ABOUT LATIFABAD, HYDERABAD
Latifabad is a township in Hyderabad located in the southern suburb of the city and divided into 12 units. The town was named after the famous Sufi poet of Sindh, Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai. Latifabad was developed by the Government of Sindh to accommodate people coming from India after the partition of the subcontinent. The town witnessed great development work since then, and even today, Latifabad remains a popular neighbourhood of Hyderabad with all the necessary and luxury amenities equally available in all 12 units. Latifabad is also known for its handicrafts, especially bangles, leather sandals, and embellished silks.
AT A GLANCE
- All facilities such as schools, markets, parks, and eateries available
- Provision of gas, electricity, water, landline phone, and internet
- Fully developed and populated
- Borders Auto Bahn Road
- Post office and banks within the neighbourhood
- Police station
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Public Transport in and near Latifabad, Hyderabad
Latifabad covers a vast area in Hyderabad and several major bus routes include the neighbourhood in their route, namely Unit 5 Bus Stop on Main Road N, Ponay 7 Bus Stop on Latifabad Road, Unit 7 Bus Stop in Latifabad Unit 7, Bus Stop in Latifabad Unit 4, Hazrat Bilal Chowk on Board Stadium Roundabout in Latifabad Unit 9, 10 Number Bus Stop, Ponay 11 Bus Stop, and MUET Point Bus Stop in Latifabad Unit 11. Apart from these, a couple of bus stops are also present on Auto Bahn Road, including A-1 Bus Stop, Daewoo Bus Stop, and Chungi Naka Unit Number 12 Bus Stop. Moreover, you can readily utilise traditional rickshaws, taxis, app-based ride-hailing services, and all such similar modes of public transport in Latifabad at all times of the day.
Markets in and near Latifabad, Hyderabad
Ary Sahulat Bazaar is a convenient grocery facility available across Pakistan. It has an outlet in Latifabad on Unit 8 Road next to the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Hyderabad. Here, you can buy all sorts of groceries, household accessories, electronics, kitchen utensils, apparel, home décor, and even gold bars. The store offers a fast checkout, 7-day return, and 100 % secure payments for credit/debit cards. Another famous grocery store is Dawood Super Market on Auto Bahn Road in Latifabad Unit 7 near Meezan Bank. It is a huge grocery store where goods are arranged in aisle-wise so you can shop conveniently. Also, there is a separate section for frozen foods, fruits and vegetables, and dairy products, and a live livestock bar where you can purchase your desired cut of meat or seafood.
Similarly, all other units of Latifabad at least have one such grocery store such as Baig Mart in Latifabad Unit 2 near Aptech Computer Education and Utility Store in Latifabad Unit 6 on Street 6. Apart from these supermarkets, there is an uncountable number of shops, general stores, home-goods stores, and electronic stores in Latifabad. Following is a list of such stores and where you may find them in the neighbourhood:
- Jhoulay Lal Shop in Mir Hassanabad Phase - II, Gidu Road, 150 m away from Indus College of Law
- Azeem General Store in Latifabad Unit 4, 400 m away from Ameen Rajpoot Ground
- Zubair Book Depot on the main road of Latifabad Unit 5 next to Main Market No. 10
- Subhan Allah Store Raja Bazar in Jinnah Colony in Latifabad Unit 12, opposite Café Agha Pyala Hotel
- Pakki Market in Latifabad Unit 10 near Fazl-e-Rabi Bakery
- Faizan General Store in Latifabad Unit 11, 210 m away from Rehmani Jami Masjid
- Sabri Shop on Latifabad Unit 11 Road is 130 m away from Rehmani Jami Masjid
- Umas Electronics Shop on Market Road in Latifabad Unit 10 is next to Pakistan Medical Store
Apart from this, a weekly budget bazar, or as commonly known, Friday Bazar, is arranged in Rehman Colony in Latifabad Unit 12 on Airport Road near Rizvi House Café. Here, you can find a huge variety of goods at wholesale rates, including apparel, bed sheets, kitchen utensils, fresh fruits and vegetables, and a whole lot of export leftovers at meager prices. Also, Chirag Complex in Latifabad Unit 8 is a big mobile and computer market where the latest gadgets are available.
