ABOUT GULBERG RESIDENCIA ISLAMABAD
Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad is a fast-developing residential project of Gulberg Islamabad and is only 6 minutes’ drive away from Gulberg Greens. Located in Zone 5 of Islamabad, Gulberg Residencia enjoys easy access to Gulberg Expressway, and that makes commuting to the twin cities pretty convenient.
Also, Koral Chowk and T-Chowk Rawat via Islamabad Expressway can be reached at an approximate distance of 10 to 15 km from the society, and Islamabad Expressway is found at a distance of 9 km from here. A campus of The University of Lahore in Her Do Gher, Islamabad can also be reached after covering a distance of around 10 km.
Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad is a residential community that will feature state-of-the-art infrastructure, contemporary amenities, and the biggest commercial area in Gulberg Islamabad, which will be called D-Markaz. The project plan perfectly caters to the demand for secure living in a peaceful environment with all the essentials needed for a lavish lifestyle.
Another excellent feature of the project is that the green spaces in the community have not been compromised, and that adds to the overall beauty and serenity of Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad. You will come across loads of green spaces and green belts across the wide roads of the society that are further adorned by colourful seasonal flowers. Residents here will also get to breathe pollution-free air with calm, green views of the community. Given its location, facilities, and access to Gulberg Expressway, it’s no surprise that buyers and investors have showed immense interest in the properties up for sale here.
About Gulberg Islamabad Developer
Gulberg Islamabad is a project by the Intelligence Bureau Employees Cooperative Housing Scheme (IBECHS), which was launched in 2005. By 2009, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) granted its approval to further the development process. It is soon going to be a mini-city within the capital city –Islamabad – under the supervision and consultancy of Engineer Abdul Waheed, who holds a strong reputation and years of experience in town planning.
Planning and Development
Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad is divided into 27 blocks, from Block A to Block V, and Executive Blocks named AA1, P1, P2, P3, and P4. Also, Block D of the scheme is dedicated for commercial purposes and is named D-Markaz. The residential blocks of Gulberg Residencia feature 5, 7, 10, marla and 1 kanal properties for sale and comprises apartments, duplex garden homes, villas, and deluxe penthouses. However, you might also come across some plot files for sale in a few blocks.
When it comes to commercial properties, there are plots and shops for sale in the commercial projects of D-Markaz. The area size of plots ranges between 2.4, 4, 7, 11, 28, 33 marla, and 1 kanal.
AT A GLANCE
- Round-the-clock security and monitoring
- Vigilant security staff and CCTV cameras
- Consistent supply of electricity in all blocks of the community
- Serene and calm living environment
- Highest standard of living
- Easy access to public transport
- Reserved area for recreational zone
- 80% of the locality is green, offering peaceful views
- Wide, carpeted roads across the society
- Availability of mosques
- Space reserved for educational institutions
- Lush green parks in every block
- A substantial commercial hub named D-Markaz
- Underground electrical cabling
- Planned sewerage system
- Essential utilities like gas, water, and electricity are available
- A proper waste management
- Complete maintenance services will be offered to residents
- Solar street lights
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Public Transport near Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad
The well-planned motorway networks across the country and metro projects have minimized the time consumed during inter-city commuting, especially in Punjab. As for the twin cities, the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus system connects the twin cities, and it has not only reduced commuting time but has lessened traffic congestion on this route as well. This metro bus line is around 22 km long and stretches from Pakistan Secretariat Red Zone in Islamabad to Saddar in Rawalpindi. The road covers all the prime metropolitan areas of the two cities. So, if you need to travel from Islamabad to Rawalpindi or to any particular area that’s included in Metro Bus’s route, then you can head to the nearest metro bus station, in this case, IJP Metro Bus Station, sited in I 8/1 I-8, Islamabad. It is around 19 km away from Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad.
