ABOUT NEW TOWN GWADAR
At the cross-junction of the greater Gwadar landmass and the largest deep seaport in the world, New Town Gwadar is not only the place to invest in, but also one to live in. New Town Housing Scheme, short for New Town, as hinted by the name, is a housing scheme located along the Arabian Sea, on main Jinnah Avenue. While the locality is mildly populated as compared to other parts of the city, there are myriad of facilities in the area as well as in the vicinity that make New Town one of the ideal most schemes to invest in Pakistan, let alone Gwadar.
Just across its eastern and western boundary, New Town Gwadar offers easy access to the east bay and the west-bay area, respectively, both of which are laden with well-maintained guest houses and resorts that offer a sublime view of the vast Arabian Sea, that too in the most comfortable of settings.
Not only is the housing scheme close to the deep blue beaches but it also flaunts the main road location of Jinnah Avenue and Pishukan Avenue. In contrast, the northern and the southern areas following New Town Gwadar are more focused towards residential accommodations and include a myriad of housing societies, mosques, academic institutes, banking facilities, corporate buildings, government offices, and a number of other facilities that are a conspicuous representation of how the society is rapidly developing and accommodating more and more residents as the time passes by.
Pishukan Avenue proceeds to connect with Airport Road. The port end of Airport Road is also known as Gwadar Port Road, which in turn allows access to Thana Ward, Gizarwan Ward, Muhammad Ishaq Ward, Sehrabi Ward, Nagman Ward, Mohalla Karim Bakhsh, Kumbari Ward, Soragdil, Mini Port Gwadar Mohalla Band, Gzar Ward, Koh-e-Batil, Gwadar Port Authority CPEC, PNS Akram, Sea View Heights, Singhar Housing Scheme and the eastern islands along the beaches.
Jinnah Avenue, on the other hand, connects it to the rest of the city. It proceeds to link with the Marine Drive along the sea, Airport Road, and Makran Coastal Highway.
Both the thoroughfares, Jinnah Avenue and Pishukan Avenue, allow access to Gwadar International Airport in around 10 minutes.
History of Development
New Town in Gwadar dates back to 1986, when the 1st phase of the neighbourhood was settled for the local Baloch population. However, with the ever-increasing population in Pakistan, and the recent boost in the popularity of Gwadar, due to its deep sea port and China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), around 50% of the locality is now populated. And more people, including a large chunk of foreign nationals, are expected to move to Gwadar.
Phase 1 of New Town Gwadar Housing Project was initially planned around the central Gwadar roundabout. However, with the passage of time, 3 other phases for the project were also introduced: Phase 2, Phase 3, and Phase 4. It was only Phase 4 that was initially allotted to the alien populace, while the phases 1-3 were constructed solely for the Baloch population.
Phase 1 is situated just over the central Gwadar roundabout, while 2 and 4 are situated over the northern boundaries of the area, the latter being more towards the north than the former. All the phases of the region are controlled by the Baluchistan government, and are governed by the DCO Gwadar, whose office is situated at the Gwadar Port Road, just 8 km away from the New Town locality.
AT A GLANCE
- Main Road Location
- Dedicated Commercial Area
- Close to Gwadar International Airport
- Bordering the Arabian Sea at one side
- Residential and Commercial Investment Opportunities
- Located on Jinnah Avenue and connected to Airport Road
- The high rises mete out refreshing views of the deep blue beaches
- Banks, mosques, fuel stations, car showroom, fruit and vegetable market
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
The following facilities and conveniences can be found within the locality and vicinity of New Town Gwadar.
Public Transport near New Town Gwadar
The city of Gwadar, as a whole, is going through excessive development and very soon will have an efficient system of public transport. Thus, in the coming days finding public transport near New Town Gwadar won’t be a problem. As for now, the residents can easily find a taxi, auto rickshaw or hail a cab through the infamous ride hailing apps. Those of you who have their own means of transport can easily commute to and from the housing scheme as the roads are smooth, well maintained and in mint condition.
This brings us to the closest option of intercity transport which is Gwadar International Airport. The airport is at a drive of 11 minutes and a distance of nearly 8 km.
It will be good for the commuters to know that there are a number of fuel stations in New Town Gwadar and nearby it. There is a PSO Petrol Station and Shah Petroleum and Diesel Shop in Phase 1 of New Town, both close to the Airport Road.
