ABOUT LAKE CITY, LAHORE
Lake City is one of the most recent housing projects in Lahore, situated along Raiwind Road. The project is a gated-community that offers a contemporary lifestyle to its residents, topped with serenity and various facilities. A house in Lake City has all the makings of a profitable deal for buyers and investors. The project is spread across 2,400 acres, away from the hustle and bustle of the central city. The housing society boasts an interchange on Lahore Ring Road that facilitates people in travelling to and from the community.
Lake City, Lahore, enjoys an ideal location as the project is pinned on main Raiwind Road, Lahore. The road passes through M1 and M7 Sectors of the society, whereas Sectors M3-A and M2-A are pinned in proximity to Ring Road, Lahore. Additionally, Lake City is a neighbour of some of the most successful residential communities in Lahore, such as Khayaban-e-Ameen, Fazaia Housing Society, Muslim Nagar Housing Society, and many others. The majority of the housing schemes nearby are populated and feature different amenities and facilities. Moreover, Jati Umrah, Valencia, Bahria Orchard, DHA Rahbar, AWT Phase 2, and Beacon House Society are present at an approximate distance of 4 to 12 km from Lake City. Bahria Town, Lahore, is also reachable within a commute time of around 25 minutes by car via Sharif Medical Complex Road.
Besides, some of the most reputed educational institutions are also easily accessible from Lake City. For instance, the Beaconhouse National University-Tarogil Campus in Beacon House Society, Riphah International University on Raiwind Road in Chamru Pur, The University of Lahore on Defence Road, near Bhuptian Chowk, and Sharif College of Engineering & Technology in Jati Umrah are reachable within a drive of 9 to 14 minutes.
Furthermore, Lake City area is in proximity to Lahore Wildlife Park, one of the recommended picnic spots in Lahore. The park is situated on Safari Road, not more than 8 km away from the location of Lake City, Lahore.
History of Develpoment
In 2004, the management of Lake City Lahore appointed Meinhardt, an internationally recognised architectural contractor, to strategically plan and design the project. The land for Lake City housing scheme was purchased during the same year.
2005 marked the official launch of Lake City. By then, nearly 80% of the development work of Phase 1 was complete, which covered almost 8,000 kanal. From the year 2006 to 2007, street lights, fountains, a mini-golf course, footpaths, and the Main Boulevard were developed. Also, a pharmacy, a convenience store, and a restaurant were completed during that time.
In 2009, the management of Lake City, Lahore, started to hand over the possession of plots in different sectors.
Planning & Development
Lake City, Lahore, features several commercial and residential properties. The project also features 1 and 2 kanal deluxe villas available for immediate possession. The residential block of Lake City consists of eight sectors, namely M1 to M8, spread across 18,000 kanal.
Golf course settings inspire the architecture and design of Lake City, and the project has set up an 18-hole golf club in the vicinity. In contrast to other housing schemes situated near Raiwind Road, Lake City boasts properties at affordable rates, along with a splendid lifestyle and robust infrastructure. The management of the housing scheme has also introduced a Commercial Boulevard within the gated community to facilitate residents further. It is a trendy area as far as the real estate sector of the city is concerned and is usually a preferred choice for property investments in Lahore.
Sector M1, Lake City, offers 10, 12, 14 marla, and 1, and 2 kanal plots and houses for sale. Also, there are fully developed villas available in sector M1, constructed on 10, 12, and 14 marla and 1, and 2 kanal. Sector M-1A is an extension of Sector M1.
Sector M2 and M3
The project’s Sector M2 consists of wholly developed 10 marla and 1 kanal plots only, while Sector M3 consists of 10, 12, 14, and 1 kanal plots. Also, M2-A is an extension of M2 and features 10 marla and 1 kanal properties, whereas, M-3 and M3-A are extensions of Sector M3 that comprises 12 marla, 14 marla, and 1 kanal properties for sale.
Sector M4 is known as “the Golf Estate,” offering villas and plots of 1, 2, 4, and 8 kanal. The project’s golf course is situated in this particular sector, hence the name. The subprojects of this sector include Golf Estate Villas, Golf Estates (Golf View/Backyard Golf), and Golf Estate 1 in Golf Block.
Sector M5 and M6
The Sectors M5 and M6 have houses and plots of 10 marla only. The residential plots in these sectors are fully developed, and possession is expected within 2.5 years.
Sector M7 and M8
Sectors M7 and M8 consist of plots, villas, and houses for sale of 5, 7, 10, 12, and 15 marla, and 1 kanal. The wholly developed villas in Sector M7 are constructed on 5, 7, 10, and 15 marla. The properties in these sectors are comparatively affordable. There are two extensions of M7, namely Sector M-7A and M-7B.
Possession of plots is available in sectors M1, M2, and M3. However, some owners have also received possession in sectors M4, M5, M6, and M7. Considering the high demand for Lake City’s properties, the management has further extended its largest sector, i.e., M7. This sector is further divided into M7-A, M7-B, and M7-C. M7-C is then subdivided into M7-C-1, M7-C-2, and M7-C-3. These extensions are not available for possession at the moment.
Prices of properties in the possession-ready sectors of Lake City Lahore have already reported a considerable hike.
Furthermore, Lake City, Lahore, has three dedicated commercial areas, i.e., Business Bay District, Central Commercial District, and Canal Commercial Boulevard. The commercial plots within these three zones are of 4, 5, and 8 marla, planned and developed for all sorts of businesses, hospitality services, financial institutions, and retail businesses.