Also, easily accessible public transport options near Gulberg Residencia Islamabad for intra-city commute includes buses and taxis. You may head to the closest bus stop quite conveniently, depending on your respective destination. These bus stops are situated at a distance of around 5 to 11 km from Gulberg Residencia:
- Adda Bus Stop in Kahuta on Lehtrar Link Road
- Airport Society E-Bus Stop on Islamabad Expressway, Hussain Abad
- Soan Bus stop in Soan Avenue, Islamabad
- Koraal Chowk Bus Station in Koral Town, Islamabad
- Korang Bus Station on Islamabad Expressway
- Naval Anchorage Bus Stop on Naval Anchorage Road, Jinnah Garden
Furthermore, for intercity commuting, you can easily take a train from Sihala Railway Station, which is located about 9 km away on Kahuta Road, Naval Anchorage, Islamabad. Fortunately, Islamabad Railway Station in H-9 is also reachable within 34 minutes by car. It is a well-maintained, neat, and less crowded railway station as compared to the ones that facilitate both passenger and cargo trains. Booking tickets from here is hassle-free, and you can book a ticket anytime during official hours. The trains that run from here travel up to Pindi station daily, and the Greenline Express ends its journey in Karachi. Islamabad Railway Station also features a spacious parking area, air-conditioned waiting room, and a small canteen. This railway station is positioned close to Rawalpindi, and a few metro stations of Islamabad are around 2 to 3 km away from here.
Markets near Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad
Markets within the boundaries of your residence offer ease of access, minimize commute expense and save time as well. Considering such factors, residents of Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad will consider themselves fortunate to have plenty of markets in the vicinity, approachable at a distance of few kilometres.
You can head to Naval Anchorage Mini Mart in Naval Anchorage for your grocery needs. Naval Anchorage also houses a mart, a stationery store, a vegetable shop, and a tandoor (bread shop) as well. The naval colony is among the markets located near Gulberg Residencia Islamabad, situated at a distance of around 6 km. Other grocery options situated nearby include Rawal Mart in Block D, Naval Anchorage, also 6 km away from the community. The mart stocks crockeries as well. Also, a Mini Market is present in Ghauri Town, Phase 7 (9 km), Shalimar Market and Punjab Cash & Carry in Block E, and Lily Market in Block G of Soan Garden, Islamabad, approximately 10 km away.
Lily Market, in particular, can be quite helpful for grocery shopping since it features karyana stores, pharmacies, men’s salon, fruit and vegetable stalls, stationaries and photocopiers, milk shops, hardware and sanitary stores selling various products and services at affordable prices.
Above all, residents of Gulberg Residencia have access to Gulberg Rabi Center, which is positioned in Block C of Gulberg Residencia. It is an excellent place to shop for women’s unstitched fabric for casual and formal wear.
Mosques in and near Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad
Mosques positioned at walking distances from their residence is what every Muslim looks for when buying or renting a property in a particular locality. Fortunately, there are quite a few mosques in Gulberg Residencia Islamabad, amongst which a few are under construction. For instance, Masjid Ameer Hamza R.A. is under construction in Block D, while Anwar-e-Madina Masjid in Block O is fully functional.
However, for Friday prayers and even for daily prayers, residents can also head to a couple of Grand Mosques near Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad, around 3 km away:
- Jamia Masjid Nooria Ghausia in Block A, Gulberg Greens, Islamabad
- Jamia Masjid in Block B, Gulberg Greens, Islamabad
Schools, Colleges And Universities near Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad
When it’s about getting your children enrolled at an educational institution, some major concerns as a parent you might face include:
- How far is it from my residence?
- How much commute time will it take?
- What options can I use to commute?
Considering such and other similar concerns, the developers of Gulberg Islamabad have included dedicated land for schools in each one of its sub-projects, and as such, Gulberg Residencia will also feature schools within the community’s boundaries. Moreover, Gulberg Greens has reserved 550+ kanal land, reserved for Knowledge City, which is going to become a hub of top-notch educational institutions of Pakistan.
Knowledge City will see big names including Riphah International University, Agha Khan University, Froebel’s International School, and Roots Millenium School hosting their campuses here. The city will be well-maintained and monitored by a dedicated team that will include professional security personnel. It will be well-equipped with all the necessary utilities. Residents of Gulberg Residencia will only need to cover around 5 km to reach Knowledge City in Gulberg Greens, Islamabad.
Even if we discount the existence of Knowledge City in the future, some of the best schools in Islamabad are already operating near Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad. These schools are entirely developed and functional and are around 5 to 13 km away from the society. The nearest ones are:
- The Knowledge School in Block A, Jinnah Garden, Islamabad
- Brainiacs School in Block B, Naval Anchorage, Islamabad
Moreover, Roots Millennium School Kensington Campus is situated in Block G of Soan Gardens, around 10 km away from the community of Gulberg Residencia. This internationally accredited and the recognized school follows the Federal Board’s and Cambridge (IGCSE and CIE) curriculums. Apart from providing quality education, the school also focuses on the skill development of its students, and for this, it has introduced ICT integration and digital literacy programmes. This campus of Roots Millennium School offers classes from Playgroup to Class X, O, and A levels.
