ABOUT SAMANABAD LAHORE
Samanabad Lahore is a densely populated area in the cultural capital of Pakistan. From prominent educational institutions to commercial markets, from mosques to sports arenas – everything is located in or near this famous area of the city.
The infrastructure of this area is very precise. Famous roundabouts of Samanabad include: 1st roundabout also known as Pehla Gol Chakkar, near Morr Samanabad; 2nd roundabout or Doosra Gol Chakkar near the telephone exchange; and 3rd roundabout or Teesra Gol Chakkar located near Samanabad Girls College.
Important roads marking the area include Bastami Road, Syed Ahmed Barelvi Road, Samanabad Main Boulevard, Ghazali Road, Samanabad Circular Road, Poonch Road and Husnain Road.
Basic amenities and luxurious facilities are also available in abundance in Samanabad Lahore. This is a perfect place for buyers and rent-seekers in search of ready-to-move-in properties and is ideal for investors.
AT A GLANCE
- Fully developed residential area
- Easy access to all the main areas of Lahore
- Home to known educational academies
- Home to famous sports arenas
- Commercial markets
- Home to many clinics and hospitals
- Profitable real estate investment opportunities
- Surrounded by lush green spaces
- Ideal for families
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Public Transport in and near Samanabad Lahore
When it comes to transport and travel, residents have a number of public transport options to choose from. Prominent bus stops based in Samanabad Lahore include Morr Samanabad Bus Station on Main Boulevard Gulshan-e-Ravi marking Gulfishan Colony, Super Stop and Bhalla Chowk Bus Stop located on Multan Road marking Samanabad Town.
Moreover, public transport near Samanabad Lahore include Government Dispensary Stop in Chauburji Quarters Lahore on Multan Road, Teen Number Bus Stop on Nadeem Shaheed Road marking Allama Iqbal Town Lahore, PSO Stop on Bahawalpur Road crossing through Saadi Park Mozan Chungi and Nawankot Bus Stop on Band Road marking Sodhiwal Lahore.
The bus stops are a little over 1 to 4 km from Samanabad and it takes about 5 to 7 minutes to reach them by car. Residents can also use ride-hailing car and bike services, minivans and rickshaws to get around the city.
Markets in and near Samanabad Lahore
A number of markets offering different products, ranging from groceries to auto parts, can be found here. Popular grocery markets in Samanabad Lahore are M. Iqbal Super Store in NawanKot, Khalid General Store, Fairway Grocery Store, Abdul Rashid Store, Niamat General Store and Heaven’s Store in Samanabad Town, Khan Brothers Grocery Store on Poonch Road, Chohan General Store on Ranjha Road and Apna Department Store and Naveed General Store on Ghazali Road.
Moreover, nearby grocery stores located within a 1 to 2 km radius include Bismillah Store on Shaker Road passing through Icchra Lahore, Choudry Store on Fateh Sher Road, Khalid General Store in Shadman Town, Ajwa Super Store in New Islamiya Park Arya Nagar and Rehman Store on Shamma Road. The stores are all easily reachable within 5 to 10 minutes by car.
Vegetable and fruit shops situated here include Shabbir Vegetable Shop in Ghulam Nabi Colony Samanabad Town, Sabzi Shop near Multan Road, Mustafa Vegetables Shop and Maja Sabzi Wala on Rasool Park Main Road and Bhola Sabzi Wala on Bastami Road. It takes nearly 5 to 15 minutes to reach these shops.
Furthermore, a number of meat shops are also operational in the vicinity. Some of them are Raiq Mutton Shop and Allah Ditta Meat Shop in Gulfishan Colony, Al-Madina Beef Shop in Gulshan-e-Ravi and Maqbool Qasab Shop in Shera Kot Lahore. The meat shops are located at a drive of almost 15 to 20 minutes from Samanabad.
Pharmacies situated in the area are Kamran Medical Store on Multan Road, New Shahid Medical Store near Gulzaib Colony and Javaid Medical Store near Samanabad Post Office. Medical stores located nearby include Care Plus Medical Store in Sodhiwal, Farooq Medical Store in Baitul Raza Colony and Awan Medical Store in Ichhra Lahore on Shaker Road. The stores are located at a drive of almost 8 to 12 minutes.