AT A GLANCE
- World-class infrastructure and a luxurious lifestyle in a lush green environment
- 24/7 monitoring of exits and entrances, gated community,
- Patrolled by security guards
- Easy access to necessities such as electricity, gas, and water
- Proximity to Lahore Ring Road
- Feasible access to recreation facilities within the project’s boundaries
- Dedicated power generation
- Healthcare facilities in the vicinity
- Famous educational institutions in proximity
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Public Transport in and near Lake City, Lahore
As the society is located at a prime location on Raiwind Road, finding public transport near Lake City is a breeze. Also, the residential community is well-connected to some of the prime road networks of the city (Lahore Ring Road) and is found amidst popular and entirely developed localities of the city, including Bahria Town; hence, access to nearly all modes of public transportation available in Lahore is hassle-free.
Several public buses pass by the society at an interval of 10 to 15 minutes, facilitating workers and residents in their daily commutes. For intra-city travelling, a few of the bus stops found nearest to Lake City are not at walkable distances. Commuters may need to cover a distance of around 9 to 11 km to reach those stops. Here are some of them:
- Gujjar Chowk Bus Stop on Rohi Nala Road
- Lancaster Block Bus Stop on Ali Akbar Road, COMSATS Lahore
- Safari Villas Bus Stop at the Eastern Avenue W in Shaheen Block and Mor Chowk Bus Stop at the Central Boulevard W in Overseas Enclave. Both are pinned in Sector B, Bahria Town
- LCPS Bus Stop at the LCPS Entrance and Tibba Bus Stop on Raiwind Road in Pajian, Tibba Bur Singh
Moreover, Lahore Metrobus has been operational since 2013, and people prefer this service because of economical fares, comfort, and speed. The last Metrobus terminal of Lahore, namely Gajju Matah Terminal can be reached within a drive of 19 minutes, whereas, the second-last metro bus stop, Dulu Khurd Metro Bus Station is around 18 minutes’ drive away from Lake City.
When it comes to inter-city commutes, residents of Lake City also have easy access to the relevant transportation hubs. For example, travelling via trains is the most feasible and pocket-friendly commute to any city in Pakistan. You will find Jia Bagga Railway Station to be around 4 km away, Kahna Railway Station 10 km away in Nangar Kana Kacha, and Raiwind Junction Railway Station approximately 13 km away from the project.
Furthermore, Daewoo Express Lahore Terminal is located in Thokar Niaz Baig, spotted at an estimated span of 16 km from the society, between Multan Road and Defence Road, Amarkot. The bus service offers comfortable transportation to people travelling to different cities of the country through their well-kept, air-conditioned buses. Tickets can be easily booked online on their website or their mobile application or even via a phone call. Routes are usually busy on weekends, so if you need to travel on weekends, it is suggested to book tickets in advance.
Besides, app-based taxi services are also operational near Lake City, Lahore.
Markets in and near Lake City, Lahore
Having convenient access to markets has a significant impact on buying and renting decisions. The markets in Lake City, Lahore are under-development; however, residents can head to Lake City Mart, spotted in Sector 1 adjacent to Lake City Mosque, and Freshly Grocery Store in Sector M7 for grocery shopping. The two stores stock daily-use commodities and a range of various groceries, vegetables, fruits, and even crockery. Additionally, you can head to Servaid Pharmacy, which is functional just next to Lake City Mart.
Since the commercial districts are in the development phase, you can explore other markets found near Lake City to shop for different stuff. Here are the details on a few nearby options:
Block D market in Valencia Town is at a drive of around 17 minutes from the project. The market is home to Jalal Sons (superstore), restaurants, and small eateries, as well as branches of reputed banks. At Jalal Sons, you will find a wide range of groceries, freshly prepared bakery items, crockery, skincare and beauty products, healthcare, and a variety of household items.
Residents can also head to the Main Market in Block K, WAPDA Town, which is spotted roughly 10 km away from the society. This market is famous among locals for being an affordable option for shopping featuring local shops of apparel and unstitched fabric, fashion accessories for children and women, beauty salons, tailors, gift stores, and shops dealing in sporting goods.
On the other hand, Gardenia Market in Sector C, Gulmohar Block, Bahria Town, is 10 km away from the community. The market features greengrocers, general stores, men's salons, dairy shops, ladies' tailors, and stores dealing in mobile phones and accessories.
Mosques in and near Lake City, Lahore
The presence of religious centres is as significant as other amenities, if not more. As such, Lake City, Lahore, will offer additional ease in the form of hosting mosques in nearly every sector, as detailed in the masterplan. For now, two mosques are already complete and open for public in Lake City, Lahore, and one Grand Central Mosque in Sector M3-B is nearing completion. The mosque will accommodate around 10,000 worshippers at a time.
Jamia Masjid Razia in Sector M1, Lake City, features a Mughal-era inspired architecture, and the mosque is big enough to accommodate around 1,000 worshippers at a time. This fully-air conditioned mosque is wholly equipped with the basic utilities. Moreover, during Ramadan, the Taraweeh prayers organised here are also broadcasted on a local TV channel. Also, another mosque in the society is operational in Sector M7-A.
Furthermore, there are a few small and grand mosques situated near Lake City, Lahore, as well. You can head to Fazaia Mosque, which is a 6-minute drive away from the society. This well-kept mosque is established in Fazaia Housing Society, Lahore, and boasts a huge, fully carpeted prayer area, and a beautiful interior of tile work.
The Jamia Mosque Sector-I in Block C, DHA Rahbar, is approximately 6 km away. This is a grand mosque featuring a spacious prayer area, well-kept by DHA Lahore’s management.
