ABOUT NAVAL ANCHORAGE, ISLAMABAD
Naval Anchorage, Islamabad, is a luxurious housing scheme developed exclusively for Pakistan's naval officers. The project was launched in 1989 by Pakistan Navy Housing Scheme to provide a gated community to the families of martyrs and retired officers of the Pakistan Navy. Located near Kahuta Road, Naval Anchorage is situated on the eastern side of Islamabad Highway.
Conveniently located in Zone-V of Islamabad Capital Territory, the gated community is around 20 km away from Zero Point. There is also a double road going from Naval Anchorage's main gate to the main Islamabad Expressway, which makes commuting much more relaxed for residents.
Planned and designed by the National Engineering Services Pakistan (NESPAK), Naval Anchorage Housing Scheme was approved by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) on 21st July 2005. Naval Anchorage covers an area of 3,677 kanal, out of which 1,339 kanal have been reserved for the residential sector. The ideal housing scheme is surrounded by state-of-the-art amenities like schools, colleges, sports complexes, fitness centres, parks, and restaurants, making it the first and bankable choice for investors and buyers alike.
AT A GLANCE
- A project of Pakistan Navy
- Prime location
- Eco-friendly layout
- Fenced with notable societies
- Top-notch security system
- Swift management system
- Shopping/Commercial centre
- Public parks with jogging tracks
- Gymnasiums (in progress)
- Golf course
- Green belts
- Proper sewer system
- Medical centres and hospitals
- Underground cabling for electricity
- Sports complex and shops
- 24/7 water supply
- Wide, carpeted roads
- Telephone, internet, gas, and water connections
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Public Transport in and near Naval Anchorage, Islamabad
Given the almost-perfect location of Naval Anchorage, residents have ready access to several modes of public transport, including public buses. For instance, Sihala School Bus Stop and Markaz Stop on Kahuta Road can be reached within 10 to 14 minutes by foot from Jamia Masjid Muhammadi, while Mughal Chowk Bus Stop and Her Do Gehr Bus Stop in Her Do Gher, Kahuta Road, are 2 km away from the mosque.
Moreover, Gher Mor Bus Stop, located on Rawat Road-Kahuta Road Link, Her Do Gher, is only a 4-minute drive away. At the same time, Capital University Bus Stop on Kahuta Road, Sihala and KakPul Bus Stop, are approximately 10 minutes' drive away from the society. From here, you can easily access almost all modes of transportation available in Islamabad, such as traditional taxis, rickshaws, and wagons.
Also, it takes 14 minutes to arrive at River Garden Bus Stop, situated on Islamabad Highway, River Gardens Housing Scheme, and Bhinder Bus Stop, located on Faisal Avenue/Islamabad Expressway, 5 km away. Besides, Naval Anchorage Interchange, a signal-free corridor, has made free entry and exit to the society easier and quick. The bridge is pinned adjacent to Jinnah Gardens, constructed by Naval Anchorage Housing Society, to provide a hassle-free commute during peak office hours. You will require only 9 minutes' drive from Block B to reach the Naval Anchorage Bus Stop.
From Block B, you can also access Soan Bus Stop, situated on Soan Avenue, only 13 minutes away by road, while PWD Bus Stop and Korang Bus Stop can be found on Central Road, roughly 6 km away from the society. You can find wagons and other commute options here.
If you are planning an intercity journey, then you can head to Skyways Terminal, present at an interval of only 9 km, in Block E, Police Foundation. The bus service offers comfortable air-conditioned buses for a rapid commute to many cities and towns of the country, including Lahore, Multan, Rawalpindi, Jhelum, and Bahawalpur. In contrast, Sihala Railway Station takes 10 minutes to reach by road, situated on Kahuta Road, Sihala Town. In comparison, Chaklala Railway Station is more or less 20 minutes' drive away on Airport Road, Chaklala Cantt.
Additionally, the ready availability of traditional taxis, rickshaws, and new app-based ride-sharing services have made it all the more convenient for residents to commute to and from Naval Anchorage, Islamabad.
Markets in and near Naval Anchorage, Islamabad
Naval Anchorage is an ideally designed community where you can find anything and everything at an arm's length. People living in the society won't face any difficulty in reaching markets since a plethora of marts, general stores, and markets are operational within the community.
To cite a few examples, Block D of Naval Anchorage, Islamabad, hosts several grocery stores and marts stocked with staples and groceries such as fresh vegetables, meat, and fruits. One such store is Anchorage Fresh pinned in Block D, Naval Anchorage. The market operates from 8 am till 10 pm and features a wide range of produce, fresh food, and meat.
Some more marts in the area include Nobel Cash & Carry and Makson Cash & Carry, pinned only a minute's walk away in Block D. These marts stock daily staples, mineral water bottles, and confectionary items. Also, there is United Cash & Carry and Peak Mart located in the commercial area of Block D. Another store to explore is Fairway Meat and Vegetable Shop, placed a couple of minutes' walk away in the block. The store stocks fresh meat, vegetables, fruits, milk, and yoghurt.
Block G, Naval Anchorage is home to the Naval Anchorage Mini Mart and Ali Super Mart, both about 4 minutes' drive away from Block D of the society. Both marts feature an extensive stock of staples and convenience goods along with stationery items. Besides, you can also find Gardezi Market, sited roughly 5 minutes' drive away on Japan Road, Kangota Syedan.
Moreover, people living in the society can easily shop for several household items such as rice, wheat, flour, tea, milk, lentils, and other daily use products from Khattak General Store, pinned in Block D, Naval Anchorage. For fresh produce, you can head to Fruits and Sabzi Shop, while Frutoo and Vejoo are located roughly 10 minutes' drive away in Block B, Jinnah Gardens. Some more options near Naval Anchorage include Ghosia Cash & Carry, found in Block B, and Haroon's Super Mart, functional on Jinnah Boulevard, Block A, Jinnah Garden.
As for medicines and other pharmaceutical items, there are several pharmacies in and near Naval Anchorage. For instance:
- IHS Pharmacy, situated on Pedestrian Street, Block D, is a minute's walk away from Summit Bank. The pharmacy operates from 9 am to 11 pm.
- About 9 minutes' walk away from Block D, you can shop for prescription and over-the-counter medicines from Anchor Mall Pharmacy, present in Block F, Naval Anchorage.
- Vogue Pharmacy is another option, 3 km away, on Liquate Avenue, Jinnah Garden. You can also buy confectionery items and beverages from here.
- One more branch of Anchor Pharmacy is functional only a km away in Block H.
Mosques and Churches in and near Naval Anchorage, Islamabad
Proximity to mosques not only makes taking care of religious obligations less challenging but also increases the demand for the property. When it comes to Naval Anchorage, residents can easily access many spacious and well-maintained mosques.
To begin with, Jamia Masjid Naval Anchorage is in Block D of the society. It is among the well-maintained mosques and features beautiful architecture, spacious prayer hall, along with both AC and heater facilities. The mosque also boasts ample parking space and a separate prayer area for women.