Markets in and near New Town Gwadar
From providing mundane day-to-day use items to commodities costing hundreds of thousands of rupees, markets near New Town that provide all sorts of items and amenities required, for all sorts of purposes. Apart from the conventional brick and mortars that provide day-to-day household items, the surrounding area in New Town Gwadar houses a number of supermarkets as well.
All the residents living in the northern boundary have an easy access to Hamruz Kulanchi general store that make available all sorts of products, whose gamut ranges from conventional items to imported items. Likewise, for inhabitants residing at the eastern side, supermarkets such as Pak China Supermarket provide all the commodities that one can ask for.
Mosques in and near New Town Gwadar
Mosques and other religious areas are of key significance; it is for this reason, the Gwadar Development Authority (GDA) has paid a great attention to build and maintain mosques and other places of worship.
Talking about the mosques in New Town Gwadar, located in Phase 1, Al Rahman Jamia Masjid is situated just towards the north of the central roundabout of New Town Gwadar. There is a grand Eid Gah which holds grand Eid prayers twice every year, gathering a massive crowd from all walks of life, at a single place, to share the inclusiveness and the love that the joyous events of Eid ul Azha and Eid ul Fitr brings for Muslims.
Mosques near New Town Gwadar include the Jilani masjid, which is located very near to the airport road, running parallel to the eastern boundary of society. Jamia Masjid Noorani is also located near the eastern boundary of the society, and is just 500 meters away from the Jilani Mosque.
Gwadar Jamatkhana is also present in the Shahi Bazar area, located at a 17-minute drive from the locality. Likewise, for Hindus in the city, Hanuman Temple is located about a 20-minute drive from the New Town Gwadar area.
Schools, Colleges and Universities in and near New Town Gwadar
The influx of population in the region has given a much-needed boost to education in the city, and for every resident, there is a school, college and university in the nearby area of New Town Gwadar.
For both boys and girls, you will find a couple of government primary schools near New Town Gwadar. Located just about 9 km away from the locality, Government Primary School for Boys is located in Jinnah Avenue. And for girls, a primary school is present just 9 minutes away from the neighbourhood. Both the institutions are state-run, and provide primary education to children in the vicinity.
Govt Model High School Gwadar is also situated in the old Gwadar city, which is merely a 15-minute drive away from the New Town Gwadar area. The school provides good quality high school education for teenagers of both genders.
Those looking for universities in and near New Town Gwadar can check out the local campus of University of Turbat (UoT), just 5 km away. UoT is renowned for providing state of the art education in the entire Baloch province due to housing qualified faculty and stringent disciplinary protocols. Along with maintaining its remarkable reputation, UOT offers 26 different programs to its students that are divided across 11 different departments. From providing pre-graduation programs to doctorate programs, UOT is acclaimed as a fine institute of education that has a laudable history, and definitely a remarkable future ahead.
Banks near New Town Gwadar
The GDA, cognizant of the fact that economy cannot prevail without economic institutions, has given authority to a wide number of local banks to operate in and near the neighbourhood.
Situated inside the locality, there is a bank in New Town Gwadar. Just across the street near the central roundabout, is the branch of Allied Bank Ltd. However, in the neighbourhood, a wide number of branches of different banks near New Town Gwadar can be found. Towards north, a branch of Bank Al Falah can be found at a distance of mere 7.7 km, just near the Jadoon hotel on the Airport road. While at the southern side of the locality, the regional office of MCB bank is present at a distance of 7 km. On the Gwadar Port Road, on which the MCB branch is situated, one can also find the regional branches of Bank Al Habib Islamic Bank (6.6 km) , MCB Islamic bank (8.2 km), Al Meezan Bank Ltd (8.4 km) , and Bank Alfalah (8.6 km).
Clinics and Hospitals near New Town Gwadar
Health is one of the most important aspects of daily life, and fortunately, for residents in the New Town Gwadar area, there’s no shortage of hospitals and clinics. Situated just at a distance of 5.3 km, Dr Murad Bakhsh Local Govt Hospital is located at the Airport Road. Adnan clinic, renowned for providing good quality health consultancy and checkups at highly reasonable rates, is located near the Jilani Mosque.
Apart from a number of other good-quality practices of various doctors, hospitals near New Town Gwadar are also present. GDA hospital Gwadar is one of the finest in the locality and auspiciously, is just located at a distance of 3.4 km from New Town Housing Scheme. Apart from providing state of the art services free of cost, the hospital houses remarkable facilities including 24 hours emergency service, ICU, and most importantly, a clean and healthy environment. At the southern side of the neighborhood, Al-Shifa Hospital can be spotted, which also provides good-quality health facilities, and is also situated in the vicinity, i.e. a distance of 7.4 km.