Other mosques found in the vicinity of the society, include:
- Jamia Masjid Kot Noor Muhammad in Kot Noor Muhammad found at a distance of 2 km
- Masjid L Block in Block L of Khayaban-e-Ameen, 5 km away
- Masjid Aisha Mehboob on Raiwind Road, Kot Araian, 3 km away
Schools, Colleges and Universities in and near Lake City, Lahore
The presence of well-reputed academic institutions in a residential community not only offers convenience to residents, especially the parents of school-going children but also boosts property's worth. Fortunately, some of the best schools are scheduled to open a chapter in Lake City, Lahore. Better yet, Froebel’s International School is already functional in the community. The school provides quality education and also encourages student participation in extracurricular activities. Students here learn swimming, golf, tennis, and horse riding. Moreover, the school is known as a pioneer when it comes to following the UK-based International Primary Curriculum (IPC) in Pakistan. Froebel’s also offers Pearson Edexcel IGCSE for Classes 9, 10 and 11, Cambridge GCSE, A-Level as well as Pearson Edexcel, and A-Level for Classes 12 and 13.
Additionally, a few famous schools are also found near Lake City. For instance, Beaconhouse School, one of the top-notch Cambridge schools in Lahore, is around 10 km away from the project. A campus of the same school is situated in Juniper Block, Sector C, Bahria Town, and another campus is in Block B, Valencia. The school holds decades of experience and has earned a reputation for imparting quality education. Students here are also taught Foreign Languages (chosen by parents/students), Robotics, Music, and Media.
Next, the Mazen Schools is almost 8 km away from the project. The school has adopted a different teaching and learning approach that’s an amalgamation of Holistic Child Development, Total Technology-Based Learning, and Ethical Leadership Program. Also, the fee structure is quite affordable. For details, you can head to the school’s campus in Sheikh Kot, spotted close to Eiffel Tower Replica, Bahria Town, Lahore.
If you are looking for a girls-only school, then Bahria Town School & College – Girls Campus in Sector B, Overseas Enclave, Bahria Town, could be a perfect choice. The school is nearly 9 km away from Lake City. This academic institution offers classes from Playgroup to Matric, O, and A-Level and is affiliated with the Federal Board as well as the University of Cambridge. The campus has a huge playground, contemporary science and computer labs, Homework Club, and a Chinese language learning department as well. Also, Bahria Town School & College provides transportation facilities to its students.
A private Turkish academic institution, Pak Turk Maarif School, has it's Junior & Middle Section functional in Khayaban-e-Amin, Lahore. The school has campuses spread across Pakistan, among which some are established since 1995. This school is about 5 km away from the society of Lake City, Lahore.
You will also spot Unique Junior & High School and Science Academy-Adda Plot Campus in Block J, Fazaia Housing Society, Lahore. The school is around 3 km away from Lake City. This school is a project of the Unique Group of Institutions, known for imparting quality education for 30+ years. The school enrols students from Playgroup to Matric and also offers intermediate programmes.
Moreover, quite a few options for intermediate education are present in the vicinity of the project. Some colleges situated near Lake City, Lahore are discussed below:
- Al Quaid College of Science & Commerce, adjacent to Yasir Broast in Thoker Niaz Baig, is roughly 2.5 km away. The college is registered with the Government of Punjab and affiliated with Lahore Board for offering F.A (IT), F.Sc (Pre-Medical & Pre-Engineering), ICS, and I.Com.
- Punjab College-Bahria Town Campus, a project of Punjab Group of Colleges, is functional in Maraka Village, Lahore, on the intersection of Link Multan Road and Ace Indigo Road. This college also offers I.Com, ICS, and F.Sc. in Pre-Engineering and Pre-Medical. The college is around 12 km away.
- KIPS College-Bahria Town Campus is also about 12 km away from Lake City. This college is operational on Canal Bank Road in Block AA, Sector D, Bahria Town. The college was envisioned in 2004, and at present, its campuses are spread across the country, among which thirteen are in Lahore only. Prospective intermediate students can choose from F.Sc. (Pre-Medical & Pre-Engineering), I.Com, and ICS.
- Bahria Town College for Girls is another option for intermediate studies, spotted at an interval of 14 km from the project’s location in Sector A, Bahria Town, Lahore.
College pass-outs can head to the following universities spotted near Lake City, Lahore.
Aspiring medical specialists and doctors can seek admission in Sharif Medical & Dental College, which is established in Muslim Nagar Housing Society on Jati Umra Road. This institution is around 4 km away from the project. The college features several departments that includes Oral Biology & Tooth Morphology, Urology & Kidney Transplant Surgery, ENT, Surgery Community Medicine, Forensic Medicine, Pathology, Radiology, Community & Preventive Dentistry, Dermatology, Anatomy, Anaesthesiology, Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Plastic Surgery, Operative Dentistry, Orthodontics, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine & Diagnosis, Cardiology, Neurosciences, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics and Neonatology, Pharmacology, Psychiatry, Physiology Biochemistry, Cardio-Thoracic, Periodontology & Science of Dental Materials, Nephrology, and Medicine.
Prospective engineers and technology experts also have Sharif College of Engineering & Technology in proximity, which is about 13 minutes’ drive away, based in Jati Umra, Lahore. The college is established since 2010, and is affiliated with the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore (UET) and accredited by the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC). The university offers the following undergraduate programmes:
- Chemical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Computer Sciences
Then, the Beaconhouse National University (BNU)-Tarogil Campus is just 9 minutes’ drive away from Lake City. The university is commissioned by the Government of Punjab and is pinned on Raiwind Road in Beacon House Society. The university offers programmes in different disciplines of media & mass communication, information technology, visual arts & design, psychology, visual arts & design, architecture, business, education, liberal arts, and social sciences for undergraduate and graduate level.