Moving on, it takes about 9 km to reach The Smart School on Shalimar Road, which is also positioned in Block G of Soan Gardens. This school follows the Federal Board’s curriculum from Playgroup to Class X. Furthermore, it is a project of The City School that holds a strong reputation for offering the highest standard of education. Luckily, The City School PWD Junior Branch is also not more than 13 km away from Gulberg Residencia Islamabad. The branch is situated in Sector O-9, Block B of Police Foundation. It is a well-known Cambridge school of the country offering classes from Early Education to A levels. However, you can enrol your children from Class 1 to 6 only in PWD Junior Branch.
Additionally, a Kindergarten Branch of Beaconhouse School System is functional in Block C of Police Foundation, Rawalpindi. So, for early education classes, you can opt to enrol your kids here. This branch is around 13 km away from Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad.
Moreover, prospective intermediate students will be glad to know that Bahria College in Block A of Naval Anchorage Islamabad, 5 km from Gulberg Residencia. It is one of the renowned colleges that follows Cambridge and Federal Board curriculum, both. However, parents of school-going children may also look into this option, as the college also offers classes from Kindergarten to HSSC and A levels.
At 11 km of distance, Cadet College Humak for boys is one of the most exceptional options in the vicinity. Located on Kahua Road in Sector D of DHA Phase 2 Islamabad, it enrols students in SSC Part 1 and HSSC Part 1 programs. Prospective HSSC Part 1 students may opt for a specific genre, like Computer Science, Pre-Engineering, or Pre-Medical. Be assured that the college is functioning in affiliation with Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) Islamabad. Whereas, for a girls’ only college, you may head to Islamabad Model College for Girls, positioned in F7, Soan Garden Extension. It is around 12 km away from Gulberg Residencia Islamabad.
The University of Lahore has a campus in Her Do Gher Islamabad, which is 10 km away from the community. So, those seeking to earn a degree in health sciences, engineering, or business are fortunate to have this university near their residence. It has received accreditation and approval to offer a diverse range of programmes the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pharmacy Council of Pakistan, National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC) Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), National Business Education Accreditation Council (NBEAC) and stands amongst the Chartered W4 Category of Universities. The university is a private entity and offers a bachelors’ degree in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Electronics & Communication, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences, Vision Sciences, and Business Administration. You can also enrol in postgraduate programmes at the University of Lahore.
For aspiring engineers, there are plenty of universities near Gulberg Residencia Islamabad that are recognized and accredited by legit bodies. Other than the University of Lahore, Isra University is one of such private university, functioning around 11 km away from the society. The university is found on Lehtrar Road, Phase 2 Frash Town, Islamabad. It is offering engineering and business degrees including bachelor’s programmes in computer science, electronics, information, and communication technology, electrical engineering, B-Tech (electrical, bio-medical, civil and electronics), and business administration via its School of Engineering & Applied Sciences. As for a master’s degree or a postgraduate programme, you can choose from the following:
- MBA in Healthcare & Hospital Management, Hotel Management, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Banking & Finance, and Management
- M. Sc. (Electronics and Applied Physics)
- M. Sc. (Electronics & Computer Engineering)
- Doctor of Philosophy
- Ph.D. (Computer Engineering, Electronics)
Even future doctors and medical specialists can approach Isra University since Al Nafees Medical College, which operates under Isra has been approved by the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council to impart quality education. Apart from MBBS, the college also offers a bachelor's degree in physiology and medical technology.
The Isra Institute of Rehabilitation Science at Isra University is ideal for people seeking to earn a professional degree to serve the niche of rehabilitation better. To become an expert rehabilitation practitioner, you may opt for any of the following programmes:
- Doctor of Physical Therapy
- Bachelor of Science Speech-Language Therapy
- Post Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy
- MS-DENP, CPT, NPT, OPT
- PGD-SLP & HS, HPE&SS, PO, CPT, NPT, OPT
- Ph.D.- Rehabilitation Sciences
Similarly, Capital University of Science & Technology (CUST) on Kahuta Road in Sihala, about 11 km away from the society, is known for its recognised programmes in different disciplines. Being a Federal Chartered university, it has been granted authority to award at bachelors and master’s degrees and PhDs in mathematics, management sciences, pharmacy, engineering – civil, electrical and mechanical, computer science, bioinformatics, and biosciences. The Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) has accredited its engineering programmes, and other degree programmes are recognized by the HEC.
