ABOUT GULBERG, LAHORE
Gulberg, Lahore, is a famous administrative town of the city known for its first-class residential and commercial properties, and the famous Gaddafi Stadium. The area comprises several business centres, modern shopping malls, restaurants serving different cuisines, famous sports complexes, academic institutions, and medical facilities. Staying true to the literal meaning of Gulberg – a garden with flowers – Gulberg, Lahore, is also renowned for hosting picturesque parks and gardens.
Gulberg is divided into four subareas, starting from 1 to 5.
Each subarea hosts various sectors and blocks. All the subareas are adequately equipped with the necessary amenities of water supply, sewerage systems, fully developed roads, gas, and electricity. Besides, the famous Ghalib Market and Liberty Market are also situated in Gulberg.
Among other connecting routes, important roads marking Gulberg, specifically Gulberg 3, include Ferozepur Road, MM Alam Road, and Canal Road. From a real estate point of view, investing in properties in Gulberg is a wise decision. People who purchased properties in the area five years back are getting almost double what they paid for a property back then.
Additionally, the significant signal-free corridor in Lahore on Jail Road is scheduled to pass through Gulberg and its Main Boulevard. Once the corridor is complete, it will improve the traffic situation of the city, decreasing traffic congestion and enabling commuters to enjoy a smooth journey via Jail Road and Gulberg to reach various destinations in a short time.
As per investors, once the corridor project is complete, commercial activities in the area will further increase, resulting in a spike in the value of properties in Gulberg. Moreover, as per Zameen.com’s 2019 Property Market Report for Lahore, Gulberg was one of the most popular areas to rent a house in Lahore.
AT A GLANCE
- Beautiful residential properties
- Commercial hub of Lahore
- Wide roads
- Well planned sectors
- Profitable investment
- Green spaces
- Home to various known schools
- Home to Gaddafi Stadium
- Home to Lahore Gymkhana
- A signal-free-corridor will run across Gulberg in the future
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Public Transport in and near Gulberg, Lahore
Residents of Gulberg, Lahore, do not have to worry about public transport, thanks to a plethora of bus stops located here. Apart from bus stops, the general transport infrastructure of the area is also incredibly cohesive and comprehensive.
Gulberg is a haven for people without personal transport, and some convenient options of public transportation in Gulberg Lahore include Centre Point Bus Stop in Block E2 Gulberg 3, Daewoo Centre Point Bus Stop in Block E3, Gulberg 3, Daewoo Express Lahore on Ferozepur Road, near St Mary Colony, Waheed Murad Chowk Bus Stop in Block A3, Gulberg 3, Daewoo Bus Stop (Bus #5 & #16) on Main Boulevard of Main Gulberg, Liberty Stop in Block E1, Gulberg 3, and Kalma Chowk Bus Stop in Tipu Block, Gulberg 3.
Besides, people who prefer travelling by Metrobus can use the Canal South Metro Station situated on Lahore-Kasur Road, near Gulberg 3. All the bus stops mentioned above are nearly 3 to 6 km from Main Gulberg, Lahore.
Moreover, some more modes of public transportation situated nearby, at a drive of approximately 10 minutes, include Fortress Stadium Bus Stop on Aziz Bhatti Road, Ichra Metrobus Station, and Shama Metrobus Station on Ferozepur road, near Ichhra, and Qartaba Chowk Metrobus Station on Mozang Chungi, Queen's Road.
Additionally, people who want to travel by train between cities can always use Lahore Cantt. Railway Station, situated in Iqra Colony, at a drive of nearly 10 minutes.
Additionally, some public buses that stop in different areas of Gulberg include B-5, B-16, B-19, B-43, and B-51. Besides, FR-11 is a PMTA route that crosses Gulberg and is frequently used by travellers for a convenient commute.
Naturally, once the signal-free corridor is operational, travelling to different places will become even more convenient for car commuters as well as for people who use ride-sharing services.
Markets in and near Gulberg, Lahore
Living in Gulberg, Lahore has many advantages, and being surrounded by commercial markets is a significant one.
Here’s an overview of the grocery stores and general markets situated in Gulberg 2. These include Taana Baana Mini Market and Gulberg Mini Market in Block P, Ahmed Royal Food International in Block O, and Waseem General Store in Block K, along with many other small marts and grocery stores scattered across the area.
Moving on to Gulberg 3, some grocery stores stocked with everyday staples include Ameen General Store in Main Gulberg, Basics Grocery Store and Shell Select Store in Gulberg 5 on Zafar Ali Road, Rashan Pani in Block E1, Gulberg 3, Esajee's in Block B3, Gulberg 3, Haidery Store in Block J, Gulberg 3, and S M General Store in Nabipura, Gulberg III.
Additionally, Ghalib market is also located here. The massive market is home to several stores selling furniture, home appliances, stationery, stitched and unstitched men’s wear, women’s wear and children’s wear, accessories, jewellery, and cosmetics, among other products.
The market is famous for featuring some delicious halwa poori shops and other Pakistani snacks, including samosas, pakoras, and traditional sweets.
Moreover, Liberty Market, one of the most famous markets in Lahore, is also situated in Gulberg 3. From branded clothes, including sportswear, eastern dresses, and western brands – to local shops offering clothes, shoes, and jewellery – Liberty Market has it all. In fact, a number of grocery stores, eating spots, ice cream stalls, and shops are also situated here.
Liberty Flower Market and Sunflower Building Market are also located in Gulberg 3.
