ABOUT MADINA TOWN, ISLAMABAD
Madina Town is a housing society located south of Islamabad along Islamabad Expressway. The town is located close to some well-developed societies, namely Korang Town, Pakistan Town, Soan Gardens and PWD Housing Society. Hussain Abad is another underdeveloped town located just north of Madina Town.
Like many other successful community projects near Islamabad Expressway, Madina Town has the potential to grow exponentially in the next 10 years. Many investors are already investing in residential plots owing to the prospective profitability. The site currently lacks possession of commercial plots, but their availability will gradually increase as town starts expanding.
Madina Town is directly linked with Islamabad Expressway which connects to Kashmir Highway to the north and intersects Kahuta Road towards the south via Kaak Bridge. This provides easy access to capital Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Public transportation is mostly within driving & walking distance from Madina Town and proximity to Islamabad gives access to famous destinations and universities.
AT A GLANCE
- Direct link to Islamabad Expressway
- Availability of power, gas and water
- High probability of growth due to neighbouring developed societies
- Easy access to public transport
- Pakistan Town and PWD Housing Society are located just opposite to Madina Town
- Presence of well-known universities near the town
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
PUBLIC TRANSPORT NEAR MADINA TOWN, ISLAMABAD
Public transportation can help residents save expensive fuel cost and help in retaining green environment. Several bus stops are located south of Madina Town along Islamabad Expressway. These include Korang Bus Stop – approximately 3.5 km away, PWD Bus Stop – at a distance of 3.5 km, Soan Bus Stop – 2.5 km away, Naval Anchorage Bus Stop – 3 km away.
Towards north of Madina Town across Islamabad Expressway, residents have access to Airport Society Bus Stop – around 5 km away, Judicial Bus Stop – approximately 5.5 km away and Koraal Chowk Bus Stop – at a distance of 7 km.
Most railway stations in the proximity are located in the northern part of Rawalpindi. Some prominent railway stations nearby include Chaklala Railway Station on Airport Road – around 20 minutes’ drive, Rawalpindi Railway Station – at a distance on 17 km, Nur Railway Station near Islamabad Capital Territory – 30 km away and Islamabad Railway Station – less than 20 km.
Madina Town have access to three airports, namely Chaklala Airport on Airport Road– at a distance of 12.5 km, Rawalpindi Domestic Airport in Chaklala Cantt - 30 minutes’ drive and Islamabad International Airport on Airport Avenue – approximately 50 km via Islamabad Expressway and Kashmir Highway.
MARKETS NEAR MADINA TOWN, ISLAMABAD
Markets present in proximity to Madina Town allow residents to purchase daily household utilities at one spot. You can find many prominent markets nearby, including Mandi Bazaar Farmer’s Market on PWD Double Road – at a distance of 4.5 km, Sector C Market in PWD Society – around 15 minutes’ drive, Al-Ghani Market in Apechs 3 – approximately 7 km away, Chaudhry Market and Gulzar-e-Quaid Market in Gulzar-e-Quaid Housing Colony – around 7 km away and River Garden market in River Gardens Housing Scheme – 12 minutes’ drive.
Several small shops are available across PWD Housing Society in a radius of 4 km, namely Madina Milk Shop, Servis Shoes, Nishat Linen, ECS, Junaid Jamshed, Ideas by Gul Ahmed, Pet Clinic Islamabad and Time & Time.
A weekly Jumma Bazaar (Friday Flea Market) is organized near Korang Road at a distance of 3.5 km from Madina Town. Bazaar is a source for fresh vegetables & fruits at very reasonable rates. Although rates are not usually standardized as per government listings but prices are still lower compared to usual shops.
MOSQUES, CHURCHES AND TEMPLES NEAR MADINA TOWN, ISLAMABAD
Residents often find presence of mosques, boast cultural aspect in communities. Several mosques are located in 5 km radius from Madina Town. These include Kaleem CNG Mosque on Mehfooz Shaheed Road, Jamia Mosque Abu Huraira on Shaheen Commercial Road, Pak Town Main Mosque in Pakistan Town Phase 1, Habib Mosque near PWD Double Road, Markazi Jamia Masjid Rabb-ul-Aalameen, Muhammadi Masjid Ahle-e-Hadith and Hazrat Bilal Masjid in PWD Housing Society Sector D, B and C respectively.
Since capital Islamabad is close to Madina Town via Islamabad Expressway, popular mosques like Faisal Mosque on Shah Faisal Avenue and Lal Masjid on Masjid Road G-6/4 are approximately at a 25 minutes’ drive.
