ABOUT JINNAH AVENUE, ISLAMABAD
Jinnah Avenue is a major artery in the capital city, Islamabad. It holds great significance, mainly because it runs along the business district of the city i.e. Blue Area. An interesting fact is that it is called the Blue Area because the original master plan represented it in blue colour. The area has offices, shops and commercial buildings that make it an important business hub in Islamabad.
Jinnah Avenue is used daily by commuters, serving as a primary arterial road, leading up to the main government offices in Islamabad. The road is wide, smooth and is regularly maintained and cleaned. It has a greenbelt running along the dual carriageway. Jinnah Avenue extends all the way from D-Chowk in Sector F-5 to Missile Chowk in F-10/4.
AT A GLANCE
- A wide and clean road
- Dual carriageway
- Heavy traffic flow
- Marked road lanes
- Street lights
- Green belts
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Public Transport on Jinnah Avenue, Islamabad
Public transport is readily available on Jinnah Avenue as Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus Service runs parallel to the road. A number of Metro bus stops are located along the road to lead you to all major destinations in Islamabad.
You will find Parade Ground Metro Bus Station in G-6/3, Shaheed-e-Millat Metro in G-6/2, 7th Avenue Station in G-7/3, Stock Exchange Station in F-7/1, PIMS Metro Bus Station and Centaurus Station South in G-8/3 and Katchery Metro Bus Station in G-8/2.
Moreover, app-based ride-hailing services are available at all times of the day on Jinnah Avenue and its surrounding areas.
Markets on Jinnah Avenue, Islamabad
The residents can find a number of markets on Jinnah Avenue such as Tipu Market on street 1 in Sector G-8/2. This market place consists of a milk shop, stationery shop, fresh fruit and vegetable stalls along with grocery stores. Another such market is Ayub Market in F-8 Markaz and Al Fateh Market on street 2 in G-9/3.
Here you can find all grocery and daily need items under one roof. However, if you need building material for home renovation or remodelling, Raja Anayat Ur Rahman Building Materials Market can be found in G-8/2 Ayub Market.
Mosques on Jinnah Avenue, Islamabad
Pakistan being an Islamic country has mosques located in every corner. You will find a number of mosques located on Jinnah Avenue, so whosoever wants to pray can pray easily. Al Sadiq Trust is a mosque located in G-9/2 near Shan-ul-Haq Rd
An Imam Bargah is on street 20 in G-6/2. Jamia Rehmania is a beautiful mosque located in Block C G-6/2, having a blue and a white exterior with separate wudhu area and washroom along with a parking lot. Jamia Madni Mosque can be found in Block D in G-6/2 near Omar Khayam Iranian Restaurant.
Schools, Colleges And Universities on Jinnah Avenue, Islamabad
Whether you are looking to enrol your kid into primary schooling, secondary or into higher education, you will find a school or university on Jinnah Avenue. In Sector F-8, located around 15 minutes away, you can spot:
- Supernova School, ASN Academy, Head Start and Tree House School in F-8/1
- Islamabad Model College for Boys in F-8/4
- Comwave Institute in Block 4-B, F-8 Markaz
- F.G. Azaan Khan Shaheed Model School For Boys on Street 10, F-8/3
- Islamabad Model College For Girls in G-9/2
Also, Hamdard University, a nationally recognized name in the private university sector has a campus in Blue Area in Block B of G-6/3 near National College of Business & Management Sciences.
Banks on Jinnah Avenue, Islamabad
The residents can benefit from the banking services of the following banks on Jinnah Avenue: Bank Alfalah in Block R, F-6/4, Meezan Bank Ltd in Block A G-6/3, Askari Bank in Block B G-6/3, Silk Bank in Block F, G-7/4, Habib Metro Bank in Block G in G-7/3, First Women Bank Ltd in Block L, F-7/4, Soneri Bank Limited in Block H in G-7/2 and Muslim Commercial Bank Limited in Centaurus Mall in F-8/4.