Mosques and Churches in and near Latifabad, Hyderabad
Mosques play an integral part in any housing community, especially in a Muslim country. Considering the vast landmass of Latifabad, you will come across a plethora of mosques spread out in every unit of the locality. To begin with, there is a place of worship by the name of Amer Nest in Bungalow A/6 in Mir Hussainabad, 200 m away from Ahmed Pakwan House. Also, a mosque named Madni Masjid on Gidu Road in Sharif Square is found 600 m away from Amer Next.
Besides, Latifabad Unit 3 is home to Khizra Mosque next to Rockford Cambridge School, while Masjid Farooq-e-Azam in Latifabad Unit 4 is 220 m away from Latifabad No.4 Bus Stop. Moreover, Faizan Madina in Latifabad Unit 4 is a grand mosque, lit with fairy lights all year long. There is another mosque in Unit 4 named Karam-e-Mustafa Masjid, 300 m away from Unit 5 Bus Stop.
As for Latifabad Unit 5, the locality hosts Mustafa Masjid near Chambers Public High School and Jamia Mosque on Plot #244 in Block-A near Qadri Chowk. A beautiful green-domed Aik Minara Mosque is located in Latifabad Unit 6 next to Government Girls School.
A couple of popular mosques in Latifabad Unit 10 include Irfani Jama Masjid, Subhani Jama Masjid on Market Road, Jama Masjid Latifabad No. 10 and Madina Masjid next to Afzal Cricket Ground, Mujahid Mosque on Latifabad Road, and Makkah Jamia Masjid near Pakki Market.
Furthermore, Faizan E Madina Masjid in Mir Faisal Town and Usmania Masjid Unit 9 near Al Haram Banquet are in Latifabad Unit 9 next to Mir Faisal Town Park, while Rabani Masjid, Allah Wali Masjid, Bilal Jama Masjid, Rehmani Jamia Masjid in Bareliy Colony, and Latifabad Eid Gah in Amanishah Colony are in Latifabad Unit 11. Similarly, you will also find a mosque in Latifabad Unit 12 called Aqsa Masjid.
Moreover, there are several more mosques present in various units in Latifabad, including:
- Imam Bargah in Solangi Muhallah in Hazara Colony
- Imambargah Sajjadya Masjid-e-Jafria on 2/F Wadhu Wah Road in Latifabad Unit No. 8
- Hussaini Imambargah Masjid in Latifabad Unit 11
- Bab e Ali Imam Bargah near Palh Road at a distance of 750 m from the shrine of Sharif Hazrat Habib Mian Naqshbandi
- Imam Bargah Masjid Nabvi in Latifabad Unit 10
Schools, Colleges And Universities in and near Latifabad, Hyderabad
Latifabad is also known for being home to the city’s best IT Institutes such as Aptech, Eureka, Chambers, and Arena Multimedia. Aptech Computer Education is in A-151, Block-C of Latifabad Unit 2, near Queens Palace, and Eureka is on Autobahn Road behind PK Rollpoint. Eureka is a UK-Registered institute where you can have a diploma in Public Speaking, while Aptech is a vocational academy focused on IT. People looking to make a career in graphic designing can benefit from Arena Multimedia in Bungalow A-39 on Auto Bahn Road near main gate of Public School in Latifabad Unit 3. Chambers Public High School, in Latifabad Unit 5, is an institution for people looking to major in mathematics.
Moreover, there are many government schools in Latifabad spread out across its units, including Govt Muslim Boys High School in Latifabad Unit 8, Government Girls Comprehensive High School on Sarjent Hotel Road in Latifabad Unit 5, Government Comprehensive Boys Higher Secondary School in Latifabad Unit 10, Govt. Boys High School in Latifabad Unit 7, Govt. Allama Iqbal Boys High School in Latifabad Unit 9, Govt. Allama Iqbal High School in Latifabad Unit 6, and Public School Hyderabad in Latifabad Unit 3.