Faisal Mosque is one of the most beautiful mosques in Islamabad which attracts many new visitors who often wishes to become part of the largest congregational prayers in Pakistan. Faisal Mosque is architecturally a modernized mosque and looks apart from traditional and native mosques.
Most churches near the area are located in Rawalpindi or Islamabad Capital Territory. Churches in the area include Living Branch Church Mazrabad in New Afzal Town – 9 km away, Kingdom of God Church near National Highway 5 – around 13 km away, Christ Church Rawalpindi on Iftikhar Janjua Road Road – less than 16 km away, Saints Paul’s Presbyterian Church on Murree Road, Saddar Church in Saddar – a 30-minute drive and Up Church near Liaqat Road – at a distance of 16 km.
Chinese Temple is located in Madina Town at a 3 minutes’ drive. Other temples include Ganesha Temple in Landa Bazaar Committee Chowk – approximately 20 km away, Krishna Temple in Saddar – 16 km away, Historical Hindu Temple in Kuri – at a distance of 26 km, Sree Ram Temple on Khayaban-e-Johar and Shiv Mandir in Sector H-9/1 - both at a 30 minutes’ drive.
SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES NEAR MADINA TOWN, ISLAMABAD
People looking for communities with access to great educational institutes will find Madina Town perfect for raising a family. Many schools are located in PWD Housing Society within a radius of 5 km, namely Dar-e-Arqam School, The Prep School, American Lycetuff School, Roots Millennium School Waterloo Campus, Air Foundation School System and The Smart School.
Other schools nearby include The British School on Korang Road – around 10 minutes’ drive, Al-Asr School System in Block E Soan Garden – at a distance of 3 km, Fast International School on Bolan Road - 9 minutes’ drive, Exploreville Schools on Street 1 Block E – 3 km away.
Colleges in the surrounding areas include Islamabad Model College for Girls in Lohi Bhair and Korang Town – approximately 3 km away, Askaria College on Gulzar-e-Quaid Main Road – at a distance of 6 km, The Mentor Education System in Commercial Area Block B Police Foundation – 15 minutes’ drive, Federal Science & Commerce College on Bostan Khan Road – less than 15 km away.
Many universities can be accessed around Madina Town via Islamabad Expressway including,
- Capital University of Science & Technology in Kahuta Road – a 14-minute drive
- COMSATS University on Park Road – less than 17 km away
- National University of Modern Languages (NUML) in Sector H-9/4 – approximately 19 km away
- Fatima Jinnah Women University in Saddar Kachari Chowk – 15 km away
- NUST Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies on Tamiz-ud-Din Road – 25 minutes’ drive
COMSATS University (CUI) was founded by Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in 1998. It is considered Pakistan’s best Information Technology (IT) institute which achieved ranking among Asian’s 250 universities in 2014 by QS University. Currently, IT sectors worldwide have seen massive boast in its implementation in commercial platforms.
National University of Modern Languages (NUML) was initially a language training institute for military and government personnel in Pakistan. After achieving university status in 2000, apart from having multiple language programmes, NUML also dealt with other evolving disciplines like engineering, management and social sciences.
NUST is ranked 321st among top 350 world universities of engineering and technology by QS and holds 246th position in top 500 world universities by CEOWORLD Magazine.
You can also visit our blog on some of top engineering universities in Islamabad.
BANKS NEAR MADINA TOWN, ISLAMABAD
When it comes to managing finances for households or businesses, you may find banks as reliable solution to track your budgets. Residents of Madina Town have access to many prominent banks located within 5 km radius including Allied Bank Limited in Korang Town Main Market – 10 minutes’ drive, Bank AL Habib Limited and JS Bank in Sector Airport Employees – around 5 km away, Askari Islamic Bank and MCB Islamic Bank in PWD Housing Society – less than 5 km away and United Bank Limited (UBL) in Block D Soan Gardens.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR MADINA TOWN, ISLAMABAD
Healthcare often eludes from mind when you are looking to relocate. Residents of Madina Town are surrounded by several private practice clinics and hospitals. Prominent hospitals nearby include Jinnah Medical and Dental Complex on University Road - less than 3 km away, Chinar International Hospital and Shaafi International Hospital on PWD Double Road – around 5 km away, Bahria International Hospital in Phase 8 Bahria Town – at a distance of 9 km, Maryam Memorial Hospital in Civic Centre Bahria Town – 25 minutes’ drive, Riphah International Hospital in DHA Phase 2 Expressway and Pakistan International Hospital on Grand Trunk Road - 25 minutes’ drive.
