ABOUT RAIWIND ROAD LAHORE
Lahore is a rich and diverse city in which different areas exude their own identity and culture. One such area is Raiwind, a tehsil of Lahore District, known for its vibrant communities and appealing urban villages. This town is just a few kilometres away from the city centre. Raiwind's name is commonly associated with PML (N), founded by former Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif, as it houses Sharif's palatial residence as well as his core voter base. It also serves as a centre of operations for the annual Raiwind Markaz Ijtema, held by a Tablighi Jamat. Even though Raiwind is located at a far fetched area from the main city of Lahore, but over the years, the population has increased in this part of the city, mainly due to low cost housing solutions. Lately, developers have introduced modern residential projects along Raiwind Road, which has resulted in the increased interest of many investors in this region.
AT A GLANCE
- Former president Nawaz Sharif’s political base
- Wide smooth roads
- Exempted from load-shedding
- Connects to top housing projects like Bahria Town, Bahria Orchard and Lake City
- Intersects with Lahore Ring Road
- Home to some of the best educational institutes
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Public Transport on Raiwind Road Lahore
Although the housing options near Raiwind Road are far from the city centre but they are great in terms of price. Also, it is cheap to get around from here by using app-based ride-hailing services, traditional taxis and other modes of public transport on Raiwind Road readily available at good rates. Moreover, minivans, coasters, rickshaws and Qinqi also run on the Raiwind Road connecting the town to neighbouring housing societies. The Raiwind Railway Station which serves as a junction between Karachi-Peshawar Railway Line is used by a large number of commuters to get access to the city of Lahore.
Markets on and near Raiwind Road Lahore
Raiwind Road connects to a plethora of shops, grocery stores and markets in Raiwind tehsil such as Khara Market in the main bazaar, Al Rehman Medical Store on the Kasur-Raiwind Road and M Younas Traders Hardware & Sanitary Store and Hussain Market on the Manga-Raiwind Road. Apart from these, you will find a number of vendors located along the road and nearby, selling fresh fruits, vegetables and meat, eliminating the need to travel further to go grocery shopping at markets in housing projects like Fazaia Housing Scheme, Bahria Town and DHA Rahbar.
Mosques on and near Raiwind Road Lahore
Raiwind is known for various Islamic centres and beautiful mosques. The annual Ijtema in Raiwind, held by Tablighi Jamaat at the Raiwind Markaz has an Islamic Madrsa and a grand mosque on Raiwind Road big enough to house more than a million people together. What makes this Ijtimah Gah different from other mosques is, it welcomes Muslims of all sects. Apart from this, the Raiwind Road connects to the grand mosques of neighbouring societies such as M1 Mosque of Lake City, Anwar-e-Madina Mosque of Fazaia Housing Scheme and Grand Jamia Mosque of Bahria Town.
Schools, Colleges And Universities on and near Raiwind Road Lahore
There are a number of notable educational institutes, recognized locally and nationwide, dotted across the Raiwind Road. Dar-e-Arqam, where kids can learn Quran by heart along with regular studies, The Knowledge School, Allied School, PakTurk offering quality primary and secondary education, are some of the best academic centres located on the main Raiwind Road which have been imparting education not only in Lahore but in entire Punjab. Moreover, the Bahria Town School in Bahria Orchard, a preferred school for O’Levels and A Levels, and Froebel’s International School in Lake City are hardly a kilometre away from Raiwind Road.
Living near Raiwind Road means having wide options to choose from when enrolling in a university for higher education such as in Nur International University you can obtain a degree in Management Sciences, Applied Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and Basic Sciences, whereas, in Superior University you can pursue BE, BS, BBA, MBA, ME and MBBS. Other universities dotted along Raiwind Road include Beaconhouse National University, Riphah International University, The University of Lahore, COMSATS University and Lahore Leads University.
Banks on and near Raiwind Road Lahore
The commuters of Raiwind Road are facilitated by almost all the major banks of the country located on the road itself and some in the housing societies on either side. National Bank of Pakistan, United Bank Limited are located on the Raiwind Road, Silk Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Meezan Bank, Allied Bank can be spotted from Raiwind Road extension from Thokar Niaz Baig to Ali Town Bus Stop, whereas, Muslim Commercial Bank and Allied Bank are in the central district of Bahria Orchard. Allied Bank has another branch in Block M1 of Lake City society, right opposite to Faysal Bank in Block M7. Habib Bank Limited and Bank Al Habib, located in the commercial area of Sector C inside Bahria Town, can be easily accessed via Raiwind Road.
According to the news by The Express Tribune, a senior official of the Lahore Electric Supply Corporation (LESCO) confirmed the exemption of Raiwind from load shedding, thanks to the two feeders which have been installed in the locality to ensure uninterrupted power supply. Moreover, the housing societies located on Raiwind Road such as Bahria Town, Bahria Orchard and Lake City, each has its own private grid to supply electricity to the society.