Many dream of a career in aerospace or would love to serve as an astronaut for their entire life. For all such hopefuls, the Institute of Space Technology is functional near Islamabad Highway in DHA Phase 2. It will take around 14 km to reach the institute from Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad. The institute offers a broad range of programmes in for aerospace and aeronautics at bachelors, masters and Ph.D. level. This is a public university and Pakistan National Space Agency has sponsored it.
Banks near Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad
The presence of financial institutions in the vicinity becomes that much more significant for when immediate bank-related tasks need to be done. Thankfully, for Islamic banking, you may head to the branchless banking booth of Dubai Islamic Bank, functional in Block B, Gulberg Greens Islamabad, just 5 km away from Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad.
Also, there are two private banks near Gulberg Residencia Islamabad; one is United Bank Limited in Block B, Gulberg Greens Islamabad (7 km) and the other is MCB in Block A, PWD Housing Society, Islamabad (10 km).
If you have an account in Sindh Bank or need to conduct a financial transaction there, then you can head to its nearest branch, which is 9 km away from the society in Block A of PWD Housing Society, Islamabad.
Gulberg Islamabad is entirely powered by 132KV IESCO grid station, and so is Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad. The grid station solely functions for the project. Moreover, Gulberg’s management has installed power transformers to ensure a consistent supply of electricity to the residential and commercial blocks.
Clinics and Hospitals near Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad
Provision of healthcare facilities in a locality is vital for the peace of mind of its residents be it for regular check-ups or an emergency. Fortunately, residents of Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad will have easy access to the Medical City, which is under-construction in Gulberg Greens, Islamabad. The Medical City will host a 400-bed hospital on 200 kanal of land, featuring state-of-the-art medical equipment and technologies that will help doctors and other staff members serve patients in a better way.
According to different sources, the hospital will have contemporary heating, cooling, and ventilation systems. It is going to be the first medical mall, positioned in a residential community. The Medical City is a project by MBF Group (Dubai-based firm) in collaboration with Gulberg Islamabad. The best part is that this hospital will not only increase property value, provide ease of access to residents, but will also generate 100+ jobs for Pakistani nationals.
Apart from this, you may also head to various clinics and hospitals operating near Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad, depending on the type and severity of the disease. Some of the top-rated among the local community are:
- MediPlus Clinic at President Street in Block C of Naval Anchorage, Islamabad, 5 km away
- Doctor of Dentistry Clinic, around 10 km away in PWD Housing Society, Sector D
- Gynae and Infertility Clinic, about 11 km away in PWD Housing Society, Sector B, Islamabad
For a consultation with a specialist, you may visit Riphah International Hospital, which is located around 11 km away from Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad in Sector K of DHA Phase 2, Islamabad. The hospital is fully equipped with all the necessary medical facilities. It features several departments that include ENT, Dermatology, Paediatrics, Internal Medicine, Dentistry, Diagnostic, Laparoscopic Surgery, Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Orthopaedics Surgery, and various others. It also has separate wards for male, female and children, OPD Block, Laboratory, Pharmacy, Blood Bank, Ultrasound department, ICU and NICU units, Operation Theatres and round-the-clock emergency department.
In addition to Riphah International Hospital, Shaafi International Hospital is also found close to Gulberg Residencia Islamabad. It is situated on main PWD double road in Doctor’s Town Islamabad, approximately 12 km away. Its gynaecology, radiology, laboratory, and emergency departments are functional 24/7. The departments that are operating under Shaafi International Hospital are Cardiology, Dermatology, Ear, Nose & Throat (E.N.T), Family Medicine. Gastroenterology, Gynaecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nephrology & Dialysis, Pediatrics & Neonatology (Child Specialist), Physiotherapy, Psychiatry Clinic, Pulmonology, and Rheumatology.
PROPERTIES IN GULBERG RESIDENCIA, ISLAMABAD
Sales Price Trends in Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad
When it comes to the rates of properties in Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad, some real estate experts report seeing a surge in prices, as of April 2019. Gulberg Islamabad stands as an active housing scheme, given its ongoing developments, location, and potential for high ROIs, says Muhammad Nadeem of Gulberg Empire. Moreover, according to Zameen.com’s buying property trends, Gulberg Residencia tops the list for buying properties in Gulberg Islamabad.
