ABOUT MODEL TOWN, ISLAMABAD
Model Town, also known as Islamabad Model Town (IMT), is a new residential colony aimed at providing economical housing option along with all the comforts of a modern life. Located on Park Road Simly Dam Road Link, Model Town Islamabad is a gated community that boasts privacy and security for the residents. Beautiful surroundings and open space provides a sense of freedom to the whole colony.
The location is adjacent to Bahria Enclave Islamabad, which was initiated is 2011 and has become a full-fledged colony. Many small communities surrounds the town including Dhoke Fazya, Darmiyana Mohallah, Mohar Mishran, Rockwall Enclave and Pind Begwal. The presence of this society in the midst of all these well-planned, beautifully developed projects adds to its worth.
The developers of IMT Islamabad plan to incorporate all the essential facilities like hospitals, cinemas, gyms, community clubs, schools, mosques, graveyards and commercial areas. Sitemap plan also reveals construction of two public parks inside the society. This means within the next few years, residents would have all assortments of facilities at their foot step.
AT A GLANCE
- Gated community with scenic surroundings
- Availability of power, gas and water
- Calm and beautiful environment
- Adjacent to Bahria Enclave
- Surrounded by several developing residential areas
- Modern housing plan with accessibility to recreational facilities within the town
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
PUBLIC TRANSPORT NEAR MODEL TOWN, ISLAMABAD
Public transportation near Model Town is easily accessible via some of the main roads of Islamabad that connect to the society. Prominent bus stops include K-2 Stop on Athal Road – 15 minutes’ drive, Kalma Chowk Bus Stop on Simly Dam Road – at a distance of 5 km and Korang Road Bus Stop near Jinnah and Hill View Road – around 10 km away.
Three bus stop are located along Murree Road within a distance of 10 km, namely Bhera Pull Bhara Khou Bus Stop, Ghuggi Bus Stop and Jillani Bus Stop. If you plan on moving along Jinnah Avenue, accessible bus stops include Kashmir Chowk Bus Stop on Murree Road – 16 km away, Islamabad Highway Bus Stop on Islamabad Expressway – around 20 km away and H-9 Bus Stop in Sector H-9 – approximately 23 km away.
Most railway stations are located in the centre of Islamabad. These include Islamabad Railway Station in Sector H-9/1 – at a distance of 24 km, Nur Railway Station near Inter Junction Principal Road (I.J.P Road) – around 33 km away, Golra Railway Station on Golra Road – less than 37 km away, Chaklala Railway Station on Airport Road Chaklala Cantt – at a distance of 26 km and Rawalpindi Railway Station in Saddar – approximately 27 km away.
Islamabad International Airport is located on Airport Avenue at a distance of around 52 km from Model Town. Although it may take around an hour to reach the airport but with access to Kashmir Highway, the route becomes straight forward.
MARKETS NEAR MODEL TOWN, ISLAMABAD
There are numerous markets surrounding Model Town. Access to most markets is via Jinnah Avenue, which passes through a scenic route over a water stream. Markets close to Model Town include Al Mehrban Market on Park Road – a minute's drive, Sain Maqbool Market on Jagiot Road – 14 minutes’ drive and Muzamil Market on Athal Road – around 5 km away, Malot Market in Dhoke Raja Malot – approximately 6.5 km away and Main Malot Market on Masjid Malot Road – around 7 km away. Markets in Simly Gala include Abbas Market at a distance of 5.5 km, Al Abbas Market at around 14-minute drive and M.A Gilgit Market at a distance of 6 km.
Apart from markets, there are several prominent shops near the area including Haji Chowk on Park Road – 2 minutes’ drive, Haji Wood Works in Darmiyana Mohalla – 2 km away, Cool Tech (Dawlance Service Centre) and Usman Engineering & Co. on Simly Dam Road – within 3 km away. Three shops in Bahria Enclave namely Enclave Meat Shop, Best One Mini Mart and Aumento Furnisher – 10 minutes’ drive.
Once commercial plots are allotted and construction picks pace, residents will also have access to basic commodity shops within walking distance.
MOSQUES, CHURCHES AND TEMPLES NEAR MODEL TOWN, ISLAMABAD
There are many mosques located within driving distance of 5 km, namely Usman-e-Ghani Mosque and Qazi Masjid on Park Road Simly Dam Road Link, Sector A Main Mosque in Bahria Enclave, Dhok Muhammadi Masjid near Bahria Enclave, Umer-e-Farooq Masjid in Pind Begwal, Jameah Masjid Ruqayya Sultan on Simly Dam Road, PN BK Farm Mosque on Pn Farm Main Road and Jamia Masjid Syedina Hazrat Khalid Bin Waleed on Muhammad Yaqub Road.
