ABOUT GULSHAN-E-MAYMAR KARACHI
Gulshan-e-Maymar is a popular housing scheme located in the suburbs of Karachi, just off main Superhighway. Often referred to as Mini Islamabad, it is developed along similar lines as the federal capital, with neatly manicured parks, beautiful, clean roads, along with modern clubs and rest houses. Maymar began its journey in 1980, when it was launched as a 139-acre model community just outside Karachi by its founders, Mr. Hafiz Sadiq Hussain and Syed Mazhar Ali. By the year 2000, it was extended to over 1000 acres as people across the city were fascinated by the well-planned community. In the year 2007, the founding members of Maymar sold their equity to a renowned group of real estate developers, who further developed the township into a master-planned community. It has a total of 10 sectors, namely Sectors Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y and Z.
AT A GLANCE
- Highly secure community with security guards patrolling the area
- Peaceful locality in the suburbs
- Well-planned residential scheme under a reputed management
- Basic facilities available within walking distance
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Public Transport in Gulshan-e-Maymar Karachi
The residents of Gulshan-e-Maymar mostly travel via rickshaw, taxi and also pick and drop services. Also, a bus named A-25 moves through Maymar Gate Number 1 and it travels through Sectors Y, Z and X, picking up passengers. After that, it takes the following route: Al-Asif Square to Sohrab Goth then Water Pump to Aisha Manzil; later, the bus gets to Karimabad, Liaquatabad No. 10 to Nazimabad before it moves further into the city.
Markets in Gulshan-e-Maymar Karachi
There are various markets within Gulshan-e-Maymar. You can find a grocery store in each sector. However, Sector Z is the main market, where almost everything — from medicines and electronics to meat and groceries — is available. The oldest and most popular supermarket is Welcome superstore, located in Sector Z. It offers grocery items, household supplies, cosmetics and gift items as well. Afaq Mini mart and Tara General Store is situated in Sector R. Imtiaz supermarket is in Sector W, while Noorani General Store is in Sector T.
Mosques in Gulshan-e-Maymar Karachi
Gulshan-e-Maymar is a community that offers its residents almost all basic facilities on its premises. People do not have to travel long distances to offer prayers five times a day. In each sector, there is a mosque. Some of the notable places of worship in the area are Jamia Masjid Abu Huzefa, Jamia Masjid Al Qamar, Jamia Masjid Imam Hassan Mujtaba, Masjid Aysha Al Hamd Town, Jamia Masjid Tawwabeen, Masjid e Ayesha and Masjid e Hafsa.
Schools, Colleges and Universities in Gulshan-e-Maymar Karachi
Along with a bunch of other facilities, you will find a school in each sector of Maymar. Residents here do not have to go off the premises in search of a good school. Some of the well-reputed schools in the area are Sir Syed Secondary School, Dar-e-Arqam, The Trainers School, The Smart School, Oxford School, Beacon light Academy, Fox Valley School and Junior Cadre Montessori and Education System.
There is Taqwa Academy, which is a popular school in the neighbourhood. There is Government Girls College and Noor-e-Hamza Islamic College as well. Also, Jamia-tur-Rasheed is a fine university, located nearby, providing religious education in a modern, yet, sharia-compliant environment. It provides hostel facility as well. Students also receive merit-based scholarships at Jamia-tur-Rasheed
Banks in Gulshan-e-Maymar Karachi
One can find scores of banks within Gulshan-e-Maymar. Most of them are present in Sectors X and Z. Faysal Bank, Meezan Bank is in Sector X. Bank Al Habib, Habib Metro Bank, Sindh Bank and MCB Bank are also present within the community.
Clinics and Hospitals in Gulshan-e-Maymar Karachi
Residents living in Gulshan-e-Maymar have access to a number of medical facilities. There is Afsar Memorial Hospital, located in Sector W. It is well-equipped to deal with any kind of medical emergency. It has emergency wards, operation theatres and consultant’s clinics. Faiz-e-Aam Medical Center is situated in the bustling Sector Z. Hassam Homeo Clinic, Fatima Homeo Clinic and Dr Sumera’s Clinic are situated in Sector X. There is Pasha Medical and Surgical Center in Sector Y, which provides medical services, like nebulization and collection of blood samples for lab tests, at your doorstep.