Houses for Sale in Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad
As the development work is under progress, you will find a few newly constructed and also grey structure houses for sale in Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad. The area size of residential properties ranges between 5, 7, and 10 marla to 1 kanal. The newly constructed units in the society feature beautiful architecture, creatively combined with stunning interior and front elevation. To ensure lavish and comfortable living, high-quality fittings have been used in the houses that are up for sale. The homes in Gulberg Residencia Islamabad may cost you as low as PKR 48 lakh and as high as PKR 2 crore, depending on area size, number of storeys, design, and position. Units that are facing D-Markaz (commercial block) have a premium associated with them.
Plots for Sale in Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad
If you are looking to build your dream home amidst lush greenery and tranquillity in the capital city of Pakistan, then you should consider buying a residential plot in Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad. It is a strong residential community of Gulberg Islamabad, comprising 20+ blocks that feature plots of 5, 7, 10 marla, and 1 kanal. The units that are positioned near or in front of parks, commercial block, and other amenities command higher prices. You can buy a 1 kanal plot in Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad for PKR 51 lakh to PKR 2 crore. 10 marla plots for sale in the community have rates starting from PKR 30 lakh, going up to PKR 1.5 crore. For small families, 5 marla plots are considered the best fit to construct their dream home. Moreover, 5 marla plots in Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad are comparatively affordable, priced at PKR 14.2 lakh to PKR 47 lakh.
For safe investments, real estate experts recommend investing in the commercial properties of Gulberg Islamabad. The project will feature the most significant commercial hub named D-Markaz in Gulberg Residencia that will host a wide range of shopping centres and malls. There are shops and offices up for sale and rent as well as commercial plots for sale. The trending commercial projects in D-Markaz of Gulberg Residencia are Gulberg Pride, Opal Square, D-8 Square, Marvel Mall, Citadel Circular Avenue, Mall of Gulberg Islamabad (under-construction in D-Markaz) Block D, The Arcadia Shopping Mall, Sharif Arcade, Marvel Mall, Belle Pierres, Grand Xcito, Alpha Tower, Gulberg Pride, Elanza Gulberg, to name a few.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS, AND BAKERIES
Malls near Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad
Residents of Gulberg Residencia Islamabad are going to have ample options for shopping. As discussed above, the D-Markaz will host a large number of malls that will feature all the major national and international brands’ store. Also, they are fortunate enough to have some of the best malls near Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad, only a few minutes' drives away.
For instance, a drive of around 23 minutes will take you to Modern Shopping Mall. The mall is known as an affordable option for shopping, situated in Sector A of PWD Housing Society, Islamabad. The mall features a variety of stores that stock unbranded collection of women, children and men’s clothing, footwear, toys, and a lot more. You will also come across some shops dealing in mobile phones and electronics.
Furthermore, Centaurus Mall, also known as the biggest mall in Pakistan, is reachable in a 32-minute drive. Getting to this mall is quite convenient, as you can get here via Metro, private car, taxi or through any other public mode of transportation.
It is one of the must-visit places in Islamabad and a great hangout spot, apart from offering the ultimate shopping experience. Whether you want to shop for ready-to-wear women, children or men’s clothing or are looking for some unstitched variety or seeking some good home décor and sports-related accessories, play area or arcade for kids, or a Cineplex; you can find everything under one roof at Centaurus. Additionally, for grocery shopping, the mall has Al-Fatah Departmental Store and a food court, perfect for having some fulfilling lunch, dinner, or snacks throughout the day.
Also, for the convenience of visitors, the mall has placed ATMs at different intervals, wheelchairs are available, there are separate prayers areas for men and women, mobile charging stations have been placed, lost and found departments are active during the mall’s timings and the mall is protected 24/7 by security teams.
Restaurants and Bakeries near Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad
Eating out on weekends or public holidays is something people do regularly. Moreover, having eateries in the vicinity also provides the convenience to order food anytime, especially when you have unexpected guests. Fortunately, there are several restaurants near Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad, not more than 5 to 6 km away in the neighbouring societies. For instance, Bhatti Gate Restaurant is a perfect place to enjoy Pakistani cuisines. It is famous for serving delicious seekh kababs, tikka boti, palak paneer, mutton karahi, biryani, and chicken masala. Apart from these cuisines, pizzas are also a hit on their menu.