Thankfully, a number of electrical repair shops and auto stores can be found in this area. Residents can shop for various electronics and repairs from AM & Sons Enterprises in New Samanabad Town and Hamza Brothers Electric Center in Nawankot. For car parts and repairs, residents can go to Samanabad Auto Market on Samanabad Circular Road.
Mosques and Churches in and near Samanabad Lahore
Plentiful mosques have been developed in this area for a very long time. Khizra Mosque is one of the oldest and most famous mosques of this area located on Ghazal Road. Moreover, residents can also pray at Jamia Masjid Omer Farooq near Poonch Road, Masjid Bint-e-Kaaba and Masjid Bait-ul-Quran on Poonch Road, Aik Minaar Wali Masjid near Aroos Marriage Hall, Baba Lal Shah Mosque and Jamia Masjid Bilali Bastami Road on Bastami Road and Jamia Imamia Masjid on Ghazali Road.
All these mosques are situated in Samanabad Lahore.
Additionally, some more Imambargah mosques situated here include Imam Bargah Al Fatima in Zafar Colony of Samanabad Town and Imam Bargah Bait Ul Huzan on Sadaat Colony Road. Whereas, Imambargahs in proximity to this location are Imambargah Balaqi Shah House in Babu Sabu Lahore, Jamia Masjid Al Hussain O Imam Bargah in Ichhra, Lahore and Imam Bargah Masjid Al-Hassan in Combo Colony. It takes about 18 to 20 minutes to reach the places of worship by road.
Moreover, St Joseph Church on Ghazali Road is also based in Samanabad Town for people belonging to the Christian school of faith. Other churches in the vicinity at a drive of nearly 15 to 20 minutes are St.Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Kot Kamboh Khurd Lahore and National Council Of Churches Lahore in Jubilee Town.
Schools, Colleges And Universities in and near Samanabad Lahore
Samanabad is known as the hub of educational academies. Most of the important educational institutions of Lahore are present here. Therefore, living here is perfect for families with school-going children.
Prominent private schools in this area are Lahore Grammar, New Era Grammar School and American Lycetuff School System on Poonch Road, KIPS School on Multan Road, and The Smart School near Sarhandi Road. The schools are co-educational and provide education from playgroup to A-levels.
Whereas, LGS Samanabad Campus on Poonch Road is an elementary school that offers primary education to students.
Additionally, public schools situated in Samanabad Lahore include Government Central Model High School, Pakistan Grammar School and Al-Sibgha on Ghazali Road, Government Sulemania Public High School in Jinnah Colony and Native School System on Third Roundabout in Samanadad Town. The schools offer education from primary to secondary level and follows the matriculation system.
As for professional education, colleges and universities operational here are Government College Of Commerce near Samanabad Circular Road, Govt. Post Graduate College for Women on College Road, SIRF College on Ghazali Road and Hussain College Of Health Sciences Lahore on Multan Road.
Government College Of Commerce offers intermediate and bachelors in commerce and arts, Govt. Post Graduate College for Women is an all-girls institute that offers bachelors program in subjects such as applied psychology, arts, computer science, mathematics, economics, science and physics.
Whereas, SIRF College offers intermediate and bachelors programs in arts, medicine, engineering, commerce and computer science and Hussain College Of Health Sciences provides technical knowledge in the disciplines of physical therapy, medical lab technician, pharmacy technician and dispenser course.
Colleges situated in the neighbourhood include Central College in Arya Nagar Lahore. The institute offers matriculation, intermediate, bachelors and masters in arts, commerce and science to girls and boys.
Moreover, universities near Samanabad Lahore are Ameer-ud-Din Medical College in Jubilee Town, Lahore Institute of Animation & Design and the University of South Asia in Muslim Town, Qarshi University on Muslim Town Mor and Lahore Leads University near Kalma Chowk Flyover.
Ameer-ud-Din Medical College offers undergraduate degrees in medical, research and clinical departments, while Lahore Institute of Animation & Design offers technical courses in game design, audio-video and digital FX, motion graphics, graphic designing, fashion designing and interior designing among many other design and development courses.