A few vegetable and fruit shops situated here include Tariq Fruits and Vegetables Shop in Gulberg 2’s Main Market, Haji Fruits and Vegetables in Block B2, Gulberg 3, Haji Mushtaq Fruits & Vegetables Shop in Block J of Gulberg 3, Ghausia Juice and Fruit Shop in Block J, Gulberg 3, and Al Falah Juice Corner – Fresh Fruits and Vegetables situated in Block D1, Gulberg 3, Lahore.
Apart from markets that make buying groceries, fresh produce, and other daily staples convenient for residents of Gulberg and people living nearby, medical stores are also operational in this well-equipped area of the city.
Some pharmacies operational in Gulberg 2 include Hayat Sons Medical Store in Block F, Amin Medical Store in Block G, and A-One Medical Store in Block O, whereas Ghani Medical Store can be found in Block B1, Ghalib Market, Gulberg 3.
Some medical stores situated in the vicinity are Amin Medical Store in Millat Colony, Wahdat Medical Store in G.O.R.-1, D Watson Chemist in Garden Town Commercial Area, Hameed Medical Store in Ichhra, and Shabir Medical Store in Fazlia Colony.
When going from Main Gulberg Lahore, Amin Medical Store is really close by at a distance of a little over 1 km and a drive of nearly 6 minutes. The remaining stores are about 4 to 5 km away.
Locals can drive to these medical shops in approximately 9 to 13 minutes from main Gulberg.
Furthermore, meat markets in and near Gulberg, Lahore include Dawn Mutton & Beef Shop near Main Boulevard Gulberg, The Meat Shop & Dell in Block C1, Gulberg, Mashallah Beef Shop in Block J, Gulberg 3, Sheikh Beef Shop in Gulbahar Colony, Gulberg 3, and Desi Chicken Shop in Madina Colony, Gulberg 3.
Among a cluster of meat shops scattered around Gulberg, some situated nearby include Shehzad Chicken Shop in Muslim Town, Haji Mutton Shop in Garden Town Commercial Area, and Chicken Sale Center in Block B, Model Town.
The shops are little over 4 to 5 km from Main Gulberg Lahore, at a drive of approximately 8 to 12 minutes.
On the other hand, some stores offering the repair of electrical appliances in Gulberg, Lahore include:
- Vision Power Electric Store in Block A, Gulberg 2
- Nasir Electric Concern in Block B, Gulberg 2
- Mohammad Umer Electric Store Sales & Services in Block G, Gulberg 2
- Samsung Concept Store in Commercial Area Gulberg 3
Several more electric shops are also situated in Gulberg but are not necessarily pinned on google. However, locals are aware of these markets, and it wouldn’t take much time for new settlers to identify these shops either.
As for famous markets near Gulberg Lahore, residents can go to Ichhra Lahore for a variety of items starting from groceries to clothes and crockery to stationery in this bazaar. Furthermore, the prices here are quite competitive. The Bazaar is at a distance of around 5.4 km from Main Gulberg Lahore and can be reached by road in about 12 minutes.
Among many things, Ichhra Bazaar is famous for eastern wear (stitched and unstitched), including traditional wear for brides and grooms to party wear for dinners and casual outings – Ichrra has a lot of stores selling different kinds of fabrics at considerably economical rates.
Another famous market situated at a distance of around 7 to 8 km from Main Gulberg is Anarkali Bazaar. This is the oldest bazaar of Lahore. The ancient bazaar features many several shops selling a range of stuff, from glass bangles to flower decorations, from scrumptious snacks to apparel and some items of home accessories. The bazaar has been divided into two parts, the old and the new.
Old Anarkali Bazar is home to several used books, stationery shops, and a food street, which is considered a haven for desi foodies. Meanwhile, New Anarkali is famous for selling quality crockery items, handy crafts, and clothes, different kinds of leather jackets, automobile parts, and eastern jewellery, to name a few.
Mosques and Churches in and near Gulberg, Lahore
Another benefit of living in this different area is that it is home to several mosques and a few churches. Lahore has always been home to a diverse population. Gulberg being an administrative town of Lahore, houses several places of worship for people belonging to different faiths.
Let’s start with an overview of the mosques situated here.
Over a dozen mosques are present and operational in different sectors of Gulberg. Some of them are:
- Jamia Masjid Noorani on Ayesha Siddiqua Road, marking Gulberg 2
- Jamia Masjid Imrania in Block F, Gulberg 2
- Jamia Baitus Salaam in Block B, Gulberg 2
- Jamia Masjid Gung Mahal in Block T, Gulberg 2
- Masjid Noor on Jail Road, crossing Gulberg 5
- Jamia Masjid Surgimed and Club Mosque on Zafar Ali Road, marking Gulberg 5
- Mohammadi Masjid in Block E1, Gulberg 3
- Burhan Masjid in Block C1, Gulberg 3
- PCSIR Masjid in Old F.C.C, Gulberg 3
- Gaddafi Stadium Mosque inside Gaddafi Stadium, Gulberg 3
- Masjid Abu Bakar in Liberty Market, Gulberg 3
- Jamia Masjid O Imambargah Hussainia in Makkah Colony, Gulberg 3
- Minar Ul Huda Masjid Ahle Hadees Firdous in Block J, Gulberg 3
- Masjid Shan-e-Islam in Block B2, Gulberg 3
- Jamia Masjid Taha in Block A3, Gulberg 3
- Jamia Masjid Hanifia in Block C3, Gulberg 3
- M Block Mosques in Bhabra Block M, Gulberg 3
- Jamia Masjid Ghausia Rizvia in Main Market, Gulberg
Besides, several mosques are situated in adjoining areas of Gulberg as well. Some mosques a little over 1 to 3 km away include Masjid Hassan, Jamia Masjid Javed Bin Ismail and Masjid Hanfia in Fazlia Colony, Jamia Masjid Dar-ul-Shifa and GOR III Masjid in Ichhra, Jamia Masjid & Madrisa Islamia in Canal Park Lahore, and Masjid-e-Zahid in Shadman 1.