Super Hot n Spicy is also a recommended option. Paratha rolls are loved by the majority of foodies visiting this eatery. However, people visiting this place may like ordering different types of fast food, karhai & handi, BBQ items, fresh juices, milkshakes, and dahi ballay from their menu.
Both restaurants are found in Block H of Naval Anchorage, Islamabad.
The Block C of Naval Anchorage Islamabad hosts one of the most visited eateries of the locality named La Sortie Restaurant. It features a cosy indoor and open-air dining area that offers a relaxing view of the beautiful golf course. For a family dinner, this is one of the ideal places. This restaurant serves different sorts of pasta, steaks, Chinese food, burgers, and a variety of cuisines to choose from.
People craving fast food can head to Root Bistro in Block D of Naval Anchorage, Islamabad. Zinger burgers and Panini sandwiches are the most ordered delicacies on their menu.
For good quality and freshly baked goodies, residents will need to visit Rahat Bakers in PWD Housing Society and Tehzeeb Bakers in Police Foundation Islamabad, around 10 to 11 km away, until the community bakery is functional.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Sports Facilities and Fitness Centres near Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad
For health-conscious people and sports enthusiasts, fitness and sports centres are the two facilities that they consider vital while seeking a property for personal residence. Luckily, Gulberg Islamabad will feature a Sports Complex where you will not only be able to practice cricket, tennis, basketball, table tennis and squash, but beginners and expert level sports enthusiasts may also register for training sessions. Competitions and matches will also be scheduled at the sports complex occasionally. This sports complex will be easily accessible to the residents of Gulberg Residencia Islamabad.
Other sports facilities near Gulberg Residencia Islamabad are 13 to 14 km away. Residents here may head to Fazaia Sports Complex in Fazaia Housing Scheme Rawalpindi, and cricket enthusiasts may take their route to PAEC Sports Complex in Nilore Islamabad.
When it comes to Fitness Centres near Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad, several options are featuring expert instructors and contemporary machines and equipment. The nearest is around 5 km away, situated in Block D of Naval Anchorage, Islamabad, named Fitness Studio. Moreover, there is a ladies-only gym in Block E, Soan Gardens, Islamabad, and Planet Fitness Club Ladies Gym, at a distance of around 9 km from the society.
Some of the top-rated gyms and fitness centres of nearby localities are approachable at an approximate distance of 10 to 12 km:
- Oxygen Fitness Center in Phase 5 of Ghauri Town, Islamabad
- DayBreaker Gym & Fitness Club (Ladies & Gents) in Sector 4 of Airport Housing Society, Rawalpindi
Parks and Clubs near Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad
A few hours amidst lush greenery may help vitalise your mind and unwind. Hence, well-maintained community parks are vital for families to spend some good time. As such, Gulberg Residencia will feature many community parks, as per the master plan. However, residents also have the option to visit nearby parks as well.
Some of the well-maintained and most visited parks near Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad include Bahria University Park, 6 km away. It features some slides for children and is also a good picnic point in the vicinity. The park is found in Block C of Naval Anchorage, Islamabad.
A perfectly maintained ladies and children-only park, Khyber Park for Women, is approachable via Naval Anchorage Road, situated about 9 km away from the Gulberg Residencia community. This park is located in Block B of Soan Gardens, Islamabad.
In addition to community parks, you can also head to other public parks of the city. For instance, Kachnar Park is not more than 20 minutes’ drive away from Gulberg Residencia. This beautiful park is found in the I-8 sector along the Islamabad Highway. Seeing people enjoying their respective activities, for instance, walking, cycling, and jogging through the lush greenery and huge trees is a common sight at this park. The cycling tracks and walkways are very long and are the main features of Kachnar Park. You will also find benches at different intervals. During summers, Kachnar Park is usually crowded as various activities are organized here. Furthermore, it features a spacious parking area and neat and clean public washrooms.
Clubs in a locality are essential for socialising with the people living in your community. Fortunately, residents of Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad will have access to Gulberg Club and its various facilities. Moreover, passionate horse riders can register at the Riders Club. Beginners may also opt to register here and learn horse riding from professionally trained instructors. Both clubs will be functional in Gulberg, Islamabad.
Salons and Spas near Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad
As of now, there are no salons and spas in Gulberg Residencia Islamabad, but you can head to several beauty salons operational near Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad, amongst which the top-rated are found in Soan Gardens, Islamabad at an approximate distance of 10 to 11 km. Two of the most popular are:
- Lady Diva Beauty Salon in Mian Heights positioned in Block H, Soan Gardens, Islamabad
- Perisa's Hair/Beauty Salon & Training Institute in Block B, Soan Gardens, Islamabad
Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad is not far away from some of the prime entertainment spots and landmarks of the capital city. So, residents of the community will have a good time while they explore or hang out with their friends or family members on weekends and public holidays.
