ABOUT SECTOR M-3, LAKE CITY LAHORE
Lake City Lahore is a developing housing community that aims to provide its residents with a comfortable and luxurious living in Lahore. It is a well-planned housing project divided into several blocks and sectors. Boasting a prime location, the area is accessible from Lahore Ring Road and Raiwind Road.
Proximity to the Lahore Ring Road allows for a convenient commute to and from the city centre. Raiwind Road is equally important as it connects Lake City Lahore to a number of important locations such as Raiwind Railway Station, Valencia, DHA Rahbar, some of the major universities of Lahore, Thokar Raiwind Road Bus Stop, National Highway (N-5) and Canal Road. Bahria Town Lahore is also situated near Lake City Lahore.
If you’re planning to invest in the project, a good place to start is M-3, which is a residential-only sector. Here’s a quick round-up of what you need to know about this particular sector of Lake City:
AT A GLANCE
- Purely Residential Sector
- Peaceful Location
- Gated Community
- Eco-friendly Environment
- 24/7 Electricity, Gas and Water
- Golf Course, Clubhouse, Pool, Community Parks and Mall in the society
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Public Transport near Sector M-3, Lake City Lahore
M-3, Lake City Lahore is accessible from Lahore Ring Road and Raiwind Road. Its proximity to Ring Road allows for a convenient commute to and from the main city of Lahore.
For public transport, the residents can head to Raiwind Road as an LTC bus passes by after every 10 to 15 minutes from the road. Depending on where you are headed to, you can catch an HOV – New Urban Bus, B-12A for Lahore Cantt and Saddar, B-22 and B-23 for Thokar Niaz Baig or a B-10 for Gulberg side.
Allama Iqbal International Airport is the second largest airport of Pakistan, hosting light to medium traffic daily. It is located at a drive of around half an hour from Sector M-3, Lake City Lahore. Other than that, Raiwind Railway Station is also at a 23-minute drive from the project.
Markets near Sector M-3, Lake City Lahore
M-3, Lake City is a residential only sector but you can always visit Lake City Mart and Freshly for your grocery shopping and other everyday items. Both these stores are located at a 5-minute drive from the sector. Lake City Mart, near Lake City roundabout, in sector M1, is a grocery store + pharmacy from where you can find fresh food including fruits, vegetables and meat, medicines, first-aid and a good collection of household items. Freshly, which is also near Lake City roundabout, is a franchise project of METRO, offering grocery and other household items.
Mosques near Sector M-3, Lake City Lahore
Currently (July 2019), the mosques in Sector M-3, Lake City Lahore are under construction, just like the rest of the sector. There are other Jamiah mosques in the society, open to all the residents of Lake City.
There is an M Block Masjid in Sector M1, on the Lake City service road which is around 2 km, at a 5-minute drive from the sector. It is a beautiful and air-conditioned mosque where the Imam Sahab (Muslim scholar), holds an informative Khutbah (sermon) every Friday. During Ramadan, special arrangements are made for the Taraweeh prayers. Masjid Sher Muhammad in Janjatey is also at a distance of around 2 km.
M7-A Mosque is a decent mosque within Lake City Lahore, which is also around 3 km away, at a drive of 8 minutes from Sector M-3. Anwaare Madeena Mosque in Fazaia Housing Society is also at the same distance.
Schools, Colleges And Universities in and near Sector M-3, Lake City Lahore
Froebel’s International School near Lake City roundabout is accessible from the Main Boulevard of Lake City, at a drive of 5 minutes or roughly 20 minutes by walk. The school incorporates planned extracurricular activities into their curriculum for better learning. Their curriculum goes in the following order: Early Years, Primary, Secondary and Upper Secondary Education. In upper secondary, they offer IGCSE from Pearson Edexcel Board and A’ Levels from Cambridge International Examination (CIE) and Pearson Edexcel Board (EDEXCEL).
Other nearby schools include Unique High School and Science Academy in Block J of Fazaia Housing Society – both around 7 minutes away. Allied School on Raiwind Road, and Pak Turk School in Block E of Khayaban e Ameen are nearly 10 minutes away. Academia de Averroes School in Block D and Beaconhouse School System in Block B of Valencia – both at a drive of around 15 minutes.
Froebel’s International School near Lake City roundabout also offers Higher Secondary Education, i.e., Advanced Levels – AS and A’ Level.
Other options within a 30-minute distance include Azra Naheed Medical College, which is a part of Superior University on Raiwind Road, is just 12 minutes away. Continental Medical College near Bhobattian Chowk on Defence Road - 14 minutes away. Punjab College on Ace Indigo Road link to Multan Road, Bahria Town Girls College and Bahria Town School and College in Bahria Town – all located at a 20 to 25 minutes distance.
As for the universities nearby, there are plenty of notable universities within a 30-minute drive from M-3, Lake City Lahore, most of which are on Raiwind Road.
- Riphah International University on Raiwind Road is at a 10 minutes’ drive from Lake City Lahore. The courses that they offer are Rehabilitation & Allied Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Business & Management, Computing & Applied Sciences, Clinical & Professional Psychology, Language & Literature, Engineering & Technology, and Veterinary Sciences.
- Superior University on Raiwind Road, which is 11 minutes away, is offering Undergraduate, Graduate and Ph.D. Programs, in several disciplines. The disciplines that one can choose from are Fine Arts, Mass Communications, Accounting & Finance, electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science, Interior Design, Textile Design, BBA, MBA, and others.