Locals can reach the mosques mentioned above by car in about 7 to 9 minutes. From Taraweeh to Eid Namaz and regular prayers, residents go to the mosques in and near Gulberg Lahore for various religious obligations.
Furthermore, a few churches in Gulberg, Lahore include St. Mary’s Church in Block T, Gulberg 2, United Church in Block E1, Gulberg 3, World Salvation Evangelism Church in Ghalib Market, Gulberg 3, House Of Peace Ministries in Kachi Basti, Gulberg 3, and Glorious Harvest Ministries Church, also situated in Gulberg 3’s Kachi Basti Area.
Additionally, more churches are present near Gulberg, Lahore. For instance, Central Cathedral of Praying Hands is in Jubilee Town on Waris Road, St. Mary Magdalene Church is on Abid Majeed Road, near Falcon Complex, LHSM, House of Christ Church is on Canal Road, Jinnah Colony, and Jesus Love Ministries Church is in Mian Mir Colony.
The churches are about 1 to 5 km away from Main Gulberg Lahore and can be driven to in approximately 8 to 12 minutes.
Schools, Colleges And Universities in and near Gulberg, Lahore
Not only is this area rich in public transport, markets, and other essential amenities, but it is also pretty sufficient in educational institutions. If you have school-going children, or you’re a college or university student looking for a place to stay in Lahore, then Gulberg is your safest choice.
A good portion of Gulberg Lahore is devoted to public and private educational institutions. Below, we have analysed the most popular schools in Gulberg, Lahore, as of now.
Some well-known schools situated in Main Gulberg include Customs Public School and Government Secondary School of Special Education for the Deaf, and Lahore Grammar School on 55 Main Boulevard Gulberg.
As for schools in Gulberg 2, they include Green Hall Academy Gulberg Campus in Block C, Lahore Grammar School in Block H, Apex Grammar School (Boys Branch) Block G, CDG Girls Middle School in Canal Park, Govt. Model Girls High School in Block F, Lahore Cambridge School and Bloomfield Hall Secretariat School in Block P, and St. Mary's High School Gulberg in Block T.
Some Islamic schools are also functional here. These are Quran School System and Rosans Islamic School on Rana Shaukat Mehmood Road. Also, a hotel management school named COTHM Pakistan Hotel Management School is also present in Main Gulberg.
Some more schools situated in Gulberg 3 include National Grammar School in Block D1, The City School A-Level Campus Gulberg in Liberty Market, Government Central Model High School for Girls in Block C3 Gulberg 3, SCIL School Junior Boys Campus in Block C2, Lahore Grammar School Gulberg 14-C in Block C3, Resource Academia in Block E1, Les Anges Montessori Academy in Block E3, Lahore Preschool - Gulberg in Block C, and the Beaconhouse Liberty Campus in Railway Officer Colony Gulberg in Gulberg 3.
A religious school, Shajar School of Modern & Islamic Education Lahore, is also situated in Block C1, Gulberg 3.
As for Gulberg 4, Nova Quest International School is on Syed Maratab Ali Road, crossing Gulberg 4, and Lahore Grammar School is in F.C.C. Moreover, some schools in Gulberg 5 include Kids Campus, Gulberg (pre-school) on Zafar Ali Road, bordering Gulberg 5, and Lahore Lyceum on Service Road, Gulberg 5.
Some renowned colleges and universities in Gulberg, Lahore include:
- Government College for Women in Block C3 Gulberg 3: The all-girls college provides intermediate degrees in faculty of arts, science, and computer science, along with undergraduate programmes in applied psychology, botany, chemistry, and computer science.
- Government College for Boys in Block E2, Gulberg 3: The all-boys college provides intermediate degrees in arts, science, computer science, and commerce.
- CIMS Group of College, Gulberg Campus in Block K, Gulberg 3: The college offers bachelors programmes in commerce, information technology, mathematics, and computer science.
- Toppers Law College in Block L, Gulberg 3: The college provides intermediate and bachelors of law.
- NCC College in Makkah Colony, Gulberg 3: The institute offers several courses in graphic design, IT, AutoCAD, web designing and development, SEO, SMM, digital marketing, PC hardware, and SAP courses.
- Government Technical Training Institute in Block H, Gulberg 2: Students seeking technical and vocational training courses can get admissions here.
- The University of Lahore: The university is among the largest universities of the country that offers bachelors and masters in faculty of allied health sciences, faculty of arts and architecture, faculty of engineering and technology, faculty of information technology, faculty of language and literature, faculty of law, faculty of medicine and dentistry, faculty of pharmacy, and faculty of social sciences.
- Hajvery University in Block T, Gulberg 3: Students looking to get enrolled in bachelors, masters and Ph.D. programmes in the faculties of engineering, fashion, and textile design, pharmacy, computer science, health science, social science, media studies, information technology, and business may opt for this university.
- Central Institute of Management & Science in Block L, Gulberg 3: Students looking for a masters in commerce or masters in business administration can get admissions here to complete their professional education.
As evident from the list, Gulberg 3 is particularly strong in academic institutions. Besides, top universities of Lahore situated near Gulberg, Lahore - at a drive of about 8 to 15 minutes, include:
- Kinnaird College for Women University in G.O.R-1: The college offers intermediate in science (F.Sc.), intermediate in general science, intermediate in commerce, intermediate in arts, along with undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in faculty of applied sciences and business studies, faculty of language, literature, and education, faculty of physical and earth sciences, faculty of art, design and media studies, faculty of biological and life sciences, faculty of social sciences and law, and faculty of accounting and finance.