Other than Chambers Public School, there is Oxford Public High School in Latifabad Unit 5, as well. The other two public schools Al Asghar Public School and Public School Hyderabad are located in Unit 9 and Unit 3, respectively.
Besides, some private school systems, which are well renowned across Pakistan, have their campuses in Latifabad as well. These include Excellence Education System (EES) in Unit 2 Latifabad on Main Road N, Bahria Foundation College on Latifabad Road in Unit 6, Rockford Cambridge in House 144 B in Latifabad Unit 3, Grace Cambridge School and ABACUS International School in Block E, Latifabad Unit 6 and Beaconhouse School in Latifabad Unit 2. Some more schools in Latifabad include:
- The Savvy School Latifabad and The Fahims School System in Unit 2 on Latifabad Road in Block B
- Fauji Foundation School and Iqra Public High School are in Latifabad Unit 6 near FRORE Icecream & More
- Madina Foundation High School & Academy in Bungalow 167/A, near Shah Bhittai Hospital
- Dar-ul-Madina Islamic School System, Pakistan Pilot High School, and Nation Public School (NPS) in Latifabad Unit 6
- Allied School - Shah Latif Campus and Leadership School in Latifabad Unit 5
Moreover, Latifabad borders with Auto Bahn Road, which is home to top universities such as Allama Iqbal Open University Regional Campus in Bungalow No. A-39 in Latifabad Unit 3, Preston University, and the University of East in Unit 2.
Allama Iqbal Open University is known for enrolling students into Ph.D., M. Phil, Masters, B.Ed, Postgraduate diploma, and bachelors programmes. Preston University has various faculties, including faculty of computer science, business administration, industry and technology, natural and applied sciences, social sciences, education, nanoscience and technology, and disaster research institute.
Banks in and near Latifabad, Hyderabad
Managing finances has become a lot easier, with banking facilities being made available widely. Similarly, you will find a plethora of banks in Latifabad, mainly in Unit 7 and Unit 6. The main road of Unit 7 is home to NIB Bank Limited, Muslim Commercial Bank, Habib Metropolitan Bank, Sindh Bank, Bank Alfalah, Burj Bank, Askari Bank, Bank Al Habib, Takaful Bank, JS Bank United Bank Limited, Soneri Bank, Meezan Bank, Habib Bank Limited, and Allied Bank. Also, another branch of Allied Bank is operational in Unit 6 near ASA Bank Pakistan. You can access a branch of Muslim Commercial Bank on Airport Road in Block E of Latifabad Unit 8 and Habib Bank Limited in Latifabad Unit 3.
Clinics and Hospitals in and near Latifabad, Hyderabad
Finding quality medical care near your residence is critical in dire circumstances. Luckily, there are several clinics and hospitals in Latifabad to cater to all your medical needs be it related to your optics, orthodontics, or skin, or child specialists. If you are looking for a gynaecologist or an ultrasound facility in the neighbourhood, then you can go to Mother Welfare Clinic Ultrasound in Latifabad Unit 2, 170 m away from the University of East. However, for dental check-ups and procedures you can go to Elegance Dental and Implant Clinic on Airport Road, Dental & Implant Care Centre next to Quaid Public School, or Hamza Dental Care near Shadman Hall in Latifabad Unit 6. Also, there are a couple of eye care specialists in Latifabad including Abeer Eye Clinic in Unit 8, Advance Laser Eye Clinic and Laser Sight Clinic on Airport Road in Unit 7. If you are looking for a cardiologist, then you can consult the doctors at MKS The Cardiology Clinic in Unit 2 on Plot 164-C near Baig Mart or Red Crescent Institute of Cardiology near Fauji Foundation School. Dr Asif Ali Burni Clinic, opposite Nursery Park in Unit 6, will cater to your general health concerns, while Dr Aslam Ansari Clinic, opposite Masjid-e-Aqsa, hosts ENT specialists to assist you.