Qarshi University provides bachelors and masters degrees in the departments of management sciences, commerce, computer sciences, eastern medicine and surgery, mathematics and information technology and Lahore Leads University provides undergraduate, masters and M.Phil. programs in various disciplines of science, communication, political sciences, international relations, economy, English language and Islamic studies to name a few.
Nearby colleges and universities are a little over 1 to 7 km from Samanabad and it takes about 10 to 20 minutes to reach them by road.
Banks in and near Samanabad Lahore
Several famous banks operate in Samanabad Lahore, including United Bank on Samanabad Chowk, Meezan Bank Limited and Allied Bank on Poonch Road, Sindh Bank and Habib Bank Limited on Samanabad Main Boulevard, The Bank of Punjab on Multan Road and Bank Alfalah on Samanabad Road. Residents can easily make financial transactions with the help of these banks and their ATM machines.
Moreover, banks situated in proximity to Samanabad are Finca Microfinance Bank on Main Boulevard Gulshan-e-Ravi, Gulfishan Colony, MCB Bank on Band Road and Allied Bank Limited in Sodhiwal. An estimated commute time of almost 10 minutes is needed to reach these nearby banks.
People already settled here often use UPS batteries and generators as backup during load shedding. Prospective residents can also follow suit and buy electricity backup devices for their new home or shop.
Clinics and Hospitals in and near Samanabad Lahore
General clinics in Samanabad Lahore include Mansoor Clinic and Al Momin Clinic on Ghazali Road and Hamza clinic on Muslim Road. There are several, specialized clinics including Saad Children and Family Clinic on Second Roundabout in New Samanabad, Lahore Dental Care Clinic on Poonch Road, Surgi-Dent An Executive Dental Clinic near 1st Roundabout Samanabad and Family Health Homeopathic Clinic in Nawankot are also located here.
General clinics identify and recommend medicines for common diseases such as fever, flu, blood pressure and infections, while the specialized ones offer treatments to patients with dental issues, expecting mothers and people who prefer homoeopathy medications.
Moreover, proper hospitals in Samanabad Lahore include Samanabad Hospital on Samanabad Main Boulevard, Niazi Medical Centre on Samanbad’s Third Roundabout and Neelum Hospital on Ghazali Road. Whereas, those located nearby include Farooq Hospital in Allama Iqbal Town, Asif Block, Shaikh Zayed Hospital in Block D of Muslim Town and Hameed Latif Hospital in Abu Bakar Block of Garden Town.
Samnabad Hospital is a government-run medical project offers primary and secondary care to patients. The hospital offers medical, clinical and diagnostic services in almost 30 departments, some of which are child specialist wards, ultrasound department, general surgery and ENT department.
Niazi Medical Centre is a small-scale hospital that offers primary care medical services to patients with general health ailments, diabetes, blood pressure, jaundice, tuberculosis, infertility and physical disabilities.
Besides, Farooq Hospital and Shaikh Zayed Hospital provide medical services in various departments including gynaecology, ENT, nephrology, cardiology, radiology, paeds, urology, oncology, internal medicine, surgery, and gastroenterology and neuro physician. Both the hospitals have emergency ambulance services, lab services, ICU wards, proper operation theatres, proper radiology equipment and blood banks.
Hameed Latif Hospital Hameed Latif Hospital provides outpatient services such as endoscopy, dialysis, consultation and dental treatments. It also has an inpatient department that features private rooms, intensive care units, labour rooms and operation theatres.
The hospitals are located at a stretch of almost 3 to 7 km from Samanabad, at an estimated commute of 13 to 20 minutes.
PROPERTIES IN Samanabad Lahore
Sales Price Trends in Samanabad Lahore
In Samanabad, many houses are up for sale. The following sale price trends can keep buyers informed about approximate property prices of those houses. However, please keep in mind that these prices are not fixed and can change at any time.
Houses for Sale in Samanabad Lahore
Houses of 5 marla, 10 marla and 1 kanal are available for purchase in Samanabad. The price for 5 marla houses starts off at PKR 75 lakh and goes all the way up to PKR 1.9 crore, while the price of 10 marla houses is between PKR 1.5 crore and PKR 3.75 crore and the price of 1 kanal houses falls anywhere amid PKR 3.4 crore and PKR 4.4 crore.