- The University of South Asia in Block A, Muslim Town: Students looking for an undergraduate or postgraduate programme in the faculties of computer science, engineering and technology, humanity and social sciences, management sciences, health sciences, law, art and design, and commerce can seek admissions here.
Please note that Gulberg is built on acres of land, and analysing each and every educational institution in the area is an impossible task. Therefore, we have only mentioned the most reputable and well-frequented schools, colleges, and universities in the area.
Banks in and near Gulberg, Lahore
Having a house or flat in an area with plenty of banks and ATMs operational is an added convenience that people appreciate. As such, Gulberg, Lahore is home to almost all the renowned banks, including:
- HBL in Main Gulberg and Bank on Main Boulevard Gulberg
- Standard Chartered Bank, NBP Aitemad Islamic Bank, and Bank Alfalah Limited Islamic Banking in Block H, Gulberg 2
- Allied Bank Limited in Block B, Gulberg 2
- Trust Investment Bank Limited in Block K, Gulberg 2
- MCB Bank in Block Q, Gulberg 2
- JS Bank Consumer Banking Branch in Block S, Gulberg 2
- Faysal Bank Liberty Market Branch in Commercial Area, Gulberg 3
- Silk Bank Gulberg Liberty Branch and Meezan Bank in Block D1, Gulberg 3
- Summit Bank Ltd in Block E1, Gulberg 3
- Soneri Bank Ltd Liberty Market, Bank Alfalah, and First Women Bank Limited in Block C2, Gulberg III
- Standard Chartered Bank in Block D1, Gulberg 3
In addition to residents of Gulberg, people from neighbouring towns also take advantage of the ATM machines and banks in Gulberg, Lahore.
Furthermore, some more banks are functional near Gulberg Lahore at a drive of 8 to 10 minutes. These include Allied Bank in New Garden Town, The Summit Bank in Ali Block Garden Town, and Faysal Bank Zonal Head Quarter in Upper Mall Scheme on 32 B Mall Road.
LESCO supplies electricity to Gulberg via the grid stations in Garden Town and Rehman Park. However, these grids cannot bear the massive load of the populated area; hence Lahore’s deputy commissioner has requested the concerned authorities to construct a dedicated grid station to manage the power distribution needs of Gulberg better.
Residents living in the area have already installed UPS systems and generators as electricity backups in case of power breakdowns.
Clinics and Hospitals in Gulberg, Lahore
As is common world over, people with families always prefer living near medical facilities. As such, Gulberg Lahore is perfect for people looking to move to a fully developed area with medical facilities situated nearby.
Some well-known clinics and hospitals in Gulberg, Lahore, include:
- Hijaz Hospital Lahore in Block D1, Gulberg 3: This is a donation-based medical setup with various clinical departments. The facility features general outdoor and indoor services, general surgery, paediatrics recovery, urology, diabetes, dental, emergency outdoors, gynaecology, obstetrics, and labour room orthopaedics, psychiatry and skin diseases, free medical camp, department of pathology, facilities of operation theatre, departments of ENT, physiotherapy services, dialysis, X-Rays, and ultrasound, along with assistance of 24/7 ambulances and blood transfusion.
- Lahore Medical Complex And The Heart Hospital in Block E1, Gulberg 3: The hospital has an ozone therapy department for non-surgical treatment of severe back and knee pains, along with cardiac care services, ranging from non-invasive tests such as ECG and echocardiography to more specialised tests such as coronary angiography and right and left heart studies.
- United Christian Hospital in Commercial Area, Gulberg 3: The hospital provides medical services in gynae and obstetrics, orthopaedic surgery, ophthalmology, medicine and emergency, paediatrics, radiology, and ultrasound, and diagnostic lab facilities.
- Amanat Eye Hospital in Block C, Gulberg 2: The hospital treats several types of eye and vision-related matters with the help of a panel of expert eye specialists and treatments such as laser cataract surgery, Lasik, child eye care, and glasses removal by laser.
- Gulberg Eye Clinic in Block A, Gulberg 5: The clinic offers a diagnosis of eye problems, followed by medications and minor procedures – if needed.
- Orthodontics Dental Centre in Block B, Gulberg 2: The clinic prescribes medications and treatments for different kinds of dental problems.
- Surgimed Hospital on Zafar Ali Road, crossing Gulberg 5: The hospital aims to give its patients “not just better healthcare, but a better healthcare experience.” Several medical services are offered in various departments including kidney stone care centre, cardiac centre, a nursery with 4 incubators, eye and E.N.T centre, IVF centre, gastroscopy/ endoscopy room, dental clinic, radiography department, general ward (surgery & allied), isolation room, dialysis room, dermatology, cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, nephrology/renal medicine, and an emergency department.
- Furthermore, some more services provided by the hospital include ICU facilities, operation theatre/anaesthesiology, urology/endoscopy, pharmacy, general and abdominal surgery, outpatient department, oncology department, gynae clinic, labour room, MRI room, gynae, and obstetrics department, laboratory, mammography, CT scan room, x-ray room, ultrasound room, physiotherapy department, and orthopaedics.
- Al Razi Hospital in Block C2, Gulberg 3: The hospital offers pathology, radiology surgical procedures, along with general medical services.
Other small clinics offering primary care for general health conditions include Bari Clinic & Hospital, and Ihsas Clinic in Block G, Gulberg 3, Ayesha Clinic in Block H Gulberg 3, Doctor Khalid Clinic in Block A2, Gulberg 3, Concept Fertility Centre in Block C, Gulberg 2, and Boston Aesthetic in Block A, Gulberg 2.