Apart from these, Latifabad is home to several hospitals equipped with state-of-the-art medical facilities such as Sehat Medical and Trauma Centre in Unit 6, next to Government Allama Iqbal High School. Here, you will find various specialists such as general physicians, gynaecologists, neurosurgeons, physiotherapists, and psychologists. Also, there is a rehab centre next to Iqra Public School in Unit 6 named Rehman Nafsiyati Clinic for people addicted to drugs or suffering from mental illnesses. Surgi Care Hospital in Latifabad Unit 6 is an orthopaedic hospital located next to Quaid Public School. St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Unit 7 is opposite Afza Altaf Public Park. It is a 75-bedded hospital which has been providing quality medical care since 1958 in Hyderabad. Tabba Kidney Institute has also opened up in Hyderabad in Latifabad Unit 7 next to Al Fajr Foods providing consultation clinics and diagnostic services. Other than going here for laboratory tests, X-rays, and ultrasounds, you can seek assistance from specialists serving in neurology, urology, antenatal, prostate, male urology, uro-oncology, stricture, stone, haemodialysis, nephrotic, diabetes, hypertension, transplant, and nutrition departments. Also, Latifabad Unit 4 has Bhittai Hospital, named after Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai, while Unit 5 is home to Mohammadi Hospital on Latifabad Road.
PROPERTIES IN LATIFABAD, HYDERABAD
Sales Price Trends in Latifabad, Hyderabad
Latifabad, being an old neighbourhood of the city, has several properties available for sale in a variety of sizes. We have compiled a list of recent price trends to give you a better idea of the current market value and price trends of Latifabad.
Houses for Sale in Latifabad, Hyderabad
The sale price of 120 sqyd house in Latifabad starts at PKR 25 lakh and goes up to PKR 4 crore. Similarly, you can buy a 240 sqyd house in Latifabad for a price starting at PKR 32 lakh, going up to PKR 6 crore. 500 sqyd houses can cost anywhere between PKR 30 lakh to PKR 10.8 crore, while a 1,000 sqyd house in Latifabad has a sale price ranging between PKR 1.4 crore to PKR 22 crore. The noticeable difference in the minimum and the maximum amount is due to the number of storeys, rooms, amenities, construction type, and the exact location of a property.
Flats for Sale in Latifabad, Hyderabad
The sale price of a 1-bed apartment in Latifabad starts at PKR 13 lakh and goes up to PKR 38.5 lakh. Similarly, you can buy a 2-bed flat in Latifabad for PKR 15 lakh, going up to PKR 61 lakh. A 3-bed apartment costs PKR 13 lakh to PKR 1.35 crore, while a 4-bed flat in Latifabad has a sale price ranging between PKR 26 lakh to PKR 1.4 crore. You can also buy a 5-bed apartment for PKR 60 lakh, going up to PKR 1.5 crore. The price of a flat is influenced by several factors, including the covered area, access to amenities, and the actual location of a flat.
Plots for Sale in Latifabad, Hyderabad
The sale price of 120 sqyd plot in Latifabad starts at PKR 4.5 lakh and goes up to PKR 1.7 crore. Similarly, you can buy a 240 sqyd plot in Latifabad for a price starting at PKR 60 lakh, going up to PKR 3.6 crore. A 500 sqyd plot costs anywhere from PKR 60 lakh to PKR 6 crore, while a 1,000 sqyd plot in Latifabad has a sale price ranging between PKR 6 crore to PKR 14 crore.
Rent Price Trends in Latifabad, Hyderabad
Houses for Rent in Latifabad, Hyderabad
The rental trend of 120 sqyd houses in Latifabad starts at PKR 13 thousand and goes up to PKR 1.32 lakh depending on the number of rooms and storeys in a house. Similarly, you can rent a 240 sqyd house in Latifabad for a monthly sum of PKR 24 thousand, going up to PKR 85 thousand. The rental cost of a 500 sqyd house is between PKR 55 thousand to PKR 2.3 lakh per month, while a 1,000 sqyd house in Latifabad can be rented for a monthly sum of PKR 2 lakh to PKR 2.5 lakh
Flats for Rent in Latifabad, Hyderabad
The rental cost of a 1-bed apartment in Latifabad starts at PKR 14.5 thousand per month. However, a 2-bed unit can be rented for a monthly sum of PKR 12 thousand to PKR 80 thousand. A 3-bed apartment can be rented for PKR 13 thousand to PKR 70 thousand per month, while a 4-bed flat in Latifabad can be rented for PKR 30 thousand to PKR 50 thousand monthly.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS, AND BAKERIES
Malls in and near Latifabad, Hyderabad
Latifabad is a famous neighbourhood of Hyderabad, known for the various handicraft industries established here. People from all over Sindh come especially to shop at the Unit 8 bazaar, also known as Siddiqui Centre. It is located right next to Aisha Park. Here, you can buy an exquisite variety of glass bangles, metal bangles, and embellished bangles at Kangan Mahel. There are also a few jewellery shops selling silver and gold jewellery. Bridal dresses, especially the ornamented silk ones, are something you should check out at Unit 8 Bazaar. Other products that are native to the city include shawls, unstitched fabric, leather sandals, and woodworks.