Riphah International University is also conveniently approachable from Lake City, at a span of about 6 km. This university is present in Chamru Pur, around 13 km away from Raiwind Road. Riphah is a Federal Government chartered university and recognised by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). The university offers various certification courses, and undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programmes. Students interested in Language & Literature, Veterinary Sciences, Rehabilitation & Allied Health Sciences, Computing & Applied Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Business & Management. Clinical & Professional Psychology and Engineering & Technology should consider this university.
The University of Lahore (UOL) is one of the top-notch private academic institutions in the city. The university is pinned on Defence Road, close to Bhubtian Chowk, at a distance of about 7 km. The university offers degree programmes from Bachelors to PhD level in diverse genres. The departments are divided into schools and are functional within the campus. There is a school of optometry, law, creative arts, chemistry, language & literature, sports sciences, health professional technologies, aviation, statistics, business administration & management sciences, economics, mathematics, physiotherapy, molecular biology and biotechnology, radiological sciences & medical imaging technology, education, nursing, and many others.
For aspiring engineers, UOL offers degree programmes in software engineering, computer science, computer engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, and in other domains. Also, the university is affiliated with the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC).
The university also offers a postgraduate diploma programme in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).
If you want to pursue a career in any branch of healthcare, then you should explore the diverse range of programmes offered at the University of Lahore. This academic institution hosts the University of Medicine & Dentistry, Lahore School of Nursing, the University College of Physicians, Department of Diet & Nutritional Sciences, the University Institute of Public Health, and the Department of Clinical Lab Technology (CLT).
Furthermore, other than the PEC, the university is affiliated with the Pharmacy Council of Pakistan, the National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC), the National Business Education Accreditation Council (NBEAC), Pakistan Bar Council, and Pakistan Nursing Council.
Banks in and near Lake City, Lahore
Having banks in proximity to residential areas offers people added feasibility when it comes to daily transactions, payment of utility bills, cash deposit, and other bank-related tasks. At present, a branch of Allied Bank on the Main Boulevard, Sector M1, and Faysal Bank in Sector M7 are functional. As the development work continues, branches of more banks will be operational in Lake City soon
People looking for United Bank Limited (UBL), Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB), Soneri Bank, The Bank of Punjab, Summit Bank, and the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) can head to the respective branches, located in the vicinity of the society. You can find these branches on the following locations:
- United Bank Limited (UBL) is in the Central District of Bahria Orchard, Lahore at a span of 7 km
- Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB) in Block D, Phase 1 of DHA Rahbar, is 6 km away
- Soneri Bank in Block K 1, Valencia is 7 km away
- The Bank of Punjab, Summit Bank, and the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) in Sector C, Commercial Area of Bahria Town
Besides, Habib Bank Limited (HBL) ATM is present on Jati Umra Road, Sharif Medical City.
To ensure a consistent supply of electricity, Lake City, Lahore, has installed a power plant in Sector M7. This power plant will supply electricity to all the sectors of the society.
Clinics and Hospitals in and near Lake City, Lahore
Residential communities, home to healthcare facilities, are valued more by homebuyers, as well as investors and people seeking units on rent. Such facilities are vital to any society, especially in cases of emergency. That being said, several clinics and hospitals are spotted near Lake City, Lahore. To name a few:
- Taimoor Medical and Ultrasound Clinic in Chanar Courts is the nearest to the society, approximately 3 km away
- For hair transplants and consultations, residents have access to Hair Skill - FUE Hair Transplant Lahore, which is operational on 11 C, Main Boulevard, Block C, Valencia, 11 km away
- Masood Clinic is situated on Chashma Road in WAPDA Town, around 11 km away. The clinic also features a laboratory, ultrasound, and ECG facility
- A professional dermatologist is available at Dermaesthetic for consultation. The skin, hair, and laser clinic is present in Umer Block, Sector B, Bahria Town, roughly 9 km away
- For alternative medicines, you can go to Lahore Park Homeopathic Center on Raiwind Road in Kot Bagh. This clinic is around 5 km away
- Life Shield Specialist Clinic, a facility for physiotherapy, is in Eden Lane Villas 2 at a drive of about 7 minutes
- Rafique Clinic in Block G, Valencia, is located 7 km away. You can head to this clinic for gynae-related problems or consult a paediatrician for your children’s health. Specialists of both fields are available here.
Furthermore, there are entirely equipped hospitals operational near Lake City at a distance of nearly 10 km. The Bahria International Hospital, situated in Takbeer Block, Sector B, Bahria Town, is one of the closest healthcare facilities and features several departments. These include dialysis centre, organ transplant centre, neurosurgery, ENT, rheumatology, orthopaedic centre, and mother care centre (gynae). The hospital is fully equipped with top-of-the-line medical equipment and diagnostic technologies. Additionally, this healthcare facility’s Emergency and Trauma centre remains functional 24/7. Patients are also given complementary therapies.
Then, Mumtaz Bakhtawar Hospital on Raiwind Road in Gul Afshan Society has been operational since 2003. This is a 100-bed facility offering a wide array of healthcare-related services and features numerous departments such as ENT, dentistry, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, physiotherapy, family planning, general surgery, radiology and ultrasonography, orthopaedic, and anaesthesia. The emergency department remains active round-the-clock and seven days a week.