Maryam Memorial Hospital is equipped with advance healthcare services to diagnose patients and employ surgical procedures accordingly. Hospital is kept clean and tidy along with well trained and active staff. Some good consultants are available for patients in need of guidance and treatment. Emergency facilities are provided 24/7 to tackle worst case scenarios.
When facing flu epidemic or usual a checkup, people usually seek nearest private practice doctors for treatment. Several clinics are located across this area in a radius of 5 km, namely Emaan Clinic PWD Society Sector A, Doctor of Dentistry Clinic in PWD Society Sector D, Healthcare Clinic in PWD Society Sector C and Gynae and Infertility Clinic on PWD Double Road. Other clinics in proximity to Madina Town include Physiotherapy Clinic on Aalam Khan Road – a 15 minutes’ drive, Dr Saleem Chohan Clinic in Gulzar-e-Quaid Housing Colony – 7 km away, Al Shifa Clinic in Faisal Colony – less than 7.5 km away and Sharja Clinic in Ghauri Model Town – around 15 minutes’ drive.
PROPERTIES IN MADINA TOWN, ISLAMABAD
SALES PRICE TREND IN MADINA TOWN, ISLAMABAD
With availability of houses and plots at affordable rates, investors are drawn towards Madina Town due to its primed location between Islamabad and Rawalpindi. It should be noted that prices are always subjected to increase annually or monthly due to constant development. Investors are advised to periodically check Zameen.com for updated listings.
HOUSES FOR SALE ON MADINA TOWN, ISLAMABAD
Madina Town is still in its developmental stages, hence investors will usually find affordable housing properties for sale. Currently, a 5 marla house startout at PKR 53 lakh going up to PKR 60 lakh. Sales trends show a 10 marla house can sell for a minimum of PKR 1.65 crore upto a maximum of PKR 2.7 crore.
PLOTS FOR SALES IN MADINA TOWN, ISLAMABAD
There are a number of plots available for sale in Madina Town. A 5 marla plot starts out at PKR 25 lakh reaching up to 32 lakh. A 10 marla plot sells in between PKR 40 lakh and PKR 58 lakh. A 15 marla plot starts out at PKR 1.1 crore and go as high as PKR 1.5 crore.
Investors can also access Zameen.com plot finder tool in order to search plots availability in nearby areas.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES IN MADINA TOWN, ISLAMABAD
Commercial properties usually become focus of town planners after area is capable of attracting many house purchasers. Hence, not many plots are available for commercial aspect. Presently, a 10 marla commercial building is available for PKR 2.5 Crore.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS, AND BAKERIES
MALLS NEAR MADINA TOWN, ISLAMABAD
Since Madina Town is close to some major housing societies, numerous malls can be found nearby. Some of prominent malls include Taha Shopping Mall on Korang Road – a 15-minute drive, Modern Shopping Mall in PWD Society Sector A – 3.5 km away, Mall of Arabia and Capital Mall in Jinnah Garden – approximately 2 km away, Paris Shopping Mall in Pakistan Town Block C, Al-Taqwa Shopping Mall on Central Road – 5 km away and Safari Mall in Safari Villas – 8 km away.
Islamabad’s famous mall, Centaurus Mall is located at a driving distance of 30 minutes on Jinnah Avenue. The mall is a popular visiting ground for tourists and locals in Islamabad due to availability of varied retail brands, a separate play zones (Fun City) for children and a food court with renowned food chains. Kids are accustomed to indoor thrill rides, arcade games and adventurous playgrounds. You can also test virtual reality (VR) gaming to understand technological advancement in gaming industry. Fun City is also open to bookings in advance for school trips and birthday events with additional options like magic shows and customized theme settings. Some professional companies may even book it for corporate events such as team building exercises and stress relieving activities.
Rania Mall is another popular destination among locality. The mall is located on Bank Road at a 30 minutes’ drive from Madina Town. The malls provides all standard facilities included garment shops, food courts, play zones and super stores. Security personnel are employed to keep a family friendly experience. Some good electronic shops are also available with extensive accessories in cell phones and gaming products. Most shops features glass walls to provide window shopping experience to visitors and buyers can evaluate shop’s products for faster transactions.