A cluster of mosques can be found towards north of Model Town including Masjid Ali-ul-Murtaza, Madni Mosque and Noor Masjid in Spring Valley Society – around 6.5 km away, Masjid Rehmat-ul-Almin on Prince Road – 8 km away, Masjid Syedena Usman on Hill View Road – 9 km away and Jamia Masjid Gulzar-e-Madina near Upper Bani Gala Road – less than 9.5 km away.
Construction of a mosque for locality is already in site plan of Model Town. Therefore, residents won’t have to look out for other mosques when one is available within walking distance.
Most churches are located near the developed portion of Islamabad or Rawalpindi. These include Protestant International Church on Zhou Enlai Avenue – approximately 20 km away, United Pentecostal Church in Khadda Market – a 35 minutes’ drive, Divine Truth Church near Islamabad Expressway – 20 km away, Saint Mary’s Church and Philadelphia Pentecostal Church in Pindora – within 22 km and Hospital Church in Satellite Town – 22 km away.
Many temples are scattered across the region near Model Town, namely Kuri Temple on Kuri Road – 16 minutes’ drive, Historical Hindu Temple in Kuri near Willow Creek Road – 12 km away, Sree Ram Temple and Shiv Mandir near Khayaban-e-Johar – around 25 km away, Chinese Temple in Madina Town – approximately 28 km away.
SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES NEAR MODEL TOWN, ISLAMABAD
Education and future prospects go hand in hand. Living in an area with easy access to known educational institutions play a vital. Model Town is in close proximity to a number of schools with a cluster of them located in the northern part of the area. Prominent schools in 6 km radius include Farooq-e-Azam Madrassa on Park Road Simly Dam Road Link, FG Boys & Girls School Malla Villa – Sector B2 Bahria Enclave, Beaconhouse School Systems in Sector A Bahria Enclave, Islamabad Model School for Girls in Dhoke Raja Malot, The Citizen Foundation (TCF) Primary School and Aftab Public School in Athal. Other important schools nearby include Beaconhouse Newlands on Hill View Road - 10 km way, The Spirit School in Bhara Kahu – 20 minutes’ drive and Unity International School on Unity Lane – around 10 km away.
The Beaconhouse School System is part of The Beaconhouse group with over 300,000 students in around 8 countries. Around 100,000 students are part of their school program in Pakistan and overseas. Countries with self-governing division of Beaconhouse include Malaysia, Belgium, Philippines, Thailand, Oman, United Kingdom (UK) and United Arab Emirates (UAE).
For intermediate education, colleges near the region include Bahria Foundation College in Junejo Colony – 2.5 km away and Creative Mind College near Gala Villa Road – 20 minutes’ drive. A group of colleges is present along Murree Road in Bhara Kahu within 10 km distance including Rawalpindi College of Commerce, FG Degree College for Girls, Al-Wadood Degree College, FIES Group of Colleges, Islamabad Career College, National College of Learning and Aspire Institute of Higher Education.
Many universities are accessible within driving distance from Model Town. Prominent one include Federal Urdu University near Park Road Simly Dam Road Link – less than 5.5 km away, Abasyn University and COMSATS University on Park Road within a distance of 14 km, Pakistan Institute of Engineering & Applied Sciences on Lehtrar – 13 km away, Isra University in Frash Town, Phase 2 and Virtual University on Murree Road - around 10 km away and Quaid-e-Azam University on University Road – at a distance of 24 km.
COMSATS University (CUI) is on the priority list of most students willing to drive a career in Information Technology. Apart from offering degrees in various disciplines, CUI also offers scholarships to students based on merit, need and quota system. Some of these scholarships are sponsored by Higher Education Commission (HEC), Chief Minister’s Educational Endowment Fund (CMEEF), Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) and Pakistan Army. For other top engineering universities in Islamabad, feel free to explore our blog page.
Quaid-e-Azam University is one of the top research institutes in Islamabad with a faculty in Social Sciences, Medical Sciences, Biological Sciences and Natural Sciences. It has some of the notable alumni known all over Pakistan. Important personalities include Abrar-ul-Haq (famous singer), Hamza Ali Abbasi (actor), Maleeha Lodhi (former United Nation representative of Pakistan) and Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan (politician).