PROPERTIES IN NEW TOWN GWADAR
Sales Price Trends in New Town Gwadar
New Town Gwadar is located on the main Jinnah Avenue road, borders the beautiful blue Arabian Sea and is close to the Airport Road. New Town Gwadar, in its ideal most location, is offering a myriad of properties for sale, most of which are plots – residential plots, commercial plots and plot files to be precise. The sale price of these properties are broken down below for your convenience.
Houses for Sale in New Town Gwadar
Houses for sale in New Town Gwadar are limited in number with prices starting from PKR 35 lakh and going up to as high as PKR 4 crore. The homes in the scheme come in the form of a regular house, bungalow or a multi storey. These homes fall in the size range of 1 kanal to 2 kanal and are all newly constructed, according to the latest designs and architecture.
Plots for Sale in New Town Gwadar
Majority of properties being offered in the housing scheme are plots, and amongst them, residential plots are the most in number. You can find a plot in New Town Gwadar for as low as PKR 6 lakh and as high as PKR 13 crore, falling in the size range of 1 marla to 8 kanal. If we were to categorise their prices according to their sizes, then you can expect a 5 marla plot in New Town Gwadar for as low as PKR 6 lakh to PKR 1.3 crore, 10 marla plot for as low as PKR 6.5 lakh to PKR 4.3 crore, 1 kanal plot for as low as PKR 10 lakh to PKR 4.5 crore, 2 kanal plot for as low as PKR 7 lakh to PKR 13 crore, so on and so forth.
If we were to categorise the plots in terms of location then you will find most number of plots in Phase 4, with Phase 1 and 2 falling second in place, Phase 3 falling third, commercial area fourth and Phase 4A fifth, respectively.
Plot Files for Sale in New Town Gwadar
New Town Gwadar is also offering plot files for sale. There is a concept regarding plot files that floats around in the real estate industry and that is, you can find a plot file for a much lower price than a plot, which is true in most cases. As for New Town Gwadar, you can find a plot file for as low as PKR 6.5 lakh and go as high as PKR 5 crore.
The commercial properties in New Town Gwadar are limited in number and they come in the form of a shop or an office. The prices of these start from PKR 50 lakh to PKR 9 crore. In future, there will be more commercial properties in the neighbourhood as there is a dedicated commercial area within the scheme that is further developing and that too at a considerably fast pace.
Commercial Plots on Sale in New Town Gwadar
Commercial plots in New Town Gwadar, on the other hand, are aplenty. Most of these commercial plots are a part of Phase 4, while the rest are in the commercial area, Phase 3, 2, and 1 off course. There are commercial plots of 1 marla onwards to 4 kanal, the prices of which start from as low as PKR 13 lakh to PKR 13 crore.
Most Popular Societies in New Town Gwadar
If we analyse the investor’s interest through the number of times they have searched an area, then New Town Phase 4 is the most popular phase in New Town Gwadar as it has received the most attention. One reason behind this is because it is a part of the extended New Town Gwadar and is developed last, compared to the other phases. Phase 4 therefore has more to offer than the other phases in the scheme. Another reason behind this is Phase 4’s beach side location and easy access to the road because let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want to invest in such a location. Second most popular is Phase 1 which was the first to be developed and has the maximum facilities and signs of development in the area. Next in line are Phase 2, Phase 3 and the Commercial Area.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS, AND BAKERIES
Malls near New Town Gwadar
In line with providing the residents and the visitors with all sorts of amenities and retail items, not only several new shopping malls are proposed to be opened near New Town Gwadar, but GDA has also ascertained that the ones already opened are kept in good form and shape to provide easy access to the inhabitants and the diaspora coming from abroad.
In the Marine Drive High Rise Commercial Zone, situated in Phase 3 of the neighbourhood, one can find Durrani Trade Center, that doesn’t only provide decent means of livelihood to a number of residents, but also consists of small and medium-sized retail shops that provide all sorts of items and edibles.
In the Gwadar Old City, situated about 7 km away from the locality, one can find a number of shopping malls including Akbar Heights, Family Shopping Mall, Ashraf Hussain Market etc. Other malls near New Town Gwadar include Coastal Atos Gwadar Shopping Centre (11.6 km), and other smaller areas featuring a number of markets including Jannat Bazar (9.6 km) and Bana Plaza (9.5 km).