Rent Price Trends in Samanabad Lahore
Very few houses are up for rent in Samanabad, Lahore. Again, the prices mentioned here are subject to change, without notice, owing to the real estate market conditions.
Houses for Rent in Samanabad Lahore
The rent price for 5 marla houses in Samanabad Lahore is between PKR 18 thousand and PKR 60 thousand and the per month rent for 10 marla houses starts at PKR 60 thousand and ascends up to PKR 1.1 lakh.
Commercial properties are being offered for sale and rent in Samanabad Lahore. For now, properties including shops, plazas, and other types of commercial buildings are on offer.
As more and more units get developed more properties will be offered for commercial purposes.
Most Popular Areas in Samanabad Lahore
According to the buying trends on Zameen’s popularity calculator, Nonarian Chowk is very popular among buyers with a total of 30.6% of online searches, Samanabad - Block N ranked second with a total of 30%, Bastami Road secured the third spot with 26.1%, Samanabad - Block A raked in fourth with 5.4% and Gulzaib Colony was ranked fifth with 3.6%.
Buyers showed interest in Nonarian Chowk situated on New Shalimar Road, the area entails and is surrounded by important commercial areas, public transportation stations, mosques, schools and parks. All these features play a huge role on the value of properties in Nonarian Chowk.
As for rental trends, Samanabad – Block N secured the first spot with a total of 50% of online searches, Bastami Road secured the second spot with 28.6%, Nonarian Chowk ranked third with 9.9%, Samanabad – Block A came fourth with 5.7% and Gulzaib Colony came fifth with 5.3% of searches on the website.
Samanabad – Block N is popular among renter-seekers because of its key location. The block is situated ideally between Ghazali Road and Multan Road, making it easier for prospective residents to enter and exit this block. Moreover, a number of clinics, hospitals and academic institutions can be found in this block.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS, AND BAKERIES
Malls in and near Samanabad Lahore
Shopping isn’t really a problem for the people of this area, thanks to all the malls located in and near Samanabad Lahore. Malls operational in Samnabad include Sanwar Center situated on Multan Road marking Samanabad Town and Syed Plaza on Ferozepur Road.
Locals of this area can also drive to nearby malls including Dubai Shopping Mall and Ichhra Shopping Centre located in Ichhra Lahore, Textile Plaza situated in Shadman 1 on Main Shadman Market Road, Reliance Plaza in Allama Iqbal Town - Kashmir Block, Rehman Plaza on Queen’s Road marking Mozan Chungi Lahore and Rafi Group’s Central Plaza on Garden Town’s Main Boulevard.
One can reach these malls in about 10 to 20 minutes by road.
Of all the malls mentioned, Ichhra Shopping Centre, popularly known as Ichhra Bazar Lahore is very famous. From bridal dresses to party wear and casual clothing, footwear and jewellery to decorative items for events like weddings and birthdays and items such as school bags for children – everything is available in this grand bazaar of Lahore.
Restaurants and Bakeries in and near Samanabad Lahore
Samanabad Lahore is the place to be for those with an eclectic palate. From Pakistani food to Italian food and Chinese restaurants – several restaurants operate in this area.
People in search of desi food options can go to Haji Allah Haq Restaurant and Ronak Mela Restaurant located on Poonch Road marking Samanabad Town, Al-Khair Khadda Kabbab and Chenab Tikka Centre & Milk Shop on Ghazali Road and Taste Makers Bar BQ Family Restaurant on Mehmood Road.
People who like to eat different dishes made from chicken can visit Chicken Master near Ghazali Road and New Chicken Cottage on Mehmood Road marking Samanabad Town, while those fond of Italian food, particularly pizzas, can make their way to Pizza Delight and Hot-n-Ready Pizza. The former is on Ghazali Road near Nazd Khizra Masjid and the latter is located on Samanabad Main Roundabout.