Clinics and Hospitals on and near Raiwind Road Lahore
One can find unparalleled healthcare facilities located near Raiwind Road, providing round-the-clock emergency care, diagnostic services and consultation services such as Mumtaz Bakhtawar Hospital located on Raiwind Road and Bahria International Hospital located inside Bahria Town. Mumtaz Bakhtawar Hospital is a charity hospital and can house a 100 patients at a single time, whereas, Bahria International Hospital in Takbeer Block in Sector B, Bahria Town, is a private facility, which is equipped with advanced medical technology and offers quality diagnosis services. Moreover, in emergency cases, you can expect to get same-day appointments.
If you own a pet and are looking for a vet on Raiwind Road then you should pay a visit at Ahmed Veterinary Clinic in Kot Arian. Taimoor medical and ultrasound clinic in Chanar Courts can also be accessed via Raiwind Road easily. Ali Hospital is also located on Raiwind Road, near its intersection with Thokar Niaz Baig Flyover.
PROPERTIES ON RAIWIND ROAD LAHORE
Sales Price Trends on Raiwind Road Lahore
Houses for Sale on Raiwind Road Lahore
If you are seeking a home away from the hustle and bustle of the city, then you should explore houses near Raiwind Road. This road leads to some of the most exclusive housing projects like Bahria Town, Bahria Orchard, Lake City, Model Garden Housing Scheme, Fazaia Housing Society, Muslim Nagar Housing Scheme and DHA Phase 11 located on either side. However, projects Icon Valley, Talib Ganj and United City are located on the road itself. A 5 marla house on Raiwind Road has a sale price ranging between PKR 40 lakh and PKR 1.6 crore, whereas, the 10 marla house for sale on Raiwnd Road starts at PKR 90 lakh, going up to PKR 2.35 crore. You can buy a 1 kanal house on Raiwind Road for a sale price ranging between PKR 2 crore and PKR 2.45 crore.
Flats for Sale on Raiwind Road Lahore
Raiwind Road offers a number of apartments for sale in prestigious residential projects like Icon Valley, Icon Residencia, Al Hayat Tower and Lahore Fortress Apartment Homes. One can buy a 1-bed apartment between the price range of PKR 30 lakh to PKR 57 lakh. However, a bigger 1-bed apartment of 150 sq. yd. size can be bought for a sale price of PKR 38 lakh on Raiwind Road. The price for a 150 sq. yd. apartment has a sale price ranging between PKR 25 lakh to PKR 88 for 2 bedrooms. Icon Residencia is an ongoing project offering 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments on Raiwind Road. These apartments are equipped with high speed, well-maintained elevators, firefighting equipment, a power backup system, restaurant, garden and swimming pool. The prices for a 3-bed flat in Icon Residencia shoot up to over a crore because of all the amazing facilities this project offers.
Plots for Sale on Raiwind Road Lahore
The plots on Raiwind Road are available in the prestigious housing schemes such as Dream Housing Society, Etihad Town, Icon Valley Phase 2, United City, Mehrab Villas and Icon Valley. The price of 5 marla plots for sale on Raiwind Road fall between PKR 12 lakh and PKR 75 lakh, whereas, a 10 marla plot on Raiwind Road can be bought for a sale price as low as PKR 30 lakh to as high as PKR 1.5 crore. Similarly, the sale price of 1 kanal plots can be anywhere between PKR 35 lakh to PKR 2 crore.
This huge difference in the price range is because different housing projects have different prices for plots depending on the number of facilities and security level each provides. Moreover, because this side of lahore is relatively developing as compared to other sides which are entirely developed and congested, you may find lower pricing as many new projects have been launched recently in the past along Raiwind Road.
Rent Price Trends on Raiwind Road Lahore
Houses for Rent on Raiwind Road Lahore
The rental houses on Raiwind Road have different rental rates depending on the size, number of bedrooms and the number of facilities offered by the developer. The rental cost of a 3 marla house on Raiwind starts at PKR 12 thousand to PKR 25 thousand per month. Similarly, a 5 marla house can be rented for a price ranging between PKR 10 thousand to PKR 60 thousand. However, a 10 marla house on Raiwind Road has a rental cost ranging between PKR 50 thousand to PKR 65 thousand per month.
The prices for commercial plots on Raiwind Road are high since this road is not only near the famous housing projects of Lahore but also connects to major roads like Ring Road, Mohlanwal Road and Canal Bank Road. The commercial plots of 4 marla can be bought for a sale price ranging between PKR 20 lakh to PKR 2 crore, whereas, the price for 10 marla commercial plot costs around PKR 52 lakh to PKR 4 crore. Similarly, a 2 kanal commercial land on Raiwind Road can be bought for a sale price between PKR 1.6 crore and PKR 7 crore.
Most Popular Areas on Raiwind Road Lahore
When it comes to buying properties on Raiwind Road, the buying trends suggest Etihad Town is the most searched property on the road with more than 47.7 % searches, whereas, United City is the least preferred with only 0.8 % searches.