BANKS NEAR MODEL TOWN, ISLAMABAD
Since Model Town is a residential society, most banks are located near commercial sectors in the area. A cluster of banks is located in Bahria Enclave within a distance of 5 km including Bank Islami Pakistan, United Bank Limited (UBL), Habib Bank Limited (HBL) and Allied Bank. Meezan Bank and Dubai Islamic Bank are located on Korang Road at a 30 minutes’ drive. Sindh Bank and National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) are located around 15 km away on Lehtrar Road.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR MODEL TOWN, ISLAMABAD
Health consciousness among people has increased the likelihood of surviving even the deadliest diseases. Most hospitals are located near the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Notable hospitals in the region include CDA Hospital in Sector G-6/2 – 20 km away, Shifa International Hospital on Pitras Bukhari Road – around 20 km away, Abdul Sattar Family Hospital on Pindorian Road – at a distance of 21 km, Ali Medical Centre on Kohistan Road – approximately 25 km away, NORI Hospital on Hanna Road – less than 24 km away and Tazeem Medical Complex on Lehtrar Road – 35 minutes’ drive.
NORI Hospital also known as Atomic Energy Cancer Hospital is a cancer treatment centre providing hospice care to terminally ill patients. The hospital is equipped to provide nuclear medicine and radiotherapy to cancer patients along with training opportunities for aspiring doctors.
In Bhara Kahu, along Simly Dam Road and Kiani Road, a number of clinics are open within a 30-minute drive from Model Town including HAQ Clinic, Wasif Dental Clinic, Khursheed Eye Clinic, Ibrahim Homeopathic Clinic, Dr Khaliq Raheem Homeopathic Clinic and Khaliq Raheem Medical Centre. Other notable clinics include Muhammad Yameen Clinic near Patriata Road – 8.5 km away, Dr Zulfiqar Gilani’s Psychology Clinic on A.Q Khan Road – at a distance of 16 km.
Khursheed Eye Clinic is both, an eye clinic and a glass wear shop. They have good doctors to provide efficient treatment for your eyes.
PROPERTIES IN MODEL TOWN, ISLAMABAD
SALES PRICE TREND IN MODEL TOWN, ISLAMABAD
Property rates are subject to changes with time due to market inflation and rising demands. For updated information of property rates, keep an eye on zameen.com property listings and price trends in Model Town, Islamabad.
HOUSES FOR SALE ON MODEL TOWN, ISLAMABAD
Peacefully located away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Model Town Islamabad is offering a number of houses for sale. There are houses of 3 marla onwards to 10 marla. With prices starting from PKR 45 lakh and going up to PKR 2 crore, the sale price range for 5 marla houses is between PKR 75 lakh and PKR 1.2 crore. As for 10 marla houses, they can be yours for PKR 1 to 2 crore.
PLOTS FOR SALES IN MODEL TOWN, ISLAMABAD
A number of plots are available in Model Town, most residential plots and plot files. The starting price of plots in Model Town Islamabad PKR 30 lakh and go up to PKR 65 lakh. The popular size of plots in the area are 5 marla, 8 marla and 10 marla mostly. 5 marla plots can be yours for a bare minimum of PKR 30 to PKR 45 lakh. 10 marla plots can be yours for PKR 50 to PKR 65 lakh.
Rental Price Trends in Model Town Islamabad
Model Town Islamabad is a relatively new neighbourhood, so all the houses are constructed according to the modern day needs. The town offers rental properties too. These properties tend to rent out soon so you will have to keep checking for their availability. The rental price trends of these properties are broken down below.
House for Rent in Model Town Islamabad
Model Town Islamabad offers a limited number of houses on rent. These houses tend to rent out pretty soon so you will have to keep checking for their availability. To give you an idea of what to expect, a 5 marla single storey house can be rented for PKR 18 thousand. The previous rental trends also show that a 7 marla house in Model Town Islamabad can be rented for PKR 20 thousand.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS, AND BAKERIES
MALLS NEAR MODEL TOWN, ISLAMABAD
Outskirts of Model Town is crowded with malls due to close proximity with Bahria Enclave. Prominent malls include The Sheikh's Mall on Lake View Road – 10 minutes’ drive, Enclave Mall in Sector A Bahria Enclave – 4.5 km away, Grace Arcade in Sector E Bahria Enclave – approximately 4 km away, Asian Arcade near Enclave Avenue – 4.5 km away and Kiani Plaza on Park Road Simly Road Link – at a distance of 6 km. Famous malls including Centaurus Mall in Sector F-8/4 and Safa Gold Mall in Sector F-7 Markaz – approximately 24 km away.