Moreover, Hot Chilli Restaurant located on Poonch Road is the best option for people who like continental, Chinese, Bar BQ and fast food. Whereas, people who prefer fast food can go visit Al-Buraq Fast Food Restaurant on Samanabad Main Boulevard, Arabian Food Club near Butt Sweets & Bakers, Café Platter and Topsi Burger & Sandwich on First Roundabout of Samanabad located on Poonch Road and BS Pizza and Fast Food on Muslim Road.
Furthermore, bakeries in Samanabad Lahore include Cakes & Bakes Samanabad near First Roundabout of Samanabad, Gourmet Sweets & Bakers on Samanabad Main Boulevard and Big Man Sweets & Bakers in Nawankot area of Samanabad Town.
Some bakeries in proximity to Samanabad Town are Khalifa Bakery on Tipu Sultan Road marking New Mozang Chungi, Kashmir Bakery on Shamma Road crossing through Rasool Park, Shezan Bakery on Temple Road marking Mozang Chungi and Bundu Khan Sweets & Bakers situated in Block B of Gulshan-e-Ravi, Lahore. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes to reach these bakeries by road.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Sports Facilities and Fitness Centres in and near Samanabad Lahore
Samanabad Lahore is particularly known for its sports arena. Residents can play cricket and football in the Samnanabad Sports Arena located on Ghazali Road. The sports complex is spread over 5 acres of land. The membership-based sports arena is limited to cricketers and footballers, but also provides facilities in the fields of badminton, table tennis, gym, swimming, taekwondo, snooker and aerobics.
Residents can also go to Doongi Ground Sports Ground located on Samanbad Circular Avenue.
Other famous playgrounds situated near Samanabad include MHA Sports Arena by Bari Theater in Zeenat Block of Allama Iqbal Town and FQM Futsal Arena in Gulshan Block of Allama Iqbal Town Lahore. It takes about 12 to 14 minutes to reach these places by road.
Additionally, weight watchers and active lifestyle followers can get memberships in Rock 7 Gym located on Poonch Road, Health & Care Health Club situated on Ghazali Road, Health And Fitness Club near 2nd Roundabout Samanabad, New Body Line Gym and Fitness World on Samanabad Circular Road, and Azfar Fitness Gym on Nadeem Shaheed Road.
Gyms operational nearby at a drive of approximately 10 to 15 minutes include Workout Xplosion Gym near Masjid Alrahim in Ichhra Lahore, Yaasir Gym on Shama Road marking Ichhra, Shoaib Gym Ladies and Gents on Main Boulevard Gulshan-e-Ravi and International Gym in Block E of Gulshan-e-Ravi Lahore.
Parks in and near Samanabad Lahore
Samanabad Lahore is home to several lush green parks. Popular parks of this area include Children Park and Islamia Park on Poonch Road, Jinnah Park on Multan Road, Family Park on Ghazali Road, Rahat Park in New Samanabad Town and Rustam Park near Sanawar Centre. Most of these parks are just a short walk for residents from different areas of Samnabad Lahore
Some more parks near Samanabad are located at a driving distance of 5 to 15 minutes. These include F Block Usman Park in Block F of Gulshan-e-Ravi, P&T Colony Park on Multan Road, Jahangir Park Eid Gah on Link Ferozepur Road marking Rasool Park, Huma Block Park in Allama Iqbal Town Huma Block, Rise Park in Wahdat Colony and Gulshan Amusement Park in Gulshan Block of Allama Iqbal Town.
Locals can visit these parks to meditate, jog, exercise or simply listen to music or read a book after and breathe in some fresh air after a tiring long day.
Salons and Spas in and near Samanabad Lahore
People particular about skincare, haircare and general relaxation must consider living here, owing to the salons and spas in Samanabad Lahore. Popular salons based here are Depilex Beauty Clinic, Men Zone Hair Zone and Biya’s Beauty Clinic on Poonch Road, Star New Look Beauty Salon and Maliha’s Beauty Salon on Bastami Road, Rubai Parlor on Samanabad Main Boulevard,and New Fancy Beauty Salon & Training Centre on Ghazali Road.
Other known names in the area include Men X Salon & Studio in Samanabad Block – N, Nagina Beauty Salon on Rehmat Ali Road, marking, Samanabad Town and Diana Hair Salon on Sarhandi Road Lahore. Residents can visit these salons to pamper themselves and take a relaxing break from the busy city life.