PROPERTIES IN LAKE CITY, LAHORE
Sales Price Trend in Lake City, Lahore
Lake City is one of the most prominent, master-planned, gated-communities in Lahore, ideally located on Raiwind Road. Therefore, residents have convenient access to essential and luxurious facilities within the boundaries as well as in the neighbourhood. Besides, reputed academic institutions are also readily accessible from Lake City, Lahore. The project has a lot to offer to both home buyers and investors.
Moreover, the significance of Lake City's location can be validated by the fact that Raiwind Road, Lahore, stands among the top five areas of Lahore for buying properties, as per Zameen.com’s search trends. The sales price trends of Lake City are discussed in detail below:
Houses for Sale in Lake City, Lahore
Lake City, Lahore, is divided into fifteen sectors from M1 to M8, including extensions of a few. Sectors M1, M4, and M7 feature pre-constructed beautiful villas of different sizes. Sector M1 features villas of 10, 12, 14 marla, and 1, and 2 kanal. Sector M4, the Golf Estate, has villas of 12 marla, 14 marla, 1 kanal, and 2 kanal available on easy instalments. Sector M7 offers ready-made villas of 5, 7, 10, and 15 marla.
There are owner-built and developer-built ready-to-move-in units up for sale in Lake City, Lahore. The units constructed here are fully furnished with ultra-modern fittings and fixtures, and a beautiful interior and exterior. Small families looking for accommodation can consider 5 marla houses for sale in Lake City, Lahore, that have a price range of PKR 78 lakh to PKR 1.42 crore.
Those interested in a comparatively bigger unit may browse 10 marla houses up for sale in the Lake City society. These houses are priced at PKR 1.08 crore to PKR 2.65 crore. Besides, if you are seeking big and lavish units, then you might consider exploring 1 kanal houses for sale available in Lake City, Lahore. The rates of the said units start from PKR 2.6 crore and go up to PKR 5.5 crore. The majority of the houses in the society are newly-built and well-maintained, featuring single and double storeys, luxurious architecture, car parking, and servant quarter (depending on the area size).
The rates of houses vary from sector to sector within the gated-community and are also influenced by the location and whether the unit is park facing, near-commercial block, and other amenities.
For now, bookings of ready-made villas are open. You can visit Lake City Lahore’s official website for further details on the rates and payment plan.
Plots for Sale in Lake City, Lahore
Several residential plots of different sizes are available for sale in Lake City, Lahore. Sector M1 is home to plots of 1, and 2 kanal, and 10, 12, and 14 marla. Sectors M2 and M-2A have 10 marla, and M3 has 1 kanal plots only. However, Sector M3A, an extension of M3, features residential plots of 12 and 14 marla, while M3-Ext features plots of 10 marla only. Sector M4 or the Golf Estates offers 4, and 8 marla, and 1, 2 kanal plots located at the back of the golf course. Golf Estate 1 in Golf Block hosts 1 and 2 kanal residential plots, whereas Golf Estate 2 offers 1 kanal plots only.
Sectors M5 and M6 of Lake City are home to plots of 10 marla only, while M7 features plots of 5, 7, 10, 12, and 15 marla, and 1 kanal.
The price of 5 marla plots in Lake City, Lahore varies between PKR 7.5 lakh to PKR 67 lakh, while 10 marla residential plots in the project have an asking price of PKR 10 lakh to PKR 1.1 crore. If you are interested in investing in bigger plots, then 1 kanal plots in Lake City, Lahore, can cost PKR 98 lakh to PKR 3 crore.
Potential buyers can buy these plots with a down payment and pay the remaining amount in 10 quarterly instalments. Buyers can get a 10% discount by paying a lump sum amount. Plot bookings are open, and more details are available on the website of Lake City, Lahore.
Rent Price Trends in Lake City, Lahore
The monthly rent of a unit in Lake City, Lahore, is influenced by several factors. First is the location of a unit, then comes how well-built, maintained, and furnished the unit is. The details of the monthly rental trends are discussed as under:
Houses for Rent in Lake City, Lahore
The houses for rent in Lake City, Lahore are available in single, double, and triple storey(s). The total number of rooms is different in every unit, and this factor also affects the per-month rent. Factors like location (if a unit is a corner or park facing), international standard fittings, and the type of furnishings used in construction are also important factors. Collectively, quite many pre-built, as well as own-built villas, are available for rent in the project.
The lowest rent of a 5 marla house in Lake City, Lahore, is PKR 22 thousand per month, whereas a brand new luxurious house of the same size can be rented for a monthly sum of PKR 50 thousand. The lowest rent of 10 marla houses in the project is PKR 35 thousand, and the highest is around PKR 65 thousand per month. A 1 kanal house in Lake City, Lahore, can cost a monthly sum of PKR 85 thousand to PKR 1.3 lakh in rent.
According to real estate experts, Lake City, Lahore, offers a profitable opportunity for investment, especially to business people and investors. The commercial properties may yield high returns shortly. For instance, if you buy a commercial plot and construct a plaza, you may earn handsome rental income monthly. Since the project intends to offer the highest standard of living to residents with all the contemporary facilities, therefore, it can be assumed that the scope of commercial properties is pretty good.
Further, Lake City Mall, which is under construction, will be home to several branded outlets and will feature a playland and Hyperstar outlet as well. Businesspeople and investors can look for a shop for sale or rent in the mall. Additionally, Al-Fatah store will also open soon on the Main Boulevard of the society, where several commercial activities are also already functional, with several to follow.