Clinics and Hospitals on Jinnah Avenue, Islamabad
Not only you will find offices and business but also a number of clinics and hospitals on Jinnah Avenue, especially in G-6/2 such as Polyclinic Hospital and Jahangir Eye Hospital are located in Block D and Islamabad Clinic and Dr Ghulam Saqlain Clinic in Block C. A homoeopathic clinic is located in F-8 Markaz by the name Hashmi Homeo Clinic.
PROPERTIES ON JINNAH AVENUE, ISLAMABAD
Sales Price Trends on Jinnah Avenue, Islamabad
The properties on Jinnah Avenue can be a great opportunity to invest in if you plan to start a business, since it runs along Blue Area of Islamabad. However, there are a few residential properties along the road as well, mainly residential cum commercial apartments, which might be convenient for people who want to live near their workplace.
Flats for Sale on Jinnah Avenue, Islamabad
The property prices in Islamabad are generally higher than in other parts of the country. Moreover, the apartments on Jinnah Avenue being residential plus commercial buildings have even higher prices. A 1-bed apartment for sale on Jinnah Avenue has a price of PKR 1.84 crore, whereas, a 2-bed flat has a sale price starting at PKR 2.71 crore, going up to PKR 3.5 crore.
Buyers can invest in 5 marla commercial plots on Jinnah Avenue available for around PKR 8.5 crore. However, 10 marla plots for sale on Jinnah Avenue can be bought for a price of PKR 1.2 crore. If you are looking to buy an office on Jinnah Avenue, you need a budget between PKR 1.5 crore to PKR 15 crore, depending on the number of rooms you require in an office and the size of the property.
Most Popular Blocks on Jinnah Avenue, Islamabad
The buying trends show FIA Park Enclave has been the most searched property on Jinnah Avenue with over 81 % searches in September 2019. ISE Tower on the other has only gained around 18 % searches in the last month.
According to the rental trends, ISE Tower is tremendously popular with more than 98 % searches and only 1.3 % searches for FIA Park Enclave in September 2019.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS, AND BAKERIES
Malls on Jinnah Avenue, Islamabad
Centaurus Mall, Islamabad’s largest shopping mall and a multiplex building is located in the heart of Blue Area in F-8/4 on Jinnah Avenue. Not only it houses top international brands of UK and US but also boasts national brands like Limelight, Nishat Linen, Khaadi, Generations, EGO and many more.
People also come to the mall to watch movies in both 2D and 3D at the Cineplex Cinema located within the mall. A food court is located on the topmost floor in the mall, consisting of a huge variety of cuisines, ranging from fast food, Chinese, Desi to Mediterranean.
Mall of Islamabad is also located on Jinnah Avenue in Sector F-7/1 in Block J, Blue Area. It offers spacious parking with four dedicated basement floor, separate entrances, health club and luxurious spa a sky pool, rooftop restaurant and advanced security infrastructure.
Other shopping malls near Jinnah Avenue include Emporium Islamabad, which can be reached by turning right from Jinnah Avenue and Missile Chowk Junction and Safa Gold Mall in Sector F-7 Markaz by turning to Marvi Road and then to College Road from Jinnah Avenue.
Restaurants on Jinnah Avenue, Islamabad
Food is just as big of a passion for Pakistanis as cricket. No matter where one decides to live in, having eateries nearby is as an added bonus. Even the road leading to the business district of Islamabad is swarming with a variety of restaurants. International fast-food restaurants are located on Jinnah Avenue like McDonald's in F-9 and Pizza Hut and KFC in F-10/4 Markaz and New Yorker Pizza on street 33 in F-8/1.
If you are a fan of Asian cuisines, you can drop by at any of these eateries like Chinatown on street 48 in F-8/4, Tiger Temple and Asian Wok Beverley Centre in F-6/1 Blue Area. Here you can enjoy great Thai and Chinese appetizers, including mouth-watering dumplings.