Residents can also offer their prayers in New G Block Mosque, situated in Block G, Naval Anchorage, only 3 minutes' drive away from Naval Anchorage Cricket Ground. The mosque is also known as Masjid-e-Walidaen, emphasising the virtues of the parents. The white-faced mosque features marble flooring, carpeted praying area, and a peaceful environment.
Next, people living in Block M can head to Naval Anchorage Mosque, found only 5 minutes away from Block D. It is a small community mosque with a clean ablution area. Further, you can also access four more mosques from Bismillah Hotel, Naval Anchorage. These include:
- Al Khair Masjid Ahle Hadith on Street 1, Naval Anchorage, only takes 4 minutes to reach by foot
- Ghousia Mehria Masjid Sihala Khurd Islamabad, sited near Japan Road, can be reached within 6 minutes' on foot. It is a well-built mosque comprising many facilities, including clean washrooms, a ventilated prayer area, and a parking facility.
- Jamia Masjid Sardaria, pinned on Japan Road, Naval Anchorage, is more or less 10 minutes' walk away.
- Murad Ali Masjid, located on Street Number 1, Block F of the society, is roughly 9 minutes away by foot.
Some more mosques present in the neighbourhood include Syed Ul Sajjideen Masjid in Kangota Syedan, about 2 km away, Jamia Masjid Gulistan-e-Rasool on Ghakhar Road, Naval Anchorage, reachable within 10 minutes, Jamia Masjid Bilal in Block B, Jinnah Garden, around 12 minutes' drive away, while Al-Furqan Mosque on Street 1 is 5 km away from the society. Also, Al Barkat Mosque in Moinabad Sihala can be reached within 15 minutes by road, while Jamia Masjid Muhammadi on Kahuta Road is roughly 3 minutes away from Naval Anchorage.
Besides, Imam Bargah Qasre Imam-e-Zamana and Imam Bargah Syeda Fatima-tu-Zahra are located in Kangota Syedan, at the interval of 9 minutes, while Imambargah Baitey Sahibuzzaman and Masjid and Imambargah Bibi Zainab are merely 15 minutes away in River Garden Housing Scheme. The time required to arrive at any of these imam bargahs is calculated from Block E, Naval Anchorage.
Schools, Colleges and Universities in and near Naval Anchorage, Islamabad
The presence of renowned academic institutions near a residential setting plays a critical role in attracting buyers and investors. As for the community, students can find many schools, colleges, and universities in and near Naval Anchorage, Islamabad. For example, two branches of Bahria College Anchorage are functional in the society. The first one is pinned about 4 minutes away in Block D, while the second one is operational in Block A, Naval Anchorage Road. According to its website, the school occupies an area of about 100 kanal, making it the largest institution in the area, offering admissions from Montessori till Cambridge classes. The campus facilities in the school include a multi-purpose hall, library, labs, medical coverage, canteen, and a daycare centre.
In a similar vein, residents of Block B can send their kids to Brainiacs School, sited on Street 6, Block B, Naval Anchorage. The school offers quality education from Montessori to the high school level by providing a stimulating and competitive environment. Also, Wasif Ali Shaheed Model School on Road G, Block D, Naval Anchorage, is a couple of minutes' walk away from Street 1.
Then, some more schools are present near Naval Anchorage, a few minutes' walk away from Bismillah Hotel, Naval Anchorage. For instance, Islamabad Model School for Girls in Gagri can be reached within 9 minutes, while The Bridge School and Alsair School are on Japan Road, sited about 2 km away from the society. Further, Allied School is among the most reputed schools in the country, working under the aegis of Punjab Group of Colleges. The school accepts admissions from the early years till grade 10. The school is operational in Block A, Jinnah Gardens, approximately 15 minutes' drive away from the hotel.
Next comes The Educators, sited at an interval of 5 km on Liaquat Avenue, Block C, Jinnah Gardens. It is a newly built campus that started its operations in 2018 under the supervision of the Beaconhouse School System. The school takes enrolments from playgroup to matric. Moreover, Roots Millennium Schools (Kensington Campus), based in Block G, Soan Gardens is at a drive of 17 minutes. As per its website, the campus offers an internationally recognised curriculum for the pre-play group to GCE Advanced (A) Level students. The campus also boasts a basketball court, state-of-the-art computer/science labs, and qualified teaching staff.
The City School (PED Campus) is one of the top-notch schools in Islamabad, present only 7 km away in Sector B, PWD Housing Scheme. The school follows a customised version of the UK-based curriculum and offers well-rounded education from Playgroup to A-Level.
Further, International Islamic University Islamabad School (Jinnah Garden Campus) accepts admissions from playgroup to O/A levels & Matric HSSC. At the same time, The Knowledge School is a project of ILM Trust, offering value-based education under qualified staff. Both schools can be reached within 15 minutes' by car, sited in Block B and Block A of Jinnah Gardens, respectively.
Further, Dar-e-Arqam (Sihala Campus) is only 10 minutes' drive away in Naval Anchorage. The school offers both Quranic and academic education from playgroup to matric. Other nearby schools are more or less 6 km away from the society. For instance:
- The Spirit School on Shalimar Road, Block G, Soan Gardens, is reachable within 14 minutes by car. The school is a project of Superior Group and offers admissions from playgroup to matric.
- International School of Cordoba is just 6 minutes away in Soan Avenue, Block E, Soan Gardens. The school follows activity-based learning and utilises both national and international curriculum as a guideline.
- Al-Asr School System is operational in Block E, Soan Garden, and believes in promoting Islamic ideology holistically and creatively. Enrolment is offered from playgroup/nursery to the 5th grade.
- You can also head to the Air Foundation School System in Block C, PWD Housing Society.
- American Lycetuff School can be reached within 17 minutes, sited in Block D, PWD Housing Scheme. The school was established in 1996 and follows the Cambridge education system.
As for colleges, students can find many options nearby. For instance, Uswa College Islamabad is the nearest one, pinned about 10 minutes away on Japan Road, Kangota Syedan, while Gagri Model Girls College is nearly 4 km away on Japan Road, Gagri.
Then, IMCB Degree College Sihala takes more or less 15 minutes' drive to reach by car from Block B, Naval Anchorage, situated in Kahuta Road, Naval Anchorage. However, about an 18-minute drive is required to reach the following colleges:
- Islamabad Model College for Girls, located on Street 16, Korang Town
- Noon-Wal-Qalam Science College and Indus College, found in Block B, Police Foundation
- Fatima Jinnah Girls Model College and Cadet College, sited in Sector D, Phase 2, DHA
The Superior College Lahore is among the best management institutes in the city, present only 13 km away on GT Road, near the main gate of Bahria Town, Islamabad. The college provides comprehensive learning programmes from bachelors to PhD.