RESTAURANTS AND BAKERIES NEAR MADINA TOWN, ISLAMABAD
Every once in a while, you often feel the need to treat yourself or just experiment with a new eating place. Madina Town is located near some of the best restaurants in the proximity. Some prominent restaurants include Pakistan Restaurant and Atif Tikka House in Pakistan Town Phase 1 – around 10 minutes’ drive, Baoo Jee Murgh Pulao & Restaurant in PWD Society Sector A – 3 km away, Hot n Spicy and Desi Dera Restaurant on PWD Double Road – at a distance of 4 km, The Hideout Café on NPF Double Road – within 9 minutes’ drive, 80 Different Paratha Rolls in PWD Block A Police Foundation – approximately 5 km away.
Popular restaurants surrounding the area include:
- Habibi Restaurant near Main Gate Highway PWD Society – less than 3.5 km away
- Bala Tikka House in PWD Block B Police Foundation – 15 minutes’ drive
- Khiva Revolving Restaurant in STS Mall Plaza – 9 km away
Habibi is a family restaurant featuring traditional environment and some great desi recipes. It is known to provide big platter portions which are usually a combination of BBQ and grilled meat recipes. Food is not immensely spicy and is ideally balanced with flavours.
Bala Tikka House specializes in assortments of barbecue recipes along with traditional ones. Management has trained staff well to tackle individual needs of customers. Tidy dining area, reserved parking space and hospitable staff makes it a satisfactory experience for visitors. You can also order their fried fish which is only available in winters apart from the rest of the menu.
Khiva Revolving Restaurant features a revolving deck along with quality food and good service. This restaurant also has a rooftop access for customers who wishes to enjoy food in open air space.
Madina Town has a ton of bakeries nearby. Bakeries located in PWD Housing Society in 5 km radius include Rahat Bakers, London Bakers & Sweets, Gourmet Bakers & Sweets and Tehzeeb Bakers. Other bakeries nearby are Decent Bakers & Sweets in Sector 1 Airport Employees – 15 minutes’ drive, Super Ideal Bakers in Gulzar-e-Quaid – 6 km away, Butter’s Bakery in Gulbahar Scheme– at a distance of 8 km, Rahat Bakers and Nirala Sweet & Baker near Airport Road – less than 15 minutes’ drive and Snack Rack Bakery in Block C Naval Anchorage – approximately 14-minute drive.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
SPORTS FACILITIES AND FITNESS CENTRES NEAR MADINA TOWN, ISLAMABAD
Sports facilities near Madina Town include Fazaia Sports Complex in Fazaia Colony – 20 minutes’ drive, JFC Sports Complex in DHA Phase 2 Sector E, Rising Sun Sports Complex in Chaklala Cantt – around 14 km away, Mashood Sports Complex on Chaklala Road – 25 minutes’ drive and Shahbaz Shareef Sports Complex in Shamsabad – within a 25-minute drive.
One of the famous sports complex in Islamabad, Pakistan Sports Complex located on Kashmir Highway is accessible from Madina Town via Islamabad Expressway. PSC has a sheer open space covered with greenery and nicely landscaped ground, making it ideal for sports practices and joggers. Apart from everyday sports, avid visitors can also enjoy and learn how to swim. They offer memberships if you are a regular user of facilities. Open space means, lots of national and private events can also be arranged.
Areas near Madina Town are crowded with fitness facilities and gyms. Some prominent one include Fitness First in PWD Society Sector B – at a distance of 4 km, Shape and Fitness on Main Blvd Road – 3.5 km away, Planet Fitness Club Ladies Gym in Soan Gardens Block E – less than 3 km away, HK’s Fitness Studio on Liaquat Avenue – around 12 minutes’ drive, Platinum Gym in Block B Soan Gardens and JK-Fitness and Oxygen Fitness Centre on Ghori Town Road – around 8.5 km away.
Since Madina Town is a residential society, most fitness facilities are located outside the town but easily accessible via Islamabad Expressway.
PARKS NEAR MADINA TOWN, ISLAMABAD
City planners have taken great consideration in allotting several parks close to residential sectors. Although there are no parks in Madina Town as it is in developmental phase, parks located nearby include Korang Park on Korang Road – within 10 minutes’ drive, Lohi Bhari Safari Park near Lohi Bhair Park Road – approximately 6 km away, PWD Central Road in PWD Society - less than 4 km away, Gray Ribbon Park In Phase 6 Bahria Town – 15 minutes’ drive, Bahria Family Park on Jasmine Road – around 7 km away, Hill View Park in Safari Villas – at a distance of 9 km, Shalimar Children Park in Sector 1 Airport Employees – 16 minutes’ drive and Quaid-e-Azam Park on Gulzar-e-Quaid – less than 7 km away.