The cosmetic shops in this market house both imported and local brands. The market also features Chinese and Pakistani makeup brands such as Christine, Medora, Revlon, Mussarat Misbah, and Rivaj. Whether you want to buy gifts for your loved one or just a decoration item for your room, you should check out the gift shop in the market. Laces, fancy buttons, bunches, and stones for clothes along with kitchen utensils are also sold in the market.
You will come across several push-cart vendors selling fresh fruit and vegetables outside the market. Siddiqui Centre also features a toy shop, fashion wear for men, women, and kids, and several accessories such as bags, socks, clips, shoes, and belts, to name a few.
Moreover, Auto Bahn Towers and Shopping Mall in Latifabad Unit 3, opposite McDonald's, features an outlet of The Body Shop – popular American skincare and makeup brand – next to local clothing brands such as Cougar, Selection, and Lariana. If you want to shop at an air-conditioned shopping facility, then you should go to Metro Shopping Mall in Latifabad Unit 3, near Grace Inn Guest House. It houses popular clothing brand EGO. Clothing and accessories for kids and babies are also sold in Metro Shopping Mall. If you are looking for electronic items and computer accessories, then Anarkali Shopping Centre should be your go-to place. The centre is located in Latifabad Unit 7, near Ponay 7 bus stop. Other shopping malls in Latifabad include:
- Sunview Shopping Mall in Latifabad Unit No. 8, next to Grill Park
- Opal Icon Tower on Latifabad Road in Latifabad Unit 6
- National Plaza on Dolly Land Road in Latifabad Unit 6
Restaurants and Bakeries in and near Latifabad, Hyderabad
Hyderabadis have an acquired taste for flavorful cuisines, and the taste for aromatic biryanis or tender juicy kebabs has been passed on from generation to generation. Luckily, you don’t have to cook every time you are in mood from a nice meal since plenty of restaurants, and fine-dining eateries in Latifabad are ready to serve you with fast food or a three-course meal.
Main Road N passing through, Latifabad Unit 2, features Chai Nukkar Biryani House, Café Quetta Hotel, and Ghouri Foods. These restaurants are all approximately 500 m away from Unit 5 bus stop and serve delectable street food ranging from biryani, tikka, fried fish, parathas, and much more. Similarly, Latifabad Road hosts some local bakeries such as Usama Bakers is opposite Unit 5 bus stop, Delhi Bakers is opposite Mussarat Banquet, and New Shah Latif Bakers next to Fitness Shop. An ice cream parlour named Frore Icecream & More is also located on Latifabad Road opposite Iqra Public High School. Al Rahim Restaurant is also situated near Frore Icecream & More and is a cosy casual dining place where you can enjoy mouthwatering desi cuisines such as karahi, kebabs, handi, and barbeque in an open-air setting. The road opposite Al Rahim Restaurant features The Rooftop Restaurant in Latifabad Unit 2, next to Saifee College. This is a popular choice amongst locals to host parties, especially birthday parties and wedding dinners, due to its aesthetically pleasing ambience. Shama Tikka and Shama Brothers BBQ have their outlets in both Unit 7 and Unit 6. Shama Tikka is located at a distance of 270 m from Unit 7 Bus Stop, while Shama Brothers & BBQ is 210 m away from Shadman Hall. If you are a fan of scrumptious shawarmas and grilled sandwiches, then Murdan Paula Café, 500 m away from Latifabad Post Office, and Shawarma & Burgers next to Bilal Masjid in Unit 6 are the place to be. Right across Shawarma & Burgers is a famous nihari house of Latifabad called Qalandri Nihari & Piyala Hotel. Khaane Khazane on Dolly Land Road in Unit 6 is a 4-star-rated restaurant on Google serving both desi and continental cuisines in a nice fine-dining ambience.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Sports Facilities and Fitness Centres in and near Latifabad, Hyderabad