Moreover, those with pets can also easily live in Gulberg, since a few clinics for pets are present in this area. Some popular veterinarians in the area include Abid Pet Clinic in Block A2 of Gulberg 3, The Vets Animal Hospital Block B, Gulberg 3, Feline, and K9 Hospital in Block N, Gulberg 3, and Arslan Pet Clinic in Block F, Gulberg 2.
PROPERTIES IN GULBERG LAHORE
Sales Price Trends in Gulberg, Lahore
Following is an analysis of the properties up for sale in Gulberg, Lahore. As is the case with all area guides, the prices mentioned may change with time, depending on the real estate market and its trends.
Houses for Sale in Gulberg, Lahore
Since most areas in Gulberg are fully developed, a good number of houses of 5 marla, 10 marla, and 1 kanal are available for sale. The sales price of 5 marla houses in Gulberg, Lahore, starts at PKR 70 lakh and goes up to PKR 2.5 crore. Besides, the price of 10 marla houses is between PKR 1.7 crore to PKR 5.25 crore.
Apart from these houses, bigger units of 20 marla or 1 kanal are also available in Gulberg. The asking price of 1 kanal houses starts at PKR 3 crore, going up to PKR 15 crore.
Plots for Sale in Gulberg, Lahore
Plots of different sizes are up for sale in Gulberg, Lahore. The price of 5 marla plots is between PKR 11 lakh and PKR 19.5 lakh, while the price of 10 marla plots starts from PKR 34.5 lakh and goes up to PKR 3 crore. Further, the asking price of 1 kanal plots in Gulberg, Lahore, is between PKR 5 crore to PKR 25 crore.
Moreover, bigger plots over 1 kanal are also available in the area. The price for 2 kanal plots is between PKR 1.8 crore to PKR 46 crore. Besides, the price for 4 kanal plots starts at PKR 16 crore and goes up to PKR 95 crore.
Flats for Sale in Gulberg, Lahore
Flats consisting of 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms and studio apartments are also up for sale in Gulberg, Lahore. Those interested in studio apartments in Gulberg, Lahore, should keep a budget of almost PKR 1.07 crore. Furthermore, the price of 1-bed apartments in Gulberg Lahore is between PKR 25 lakh to PKR 5 crore.
You may have noticed a huge gap between the lowest and highest prices of these apartments. This is because of the total size of the unit, its type (i.e., regular or luxurious), and the facilities available. Mostly, the high priced flats are fully furnished and situated at a prime location in Gulberg.
Rent Price Trends in Gulberg, Lahore
Gulberg, Lahore, is suitable for people in search of properties on rent. Following is an analysis of the properties up for rent here. Again, the rents mentioned below are subject to change.
Houses for Rent in Gulberg, Lahore
Several houses of 5 marla, 10 marla, and 1 kanal are available for rent in the area. The rent for 5 marla houses in Gulberg starts at PKR 42 thousand per month and goes up to PKR 70 thousand per month, while the rent of 10 marla houses starts at PKR 40 thousand, going as high as PKR 2.5 lakh per month.
Moreover, 1 kanal house for rent in Gulberg are available for PKR 90 thousand to PKR 4 lakh per month.
On the other hand, the monthly rent for 2 kanal houses is between 82 thousand and PKR 13 lakh.
Flats for Rent in Gulberg, Lahore
Several flats consisting of 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms, along with studio apartments are up for rent in Gulberg, Lahore. The monthly rent of a 1-bed flat is between PKR 14 thousand to PKR 80 thousand, while the rent of a 2-bed apartment is between PKR 19 thousand to PKR 3 lakh per month. Moreover, the rent of a 3-bed flat in Gulberg, Lahore, is between PKR 35 thousand to PKR 2.5 lakh per month.
Furthermore, the monthly rent of studio apartments is between PKR 20 thousand and PKR 2.25 lakh.
Commercial Properties in Gulberg, Lahore
Since Gulberg Lahore is known as the hub of commercial activities, it offers profitable commercial real estate opportunities. When it comes to buying commercial properties in Gulberg, the area features numerous shops and offices for sale. Gulberg is not just a haven for investors but is also equally lucrative to rent out properties.
As for commercial properties on rent in Gulberg Lahore, over 300 shops and over 200 offices are ready to be rented.
Most Popular Areas in Gulberg, Lahore
According to the buying trends taken from Zameen.com, the most searched block of Gulberg Lahore is Gulberg 3, accounting for 50.8% of total searches. PAF Falcon Complex secured the second spot with 12.6%, MM Alam Road ranked third with 8.8%, Gulberg 2 secured fourth place with 6%, and Main Boulevard Gulberg was the fifth most-searched area with 5.4% of the total searches.
Gulberg 3 is also the most searched area of Gulberg, Lahore, when it comes to rental property trends. The block accounted for 29.5% of the total searches. Gulberg 2 secured the second position with 21.2%, while PAF Falcon Complex came third with 16.3%.
Furthermore, MM Alam Road ranked fourth with 7%, and Siddique Trade Center was the fifth most-searched area for rental properties, with 4.5% of the total searches.
The reason for Gulberg 3’s popularity when it comes to buying and renting properties is apparent. From important commercial markets such as the Liberty Market to known schools and medical centres, everything can be found here.
It is a given that any location with a dedicated commercial area has a higher probability of generating better profits. Also, Gulberg 3 is known as the commercial hub of Gulberg and is marked by Noor Jehan Road, MM Alam Road, and Kasoori Road, making it easier for people to access the area.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS AND BAKERIES
Malls in Gulberg, Lahore
Gulberg’s shopping area is famous across Lahore. Naturally, this means that residents do not have to worry about travelling long distances to meet their shopping needs.