Furthermore, some beauty parlours located nearby, at an estimated commute time of 5 to 10 minutes are Clipper Beauty Salon 3 on Link Ferozepur Road, marking New Islamia Park Lahore, Huda Beauty Lounge and Meerab Beauty Parlor in Rasool Park Lahore and Sis Beauty Parlour Boutique & Training Centre in Block D of Gulshan-e-Ravi Lahore.
The salons offer a variety of beauty services from manicures to pedicures and facials and massages. The parlours also work with proper makeup artists that specialize in party makeup and bridal makeup.
Cinemas near Samanabad Lahore
Movie theatres located at a drive of nearly 20 to 25 minutes include Capital Cinema and Metropole Cinema on Mayo Gardens Nisbat Road, marking Montgomery Park Garhi Shahu Lahore, and Prince Cinema on Abbott Road, dotting Qila Gujjar Singh Lahore.
Many social events take place in Samanabad Lahore to keep people who’ve already settled down here since almost decades united. From kite flying festivals to cricket tournaments and football matches – many events take place round the year.
Moreover, several social events such as birthdays, marriages and family gatherings are also organized in the banquets and halls situated here. Famous halls of Samanabad Lahore include Dream Palace, Falak Banquet Hall, Zeenat Wedding Hall and The Wedding Hall Samanabad on Poonch Road and Royal Garden Marriage Hall near Mahmood Road.
Just like Samanabad, its neighbouring areas are also properly developed. Significant areas surrounding Samanabad Lahore are Allama Iqbal Town, Gulshan-e-Ravi, Arya Nagar, Sodiwal, Mozang Chungi, Rehman Park and Ichhra, Lahore.
Furthermore, historical landmarks of Chauburji in Block B of New Chauburji and The Tomb of Zaib-un-Nisa on Samanabad Mor Junction, Multan Road marking Nawan Kot Area is also situated in close proximity to Samanabad.
Lahore Zoo and Bagh-e-Jinnah are also not very far from this area.
The former is a famous historic site from the Mughal Era boating minarets, architecture and gardens of the Mughals. It is one of the oldest zoo in the world. The latter is a tomb that is apparently associated with the eldest daughter of Aurangzeb - the sixth Mughal Emperor.
Residents can always visit these sites, get a feel of the Mughal Era, and enhance their knowledge of history.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
The only property units being offered here for sale and rent are of houses. No flats or plots are up for sale or rent, this might be a hurdle for people who are in search of cheaper flats and for investors who are on a hunt for developed plots.
Furthermore, the drainage system of this over-populated area isn’t as good as the modern systems in newly developed areas. The torrential rainfall of 2019 in Lahore made it very clear that this area wasn’t ready for rain. Motorists were stuck on roads for longer durations, almost 57 mm of rainwater was accumulated in various points of Samanabad Lahore.
Traffic is heavier than usual in many other areas. Massive traffic jams are not so uncommon on Poonch Road, Samanabad. Not only does this affect normal people on the roads, but sometimes the mobility of ambulances carrying passengers to hospitals via this road also hampers.
Nevertheless, these problems can be resolved with the help of proper planning and administrative teams.
Importance of Samanabad Lahore from major locations nearby
- Located at a drive of just 7 minutes from Arya Nagar, Lahore
- It takes nearly 9 minutes to reach Chauburji, the historical landmark of Lahore
- It takes about 10 minutes to reach Sodiwal, Lahore by road
- Allama Iqbal Town, Lahore is located at a drive of about 13 minutes
- Rehman Park Lahore is located at an estimated commute time of 14 minutes
- It takes around 16 minutes to reach Gulshan-e-Ravi, Lahore by road
- Mozang Chungi, Lahore is located at a drive of almost 17 minutes
- Ichhra, Lahore is situated at a drive of approximately 18 minutes
- Similarly, it takes more or less 18 minutes to reach the Lahore Zoo by road
- Bagh-e-Jinnah Lahore is an 18-minute drive
For more guides on the various areas being launched and developed in the real estate market of Lahore, please visit Lahore Area Guide Section