilities, including the mall, club, and sports complex.
Ready farmhouses are up for sale in Gulberg Greens Blocks A, B, and C. Some owner-built farmhouses are also available for sale in other blocks.
As of February 2019, the asking price of 4 kanal farmhouses in Gulberg Greens is between PKR 2.2 crore and PKR 12.5 crore. The starting price of a corner built farmhouse is PKR 2.5 crore, which may go as high as PKR 5.25 crore. The minimum price of a 10 kanal farmhouse is around PKR 6 crore and the maximum rate, as of February 2019, was PKR 11 crore. The farmhouses located near amenities such as a 5-star hotel, mall, and markets are priced higher.
Plots for Sale in Gulberg Greens Islamabad
The plots for sale in Gulberg Greens are ideal for luxurious villas or farmhouses. All the 4, 5 and 10 kanal plots are entirely developed and ready for possession. The plots are positioned at an ideal location within the society, but, plots facing the park, situated at a corner, or located near amenities have high asking prices. The sale price of 4 kanal plots in Gulberg Greens are available for PKR 2.35 crore to PKR 4.85 crore. 5 kanal farmhouse plots can cost anywhere between PKR 3 crore to PKR 5.5 crore. Moreover, you will need a budget of PKR 5.5 crore to PKR 9 crore for a 10 kanal plot in Gulberg Greens, Islamabad.
Apartments for Sale in Gulberg Greens Islamabad
Gulberg Greens features residential flats for sale in Blocks A, B, and D, and in various commercial areas. Some of them are Karakoram Greens, Diamond Mall & Residency, Samama Star Mall & Residency, Sky Park One, Gulberg Emporium Mall & Residency, and Roshan Heights among others. The flats boast beautiful interior and exterior and are ideal for individual and families. The apartments come with attached baths, contemporary kitchen, high-quality fittings, tile flooring, fancy lights, woodwork on doors and window, to name a few.
1-bed flats in Gulberg Greens up for sale can cost around PKR 7.65 lakh to PKR 75 lakh. Luxury flats have high rates compared to non-luxury ones. Studio apartments in the project have a starting price of around PKR 21.22 lakh. 2-bedroom apartments for sale have an asking price of PKR 15.3 lakh to PKR 2.3 crore. Prices depend on the floor you choose to buy. Top floors offer the best view and are, therefore, priced higher. The cost of 3-bed flats in the area comes with a price tag of PKR 22.95 lakh to PKR 3 crore.
Gulberg Greens has a dedicated commercial area, which is divided into Business Park, Business Square, Civic Centre, and Blue Area. The four commercial sectors feature corporate offices, business suites, malls, and other commercial projects.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS AND BAKERIES
Malls in and near Gulberg Greens Islamabad
Gulberg Greens will host a shopping mall named Mega Shopping Mall, which was under construction as of February 2019. The residential properties in the society also feature malls that include Samama Star Mall & Residency, Diamond Mall & Residency, Roshan Heights, and Gulberg Emporium Mall among others.
Moreover, there are several malls under construction within Gulberg Islamabad as well, which are easily accessible by the residents. Some of the malls are near to completion and will open shortly. Other malls in nearby localities are Ghori Mall in Ghauri Town and Capital Mall in Jinnah Garden.
Restaurants and Bakeries in and near Gulberg Greens Islamabad
Since Gulberg Greens is in the development phase, many amenities are yet not functional. Being committed to providing a complete lifestyle, the project will feature restaurants, cafes, and hotels. From Pakistani to Continental, all sorts of cuisine will be served at leading national and international eateries. Besides, some options near the society are Root Bistro in Naval Anchorage and Babu Jee Restaurant in Ghauri Town. Bakeries near the project include Breads n Cakes, found in Ghauri Town.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Sports Facilities and Fitness Centres in Gulberg Greens Islamabad
The Sports Complex in Gulberg Islamabad will offer training to sports enthusiasts as per their interest. Cricket, table tennis, tennis, squash, and basketball are some sports will be taught here. Also, the sports complex will conduct competitions occasionally. Fitness centres and gym in Gulberg Greens will be supervised by expert fitness instructors and will be fully equipped with the latest exercise machines.
Parks and Clubs in Gulberg Greens Islamabad
Gulberg Greens itself is like a lush green garden. However, the management has further developed parks that feature slides, rides, jogging tracks, and benches. A fun-filled water park with all the latest water activities and sports will also be operational in Gulberg Islamabad.
Residents of Gulberg Greens will have access to Gulberg Club and its facilities. The club will serve as a great place to socialize with neighbours, other society fellows or to spend some time with friends and family. People who want to learn horse riding or have a passion for it may feel free to register at the Riders Club. The club will be operational in Gulberg Islamabad, which will be easily accessible by the residents of the community.
Golf Course and Artificial Lake in Gulberg Greens Islamabad
Gulberg Green also offers its residents the facility of a gold course in the society. The golfers here can easily learn and play golf with other residents of the society.
A land of 1,000 kanal has been reserved for an artificial lake in Gulberg Greens that will be a great entertainment option for residents. It will be surrounded by lush greenery and will become a prominent picnic spot for people.
Gulberg Zoo in Gulberg Greens Islamabad
Gulberg Greens residents will have access to Gulberg Zoo and all the facilities that come with it.
Cinema and 5 Star Hotel in Gulberg Greens Islamabad
Movie lovers across Gulberg Greens can enjoy their time at the cinema that might feature 2D and 3D screens.
The community will also host a 5-star hotel. It is under construction but will feature a host of amenities and facilities. The surrounding beauty and tranquillity will further enhance the experience of guests staying at the hotel.
The parks in the nearby localities of Gulberg Greens are good for spending leisure time with family and friends. After covering a distance of 4 to 26 kilometres from the society, residents can reach Liaquat Ali Park in Gulzar-e-Quaid, Rawal Lake Park on Lake Park Road, Music Theme Park in Bahria Enclave, Orchid Kachnar Park, Shakarparian National Park, and Mohammed Bin Qasim Park. Rawal Lake Park, which is one of the Instagram-worthy places in Islamabad, has a lot of fun activities for both kids and adults. Some exciting events and activities are organized at the Shakarparian Open Air Theatre. Fortunately, it is just 17.2 km away from Gulberg Greens, so residents can easily plan to visit the theatre. Other attractions nearby are Islamabad View Point, approachable within 28 minutes, via Islamabad Expressway. Islamabad Club Cinema and Cine Gold Plex are the two best options in the vicinity for movie lovers.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Since 2018, investors and buyers have shown great interest in Gulberg Greens’ properties. Investors have anticipated that the commercial area of the project will yield high returns on investment. Furthermore, plot prices are reasonable as compared to other CDA sectors’ plots. The facilities and amenities of Gulberg Greens set the project apart. The developers have successfully developed the society, featuring top-class farmhouses. The development work is maintaining its pace, and as of February 2019, the rates of properties in Gulberg Green are expected to increase. However, similar to other real estate ventures of this scale, the accurate time of completion of the project cannot be guaranteed.
Importance of Gulberg Greens Islamabad from major locations nearby
- Islamabad Expressway is pretty close to Gulberg Greens and makes travelling convenient to and from Rawalpindi-Islamabad
- Koral Chowk is near the project
- Top localities neighbouring Gulberg Greens include Ghauri Town and Airport Employees CHS among others.
Commute time to these locations
- Islamabad Expressway is just 6 minutes’ drive away via Gulberg Expressway from Gulberg Greens
- Koral Chowk can be reached within 11 minutes from the society
- Airport Employees CHS is located 9 minutes’ drive away
- Ghauri Town is reachable within 16 minutes