For instance, it takes only 30 minutes’ drive to reach Pakistan Monument that stands tall at the beautiful Shakarparian Hills, Islamabad. This monument represents the unity of Pakistanis and is also constructed to pay tribute to the martyrs who laid their life for others to live. Set amidst the lush greenery, you can enjoy picturesque views of the surrounding areas and the entire Islamabad from the circular terrace, which is positioned next to the Pakistan Monument.
Moreover, people with a keen interest in history and culture of Pakistan may head to two museums situated in the vicinity: Pakistan Monument Museum and Lok Virsa Museum.
Pakistan Monument Museum takes you back to the time when Islam was introduced in the subcontinent, the Mughal Era, and how Pakistan came into being. Also, a library has been set up featuring an audio-visual centre, where you can listen to speeches of leaders or may view a few clips or complete videos.
On the other hand, the Lok Virsa Museum also referred to as the Shakarparian Museum, helps you learn and get a better insight into the rich culture of Pakistan.
Additionally, Shakarparian Picnic Point or Shakarparian Park is also at a walking distance from Pakistan Monument, where you will come across a few eateries. A mini-mart is also found here.
You can also reach Lake View Park, which is one of the best family parks in Islamabad at an approximate drive of 33 minutes from Gulberg Residencia Islamabad. Found on Murree Road, Islamabad right next to Rawal Lake, this park is also famous as Rawal Lake Park. Visitors here enjoy the beautiful views and serenity of the lake, during the day as well as after sunset. It’s not just a mere picnic point but features tons of exciting and fun-filled activities, suitable for all age groups.
The Lake View Park’s bird aviary is known for having a giant birdcage, showcasing different types of birds. The F1 Traxx at the park has a lot to offer from motion rides to ATV racing and various token rides, while the Laila Carnival Park for kids features kiddie rides. The park also features a fishing spot, boating facility, horse riding facility, wall climbing activity, and a paintball battlefield, one of the favourite activities of visitors coming here. Golf carts and safari train are available here to help visitors reach their desired area.
Besides, to watch the most awaited movies at a cinema other than the Cineplex in Centaurus Mall Islamabad, you can head to The Arena. It is located in Bahria Town, Islamabad. The cinema is neat and clean and features a canteen as well. The cinema offers yearly membership to movie buffs via which they can get a free ticket on the purchase of one ticket. This offer is valid for Wednesdays only. Also, promotional discounts on tickets are offered on different banks’ credit and debit cards.
Another movie theatre, perfect for the whole family is JFC Cineplex in DHA Phase 2, Islamabad, approachable at an approx. distance of 13 km from Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad. The screen quality and sound system are commendable, seats are comfortable, and the cinema also features recliner sofas. The canteen here has some tasty refreshments for visitors.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
The real estate industry of the country is experiencing slow-paced buying and selling of properties. Given this fact, the demand for plots in Gulberg Residencia is stable, and the sales graph is consistently moving upwards. Medium-term investors and genuine buyers are showing greater interest in the blocks that are facing D-Markaz or are positioned near it. As per the society’s map, these blocks are A, B, C, E, F, J, I, and H, where the property value is comparatively higher. Apart from the commercial area of the community, some blocks’ properties are in-demand amongst investors because they are closer to amenities or have undergone significant developments. Such blocks are K, L, R, and P.
Besides, the above-stated facts, Gulberg Residencia has the potential to emerge as a top-class residential community, considering the facilities and amenities its developers have promised.
Importance of Gulberg Residencia, Islaabad from major locations nearby
- It takes around 23 minutes to reach T-Chowk, Islamabad
- Naval Anchorage, Islamabad is approximately 12 minutes’ drive away from Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad
- Islamabad Expressway can be reached within a drive of 12 minutes from the community
- Some of the known housing societies of the twin cities are near Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad
- Airport Housing Society, Rawalpindi is reachable in a drive of 15 minutes
- Soan Gardens, River Gardens and PWD Housing Society Islamabad are about 22 to 25 minutes’ drive away from Gulberg Residencia
- Islamabad Railway Station can be reached in 30 minutes’ approximately via Gulberg Expressway