Moreover, the commercial area in Lake City is mostly under development. The society has reserved separate land for commercial districts, which have been named Business Bay District, Central Commercial District, and Canal Commercial Boulevard. The Business Bay District features commercial plots of 4, 5, and 8 marla, while the Central Commercial District is home to 5 marla plots only. Plot prices are different depending on the location. Canal Commercial Boulevard, on the other hand, features 8 marla plots only, among which some are canal facing, and some are on the back lane. The location of plots significantly influences their prices.
Most Popular Sectors in Lake City, Lahore
Sector M7 is the most popular sector of Lake City, according to Zameen's data on buying properties. Other than plots, this sector offers pre-constructed villas that are designed by professional architects. Also, it is the largest sector and has been further extended to seven sub-sectors. Moreover, development work in M7 is nearing completion at a rapid pace.
Besides, data from December 2019 has revealed that Sector M7 is one of the top sectors for renting properties in Lake City, Lahore. The minimum rent of a 5 marla house starts at PKR 25,000 in this particular sector. The rental rates are pretty reasonable. Other factors influencing the popularity of Sector M7 could be the community park, bank, mosque, grocery store, and power plant, as all these amenities are found in this sector.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS AND BAKERIES
Malls in and near Lake City, Lahore
Access to shopping avenues from Lake City is completely hassle-free, which is a plus point for all the shopaholics residing here. However, the mall in Lake City, Lahore, Lake City Mall, which is spread across 40 kanal, is under development as of now. The mall has a huge car parking space that will accommodate 350 vehicles. This mall is located in Sector M1 and is within reach from across the community as well as from Lahore Ring Road and Raiwind Road. Lake City Mall may offer a great shopping experience as nearly all the multinational and national branded outlets will be functional here. Besides, other amenities, such as a 3D multiplex cinema, cafes, restaurants, food court, playland, and hypermarket, will also be operational here.
Since this mall is still under construction, as of January 2020, residents can visit other malls, spotted near Lake City. The closest ones are Safari Mall in Bahria Town at the Eastern Avenue in Safari Block, Sector B, Emporium Mall in Phase 2, Johar Town on Abdul Haque Road near Lahore International Expo Centre, and Jasmine Mall in Jasmine Block, Sector C, Bahria Town.
Then, Safari Mall is around 9 km away from the community and is home to Green Valley Hypermarket, some local apparel outlets, mobile phone dealers, pharmacy, Western Union Money Transfer office, and different outlets dealing in a variety of stuff. The hypermarket also features a bakery and stocks a wide range of crockeries and kitchen accessories, children’s clothing, electronic items, and many other commodities.
Next, Jasmine Mall is around 9 km away from Lake City. The mall hosts some well-known Pakistani branded outlets and a grocery store named Easy Mart. You can shop for women’s apparel and unstitched fabric, fashion accessories, and footwear at this mall.
Moreover, Emporium Mall by Nishat Group, one of the best shopping malls in Lahore, is reachable at a drive of around 23 minutes. The mall is home to almost all the Pakistani brands and also some renowned international brands. Hence, the shopping experience is ultimate according to the frequent shoppers, as they can find casual to formal wear, footwear, fashion accessories, all in eastern and western variety. Also, a massive range of cosmetics, home décor and bedding, furniture, and a lot of other products are available here. The internationally famous Carrefour is also functional in the mall, where you can go for grocery shopping as well as shop for electronics, meat, green groceries, casual apparel, and toys.
Emporium Mall also hosts a play area for kids, cinema, and a large food court, featuring several outlets and stalls of famous international food chains and Pakistani restaurants.
Restaurants and Bakeries in and near Lake City, Lahore
Everyone is fond of good food, but the people of Lahore are more famous for their love of food, and therefore, access to eateries is hassle-free in the city. Similarly, residents of Lake City can easily find a restaurant or a café without needing to go far away.
For now, residents can enjoy dining-in at Café 36 in M7, Lake City Grill in Sector M1, or China Town and Chit Chaat in Lake City Mall.
Café 36 is found at the Main Boulevard of Sector M7 and serves a variety of cocktails, pizzas, burgers, and sandwiches. On the other hand, Chit Chaat, as the name implies, is a specialist in chaat and similar snacks, but their menu also includes different Pakistani cuisines, fast food, and other dishes. Chit Chaat serves breakfast as well.
The Lake City Grill in Sector M1 of the society is appreciated for the quality of food, as seen on different social media platforms. Other than barbeque items, Karahi and Handi are a hit on their menu. Their menu also includes fast food, paratha rolls, shawarma, soups, and biryani. Breakfast is served only on Sundays. For authentic Chinese food, you can head to China Town, which is operational in Lake City Mall. Also, for some refreshing coffees, savouries, desserts, and freshly baked stuff, residents can visit Hot Fuzon in M7, Gloria Jeans’, The Sweet Factory, and Cinnabon in Lake City Mall. Gloria Jeans’, however, also serves continental cuisines, sandwiches, and English breakfast, while Cinnabon is a famous brand known explicitly for its special cinnamon rolls, frozen drinks, and coffee.
Moreover, residents can access some good restaurants situated near Lake City, Lahore, that are popular among the local community for their quality and taste they serve. Residents can head to Bahria Town, Bahria Orchard, and other neighbouring localities. Some top-rated options in the vicinity are:
- Hafiz Burger & Shawarma in Adda Plot on Raiwind Road is around 8 minutes’ drive away
- BM Fast Food is the go-to place for fast food lovers of the local community. This eatery is based in Block K, Fazaia Housing Society, Raiwind Road, at a drive of about 7 minutes
- Furthermore, a few recommended cafes and restaurants in Bahria Town, Lahore, are around 9 km away. These eateries are found in Sector C, Commercial Area of the society. They are:
- Jammin Java Café has an extensive menu, comprising plenty of desserts, shakes, cocktails, continental cuisines, fast food, and a variety of snacks.