Enclave Mall is still under construction with few functional outlets and banks. It’s a huge mall that will require another few years to become fully functional. Upon completion, Bahria Enclave will be in completion with malls like Centaurus Mall and Safa Gold Mall. In few years, residents of Model Town will have easy access to one of the hyped mall in Islamabad. Visit our blog page for an overview of the facilities offered in Bahria Enclave.
RESTAURANTS AND BAKERIES NEAR MODEL TOWN, ISLAMABAD
If you are looking to take your family on a dinner night, Model Town has several options when it comes to selection of restaurants. Restaurants located in Bahria Enclave Sector A and E within 5 km radius include Whole Wheat Hut, Karachi Restaurant, Hot n Spicy Tonight, Lazzat Kadah and Ronaq Restaurant. Other prominent restaurants include Café Macaw in Bahria Enclave Civic Zone Centre – 9 km away, Umania Restaurant & Marriage Hall on Murree Road – around 10 km away, Chaman Biryani Centre on Simly Dam Road – at a distance of 9 km, Cukoos Restaurant in Ittehad Centre – 30 minutes’ drive and Shahdara Valley Restaurant on Shahdara Road – 30 km away.
Shahdara Valley Restaurant is located between two hills divided by a water stream. The calming sound of water stream provides a peaceful and serene experience. Along with good food and service, customers will also get to enjoy a scenic view of valley and gorgeous weather.
Ronaq Restaurant is a fine dining restaurant with all your favourite local dishes on the menu. Restaurant offers catering services for large events along with quality food and services. Pleasant ambience with formal décor makes it suitable for business events and meetings as well. For people looking to practice golf skills, a mini golf is also located nearby.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
SPORTS FACILITIES AND FITNESS CENTRES NEAR MODEL TOWN, ISLAMABAD
With ever expanding colonies, sports complexes provide a viable solution to unavailability of open grounds in urban localities. Some prominent sports facilities in the area include PAEC Sports Complex in Nilore – 13 km away, Sukh Chayn Multi-Purpose Sports Ground on Ataturk Avenue G-5 – around 17 km away, Shehbaz Sharif Sports Complex in Shamsabad – approximately 22 km away, Mashood Sports Complex in Chaklala Cantt – at a distance of 25 km, Fazaia Sports Complex in Fazaia Housing Colony – 21 km away and Rising Sun Sports Complex near Dry Port Road – 30 km away. Pakistan Sports Complex on Kashmir Highway is also located near Model Town at a distance of around 19 km. PSC is also surrounded by a cluster of other sports facilities, namely Liaquat Gymnasium, Iswa Football Academy and Jinnah Sports Stadium.
Rising Sun Sports Complex is a well maintained sports facility managed by Pakistan Army. You will find separate courts dedicated to tennis and badminton, football field, basketball court, tracks for joggers and a swimming pool. Moreover, complex also consist of shops with baked items, fast food and refreshing drinks. It has a well-equipped gym for both gents and ladies. Since complex is located in a secured area of Cantonment, entry is restricted to members only.
Few gyms are located near Model Town and a bunch of them can be found in developed area of Bhara Kahu. These gyms include Ladies Gym on Simly Dam Road – 10 minutes’ drive, Strong Muscle Gym in Sector E Bahria Enclave – 9 minutes’ drive and Gala’s Gym & Fitness Centre on Jinnah Road – around 16 km away. Gyms in Bhara Kahu within 10 km radius include Islamabad Judo Academy, Bodionix Gym 2, Rock Hard Gym, Islamabad Gym & Snooker Club and Farsalan Gym Ladies and Gents.
PARKS NEAR MODEL TOWN, ISLAMABAD
People living in urban areas would be surprised to know how much vehicle traffic contributes to air pollution. Therefore, parks are integrated into society so you can have a breath of fresh air. Model Town is already planned with scenic beauty to promote green environment. People looking for public parks and social gatherings, can find several parks in Bahria Enclave.
Parks located in Bahria Enclave Sector A include Children Park, Ronaq Park, Trafalgar Square and Music Theme Park. Other parks nearby include Nest Children Park near Enclave Avenue Sector G – 15 minutes’ drive, Ankara Park on Park Road – around 15 km away, Lake View Park on Murree Road – approximately 20 km away and Din Palace & Park on Main Road Bhara Kahu – 10 km away.
Ankara Park is located near Rawal Lake over an area of 23 acres. The park represents friendship bond between Turkey and Pakistan. It was designed in 2005 to dedicate both capital cities, Ankara and Islamabad. Lush green trees surrounding the area so visitors can enjoy the natural beauty. Recreational activities like paddle boat ride and artificial rock climbing are available. Children can enjoy rides on racing and dodging cars. Apart from amusement rides, several swings and stretchers are also accessible free of cost for children. Trash bins are also installed periodically to keep the park clean and maintained.