The rental trends on Raiwind Road suggest people prefer Icon Valley Phase 1 over Etihad Town way more with around 77.7% searches for Icon Valley Phase 1 and only 12.3 % searches for Etihad Town. United City is least preferred amongst renters as well with less than 1 % searches.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS, AND BAKERIES
Malls on and near Raiwind Road Lahore
The residents living near Raiwind Road have a few shopping malls located nearby such as Jasmine Mall in Sector C, which is a 5 storey building with the facility of elevators and escalators and Safari Mall in Sector B of Bahria Town, which is a themed mall, houisng national and international brands. Other than that, the residents can also benefit from Lake City Shopping Mall, in Lake City, Block M-7, spread across 40 kanal, once constructed.
Restaurants on and near Raiwind Road Lahore
Those living on Raiwind Road can enjoy the food from restaurants in the top neighbourhoods near it. To have exotic steaks, juicy burgers, cheesy pizzas and creamy pasta, one can go to Crosta 11, Manhattan Bites, The Pizza Shop, Zest Restaurant, Cock ‘n’ Bull, Flames Grill N Bar and McDonald’s located in Sector C of Bahria Town. However for people who have the taste buds for desi food only can also enjoy at Biryani Centre in Sector C and Karachi Hot n Spicy in Sector B of Bahria Town. Other eateries offering mouth-watering desi cuisines are Al-Shafi Restaurant on Raiwind Road and Spicy Mango Restaurant in Block D of DHA Rahbar Phase 1. The Lake City Grill in Lake City Housing Society also offers fast food items are affordable rates. Lake City is also home to an open-air café called Forest Café. The Pink Lounge Family Restaurant on Raiwind Road is also a famous café that people enjoy going to grab a cup of tea. However, Gloria Jean’s Café in Sector C of Bahria still remains everyone’s favourite for coffee.
For the love of delectable desserts and oven-fresh bakery items, the residents of Raiwind Road can opt for Cakes & Bakes, Choco Palace, Gourmet Bakes & Sweets and Bakers Ville in Sector C of Bahria Town. Moreover, there are two bakeries, A One Bakery and Decent Bakery located on Raiwind Road.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Sports Facilities and Fitness Centres on Raiwind Road Lahore
Fight Club Fitness & Training is a gym located on the Raiwind Road offering qualified trainers to assist people to achieve their fitness goals. Be Strong Gym in Block M7 of Lake City is a well-equipped fitness centre to tone muscles and lose weight. The Muscles Gym on Raiwind Road is, however, a small budget-friendly gym. Bahria Town by far has the best fitness centres with latest equipment and qualified trainers near Raiwind Road, with two gyms in Sector C, Fitness Factory Gym and Refuel Fitness and one in Sector B, Cuts Gym.
Parks on Raiwind Road Lahore
There are a number of recreation and leisure activities near Raiwind Road such as the Sky Zone indoor trampoline park, located in the M7 Sector of Lake City Housing Society, Safari Park Lake and Fun Dunya Theme Park on Raiwind Road, Lahore Wildlife Park located on Safari Road and Eifel Tower in Violet Park of Bahria Town. All of these, serve as a great picnic spot and are a great place to turn your regular day into a fun-filled one.
Salons and Spas on Raiwind Road Lahore
The residents living on Raiwind Road have a number of beauty salons and hairdressers to get services such as salons in Bahria Town such as Depilex For Women and Revive Beauty Salon & Institute in Sector B and Dolly Rocker’s Ladies Beauty Salon, Raja Hair Salon, Sobia’s Nail Studio and Beauty Salon, Blazon Men’s Salon and Masa Al Noor Salon and Spa in Sector C. Apart from the salons in Bahria Town, there is one on Raiwind Road, namely Stylish Flow Beauty Parlor and one in Lake City, called Let’s Makeup Beauty Salon.
Raiwind Road provides access to the famous localities of Lahore like Bahria Town, Bahria Orchard, Lake City and DHA Rahbar 11. This road also intersects with Lahore Ring Road which connects to other phases of DHA and Allama Iqbal International Airport.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
The housing projects on Raiwind Road are far from the main city, where all the offices are usually situated. The residents have to cover long distances during their daily commute. However, some people do prefer living away from the hustle and bustle of the city and use the Lahore Ring Road which intersects with Raiwind Road and Raiwind Railway Station to get to the main city.
Importance of Raiwind Road Lahore from major locations nearby
- Lake City Lahore is on Raiwind Road
- The Eastern District and Northern District of Bahria Orchard touches Raiwind Road
- Fazaia Housing Scheme, Bahria Orchard, AWT Phase 2, Valencia Town, DHA Rahbar, Khayaban-e-Ameen are the burgeoning projects near Raiwind Road
- Etihad Town and Icon Valley are the most searched housing projects on Raiwind Road
- Being surrounded by top housing schemes has added value to the properties on Raiwind Road
- Residents of Raiwind Road have easy access to all the amenities offered by the neighbouring projects