Restaurants and Bakeries near New Town Gwadar
Food occupies a significant position in the culture of Pakistan, and this too is validated by the plethora of restaurants and bakeries near New Town Gwadar. Along with the stalls, kiosk stands, and side shops that provide food and refreshments, Gwadar houses a great bunch of eateries in the region that, auspiciously for residents in the New Town area, are extremely close to the neighbourhood.
Hot Box Fast food is amongst the finest in the locality, if one is in need of scrumptious and quick fast food. However, if both ambience and food is on one`s list, Pakistan Coast Guards Officer Mess and Gwadar Tourist Motel are the place to be, as both are situated across the sea, and provide a phenomenal view of the Arabian sea and its wonders.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Parks in New Town Gwadar
Nature forms to be at the nexus of every community, and keeping this in consideration, the GDA has maintained a number of parks in and near New Town Gwadar to give its residents easy access to natural facilities. The nearest and the closest to the neighbourhood is the Gwadar mini park that along with providing access to the greens, gives a remarkable view of the beach. The mini park also has considerable parking space, recreational activities, and a tuck shop for refreshment.
Apart from the other smaller parks that surround the New Town Area, the neighbourhood is extensively close to the Akara National Park. Surrounded with beautiful landscapes, stunning sights, and an adventurous trail, the national park is located a 30-minute drive away from the New Town Gwadar area.
Fitness Centres and Sports Facilities near New Town Gwadar
While New Town Gwadar itself has a number of little parks located in the community and in its vicinity that can be utilized for performing fitness activities such as yoga, running, jogging, exercise etc. One can find proper sports facilities near New Town Gwadar locality as well. In the Old Gwadar City area, Mir Ghus Bux Football ground is situated about 11.3 km away from the neighbourhood. Another football ground, just across Mir Ghus Bux is the Sorag Dil Football ground, which is just 11 km away from New Town. For die-hard cricket fans, a hardball ground just across the football stadium is present, which in total is about a 20 minutes’ drive away from the locality.
Beauty Salons near New Town Gwadar
Since the entire Gwadar city is in the process of being built from the scratch, at present, one cannot find many beauty salons near New Town Gwadar. However, Belle Beauty Salon is present in the Old Gwadar City area on the Port Gwadar road, which is about a 15-minute drive away from the neighbourhood. It is renowned for its services at reasonable costs, and is a must-visit place, especially prior to a formal occasion or a family event.
- Gwadar deep seaport occupies the topmost position, perhaps not only in Gwadar, but also across Pakistan, for its significant role in the CPEC and the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – A transnational corridor that spans across 5 major continents
- GDA hospital Gwadar is situated at a distance of 3.4 km, which means that it is just a 5-minute drive away from New Town Gwadar. The hospital is renowned for its state-of-the-art healthcare facilities and extremely professional and courteous staff. Apart from the general facilities, the hospital also has emergency departments that makes it amongst the best picks in town when it comes to choosing a hospital in the entire Gwadar city.
- University of Turbat (UOT) – One of the leading universities in the city, is just 5 km away from the neighbourhood. Apart from its renowned faculty, remarkable facilities, and extensive learning milieu, the UOT offers 26 different programs, ranging from pre-graduation to post-graduation, in 11 different departments, making it one of the finest educational institutions to visit in Gwadar.
- Gwadar International Airport – the only airport in the entire city – is just 11-minute drive away from the New Town Area
THINGS TO CONSIDER
The first and the foremost thing to consider when moving or investing in the New Town area is its proximity to the world`s largest deep sea port. Despite the fact that the port is solely meant for economic purposes, its development will have a profound impact on the real estate worth of neighbouring areas. Moreover, as rapid development is expected due to the influx of foreign nationals and the wave of modern infrastructure in the region, the value of property is expected to shoot even further in the future, which will be beneficial for both investors and residents of the New Town Gwadar.
Since the locality is situated at the cross-junction of the southern part of the city and the northern part, its significance, in terms of being the central point simply cannot be overlooked. Moreover, another significant advantage that New Town Gwadar holds, especially for its residents, is the propinquity to official buildings such as the Gwadar Port Authority, NHA building, DC office etc.
Importance of New Town, Gwadar from major locations nearby
- GDA Central Park is nearly 3 km away
- GDA Hospital Gwadar is roughly 3.5 km away
- University of Turbat is almost 5 km away
- East Bay Park is only 8 km away
- Gwadar International Airport is nearly 8 km away
- Zaver Peal Continental Hotel is around 14 km away
- Gwadar Sea Port is also around 14 km away
- Gwadar Public Park is nearly 22 km away