Closest zoo from Model Town is Bahria Enclave Zoo, located near the entrance of Bahria Enclave at a 10 minutes’ drive. The zoo has a limited but rare breeds of animals and is con
structed over a rather small area. The facility is well maintained and clean. Animals are confined in big cages providing them freedom to roam freely. With proper diet and treatment, zoo staff keeps the animals healthy and well fed. Tickets for kids below the age of 12 are normally free. Children in school visits can find good packages with discounted rate.
Bird Aviary on Enclave Avenue is next to Bahria Enclave Zoo at a distance of 4.5 km from Model Town. The aviary has a decent collection of both imported and local birds. Kids can find exquisite bird types like parrots, pheasants, toucans, ducks and storks. Families with kids will have a good time discovering rare species of birds. Environment and cages are also kept clean with trained employees.
SALONS AND SPAS NEAR MODEL TOWN, ISLAMABAD
Salons got beauticians and experts who know what’s best for your skin. With so many products available in the market for different skin types and hair conditions, it’s no wonder people are still confused. Several salons are located near Model Town to provide advice and solution to your grooming needs. Prominent salons nearby include Noor-e-Ain in Sector A Bahria Enclave – 10 minutes’ drive, Get Smart and Be J Beauty Salon in Meherban Colony – around 12 km away, Vishi Beauty Parlour in Shahzad Town – 20 minutes’ drive, Saima Libras Salon on Simly Dam Road – 8 km away, Depilex Beauty Clinic in Belgium Town – approximately 10 km away and Salon of Beauty on Sunset Street Green Avenue – 10 km away.
If you are taken away by your workload, stress and fatigue, spas offer to revitalize your mind and body. Notable spas present near Madina Town include PC Spa in Sector B1 Bahria Enclave – 12 minutes’ drive, Maisha Spa Beauty Salon & Health Club in Sector G-5/1 – around 17 km away, Sanio’s Spa Diplomatic Enclave in Markaz Diplomatic Enclave – 20 km away, Black Stone Academy in I-8 Markaz – 21 km away and N.C Spa on KRL Road – approximately 20 km away.
CINEMAS NEAR MODEL TOWN, ISLAMABAD
Notable cinemas located near Islamabad and Rawalpindi include Islamabad Club Cinema on Main Murree Road – 30 minutes’ drive, The Centaurus Cineplex in Sector F-8/4 – less than 25 km away, Rose Cinema in Ratta Amral Raja Bazar – 25 km away and Odeon Cinema on Peshawar Road – 27 km away.
Although most cinemas are far from Model Town but there are already plans for functional public cinema in Bahria Enclave, which means a high standard cinema will be accessible within a few minutes’ drive.
Model Town is located adjacent to Bahria Enclave, a well-developed society that gives access to multiple facilities including schools, hospitals, restaurants, markets and an upcoming mall. Other residential areas in the surrounding are also rife with such facilities including Mohar Mishran, Rockwall Enclave, Pind Begwal and Darmiyana Mohallah. Towards the north of town, you will find Dhoke Perzadian, Junejo Colony and some well-established societies in Bhara Kahu like Spring Valley Society, PTV Colony and Bank Colony.
Bahria Enclave have seen massive expansion through the years and many of its projects are still in motion. Likewise, Model Town in close proximity can expect to grow immensely in coming years due to availability of facilities in the adjacent residential sector.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Model Town is still under development and investors can view their site plan to get an idea of how the area will grow into a full-fledged society offering all the facilities one can ask for. The master plan shows integration of parks, commercial buildings and recreational facilities into the town.
Overall, the infrastructure is already established with access to sewage system and provision of electricity, gas and water. Ground facilities are properly maintained and landscaped throughout the town. People have already started to move in.
As for properties, IMT Islamabad currently offers affordable homes and plots to investors. Due to high demand, completed house projects are sold out quickly. Homes are now also available on rent. Expect increase in price annually as influence of Bahria Enclave will raise the demand and property values in nearby region.
IMPORTANCE OF MODEL TOWN FROM MAJOR LOCATIONS NEARBY
- Bahria Enclave on Enclave Avenue is just 4 km away
- Bahria Enclave Zoo and Bird Aviary is within 10 minutes’ drive
- Beaconhouse School System in Sector-A Bahria Enclave is at a distance of 5 km.
- Centaurus Mall in Sector F-8 is around 25 km away
- COMSATS University on Park Road is at a distance of 14 km
- Simly Dam Road is approximately 2 km away