Let us take a detailed look at the most popular shopping centres, plazas, bazaars and malls in Gulberg, Lahore. This might help people fond of shopping or window shopping, make up their mind about buying properties here.
The Mall of Gulberg, situated on Main Gulberg Boulevard, Gulberg 3, is a modern mall that attracts corporate investors. The 14-storey building hosts single and double-bed luxury apartments alongside corporate offices on 12 floors, while two floors are purely commercial. Things like national to international franchises, retail shops, food chains, and play areas are expected to be developed in the mall in times to come.
As of now, the mall is under construction and is among the favourite of investors, owing to the lucrative business opportunities it promises.
Other than the classic mall, Gulberg Galleria, Xinhua Mall, Al Fatah Exclusive Mall, I.T. Tower Mall, Sorrento Square Mall, Vogue Towers, and Ali Tower are also situated in Gulberg 3. Moreover, Blue Mall, Boulevard Heights, and The Primark Mall are situated in Gulberg 2, and home to several shops and independent retailers.
Gulberg Galleria, situated on Main Boulevard Gulberg, boasts designer wear for women, outlets for eastern and western wear for men and children, jewellery outlets, clothing accessories used by tailors, interior decorators, furniture outlet, and shops of tailors along with fine dining options, coffee shops, and delicatessen. The posh retail centre is home to over 30 upmarket good stores, some cafes and snack shops, and a classy restaurant.
Xinhua Mall in Block B2, Gulberg 3: This busy mall is home to several local and international brands of apparel, footwear, cosmetics, and luggage products. Moreover, Xinhua Mall also consists of a food court home to several local and international food and dessert franchises.
Al Fatah Exclusive Mall in Block B3, Gulberg 3: The mall shelves several items including perfumes, hair care, luggage items, electronics, toys, watches, decoration pieces, crockery, cosmetics, groceries, baby care products, household essentials, health and beauty products, and pet food among other things.
IT Tower Mall in Block E1, Gulberg 3: For now, a number of electrical stores, home appliances stores, and independent stores offering repair of computer hardware and software are present in the mall. With time, more stores offering other items are also expected to be opened here.
Sorrento Square Mall in Block C2, Gulberg 3: The mall also contains international and national brands of various products. However, the number of local brands in Sorrento Square Mall is more than international ones.
Vogue Towers in Block C2, Gulberg 3: This is a compact, multi-storey mall that houses some brands, a food court, and a multi-screen movie theatre. Furthermore, Vogue Towers has also allocated some of its floors to offices.
Ali Tower in Block B2, Gulberg 3: This is also a multi-storey shopping mall and office complex. From well-known eateries like mc Donald’s and OPTP in the food court to brands like Khaadi and Nishaat, several known designer-wear stores and casual wear stores can also be found here, along with stores featuring electrical appliances, mobile phones, and house accessories. The mall also has a joy land for children and few restaurants, separate from the food court.
Liberty Market in Gulberg 3: Liberty Market is home to plenty of stores such as Italian fashion labels, tailors, dupatta dyers, Swiss watch retailers, local garments, and a number of eating spots. Liberty market is also a central spot at chaand raat for women, thanks to the mehndi, bangles, fancy heels, shoes, cosmetics, dyed duppatas, and bling earrings sold here. Moreover, stalls offering various snacks from fries to burgers can also be found in this market.
A number of local musical groups playing the dhol, commonly known as dhol walas, can be seen performing in Liberty Market dressed in yellow. Liberty Market caters to the middle class, lower-middle-class, and upper-class of the economy.
People living in this uptown area of Lahore can easily walk up to these malls and divulge in a worthy shopping experience. It is important to note that Gulberg is the only area of Lahore with the widest roads and streets, multi-storey shopping malls and complexes, and several company outlets – making the area both commercially valuable and viable.
Restaurants And Bakeries in Gulberg, Lahore
Among many other things, Gulberg Lahore is known for being a paradise for foodies. From desi cuisine to Italian and Chinese, a number of different cuisines are available here.
Residents of Gulberg can comfortably dine out at the various eateries scattered throughout the area. Prominent eating spots include Gun Smoke and Tenerife Café, and McDonald’s situated in Main Gulberg.
Moreover, Veranda Bistro, Chatkhara, EAST Chinese and Thai, Golden Restaurant and Goga Naqeebia, Cosa Nostra, Sichuan Chinese Restaurant, Ziafat, Spice Bazaar, Chatkhara Yum Chinese & Thai, Café Zouk, Veranda Bistro, and New Beijing Chinese Restaurant can be found in Gulberg 2.
Bon Vivant Palais, Bamboo Union, TABAQ Restaurant, Chaayé Khana, Pizza Hut MM Alam Road, Subway, Qabail Afghani Restaurant, La Atrium, Monal, Bar BQ Tonight, Café Aylanto, Salt'n Pepper Village Lahore, Nadeem Tikka, China Town, Galito's - Flame Grilled Chicken, X2 Pan Asian Dining, Bar.B.Q Tonight, Fuchsia Kitchen, Muhammadi Nihari, and Subway are located in Gulberg 3.
Some other restaurants known for being economical include Rina's Kitchenette on Main Boulevard, Gulberg 2, Nando’s in Block A2, Gulberg 3, Jade Café by China Town, Block A3, Gulberg 3, and Bamboo Union in Block D1, Gulberg 3.