Next, Punjab College Quaid Campus is located only 20 minutes away by car on Khokar Road, Fizaia Colony Muslim Town. The college has been offering well-rounded qualifications since 1985.
Students who are planning to enrol in a university can find many options nearby. For instance, the University of Lahore on Japan Road, Kangota Syedan, is about a 9 minutes' drive away in Block G, Naval Anchorage. As per its website, the university believes in delivering excellence in research and is recognised as the largest private sector university in Pakistan. UoL offers about 200 plus degree programmes in forty academic departments and eleven faculties. Some of them are listed below:
- Faculty of allied health sciences
- Faculty of arts and architecture
- Faculty of engineering & technology
- Faculty of social sciences
- Faculty of medicine & dentistry
- Faculty of languages & literature
- Faculty of information technology
- Faculty of law
Also, Mohi-Ud-Din Islamic University, sited on Union Council Road, Sihala, takes only a 10-minute drive to reach from Block G. The university was founded under the Nerian Sharif Act, 1999 to produce highly qualified professionals and skilled human capital. It is a chartered university, offering admissions in graduate and postgraduate programs in several disciplines.
Besides, Roots Ivy University College, located opposite DHA Phase 2 gate on main GT Road, is about 15 km away. Moreover, Republic University College Islamabad is functional on Islamabad Capital Territory and can be reached in 25 minutes.
Then, Capital University of Science & Technology is almost 9 km away in Kahuta, Islamabad Expressway. According to its website, the university was inaugurated in 1998 and provides degrees from undergraduate to doctoral programmes. CUST offers these degrees in the faculty of computer science, engineering, health & life science, and social sciences. The university also features a competitive learning environment, industrial contacts, and entrepreneurial training, digital library, and scholarships for students.
For distance learning, you will find some of the best universities in Pakistan, providing distance learning in various departments. For instance, students seeking admissions from undergraduate to Ph.D. programmes can enrol into the Virtual University of Pakistan. VU is operational around 15 minutes' drive away in Block F, Police Foundation, and features a Learning Management System (VULMS), online learning videos, TV stations along with audio lectures.
Besides, the Institute of Space Technology is among the top engineering universities in Islamabad, located about 11 km away in Phase 2, DHA. IST is one of the prestigious universities, credited with launching Pakistan's first-ever miniaturised satellite Cubesat (code name iCUBE-1).
Banks in and near Naval Anchorage, Islamabad
The commercial zones in Naval Anchorage boast not only marts and stores but also several popular banks. The presence of these financial institutions plays an effective role in raising the real estate value and make financial procedures swift for residents. Summit Bank and Askari Bank are open along with their ATM booths in Block D, only a couple of minutes away from Jamia Mosque Naval Anchorage.
Moreover, it only takes 8 minutes' walk to reach a branch of Allied Bank, functional in Block C, Naval Anchorage, while Meezan Bank, situated on Main Gate, Phase 1, Jinnah Garden, reachable within 10 minutes by road from the mosque. Moreover, you can also access Habib Bank Limited, Bank Alfalah, and Akari Bank, pinned around 13 minutes away near Kahuta Road, Sihala.
Furthermore, you will also find a cluster of banks situated more or less 10 minutes away from the society. Here, you can find United Bank – UBL, present on Soan Avenue, while Meezan Bank, Allied Bank, ABL Bank, and Soneri Bank are providing their services in Block F, Soan Garden. Just like other banks, HBL is also providing home loan facilities for investing in and buying real estate. Besides, before you open an account, it is essential to check the type and the services offered by any bank.
Also, there are some more banks operational along with their ATM booths nearby. However, the arrival time and distance of these banks is calculated from Jamia Masjid, Naval Anchorage, Block D:
- MCB Bank, situated on Central Road, PWD Housing Society, only takes 15 minutes to reach by car
- JS Bank is operational in Block A, Police Foundation, around 6 km away
- Askari Islamic Bank and Habib Metro Bank, pinned in Sector B, PWD Housing Society, are about 7 km away
- Bank Al Habib Limited is roughly at a drive of 20 minutes, located in Sector 1, Airport Employees CHS
- A branch of National Bank of Pakistan is on Central Avenue, Block A, Police Foundation, reachable within 20 minutes
Security in Naval Anchorage, Islamabad
Naval Anchorage is a secure, gated community, and adequate security measures like patrolling during day and night and biometric assessment of all visitors, including contractors and labourers, have already been put into effect. Moreover, security guards are present on all major entry and exit points of residential areas. In case of an emergency, the Quick Response Force also provides round-the-clock service to residents of the community.
Clinics and Hospitals in and near Naval Anchorage, Islamabad
Nearness to medical facilities is one of the major requirements when it comes to buying a new home. Thankfully, residents of Naval Anchorage can easily handle health-related issues since several clinics and hospitals are providing their services nearby. The society is home to Islamabad Health Services (IHS), situated only 5 minutes' walk away on Commercial Street, Block D. It is a small but well-maintained hospital that provides professional services under highly qualified doctors. The health service centre also boasts a pharmacy and a diagnostic lab to ensure you receive complete and timely care.
Also, there is the MediPlus Clinic on President Street, Block C. The state-of-the-art medical clinic is equipped with sufficient medical facilities along with a qualified medical staff. The clinic also features a spacious waiting area and a pharmacy. Besides, for dental issues, you can head to Jinnah Medical and Dental Complex, located in Block D, Jinnah Gardens, just 15 minutes away from the society.
If you are looking for a general practitioner, you can visit Burki Clinic, sited only a couple of minutes away, while for psychological issues, there is Psychologists Hub by Halima S. Qureshi on Commercial Street, Block D, Naval Anchorage. Another option is Arif Medical Centre in Block B, Jinnah Gardens, located around 10 minutes away by car.
Some more clinics near the society include Dr. Faheem Medicare Clinic in Block D, Soan Gardens, 13 minutes' drive away. At the same time, Emaan Clinic is an addiction treatment centre, pinned only 15 minutes away by car from Jamia Mosque, Naval Anchorage. From Bismillah Hotel, Naval Anchorage, Sadiq Sobhi Clinic, and 21 Dental Care Center in Sector H, Soan Gardens are roughly 4 km away, while SACHET Community Health Centre near Gagri is approximately 10 minutes away. Further, Noor Homeo Clinic and Ammad Homeo Clinic are only 5 km away in Block B and Block A of Soan Gardens, respectively.
Riphah International Hospital in Phase 2, DHA, is roughly a 15-minute drive away. The hospital offers almost all specialised facilities, including medical wards, emergency centre, dental clinics, a diagnostic department, along with surgical, gynae, and paeds blocks. The services available in the hospital include gynae, medicine, surgery, ENT, and dermatology. It also features a routine pharmacy service, laboratory, blood bank, and free medical camps.