Latifabad, unlike many neighbourhoods of Hyderabad that lack in proper sports facilities or playgrounds, has the provision of a couple of sports playground in the vicinity. Below is a list of sports facilities and fitness centres in Latifabad that will help you in maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle:
- Football ground, cricket ground, and sports ground adjacent to Public School Hyderabad in Latifabad Unit 3
- Bagh e Mustafa ground is a cricket ground in Latifabad Unit 8, opposite A Section Police station
- Pak Physical Health Club in Latifabad Unit 2 is 120 m from The Zai’s School
- Royal Ladies Fitness in Sun View Shopping Mall in Latifabad Unit 8 behind Jama Cloth Market
- Muscle Mania Gym in Latifabad Unit 9 is opposite Muslim Commercial Bank on Airport Road
Parks in and near Latifabad, Hyderabad
Having parks and green spaces in any neighbourhood is an attractive feature when investing. Luckily, there are several parks in Latifabad where you can go to take a stroll or let you kids play outside and breathe in some fresh air. Starting with Meer Hassanabad Park, this lush green park features sunflowers, date palms, and thick bushes with swings and slides for kids. The park is 500 m away from Indus College of Law. Nursery Family Park in Unit 6 is an open ground for kids to play and has a joggers track for adults. It is located right next to Aik Minara Mosque. Also, Arfa Kareem Family Park is located in Latifabad Unit 7, at a distance of 750 m from City Care Hospital, while Aisha Park is in Latifabad Unit 8 next to Crystal Care.
Salons and Spas in and near Latifabad, Hyderabad
Going regularly to salons has now become a necessity of life. Staying groomed not only makes you feel good but also boosts your confidence. Luckily, there are some excellent salons in Latifabad. Starting with main Latifabad Road, you will find Sapna Beauty Parlour in Bungalow 207-B and Sari Bridal Salon in Unit 2, Fame Beauty Salon in Unit 6, Life Style Hair Salon & Beauty Parlour in Unit 3 and Maheen’s Beauty Parlour in House no. 148 in Block A of Unit 5.
Moina’s Beauty Salon and Hunza Beauty Parlour in Unit 7 are located at a distance of approximately 800 m from Unit 7 Bus Stop, while Farah Beauty Parlour and Training Centre in Unit 6 is 900 m away from City Care Hospital on Dolly Land Road. Also, Beauty Zone is also located in Unit 6 and is 120 m away from Aik Minara Mosque.
Latifabad is a prominent locality of Hyderabad, neighbouring various other major areas and famous landmarks such as HESCO Colony Hussainabad, Defence Housing Authority, Bismillah City Phase 1, Lal Bax Kalhoro Goth, and popular attractions such as Rani Bagh Zoo and Sindh Museum.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Latifabad, Hyderabad, is an old but vibrant locality of the city stocked with all the necessary utilities and luxury amenities. Moreover, its link with Auto Bahn Road, proximity to National Highway 5, and bus stops in every unit helps residents commute easily. Latifabad has always been popular amongst investors, and investing in properties here might be lucrative for both medium and short terms.
Importance of Latifabad, Hyderabad from major locations nearby
- Sindh Museum is 3.9 km away via National Highway 5 and Auto Bahn Road
- Rani Bagh Zoo is 3.45 km away via Wadhu Wah Road
- Monument of General Hosh Muhammad Sheedi is 3.9 km away via Latifabad Road
- Hyderabad Railway Station is 4 km away via Kacha Qila Road