Madina Town also have access to Jungle World Ayub National Park located on Grand Trunk Road at a 30 minutes’ drive. Its a site of entertainment for people of all ages. You will find playgrounds with rides and swings for children, massive open space for sports practice, jogging tracks for morning runners and boating activities near a lake. A Zoo also referred as Jungle World, is confined in the park so children can interact with wildlife. Schools and universities visits have special discount packages to encourage group events. With a combination of an amusement park as well as an animal sanctuary, Ayub National Park is a sought after picnic spot among families in Islamabad.
SALONS AND SPAS NEAR MADINA TOWN, ISLAMABAD
Many salons are located in residential areas opposite to Madina Town in the vicinity of Pakistan Town and PWD Double Road within a 5 km radius. Nearby salons include Mens Hair Salon and Care & Fair Girls Ladies Salon Parlour in Pakistan Town Phase 1, Jugnu’s Salon in Korang Town, S & S Beauty Lounge and Lilax Beauty Salon on PWD Double Road, Perisa’s Hair/Beauty Salon & Training Institute, Azhar Sonu Salon and Loyal Lash Beauty Salon & Institute in Soan Gardens.
A group of salons can be found in Civic Centre Bahria Town within 8 km from Madina Town, namely Magic Mirror Beauty Salon, Golden Touch Men’s Salon, Royal Salon Spa & Studio, Kolaaj Salon and Hadiqa Kiani Salon.
Most spas are also confined within Civic Centre Bahria Town. These include:
- Spa and Health Club
- Sadia Spa and Beauty Salon
- Capital Care Spa
- The Green Spa & Health Club
- Dany Spa and Salon
CINEMAS NEAR MADINA TOWN, ISLAMABAD
Even with access to online platforms for latest movies, cinemas are widely available near Madina Town. Cinemas within a radius of 10 km include JFC Cineplex on Club Avenue, The Arena in Bahria Town Phase 4, Rose Cinema near Fawara Chowk, Odeon Cinema on Peshawar Road and Ciros Cinema in Saddar.
JFC Cineplex is a family cinema that features new releases on wide angled screens with comfortable seats. Cinema doesn’t attract much crowd, meaning families can enjoy a non-rush experience. There is ample parking space for everyone, the environment is kept clean and customers can also buy snacks from in house food outlets.
Development in neighbouring areas can be used to predict success of Madina Town. The town is established as a housing society with affordable homes and empty plots. Developed towns nearby include Korang Town, Pakistan Town, PWD Housing Society and Soan Gardens.
Islamabad is accessible via Islamabad Expressway directly connected to Madina Town. Rawalpindi is reachable by Kahuta Road and intersections from Islamabad Expressway. Due to close proximity to fully developed towns nearby, many shops and restaurants are easily accessible to the town’s residents.
Some of the well-known universities in Islamabad as well as in Pakistan are reachable from Madina Town making it ideal society for families and aspiring students.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Madina Town has the potential to grow into a full-fledged residential colony in the next few years. Due to availability of a number of undeveloped plots, investors have a golden opportunity to invest in this area, which will increase the property market value over time. Currently, there aren’t many commercial sites available but as more housing plans get completed, more areas will be open to business development projects. Neighbouring towns like Pakistan Town and PWD Housing Society will also impact in increased evaluation of properties in this area.
At the moment, prominent places like fine dining restaurants, exquisite parks and large malls are located outside the town but mostly within a distance of 5 km. This means residents won’t face problems related to vehicle traffic and air pollution. Moreover, Madina Town is located in between intersections to both Islamabad and Rawalpindi, allowing residents to easily access both major cities.
IMPORTANCE OF MADINA TOWN FROM MAJOR LOCATIONS NEARBY
- Direct connection to Islamabad Expressway
- Intersections leading to Kashmir Highway and Kahuta Road
- Jungle World Ayub National Park is 30 minutes’ drive from Madina Town
- PWD Housing Society and Pakistan Town are within 10 minutes’ drive from Madina Town
- Habibi Restaurant is around 3 km away
- Parts of Islamabad and Rawalpindi are easily accessible
- COMSATS University is approximately 17 km away from Madina Town