Moreover, you will also find a few medical facilities in the neighbouring societies such as Chinar International Hospital, sited in Block D, PWD Housing Society, about 20 minutes away from Jamia Mosque Naval Anchorage. As per its website, the hospital deals with ENT, orthopaedic, laparoscopic, and dermatological issues. It also features round-the-clock emergency facilities along with well-equipped labs.
Also, the society is home to Kashaf Family Hospital, present at an interval of 15 minutes in Sector A. It is a Women and Child Health Centre, offering optimum nursing care in infertility, family planning & health education.
Then, Zainab Medical & Diagnostic Centre, offering dental, physiotherapy, and diagnostic services is operational at a drive of 17 minutes, pinned on PWD Double Road, Block C of the society. About 9 km away from the community, Shaafi International Hospital in Doctor's Town has been providing quality care since 1989. According to its website, the hospital offers multiple services by professional doctors such as skin treatments, surgical services, auxiliary services, along with pathology and laboratory services.
Next comes South East Hospital, found only 9 km away in Block A, Police Foundation. The Facebook page of the hospital claims its affiliation with the Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), where you will find specialised paramedical staff, operation theatres, and ambulance service. The hospital provides medical facilities in many departments, including rheumatology, neurology, clinical psychology, and hair transplantation.
Moving forward, Maryam Memorial Hospital (MMH), present in Civic Centre, Phase 4, Bahria Town, is around 11 km away. MMH has been providing several medical services since 2015. Besides, Maryam Hospital in Block C, Police Foundation, and Abubakar Hospital in Phase 1, Pakistan Town, are more or less 7 km away from Naval Anchorage.
If you are looking for general practitioners or orthopaedic experts, paediatric surgeons, cardiologists, or ophthalmologists, you can go to Khatoon Hospital, situated around 9 km away in Block F, Police Foundation. As per its website, it is a 30-bedded hospital, hosting a NICU/ special care baby unit, outpatient department, as well as ultrasound facilities from 8 am to 10 pm.
Some more hospitals near Naval Anchorage include Devotion Rehab Centre, pinned on PWD Road, Bahadur Begum Hospital on Central Avenue, Block E, Police Foundation, and R.H.C Hospital Sihala is operational on Main Kahuta Road, near Naval Anchorage. All the hospitals are more or less 15 to 20 minutes' drive away from Block D, Naval Anchorage.
PROPERTIES IN NAVAL ANCHORAGE, ISLAMABAD
Sales Price Trends in Naval Anchorage, Islamabad
Naval Anchorage, Islamabad, includes the success of two massively successful projects named Naval Anchorage 1 and Naval Anchorage 2. Both investors and buyers are satisfied with the offerings and the return on investment in both the projects. Naval Anchorage 1 offers a variety of houses and plots, including 5 marla, 10 marla, 1 kanal, and 2 kanal. Likewise, investors can also get residential plots, commercial offices, and houses in Naval Anchorage 2. Below are the sales price and rental trends of the properties available in Naval Anchorage, Islamabad.
Houses for Sale in Naval Anchorage, Islamabad
As this gated community of Islamabad is fully-developed, a lot of investors are investing heavily in the properties in Naval Anchorage. The asking price of 5 marla houses in Naval Anchorage, Islamabad, can be anywhere between PKR 80 lakh to PKR 1.65 crore. The houses in the range of 1 crore feature triple storey, six bedrooms with attached bathrooms, a kitchen on each floor, aluminium windows, imported flooring & bathroom fittings, and extra land for a lawn.
Moreover, potential buyers can also buy 14 marla houses in the society for a price ranging between PKR 2 crore to PKR 3 crore, while the sales price trend of beautifully constructed 1 kanal houses in Naval Anchorage starts from PKR 3.1 crore, which can go as high as PKR 5.2 crore. The amount can, however, be paid in instalments. The lavishly built houses in the price range of 5 crore boast brand new construction with Golden Chakwal Stonework on the facade along with multiple rooms, bathrooms, and a servant quarter.
Besides, a few high-end 2 kanal houses are also up for sale in Naval Anchorage. The minimum price of the 2 kanal houses is around PKR 2.25 crore, while the maximum can go as high as PKR 8 crore. However, the variation in prices is due to the number of units, size, and availability of commercial entities. Also, people interested in buying single-storey houses in Naval Anchorage should keep a budget of PKR 1 crore; in contrast, the asking price of double-storey houses in the society is around PKR 90 lakh to PKR 1.25 crore.
FLATS for Sale in Naval Anchorage, Islamabad
You will also find some flats for sale in Naval Anchorage at affordable rates. The 1-bed units in the society can cost around PKR 18.8 lakh, while 3-bedroom apartments in Naval Anchorage, Islamabad, can be bought for PKR 55 lakh to PKR 70 lakh. These flats come with a compact and complete kitchenette, spacious bathroom, exotic colour scheme, and window blinds.
Plots for Sale in Naval Anchorage, Islamabad
According to some real estate owners, buying plots can be beneficial for long-term investment. Having said that, prospective investors can get their hands on 5 marla plots. The asking price of 5 marla plots in Naval Anchorage starts at PKR 40 lakh and can go as high as PKR 2.5 crore, while the price of 14 marla plots in the society can be anywhere between PKR 85 lakh to PKR 1.5 crore.
Also, 1 kanal plots in Naval Anchorage can have an asking price of around PKR 65 lakh to PKR 1.8 crore, while the price of 2 kanal plots in the society can cost a buyer anywhere between PKR 1.9 crore to PKR 4 crore. However, it is essential to note that the prices of plots might fluctuate as per the location, area, and purpose of the land, i.e., residential or commercial.
Besides, those who can't afford to buy plots can purchase plot files in Naval Anchorage. The price of 5 marla plot files in the society starts from PKR 29 lakh and goes up to PKR 40 lakh. Buyers can also find commercial plots for sale in the community. The cost of 5 marla commercial property in the community starts at PKR 1 crore and can go as high as PKR 2.5 crore, while 8 marla plots can cost around PKR 3.5 crore.
Rent Price Trends in Naval Anchorage, Islamabad
If you are planning to shift into your new home, renting a property is among the most convenient and affordable options. Thankfully, potential tenants can find a good number of properties up for rent in Naval Anchorage, Islamabad.
Houses for Rent in Naval Anchorage, Islamabad
A large number of furnished and unfurnished residential units situated near several public facilities, are available for rent in Naval Anchorage. The rental trend of 5 marla houses in Naval Anchorage, Islamabad, starts at PKR 35 thousand, and it can go up to PKR 42 thousand per month, while the monthly rent of 14 marla houses in the society is around 75 thousand. The house features double floors, double-glazed windows, kitchens, marble/tile flooring, and six bedrooms with attached bathrooms.