You can find many continental restaurants on Jinnah Avenue as well such as Tapas Restaurant in Jahangir Market in G-9/2. This restaurant is famous for its unique mashed potato crispy balls filled with Hot Spicy Chicken and French fries served with a special bombas and chilli garlic sauce.
Another such café is Jade Cafe By China Town on Street 55 in F-8/4. It is pricey but you will enjoy the most authentic tastes of cream of mushroom and chicken soup, stuffed chicken with white sauce and many such cuisines served on classy crockery. La Terrazza, located on the third floor in Centaurus Mall in F-8/4 is a fancy restaurant with a scenic ambience. It is a must-visit place to treat yourself.
Talking about budget-friendly eateries, especially that are light on the pockets, Savour Foods is the first name that comes to the mind. It is located in Block H of G-7/2 in Blue Area and has turned into a local hot spot of the twin cities. Their Chicken Pilao and Crispy Chicken Burgers are the most selling items of the restaurant.
Another reasonably priced place is Haleem Ghar located in Block I of G-7/2. A very unique Mediterranean food place is Omar Khayyam Iranian Restaurant in Madni Plaza, Block E Blue Area on Jinnah Avenue. Here you will enjoy wholesome and authentic Iranian cuisine.
This area is equally great for people who are fond of grabbing a bakery sweet or savoury item with an evening tea. Loafology Bakery & Café is located in Block I, G-7/2. It is an amazing place to grab some quality bread, fresh salads and snacks. Other national recognized name in the baker’s industry is Fresco Sweets.
It is located in Hill View Plaza in Block G, G-7/3. Not only you can bu fresh cakes and sweets but also enjoy Halwa Poori breakfast every day. Tehzeeb Bakers is another such bakery located in Block F, G-7/3, where you can buy pizza, biscuits, bread etc.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Sports Facilities and Fitness Centres on Jinnah Avenue, Islamabad
There are a number of sports facilities that you can find on and near Jinnah Avenue. The most popular ones are:
- Jinnah Football Club and XI Star Cricket Ground in Sector G-9-3
- Punjab Club Cricket Ground in Sector G-9/2
- Megazone Swimming Pool in Sector F-9
Parks on Jinnah Avenue, Islamabad
Jinnah Avenue is home to the city’s biggest park, Fatima Jinnah Park in F-9, which comprises CDA Tennis Club and Capital Park. You can also spot a few smaller parks like Kid’s Park, National Press Club Park and School Park in F-6/1. Hill View Park is located near Centaurus Mall in F-8/4.
Salons and Spas on Jinnah Avenue, Islamabad
Saba's Salon is ideally located in Jinnah Super in F-6/1 Blue Area. However, if you are looking to get your nails done, then you should definitely consider a nail salon on Jinnah Avenue, The Nail Bar, in F-6/1. Famous hairstylist Tariq Amin has a studio located in F-6/1 as well.
The Blue Area has recently received a significant amount of foreign direct investment. Blue Area is a major point of attraction on Jinnah Avenue, mainly because of offices and business located within and the significant amount of foreign direct investment.
The Centaurus Mall is located on Jinnah Avenue in Blue Area as well. Moreover, Sectors F-8 and G-8 are located at the junction of Jinnah Avenue and Faisal Avenue.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Living on Jinnah Avenue can prove to be ideal for people having their workplaces in Blue Area. It will not only cut down on the fuel to commute to work daily but also save your precious time from avoiding traffic.
However, the property rates along the road are a lot higher in comparison to other parts of the city and people with low to average income may not be able to afford one. The convenience of renting a home isn't exactly an option, which limits the possibility of finding an affordable residence in the posh locality around Jinnah Avenue.
Importance of Jinnah Avenue, Islamabad from major locations nearby
- Centaurus Mall, a multi-purpose complex is located on Jinnah Avenue in Blue Area
- Centaurus Metro Station in G-8/3 leads to the mall
- Blue Area, a business district is located on Jinnah Avenue
- Top localities like F-8, F-10, G-6 and G-8 are also easily reachable via Jinnah Avenue