- Crosta11 Tandoor specialises in a variety of naans, one of the recommended restaurants in Bahria Town, Lahore. Other than usual naans, they serve Chicken Qeema Naan, Chicken Cheese Naan, Chocolate Naan, Barbeque Naan, and many more. Also, they serve pizzas, fast food, soup, seafood, pasta, steaks, a few Pakistani dishes, and a lot more.
- Biryani lovers have Butt Biryani in the same locality
Similarly, Bahria Orchard, Lahore, is home to several eateries, accessible at an interval of around 7 km from Lake City. The Boulevard Express Restaurant in Central District and Red Chilli in the Eastern District are two most-visited restaurants in the locality. The Boulevard Express serves fast food, soups, pasta, Chinese, barbeque items, and a few Pakistani dishes, whereas Red Chillis’ menu includes only pizzas, a few fast-food items, barbeque, and handi/karhai.
When it comes to bakeries, Sam’s Bakers & Café is operational in the society on Main Boulevard. However, some prominent bakeries of the city are functional in the vicinity. These include Rahat Bakers & Sweets on Raiwind Road in Chanar Courts, 2 km away, while Cakes & Bakes in Block P1 of Valencia and Gourmet Bakers & Sweets on Defence Road in Block A, DHA Rahbar are 6 km away from Lake City.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
There are many options for recreation and leisure activities in Lake City Lahore.
Sports Facilities and Fitness Centres in and near Lake City, Lahore
Passionate sports players and fitness enthusiasts get a unique advantage with living in Lake City. Some of the most reputed gyms and sports facilities are at reasonable distances from the community. These include:
- A football ground on Street 7 in Sector M6 of Lake City is entirely functional and open for public
- A Sports Complex in Sector M1 is under construction
The sports facilities in the neighbourhood are not more than 8 to 9 km away from Lake City, Lahore. You can head to Bahria Town Outdoor Sports Area, established on the Major Aziz Bhatti Avenue E in Safari Block, Sector B, Bahria Town. This facility has a basketball, tennis, and badminton court. Also, floodlights have been placed here to facilitate players after sunset. Cricket fans can go to Stadium of Lights in 13 B Valencia Society’s Main Boulevard or Game On Sports Arena, based on Valencia Link Road in Amirpur Jugghian.
When it comes to gyms, the community of Lake City has access to many such facilities boasting contemporary equipment and qualified instructors. These instructors assist members in their fitness goals by guiding them according to their body mass and boost their levels of motivation.
For now, there are two fitness centres in Lake City, Lahore, at the Main Boulevard of Sector M7. These are called Be Strong Fitness Club and MeFit by Mehwish. However, as the development work continues, more of such facilities are provisioned to open in the society.
Additionally, residents are also free to register at the fitness centres located near Lake City, Lahore. Farhan Ali Gym & Fitness Centre on Raiwind Road in Kot Araian, Lahore is 4 km away, whereas Slim Fit Fitness Centre in Block E, Khayaban-e-Ameen, is around 11 minutes’ drive away. Both facilities have raving reviews by users about the quality of equipment, overall infrastructure, exercise machinery, and trainers.
Parks and Clubs in and near Lake City, Lahore
Given the significance of breathing in pollution-free air, Lake City's management has planned to set up parks in nearly all sectors (as seen in the society’s masterplan). Also, when exploring the community, you will see green belts, plants, and lush green trees at different intervals.
A few parks in Lake City, Lahore are already complete. These are M1 Park, M7 Main Park, Jogging Park in M7, M2 Park on the Main Boulevard, M2-A Park, and M3-A Park. The rest of the parks in different sectors will also be functional shortly. All the parks are well-maintained by the management and feature a play area for children with manual rides and slides, lush greenery and seasonal flowers, benches, as well as walking/jogging tracks. However, the M7 Main Park features ideal spots for barbeque and picnic. Additionally, some parks also have basketball and tennis courts.
Residents can also visit community parks in the neighbourhood. The parks near Lake City include Block C Model Park, E Block Park, and G Block Park. These parks are found in Khayaban-e-Ameen at an approximate span of not more than 5 to 6 km. All three parks are well-kept and feature ample space for children to play, walking/jogging tracks, and a few rides.
Furthermore, setting up a community club is essential for complete family entertainment and to strengthen the bond between community members. Fortunately, you will find Lake City Golf Course and Country Club in Lake City, Lahore. Membership is required to access the facilities in the club. To name a few facilities, a PGA-standard 18-hole golf course, lockers, driving range, gym, shoe cleaning, dining lounge, among others. The club features lush green ground along the well-maintained golf course.
Moreover, expert and beginner-level golfers are welcome to practice and hone their skills (members only). The facility also has a Lake City Golf Academy for teaching basic to advance level golf techniques to members. Since the club is located away from the hustle and bustle of the main city, other than residents, people from across Lahore come to spend quality time here.