Similarly, you can also rent upper portions in the society for PKR 20 thousand to PKR 65 thousand per month, while lower portions in Naval Anchorage can be rented for PKR 20 thousand to PKR 75 thousand per month.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES IN NAVAL ANCHORAGE, ISLAMABAD
Naval Anchorage, Islamabad, offers a wide variety of commercial properties for selling and rental purposes. For instance, the price of commercial property in Naval Anchorage, Islamabad, is around PKR 4.9 crore. The property features multiple storeys and proximity to all amenities. As far as rental options are concerned, the starting monthly rent of commercial properties in the society is around PKR 23 thousand and goes as high as PKR 1.5 lakh.
Most Popular Blocks in Naval Anchorage, Islamabad
Naval Anchorage, Islamabad, is divided into Phase I and Phase I Extension. Phase I comprises different blocks — from Block A to Block G, while blocks from J to M are included in Phase I Extension. According to the search trends for buying property on Zameen.com, the most-searched block in Naval Anchorage is Block F because it offers a well-developed residential environment coupled with state-of-the-art amenities.
Furthermore, according to rental trends available on Zameen's website, people looking to rent a property in Naval Anchorage, Islamabad are also likely to search for a residential unit in Block F. The block further features several commercial and residential properties at affordable rates.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS AND BAKERIES
Malls in and near Naval Anchorage, Islamabad
The society boasts Anchor Mall, located about a km away from Commercial Area, on Navy Street 3, Block H, Naval Anchorage. According to its Facebook page, it is a premium hyper-mart stocked with quality goods for the community and adjoining population. The mall stocks the latest collection of a variety of products, including groceries, clothing, perfumes, toys, bags, and medicines.
Other malls and shopping centres situated in the neighbouring areas of the community include Talha's Mall, sited only a 15-minute drive away in Block A, Jinnah Garden. It is a small mall, ideal for shopping for a variety of shoes, sandals, and other footwear. At the same time, Capital Mall is also operational in Jinnah Garden, pinned about 8 km away from Peak Mart, Block B, Naval Anchorage.
Since PWD Housing Society is located in the neighbourhood, shopaholics can easily access an abundance of malls, and shopping centres present there. You can find a variety of clothing, artificial jewellery, toys, and shoes in Modern Shopping Mall. The well-maintained mall can be reached within 15 minutes, situated in Block A, PWD Housing Society. In contrast, Sector B, PWD Housing Society hosts China City Mall, selling beautiful paintings and other home decor items.
Azam Hassan Cloth Mall is also pinned in Block A, PWD Housing Society, only 15 minutes away from Naval Anchorage. The mall hosts a wide range of fancy/casual apparel for men and women along with bedsheets, curtains, and other home décor products. Right next to Azam Hassam Cloth House, you will find Aqsa Mall. The mall is home to some popular clothing brands such as Free Edge, Origins, Change, and Senorita. Apart from clothing, the mall hosts a Habitt outlet, from where you can buy quality furniture, dinner sets, kitchenware, outdoor sitting collection, and lamps, among other stuff.
The famous Mohsin Sons Clothing Store is also functional in the area and can be reached within 15 minutes by road. The store is a perfect place to buy high-quality fancy wedding outfits along with beautiful embroidered formal wear, including sarees, lehenga, sherwani, and whatnot. However, on the upper portion of the store, you can find Décor & Toy Shop along with a bowling alley – Round 2. It is a perfect place to enjoy delicious ice-creams, snacks, kiddie rides, and other recreational activities.
Further, if you are looking to buy kids' items, then there is Little Giants, found on PWD Double Road, at the interval of 7 km. As per its Facebook page, the store stocks an amazing collection of formal and casual kids' clothing along with elegant shoes, joggers, and traditional fashion apparel. Some more popular clothing stores in the same row include Batik, Limelight, Tippitoes, Keysaria, Grace Fabrics, and Kids Planet. However, to buy mats, kitchen cutlery, and other household items, you can visit Bilal Shopping Mall, sited in Block A, PWD Housing Society.
You can also shop at Al-Taqwa Shopping Mall and Paris Shopping Mall, present on Catral Road, Block C, Police Foundation, about 20 minutes away from the society. Besides, Giga Mall in Phase 2, DHA, is roughly 16 minutes' drive away on GT Road. The multi-storey mall is considered among the most iconic shopping malls in Islamabad. Also, Al Basit Mall in Block H, Soan Garden, is about 6 km away from Block B, Naval Anchorage.
PWD Road, located about 7 km away, is home to several branded outlets such as Kayseria, ChenOne, Cross Stitch, Diners, J., and Ideas by Gul Ahmed. As for footwear, you can head to Bata Shoe, Borjan, Servis, Hush Puppies, and much more. All of them are nestled on PWD Road.
Restaurants and Bakeries in and near Naval Anchorage, Islamabad
Eating out in a restaurant is a great way to socialise. Plus, it has traditionally been one of the favourite ways to celebrate and share time with loved ones. So, it is only advantageous that residents have many dine-out options in and near Naval Anchorage, Islamabad. For instance, Block D of the society hosts Root Bistro near Pedestrian Street. According to users' reviews on Google Maps, the restaurant boasts an ample sitting area where you can sit and enjoy one of the best Panini in the area.
Right next to Root Bistro, you can visit Aashir Abbasi Restaurant, while Bar BQ Point is about a couple of minutes' walk away on Road M. Both restaurants offer scrumptious desi food items such as BBQ, paratha roll, and whatnot. From Jamia Mosque Naval Anchorage, it only takes around 10 minutes' walk to reach South Crust Pizza, pinned on Road A, Block A, Naval Anchorage. Also, City Food & Bar B.Q on President Street, Block C, Naval Anchorage, can be reached within 9 minutes on foot.
Moreover, foodies can enjoy authentic Pakistani desi cuisines such as beef Nalli nihari, daal chana, Lahori fish, karahi, and Shinwari, along with Hi-tea options in Bhaati Gate Restaurant. The restaurant is present on Navy Street 3, just 10 minutes' walk away from Road F, Naval Anchorage. However, residents of Naval Anchorage can also enjoy delicious food in La Sortie Restaurant, sited in Block C Naval Anchorage Club. The best thing about their food is every ingredient used in their dishes is specially harvested from its farm. The restaurant's menu includes Hi-tea platter, brunch menu, salad, soups, steaks, Chinese and Thai cuisines. You can also enjoy pizzas, burgers, sandwiches, and seafood here.
Hot and Fariz Restaurant on Street 19, Block H of the society is about 10 minutes' walk away from Road F. The restaurant is famous for its roll parathas and malai/bihari boti served with poori paratha. In a similar vein, Super Hot n Spicy Restaurant, found in Block H, is only 700 m away and serves spicy beef pulao, biryani, kebabs, fried rice, and many other items at a reasonable price.
For more options, you can explore the restaurants and eateries present in the neighbourhood, such as:
- Pizza & Fried Chicken (PFC), located in Civic Centre, Liaquat Avenue, Jinnah Garden, takes roughly 10 minutes to reach by road.