From the restaurants mentioned above, Rina’s Kitchenette is an affordable eating spot that serves mouth-watering sandwiches, pizzas, and desserts. According to the people who’ve been to this restaurant, the food is always fresh, the ambience is great, and the servers are always there to help in case you want to consult them before trying out a new dish.
Furthermore, Nando’s, a Portuguese restaurant, is also light on the pocket. The restaurant is excellent for people conscious of diet, because everything is made from chicken and is grilled, even burgers.
Jade Café is another economical eating place that serves delicious pizzas, burgers, and various items made of chicken and beef. You can enjoy a full-fledged meal here under PKR 1,000.
Bamboo Union serves Chinese, Japanese, and Thai food options on its menu. From chicken to beef and seafood, customers have a wide variety of food options to choose from.
Several food-joints such as McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, KFC, and Subway that are open 24/7 also deliver to different parts of Gulberg.
Additionally, when it comes to desserts and baked delicacies, some famous bakeries situated in Gulberg, Lahore are:
- Chef Inn Bakery & Milk Shop in Gulberg 5
- Shezan Bakers & Confectioners in Main Market Gulberg
- Ajmer Bakers in Main Market Gulberg
- Gourmet Bakers and Sweets in Gulberg 2
- Meer Bakers & Sweets in Gulberg 2
- Baskin Robbins in Gulberg 3
As for bakeries in Gulberg 3, the prominent ones are Kitchen Cuisine, Bundu Khan Sweets & Bakers, Shezan Bakers & Confectioners, Cakes & Bakes, Gourmet Bakers & Sweets, International Bakery, and Bread & Beyond.
Furthermore, upscale chocolatiers such as Butlers Chocolate Café and Cafe' Costa are also situated in Gulberg 3, Lahore.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Since Gulberg is such a vast area with well-developed commercial and residential sectors, it offers recreational activities not just to the people living in Gulberg but also to visitors coming from different areas of Lahore.
Sports Facilities and Fitness Centres in and near Gulberg, Lahore
Staying fit and healthy will never be a problem for the residents of Gulberg, Lahore. The area is home to several reputed gyms and fitness centres such as Shapes Health Studio, Eleven Gym, and Cloud9 Wellness Studio. The gyms are located in Gulberg 3 and have proper equipment ranging from treadmills to dumbbells and much more.
Moreover, Shapes Health Studio, one of the top fitness centres in Lahore and also conducts various fitness activity classes such as Zumba, Boot Camps, and Crossfit Sessions, to name a few.
Other famous fitness centres include Fitness H20, Sukh Chan Wellness Club, Route2 Pilates Studio, and Zumba with Nasrullah Michel Ansari in Gulberg 2.
Additionally, people who like sports can play their favourite games at the WAPDA Sports Complex, Punjab International Tennis Complex, Pakistan Football Federation, National Hockey Stadium, and Punjab Stadium. These famous sports complexes are located in Gulberg 3.
Gulberg 3 is also home to the famous Gaddafi Stadium. This stadium has held many ODI, Tests and T20 matches. The stadium is managed by the PCB and can seat a massive crowd of 27,000 people at a time. In recent times, particular emphasis has been given to the security of the players, the crowd, and the stadium itself. People cannot enter the stadium without proper tickets and original NICs.
Lahore Gymkhana Club, a known social and sports club in the city, is situated in Gulberg 5. The club offers a proper membership; however, permanent members have permission to bring in guests for a nominal fee. Several events, concerts, and seminars take place in the club. The club has a number of guest rooms, banquets, and party halls.
Furthermore, sports facilities are available to those fond of golf, cricket, tennis, squash, swimming, billiards, and a gymnasium. People fond of indoor card games, such as bridge, can visit the card room of Lahore Gymkhana. Many domestic and international competitions, including Pakistan Day Bridge Championship, Weekly Duplicate Bridge Tournament, World-Wide Bridge, and the Annual Balaji Championship, are held in this club every year.
The club also consists of a wellness center that offers quality beauty salon services to both men and women at competitive prices, along with a bakery known as Shoppe that caters to the grocery needs of members at economical prices.
Additionally, the famous Fortress Stadium, located on Aziz Bhatti Road, is at a drive of nearly 12 minutes from Gulberg, Lahore.
Parks in Gulberg, Lahore
The term Gulberg means a garden of flowers. As such, a horde of beautiful green spaces can be found throughout the area. Saint Mary's Park, Jam-e-Shirin Park, Kalma Chowk Garden, National Bank Park, J Block Park, C2 Park, D-Ground Park, Shan-e-Islam Park, Ahson Tariq Park, and Benazir Park are some of the famous parks situated in Gulberg 3.
Some parks situated in Gulberg 2, Lahore include Block T Park and Alif Laila Park.
Residents visit these parks to exercise, meditate, walk or jog, play with their kids, and take a break after a hectic day.
Salons and Spas in Gulberg, Lahore
People in search of places offering grooming and styling services can visit various salons situated in the area. The surrounding area of Gulberg Lahore is also well-served with salons and spas.
Some prominent parlours situated in Gulberg 3 include Madeeha's Beauty Salon, Salon and Spa Rejuvenating Center, Dior Beauty Salon and Spa, Saba Bridal Salon and Spa, Sakana Elite, Shumaila’s Beauty London - Lahore Branch, SB Glamouredge, Newlook Beauty Clinic & Spa, Friday Spa & Salon, and Anvogue Salon & Spa, Evogue Bridal Lounge, Maryam’s Bridal Salon, Neha Nice Beauty Parlour, Rehman Beauty Salon, Le Reve "The Dream", Rukash Salon, and Athar Shahzad Salon And Studio.