PROPERTIES IN GULSHAN-E-MAYMAR KARACHI
Sale Price Trends in Gulshan-e-Maymar Karachi
Houses for Sale in Gulshan-e-Maymar Karachi
Gulshan-e-Maymar tops the list of the most searched houses on sale in Gadap Town. Houses are available in various sizes; of 80 sq yd, 120 sq yd, 150 sq yd, 160 sq yd, 200 sq yd, 500 sq yd and 600 sq yd. 200 sq yd houses are offered in single and double units, with 5-6 bedrooms with attached washrooms, a drawing/dining area, an American kitchen, a study area and a spacious lawn. Sale prices for 200 sq yd houses range from PKR 1.05 crore to as high as PKR 31 crore, while for 120 sq yd houses, the asking prices tend to be a bit on the lower side, compared to other parts of the city, starting at PKR 59 lakh and going as high as PKR 1.5 crore.
Plots for Sale in Gulshan-e-Maymar Karachi
Gulshan-e-Maymar features 120 sq yd, 200 sq yd, 240 sq yd, 400 sq yd and 600 sq yd plots. There is a wide variety of 120 sq yd plots on sale, offering corner, park-facing, road-facing, east open and west open plots. Sector Q is the most popular sector when it comes to investing in plots. There are 200 sq yd plots available for sale in various sectors in Gulshan-e-Maymar as well. One can also find 400 sq yd plots available with an approved ground-plus-one map, facing a 200 ft wide road in front.
Flats for Sale in Gulshan-e-Maymar Karachi
There are a number of studio, 1-bed, 2-bed and 3-bed apartments available on sale in Gulshan-e-Maymar. 2-bed apartments are available at a starting price of PKR 5 lakh, going up to PKR 84.16 lakh. There are 3-bed flats available for sale as well, with fully furnished bedrooms with wooden cabinets, tile flooring, open terraces, a storeroom, basement with car parking, an American-style kitchen, 24/7 supply of line water and standby generators. Prices for 3-bed flats range from PKR 40 lakh to PKR 1.2 crore.
Rent Price Trends in Gulshan-e-Maymar Karachi
Houses for Rent in Gulshan-e-Maymar Karachi
Houses on rent in Gulshan-e-Maymar are available in 120 sq yd, 240 sq yd and 400 sq yd. In 120 sq yd houses on rent, prices vary between PKR 20 thousand and PKR 35 thousand per month. Rental prices tend to increase for 200 sq yd houses, starting from PKR 25 thousand, reaching up to PKR 65 thousand per month. For 240 sq yd houses, prices tend to increase from PKR 25 thousand to PKR 70 thousand per month.
Flats for Rent in Gulshan-e-Maymar Karachi
It’s been observed that small families, bachelors and couples are more interested in renting a flat in Gulshan-e-Maymar as the rental cost is relatively low here. There are 2 and 3-bedroom flats also available on rent. For those wishing to rent 2-bedroom flats, the prices range in between PKR 10 thousand to PKR 20 thousand per month. Meanwhile, the starting price for a 3-bedroom flat is PKR 20 thousand, which can go up to PKR 40 thousand per month.
Gulshan-e-Maymar is an ideal locality for everyone. Businessmen also invest in the commercial properties here. One can find various commercial plots on sale in Gulshan-e-Maymar. There are 80 sq yd, 120 sq yd, 200 sq yd, 240 sq yd, 350 sq yd and 1000+ sq yd plots available. There are shops also offered for investment purposes in Sector X and Sector Y.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS & BAKERIES
Malls in Gulshan-e-Maymar Karachi
There are a number of shopping centres located within Gulshan-e-Maymar. For buying any fabric, women usually head to Colours and Fabrics Collection, which is situated in Sector X. It offers both casual and formal dresses at reasonable rates. Gul Ahmed and Bin Saeed brands have also opened up their stores in Gulshan e Maymar.