- Mattoo's Kitchen, situated in Block C, Jinnah Garden, offers a soothing open-air environment along with an exciting menu. The restaurant is 5 km away.
- Danial City Food and Restaurant, sited in Block A, Jinnah Garden, is about 11 minutes' drive away
- Hot & Roll, a fast-food eatery, is pinned in Block A, Jinnah Gardens, only 9 minutes away by road
- Kamran Naan Centre is present in Block E, Jinnah Gardens, reachable within 8 minutes' drive
Additionally, the food street on PWD Double Road is only 10 minutes' drive away via Naval Anchorage Road. Here, you can access an abundance of options such as Habibi Restaurant on Street number 1, near PWD Main Gate. The restaurant boasts many branches in and outside the county and features a range of traditional food items such as BBQ, chargha, seafood, and handis. Besides, pizza-lovers can have cheesy pizzas and burgers from Chicken Cottage, pinned on Main PWD Road, opposite Baoo Jee Murgh Pulao, which serves authentic sajji along with tikka, pulao, and delicious desserts.
Right next to Baoo Jee Murgh Pulao, OPTP is serving crispy burgers, onion rings, and fries in A.S Arcade. At the same time, Afghan Pamir Restaurant & Guest House in Block D, PWD Housing Society, is home to authentic Afghani cuisine. All the eateries are only 10 minutes' drive away from Naval Anchorage Road.
Furthermore, there is a cluster of restaurants operational approximately 12 minutes away, such as Italian Pizza PWD Branch is in Sector A, while Peaky Blinder Café is in Shinka Plaza, Main PWD Double Road, opposite Rahat Bakery. The café is named after a popular Netflix series, where you can find a family-friendly environment and mouth-watering burgers. Besides, Sultan Restaurant serves desi food in a pleasant atmosphere.
Some more options near the society include Pizza Hut in Chatha Plaza, PWD Double Road, only 6 km away. It is considered as the most popular pizza chain globally; however, the PWD branch is famous for its friendly staff and the best customer service. Furthermore, residents can enjoy lip-smacking Kabuli pulao, mutton karahi, fish tandoori, and other desi items in Khyber Shinwari. The restaurant is based in Block B, PWD Double Road, while Social Buzz Café and Hot n Spicy are in Block C, PWD Housing Society.
Also, Frankies Broasted Chicken, located in Block C, Police Foundation, and Yumto - The House of Arabic Mandi, functional in Block C, PWD Housing Society, are about 7 km away. The latter is among the most popular eateries in the area, serving chicken and mutton mandi platters along with Arabian Mandi and Madhbi served with mutton yakhni and dips.
Moreover, Quetta Chinar Cafe & Restaurant, sited in Block A, Police Foundation, is around 16 minutes away, Butt Karahi Waseem, present on B1 Road, Lakshmi Chowk, is roughly 7 km away. Bala Tikka House Restaurant, based on PWD Double Road, Block B, Police Foundation, can be reached within 20 minutes.
As for bakeries, Naval Anchorage boasts many options such as Snack Rack Bakery, sited only a couple of minutes' walk away on Road C, Block C, Naval Anchorage. The bakery serves oven-fresh doughnuts, traditional sweets, cakes, and fast-food items. Also, Golden Crust Bakers & Sweets is only a km away in Burki Plaza, Commercial II, Naval Anchorage.
Jinnah Bakers & Refreshment and Royal Bakers & Sweets, based in Block A, Jinnah Gardens, can be reached within 14 minutes by road. Both bakeries serve freshly baked goodies, such as nimko, sweets, cakes, and other delicacies. Apart from baked goodies, you can also enjoy karahi, burgers, and sandwiches served here. However, Waseem Sweets & Bakers is also present in Naval Anchorage, only a few minutes away from Block B.
Butter & Bread on Soan Avenue, Block D, is one of the popular options in the area, situated only 12 minutes away from the society. From fresh breakfast items to confectionery items, you will find everything here. Some more bakeries are present on PWD Road, such as Hafiz Jee Bakers & Sweets in Main PWD Market is only 10 minutes away, while London Baker & Sweets is present in Sector D, PWD Housing Society, only 6 km away. Both bakeries sell sweets, rolls, samosas, and other snacks.
Gourmet Bakers & Sweets boasts several branches operational around the country. A branch of the bakery is about 15 minutes' drive away, found in Gold Plaza, PWD Double Road, It takes more or less 10 minutes to reach the bakery, located on PWD Double Road.
Moving forward, Rahat Bakers is about a 10-minute drive away in Block D, PWD Housing Society. The bakery has been operational since 1950 and famous for selling fresh baqar khani, puff ties, tarts, coffee truffle, layered praline fudge, and Arabian & Turkish delicacies. Besides, Eman Dhaka Sweet in Block C of the society is 5 km away from Naval Anchorage.
Some more bakeries are also reachable within 10 to 15 minutes from Road A, Naval Anchorage. The Bakers is quite a famous name, pinned in Block A, Soan Avenue, while La Carte Sweet And Bakers, based in Block C, Soan Gardens, is only 12 minutes away. Further, Tehzeeb Bakers in Block A, Police Foundation is 6 km away, and Rehmat Sweets and Bakers is present on PWD Double Road, Block A, Police Foundation.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Sports Facilities and Fitness Centres in Naval Anchorage, Islamabad
Having sports facilities and fitness centres near home not only motivates residents to follow an active lifestyle but also adds to the property's demand. That said, people living in Naval Anchorage can find many options in and near the society. To start with, the Naval Anchorage Club on East Road, Block D of the community, is one of the state-of-the-art facilities for residents. The club covers an area of about 250 kanal and is known as "a Gateway to a Healthy Life."
The club also boasts a sports complex where residents can enjoy a wide range of sports activities like cricket, kickboxing, martial arts, football, table tennis, badminton, and archery, among others. The sports complex hosts professional pitches and a Golf Club for both experienced and amateur golfers. There is also a well-equipped fitness studio where people can partake in fitness activities like aerobics, yoga, and weight lifting.
Furthermore, Block D of Naval Anchorage is home to Hassan Raza Cricket Academy, while Top Spin Snooker Alley, located on Main Blvd Road, Block D, Soan Gardens can be reached in about 12 minutes.' drive. In contrast, you'll need nearly 14 minutes to reach Round 2 (bowling alley), found on PWD Double Road, Sector-A, and a Snooker Club is present on Street Number 1, Soan Gardens.
Moving forward, The Master's Academy of Martial Arts, pinned in Block A, Police Foundation takes about 20 minutes to reach by road. According to their Facebook page, the academy arranges classes for karate, mix martial arts, kickboxing, and physical fitness under the watchful eyes of nationally certified coaches. The academy also hosts a Ladies Fitness Centre, where you can enrol in Zumba classes, weight loss programmes, nutrient/diet plans, yoga, and aerobic classes.