Similarly, Gulberg 2 is home to Nabila, Saims Beauty Parlour, NS Glam Salon, Marrakech SB Spa and Health Club, Ava Turkish Spa, and Salon, Ather Shahzad Salon and Studio, Marrakech SB Spa and Health Club, Shafaq n Kami Beauty Salon, and IRIS Salon & Spa. All these salons provide a variety of beauty, relaxation, hair care, and personal grooming services.
All the parlours mentioned above specialise in party makeup, formal makeup, and bridal makeup. They also offer discount deals and packages to customers throughout the year.
Cinemas in Gulberg, Lahore
Some famous big screens of Lahore are located in Gulberg. These cinemas are ideal for everyone in the city, but people living in Gulberg have the advantage of reaching the theatre without travelling much.
Residents can watch movies at Cinestar Cinema ATC and Super Cinema on MM Alam Road, Capri Cinema in Block D1, Gulberg 3, and Cue Cinemas located on Main Boulevard Gulberg.
Hotels in Gulberg, Lahore
Lahore is often called the heart of Pakistan, and many people from different parts of the country and tourists from the world over visit the city to experience its history, beauty and explore the diverse culture. As such, several hotels have been constructed in Lahore, especially Gulberg, to make sure that visitors have a comfortable stay.
Of the man hotels in Lahore, some popular ones are in Gulberg, and they include MaryLeena Hotel Gulberg, Avari Xpress, Mairona Hotels Gulberg, and Al Burhan Express Hotel in Gulberg 2, Shelton’s Rezidor Lahore near Lahore Gymkhana, Park Lane Hotel, The Moor, Heritage Luxury Suites Hotel, Faletti's Grand Hotel, Hotel One, and The Nishat Hotel in Gulberg 3.
Ramada Hotel, an international chain of hotels, is also going to launch a branch in Gulberg 3 in the near future.
As for the others, the hotels consist of studio suites, one-bedroom suites, two-bedroom junior suites, two-bedroom deluxe suites, two-bedroom king suites, and royal suites along with dining rooms and halls. The hotels also have parking facilities. Moreover, they are easily identifiable for ride-hailing services. Naturally, tourists don’t generally own a personal mode of commute when on vacation. Staying in hotels that are not appropriately marked on google maps becomes problematic in such cases.
However, all the hotels situated in Gulberg Lahore are easily identifiable for app-powered ride-hailing transportation services.
The value of an area that’s home to three to five star hotels is always higher than those without such amenities. Hence investing in Gulberg is also a very profitable option for investors looking for bankable investments in Lahore.
As for social events, the Lahore Gymkhana club, situated in Gulberg 5 is known for hosting various important functions. Several concerts, exhibitions, and other meetups are regularly organised in the club, giving members a chance to understand each other better.
The club also features banquet halls and party rooms to hold events such as official conferences, birthdays, dinners, and other formal gatherings.
However, non-members who want to use any facility of the club or use halls for their activities can only do so with the help of a permanent member. Also, non-members might have to pay more than regular members.
In addition to social events, various donation-based drives and iftaar drives also take place in Ghalib Market Ground, situated in Gulberg 2, every year. Several areas of Gulberg also hold blood drives to help people in need of blood transfusions.
During Ramadan, ration bags are also distributed by many NGOs among the underprivileged families in various parts of Gulberg, Lahore.
Gulberg is situated at a prime location in Lahore. Allama Iqbal International Airport is at the east of Gulberg, and Model Town lies in the south. The famous Aitchison College is north of Gulberg, and Shadman district is located in the west of Gulberg, Lahore.
Additionally, a railway station is also located near Gulberg, Lahore. Living in Gulberg is going to prove to be the right decision for people who frequently travel by train. Apart from these famous places, Model Town, Johar Town, G.O.R-1, Shadman 2, New Garden Town, Makkah Colony, Cavalry Ground, Ichhra Lahore, Allama Iqbal Town, and Faisal Town are some important union councils neighbouring Gulberg.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Lahore is a multi-faceted and culturally active city with a unique character. Similarly, Gulberg is a fully developed area home to a vibrant mix of upscale malls, business centres, shops, famous sports stadiums, residential, and commercial properties. But, this can be both a blessing and a problem at times.
Traffic in the area is almost away at a high flow during the day, resulting in a lot of noise pollution. Moreover, most of the connecting roads in Gulberg, Lahore, get clogged with water after heavy rains. Besides the water accumulated after rains, the other problems can be easily managed by maintaining a schedule to avoid traffic hours and by installing insulated doors and windows to block unwanted noise.
For water clogging, the management should install new drainage pipes that could take in the rainwater quickly and not block roads.
Importance of Gulberg, Lahore from major locations nearby
- Lahore Cantt Railway Station can be reached in almost 6 minutes by road from Main Gulberg
- Cavalry ground is at a drive of nearly 9 minutes from Gulberg 3
- It takes about 10 minutes to reach New Garden Town from Main Gulberg Lahore
- It takes almost 11 minutes to reach Makkah Colony Lahore from Gulberg 3
- G.O.R. -1 is at a road-trip of approximately 11 minutes from Main Gulberg Lahore
- It takes around 13 minutes to reach Model Town, Lahore, by road from Gulberg 3
- Ichhra Lahore is at a drive of almost 13 minutes from Main Gulberg
- Shadman 2 Lahore is at a drive of nearly 14 minutes from Gulberg 3
- DHA, Lahore, can be driven to in around 16 minutes from Gulberg 3
- Faisal Town, Lahore is at a drive of approximately 17 minutes from Gulberg 3
- It takes about 18 minutes to reach Allama Iqbal Town by road from Main Gulberg
- It takes about 20 minutes to reach Johar Town, Lahore by road from Gulberg 3