Restaurants & Bakeries in Gulshan-e-Maymar Karachi
For foodies, there is the oldest and most popular Shafiq restaurant, which is famous for its scrumptious lachay dar paratha and karak doodh patti. On weekends, there is a long queue, early in the morning, where people wait for their turn to get hot parathas. In the afternoon, Shafiq restaurant offers chicken qorma, karahi, biryani, nehari, paaye and other delectable dishes. There are other popular eat outs like JF restaurant, famous for its Haleem, burger, chicken qeema and biryani, Z-six restaurant, which offers burgers, its signature fish and chips and creamy pasta, while Chaudhry Mohsin has a wide variety of BBQ, Chinese and rice dishes. There is also Shaheen Shinwari restaurant, only at 13 mins drive away, which is a popular dine-out option.
You can find freshly baked bread, chicken patties, gourmet cakes, pastries, donuts and many such items at some of the most popular bakeries in Maymar, namely Zouq e Shireen, Noor sweets and bakers and Maymar sweets.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS & BEAUTY
Sports Facilities and Fitness Centres in Gulshan-e-Maymar Karachi
Health enthusiasts visit modern gymnasiums well equipped with physical training equipment and advanced machines. There is Omni Fitness, Ali Baba Health Club, Ladies and Gents Health Club, Slim and Fit Club and Swimming pool. Children also play sports and cricket at the cricket ground in Sector W. There is a football ground as well in Sector T.
Salons in Gulshan-e-Maymar Karachi
The inhabitants have access to a wide range of beauty salons almost in every sector. You can find Welcome beauty parlour, Fairy’s beauty parlour, Rukhsaar beauty salon, Adore beauty zone and Ruby’s Beauty Concept in Maymar.
Parks in Gulshan-e-Maymar Karachi
The area is known for its beautifully landscaped parks in every sector. In Gulshan-e-Maymar, an area of 86.2 acres has been designated for playgrounds and parks.
In addition, a huge plant nursery is also taken care of, within the township. Parks are usually closed during winters and are prepared for the flower show that takes place almost every year. After the flower show, parks are judged by famous horticultural experts, who visit the sites and evaluate them based on how well trimmed the grass is and how the park has been decorated and maintained to welcome spring. Last year, in March 2018, Sector V Park won the first prize. Parks are, in fact, a unique feature of Gulshan-e-Maymar. Each park has a special design, eg., Sector U Park has a big pond in its centre, where ducks are kept.
The park in Sector V is more commonly known as Chhatree park, because, at the top, there is an umbrella-shaped dome-like structure, formed by creepers, where people sit and enjoy the cool breeze. This park is a popular hangout among families. There are swings and slides, properly maintained flower beds and a maze decorated with seasonal flowers.
A Central Park, located in Sector X is known as Nawaz Sharif Park, as it was inaugurated by the former prime minister of Pakistan. It is a huge park with lively fountains and colourful flower beds.
There is a Roman Fountain Park as well, which is designed according to ancient Roman aqueducts. There is a stone roof, which spouts water directly into a pool, giving a rain-like effect. People stand inside the area, made of polished stones, and enjoy the experience. All of these parks have jogging tracks and well-maintained grass, where people follow their daily exercise regimen.
Dreamworld Resort is a great place for a weekend retreat. Located adjacent to Sector R of Gulshan-e-Maymar, it offers many exciting features like a snow area, a golf course, a go-kart track, archery, desert safari, boating, horse riding and water slides. Apart from this, some of the most popular housing schemes are located nearby like Fazaia Housing Scheme, North Karachi and Ahsanabad.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Gulshan-e-Maymar is a serene and peaceful locality. However, there are a few things to consider before making a decision to move here. There is adequate supply of water in the area, but during summers, there is an issue of water shortage in the area. Most people use suction pumps, due to which some of the houses do not receive adequate supply on a regular basis. Moreover, some of the sectors do not have a K-Electric pole, which adds to power-related woes of the people. But work is being done to have more KE poles installed in Maymar. Overall, with abundant greenery and serene environment, people prefer living in Gulshan-e-Maymar.
Importance of Gulshan-e-Maymar Karachi from major locations nearby
- North Karachi is just a 28-minute drive away from Gulshan-e-Maymar
- It hardly takes 24 minutes to drive to University of Karachi
- Cosy Water Park is only 9.5 km away from Gulshan-e-Maymar
- Half-an-hour drive to reach Civic Center