As for more options, it takes roughly 10 minutes' drive to reach 99 Martial Arts & Fitness Academy, functional in Block B, Soan Gardens, while WICA International Cricket Academy is approximately 9 km away in Phase 2, Bahria Town. As per its social media page, The Wasim International Cricket Academy is among the best academies in town, hosting several expert coaches from PCB and England. The academy also hosts a well-organised batting field along with auto pro-bowling machines.
Next comes JFC Sports Complex in Sector E, Phase 2, DHA, reachable within 20 minutes by car. The complex is home to one of the finest swimming pools in Islamabad, where you can pamper yourself with spa, Jacuzzi, and Sauna facilities. The sports complex also features squash courts, a bowling alley, and a gymnasium for strength training, Zumba, yoga, and other indoor and outdoor activities. Moreover, Capstone Academy sited on Jinnah Boulevard, Sector E, DHA Phase II, is a meditation and yoga centre that can help you get rid of stress, depression, and obesity.
For fitness enthusiasts, some more nearby options include The Fitness Hub, pinned on Soan Avenue, Block A, Soan Gardens, about 6 km away, Fitness First, based in Sector B, PWD Housing Society, roughly 15 minutes away, Soan Gym, situated in Block B, Soan Gardens, about 15 minutes away, and Fitness Zone Gym, found in Hoor Plaza, Main PWD Road, somewhere around 8 km away from Block B, Naval Anchorage.
Besides, it will take almost 15 minutes to reach HK's Fitness Studio, situated on Liaquat Avenue, Phase 1, Jinnah Gardens, while Planet Fitness Club is a ladies' gym, present on Street 7, Block E, Soan Gardens, approachable within 10 minutes. You can also visit Shape And Fitness, more or less 10 minutes away in Block D, Soan Gardens. All the gyms are well-equipped with several exercise machines and weight lifting equipment.
The Runners Fitness Studio For Ladies, present in Block B, Soan Gardens, is functional only a 15-minute drive away. Members of the gym can attend cardio, weight gain/loss classes, along with CrossFit and yoga sessions under professional trainers. Additionally, the following fitness centres can also be reached within 15 to 20 minutes by road. However, all the mentioned gyms and fitness centres provide a wide range of fitness facilities and are suitable for regular workout regimes:
- Diamond Cut, located on Street Number 11, Block B, Soan Gardens
- Legend Fitness Arena, found on Street 22, PWD Housing Society, Sector B
- Xtreme Fitness Gym, based in Block A, Police Foundation
- Bodylines Gym, situated in Pakistan Town, Executive Block, PWD Housing Society
- Jox Fitness Club, pinned on PWD Double Road, Block B, Police Foundation
Parks in and near Naval Anchorage, Islamabad
Parks and green spaces are one of the primary sources where people can enjoy a refreshing walk and engage in recreational activities. Having said that, each block of Naval Anchorage hosts small parks. For instance, Bahria University Family Park is about 4 minutes away in Block C. The beautiful family park is adorned with grass patches, a couple of seesaws, slides, swings, and climbing frames. You can also find some tea stalls here from where you can enjoy evening tea along with samosas, pakoras, and shawarma.
Furthermore, the society also boasts a Central Park, found only 7 minutes' walk away in Block D, Naval Anchorage. It is a spacious park nestled between Naval Anchorage Club and Naval Anchorage Cricket Ground. In contrast, a small park in Block F of the society takes around a 10-minute walk to reach from Jamia Masjid Naval Anchorage. Besides, people living in Block G can quickly head to two small parks; one is situated near New G Block Mosque, while the other is attached to Street 15 and Street 9.
As for more choices, the society is surrounded by many lush green parks. For instance, Jinnah Garden Public Park is in Block B, while Park Jinnah Garden is located in Block D, Jinnah Gardens. Both well-maintained parks are just a 15-minute drive away from Block B, Naval Anchorage. Also, PWD Central Park in Sector C of the society is around 7 km away. The park is quite well-organised and surrounded by secure boundary walls. The park is decorated with several trees, swings, slides, benches, jogging tracks, and Godzilla bars. Besides, Khyber Park For Women is a perfect place for ladies to enjoy morning/evening walks. The park is pinned about 14 minutes' drive away in Block B, Soan Garden.
Moreover, Main Market on Korang Road also hosts a Korang Park, sited only 15 minutes' drive away, whereas Bolan Park in Block B, Soan Gardens is around 6 km away from B Block, Naval Anchorage. Also, Gray Ribbon Park in Phase 6, Bahria Town, is among the most beautiful parks near the area, found more or less 20 minutes away from Road A, Naval Anchorage.
Similarly, there are some more parks scattered in the neighbourhood such as ABL Soan Garden Park is in Block D, at an interval of 14 minutes, Family Park in Block B of CBR Town is just 6 km away, while Block A Park in Block A, Police Foundation is 7 km away. Further, it roughly takes an 18-minute drive to reach Block C Park, pinned in Media Town, while Doctor Town Family Park is 8 km away.
Next comes B Park, present in Phase 4, Bahria Town, just 20 minutes away from Naval Anchorage. The aesthetically amazing park is decorated with seasonal flowers and neatly trimmed grass hedges. The park also has a 300-meter long jogging track where people usually come and enjoy a morning walk. Also, there is one more park in Phase 6, Bahria Town, situated on the Main Road Central Avenue, hosting a merry-go-round and other playing facilities.
Following are some more parks located near Naval Anchorage:
- Blossom Park, located on Yasmin Road, Block H, Soan Gardens is roughly 14 minutes away
- Syed Park in Phase 1 of CBR Town is situated at the interval of 6 km
- Chaudhary Sidqi Park and Children Park in Phase 2, Bahria Town, is another good option, featuring swings for kids and well-maintained grass. The park is about 20 minutes' drive away
- Ladies Park in Safari Villas 3 takes more or less 25 minutes to reach from the society. The park has swings, slides, a walking track, and two huge dinosaur statues
Salons and Spas near Naval Anchorage, Islamabad
You can easily get yourself for any occasion or event by going to any of the many salons and spas functional nearby. For instance, Fairy Beauty Salon is the nearest one, present only 10 minutes' drive away in Block A, Jinnah Gardens. The salon offers day-to-day beauty services such as haircuts, eyebrows, manicures, and pedicures.
Some more salons and spas near Naval Anchorage include Beauty Ocean Salon on Shalimar Road, Block E, Soan Gardens, only 10 minutes away by car, while Islamabad Hair Salon in Block G of the society is just 5 km away. Moreover, ladies can also pamper themselves by going to Lady Diva Beauty Salon, Canal Road, Soan Garden. As per user's reviews on Google Map, the salon offers many beauty services at reasonable rates, while Hunny and Pomee Salon in Sector D, PWD Housing Society, also provides professional bridal makeup services at reasonable prices.