Other than this, you can also reach Bahria Country Club, spotted on the Main Boulevard in Sector C, Tulip Block, Bahria Town, Lahore. This facility is not more than 9 km away from the project. This club also features a beautiful landscape adorned by fountains and lakes, offering a serene and calm ambience to its members. Golfers can play on the 18-hole mini-golf course, enjoy a meal at the indoor fine-dining restaurant, Fairways Rendezvous, or outdoor barbeque at the Maroush Grill. Also, the club has spacious facilities for organising different events and temperature-controlled swimming pools where instructors are mainly available for kids. The mini zoo at the club is also a major attraction for kids.
Additionally, one of the most enjoyable activities for residents of Lake City is the Sky Zone Trampoline Park that features Sky Joust, Volleyball, Warped Wall, Freestyle Jump, Sky Ladder, Drop Zone and Ultimate Dodgeball. There are spaces for non-jumpers as well, so they can sit there and enjoy the games. All these activities are open for all age groups; however, for toddlers, they have a separate zone.
Salons and Spas in and near Lake City, Lahore
Lake City is home to Let’s Makeup and Fiza Bridal Lounge, operational in Sector M7, whereas, for men, the project has Lake City Salon in Sector M1.
Coming to salons and spas near Lake City, Lahore, residents can go to Sector C, Commercial Area of Bahria Town, Lahore. This sector is home to several small and prominent beauty parlours. You can reach the commercial area after covering a span of 9 km. Among many, Dolly Rocker’s Ladies Beauty Salon and Saeeda’s Bridal Lounge are top-rated, as reviewed on Google Maps.
Other options in the vicinity are around 5 to 6 km away and include:
- Pretty Look Beauty Salon in Block G, Heritage Homes
- Best Hair Salon (for men) in Edenabad
- Blush Beauty Salon Branch no.2, operational in the Northern District of Bahria Orchard, Lahore
Cinemas in and near Lake City, Lahore
The experience of watching the most awaited movies in a cinema is matchless! Especially if the movie theatre features a high-quality sound system and the latest visual technology. Luckily, movie buffs can easily head to the cinemas situated in and near Lake City, Lahore. For now, Lake City Cinepax in Lake City Mall is already functional.
Additionally, you will find Arena-Digital 3D Cinema in the Central District of Bahria Orchard, Lahore, at a drive of roughly 13 minutes. The cinema offers discounts to members on tickets and snacks. Also, Cine Gold can be reached in Takbeer Block, Sector B, Bahria Town, which is about 10 km away from the society. Moreover, the mentioned places are among the top preferred cinemas in Lahore.
Residents of Lake City, Lahore, enjoy easy access to a whole host of entertainment options in adjacent areas. They can enjoy family time, especially with their kids, at Lahore Wildlife Park and Fun Dunya Theme Park that are found on Safari Road, accessible in a 17 minute-drive via Raiwind Road.
Lahore Wildlife Park offers an incomparable safari experience featuring a drive-thru to the animal kingdom and a walk-thru to the bird aviary. Such features make Wildlife Park distinct from other zoos in the city or maybe in Pakistan. There are different breeds of animals and birds, attracting visitors of all age-groups. Besides, people coming here can also indulge in other fun-filled activities, for instance, boat riding, horse riding, or head to the Fun Dunya Theme Park. This theme park offers exciting rides and games for both children and adults.
You can also plan a visit to Mini Zoo in Block L of Khayaban-e-Ameen with your family. The zoo is conveniently accessible within 9 minutes’ drive from the society. Since it’s a mini zoo, you will come across only a few animals. However, the mini zoo features a spacious green park with manual rides and slides for kids.
During summers, residents can visit Moon Water Park in Chota Sowa, Old Kahna. The water park is home to a public swimming pool, accessible within a drive of about 25 minutes. Furthermore, avid gamers can go to Dune Gaming Zone on Chashma Road in Block K2, WAPDA Town, or Café Connect Gaming Lounge, which is on Major Aziz Bhatti Avenue E in Umer Block, Sector B, Bahria Town. Both gaming arenas take about a drive of about 20 minutes to reach.
Additionally, Bahria Orchard Family Park is a good option in the vicinity of Lake City, Lahore, when it’s about spending some quality time with family. This park is 7 km away, present in Bahria Orchard, Lahore. The park features a walking track and a children’s play area. Also, seasonal flowers further enhance the serene environment.
You can also head to Eiffel Tower Replica Park in Violet Block, Bahria Town, reachable within a drive of 23 minutes. This is a three-floor tower, where the first floor has a coffee shop, second a fine-dining restaurant, and the third is a viewing deck. The park is beautifully adorned with flowers and fountains, featuring a children’s play area as well.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Lake City, Lahore, is pinned on Raiwind Road, but since the project is a bit far from the main city, where all the offices are usually situated, residents have to cover longer distances to get to work and back. This was a significant reason why investment in Lake City slowed down considerably for some time. However, the construction of Lahore Ring Road has significantly increased the worth of properties here. The road now links Lake City to other areas of Lahore. Apart from the location, some of the major residential communities, educational institutions, medical facilities, and tons of different amenities and facilities are in proximity to the project. Property experts recommend buying properties in sectors where possessions have already been handed over.
Importance of Lake City, Lahore from major locations nearby
- Lake City, Lahore is located on Raiwind Road, one of the most lucrative locations in Lahore
- Reachable in a drive of few minutes from Thokar Niaz Baig
- Thokar Niaz Baig is the main entry point from the south into Lahore and a junction between M2 Motorway and N5 National Highway
- Fazaia Housing Scheme, Bahria Orchard, AWT Phase 2, Valencia Town, DHA Rahbar, and Khayaban-e-Ameen are some highly successful projects accessible within 10 to 17 minutes’ drive
- Being surrounded by top housing schemes adds value to Lake City’s property prices