Furthermore, Beauty Hut Salon is providing beauty care services on PWD Double Road, about 5 km away near Block D, PWD Housing Society. As per its Facebook page, the salon offers a Beautician Training Program in Fauji Institute of Technology (Fauji Foundation) under professional and qualified trainers. The services available in the salon include Keratin treatment, expert bridal/model makeup and facial treatments, and a ladies gym. Besides, Glamour Zone takes around 10 minutes to reach by car, pinned in Block A, PWD Housing Scheme.
You can also access the services of Samra's Salon, situated on Street 26, PWD Housing Society, Zubaida's Salon is pinned in Block H, Soan Gardens, Tania Beauty Parlour is functional on Baila Road, and Lushly Beauty Salon is in Block C, PWD Housing Society. All the salons are more or less 10 to 15 minutes' drive away, providing hair care, facial care, makeup, and other regular services at a considerably lower rate.
Moving forward, it only takes 10 minutes' drive to reach The Cutting Edge Hair Studio, operational in main Commercial Area, Soan Gardens, In contrast, MAN CAVE - Hair Lounge in Soan Gardens and Tauseef Hair Fashion are located in the main Commercial Area, Block B, Soan Gardens, more or less 5 km away from the society.
Also, UK Hair Salon By Hasnain Javed in Block D, Soan Gardens, is reachable within 12 minutes by car. These are men salons offering many grooming services such as haircuts, beard trimming, and face cleansing at a competitively lower rate.
Moreover, many salons can be reached within 15 to 20 minutes. These are listed below:
- Choice Hair Salon on Soan Avenue, Block C, Soan Gardens
- Layal Lash Beauty Salon & Institute is in Block B, Soan Garden
- Anjoo's Beauty Salon on Nadeem Milk Shop Road, PWD Housing Society, Sector B
- Gulsam Beauty Lounge is opposite to Head Start School, Block B, Police Foundation
- Showbiz Beauty Salon in Empire Heights II, Hill Road, Phase 6, Bahria Town, Islamabad
- The salon of Zareen Makeup Artist in Rajpoot Arcade, Phase 2, Police Foundation
Lastly, Sophia's Beauty Salon, Sadia's Beauty Salon, and S&S Beauty Lounge are some high-end salons situated in Phase 4, Bahria Town, more or less a 20-minute drive away from Naval Anchorage. These salons boast some of the best makeup services along with Hina application, face lifting, and expert party/bridal makeovers.
cinemas near Naval Anchorage, Islamabad
Going for long drives and enjoying movies is one of the most preferred past times these days. Better yet, you can enjoy both by going to some of the famous cinemas found near Naval Anchorage. For example, Phase 4 of Bahria Town is home to The Arena, about 25 minutes' drive away from the society. The cinema offers Gold Class 3D digital experience along with the world's brightest projector and -way QSC digital stereo system. According to its website, The Arena is considered one of the finest cinemas in Islamabad, where you can find world-class screens, an in-theatre snack bar, and comfortable La-Z-Boy's recliner seats.
You can also enjoy movies on world-class CMAXX screens in Cinepax Cinema. The cinema is functional on the second floor of Giga Mall, at an interval of 11 km, featuring 100% digital projection, relaxing recliners with armrest, and several eateries in proximity.
Further, it takes a drive of 9 km to reach Jacaranda Family Club JFC Cineplex, pinned in Sector E, Phase 2, DHA. The cinema is also one of the most popular cinemas in the city and an ideal place for outings. It boasts an abundance of eateries and gaming facilities for visitors.
The community of Naval Anchorage organises several events like BBQ parties, Independence Day celebrations, Art exhibitions, and sports competitions almost every year. The events help residents meet and get acquainted with each other.
Naval Anchorage, Islamabad is a well-planned, gated community, surrounded by affluent societies like Defence Housing Authority Phase II, Jinnah Gardens, and Soan Gardens. Furthermore, people living in Naval Anchorage can also access all the amenities available in the PWD Housing Scheme within 10 minutes' drive, while Bahria Town, Islamabad is roughly 20 minutes' drive away.
Also, Lohi Bhair and Gargri are roughly 5 to 10 minutes away from the society. Lohi Bhair is home to the Lohi Bher Wildlife Park, where visitors will come across some rare animals, including deer, birds, and lions, among others. The park was established in 1988-1996, covering an area of over 687 acres. Some of the popular attractions in the park include a giraffe slide, gazebos for rest, and a panoramic view of the Korang River and indigenous forests.
As for picnics, you can enjoy your holidays in Shakarparian National Park, pinned about 25 minutes away via Islamabad Expressway. The park is considered among the most beautiful parks in Islamabad adorned with mesmerising flowerbeds, trees, and well-maintained walkways. The park is home to some of the historical monuments in Pakistan, such as the Pakistan Monument Museum, Lok Virsa Heritage Museum, and Arts & Craft Village. All these museums are among the most visited museums in Islamabad. Shakarparian National Park also has a 1969 Restaurant, one of the iconic theme restaurants, present on Garden Avenue. Based on the theme of 1969, from ambience to its interior, everything pays tribute to this golden era of Pakistan.
Ankara Park, pinned on Murree Road, is counted among the most popular attractions in Islamabad. You can reach the park within 25 minutes via Faisal Avenue/Islamabad Expressway. Further, Rawal Lake and Lake View Park are in proximity to Shakarparian National Park. The first one is considered as the top tourist spots in Islamabad, while the second is known as an enthralling picnic place in the city. Besides, you can reach New Islamabad International Airport by covering a distance of 46 km via Kahuta Road. At the same time, The Centaurus Mall is more or less half an hour's drive away in F8, Jinnah Avenue.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Before you plan to invest in a property, many factors need to be checked, such as its legitimacy, location, and prices. Since Naval Anchorage is a project of the Pakistan Navy, the process of acquiring property is entirely transparent and safe. The area enjoys a prime location on Northern Bypass and proximity to several upscale housing societies such as PWD Housing Scheme, Jinnah Gardens, and some phases of Bahria Town, Islamabad.
Naval Anchorage is adorned with several facilities such as parks, sports complexes, mosques, restaurants, and a fitness centre. Further, the society is well equipped with a medical centre, schools, and grocery shops. Apart from all amenities, it is important to note that as per the CDA, the society, as of now, is still pending approval from the concerned authorities due to the non-completion of some prerequisites.
Importance of Naval Anchorage Islamabad from major locations nearby
- Zero Point Islamabad takes about a drive of 25 minutes to reach via Faisal Avenue/Islamabad Expressway
- Islamabad Express Way is only 10 minutes' drive away from Block B, Naval Anchorage
- Lohi Bher Wildlife and Safari Park can be reached within 20 minutes
- It roughly takes a 15-minute drive to reach Sihala Railway Station, based on Kahuta Road
- Pakistan International Hospital, pinned on GT Road, is 12 km away
- Ayub National Park is more or less half an hour's drive away
- Shakarparian View Point is at a drive of 25 minutes
- Rawal Lake is situated at an interval of 26 km
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