- Nur International University, also on Raiwind Road, is located at a 14-minute drive from Sector M-3, Lake City Lahore. The university has four faculties, viz. Management Sciences, Applied Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Basic Sciences. Each faculty has its respective departments.
- Beaconhouse National University is a Private Liberal Arts University located on Raiwind Road, in Beaconhouse Society, at an 11-minute drive.
- University of Lahore (UoL) is at a 6 km drive from the block, which takes nearly 10-15 minutes. With around 10 Faculties, an unmatched architecture and over 300 disciplines to offer, it is one of the top universities of Lahore.
- University of South Asia, in Block A of OPF Housing Society, near Raiwind Road, is at an 18-minute drive. It is a Private University that was established in 1987 as an institution called National College of Computer Sciences (NCCS). 100,000+ students benefitted through its training programs in Computer Sciences. Later on, it was expanded to provide undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees in fields including Business Studies, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Law, Media Studies, Nutrition, Physical Therapy, Fashion and Interior Design.
Banks near Sector M-3, Lake City Lahore
There are two bank branches in the commercial area of Lake City Lahore, near Lake City roundabout – Allied Bank and Faysal Bank, both with a 24/7 ATM facility. For other banks, you can always head towards Valencia and Bahria Town.
In Valencia Housing Society, you can find Askari Bank, Allied Bank and Faysal Bank on Valencia Main Boulevard. Dubai Islamic Bank in Block H. Habib Bank Limited, Bank of Punjab, Bank Al-Habib Limited, MCB and Meezan Bank at the D-Block side of Valencia Main Boulevard. JS Bank, Habib Metropolitan Bank and National Bank of Pakistan on Sunrise Road of Valencia.
The bank branches that you may not find in Valencia or Lake City, but in Bahria Town are Silk Bank, Soneri Bank and Bank Alfalah.
Lake City Lahore has underground water and electrical setup, keeping the roads look neat and hassle-free. To supply Lake City Lahore with power, a power plant was installed in Sector M-7 back in 2015. The plant provides uninterrupted power supply to all the sectors of the project, 24/7.
Clinics and Hospitals near Sector M-3, Lake City Lahore
Some clinics that you can find near M3, Lake City Lahore include Dermesthetic Clinic for Skin, Nails and Hair Care, and Laser Techniques, in Scholars Loop, Umer Block of Bahria Town. Taimoor Medical and Ultrasound in Chanar Courts, near Raiwind Road. Dr. M. Usman Sarwar Clinic in Block A of AWT Housing Scheme Phase 2. Rafique Clinic in Block G of Valencia has a Paediatrician and Gynaecologist to offer. All of these clinics are located at a drive of no more than 5-20 minutes from Sector M3, Lake City Lahore.
However, for detailed health check-ups, diagnosis and treatment, there are quite a few hospitals within 30 minutes from M-3, Lake City Lahore. The closest one is Mumtaz Bakhtawer situated on Raiwind Road, at the Gul Afshan Society side – at a distance of 10 km and a drive of 17 minutes. It is a general hospital offering decent healthcare services along with an emergency department that is operational round-the-clock.
Bahria International Hospital in Takbeer Block of Bahria Town Lahore is also a good option nearby, is also around 10 km away, at a drive of 22 minutes from Sector M3. The hospital has courteous doctors and paramedics, coming from experienced backgrounds. They have specialised consultants for Neurosurgery, Dialysis Centre, ENT Department, Gynae, Organ Transplant Centre and several other departments. Their Emergency and Trauma centre operates 24/7 to facilitate their patients.
Security in Sector M-3, Lake City Lahore
Lake City Lahore is a gated community with security guards looking after it 24/7. Only residents can pass through the gate, the other people will have to identify themselves first.
PROPERTIES IN M-3, LAKE CITY LAHORE
Sales Price Trends in Sector M-3, Lake City Lahore
The developers of Lake City Lahore are mostly offering residential plots for sale. The sale price trends in Sector M-3, Lake City Lahore depend on the size and location of the plot. A centrally located, larger or corner plot is priced higher than the latter. The price trends of these properties are discussed below.
Houses for Sale in Sector M-3, Lake City Lahore
The houses for sale in M-3, Lake City Lahore are very diverse in nature, built according to the liking of the property owner. You will find Russian Villas, Contemporary Duplexes and Symmetrically Lined Bungalows in the sector, all with a different structure and architecture.
The interior is also unique for all the houses. People have added some useful yet luxe features such as Electronic Hobs, Smart Refrigerator, Automated Shower, Smart Toilet, Wooden Interior and whatnot. You can find these houses in 10 marla, 1 kanal and 2 kanal starting at a price of PKR 2 crore and going up to PKR 11 crore or more. A 1 kanal house can be bought for as low as PKR 2 crore and a 2 kanal house for as low as PKR 7 crore.
Plots for Sale in Sector M-3, Lake City Lahore
There are plenty of plots for sale in M-3, Lake City Lahore, with their sizes ranging from 10 marla to 1 kanal and 2 kanal. 10 marla plot prices start from as low as PKR 65 lakh and exceed up to a crore. 1 kanal plot prices range between PKR 1 crore to 2.5 crore and a 2 kanal plot can be yours for as low as PKR 3 crore. These plots give you a choice to build your house the way you want but before you can start building, the plan/layout needs approval from the concerned parties.
Rent Price Trends in Sector M-3, Lake City Lahore
M-3, Lake City Lahore is offering only a limited number of properties on rent, including a few houses and separate portions (upper portion and lower portion).
Houses for Rent in Sector M-3, Lake City Lahore
Sector M-3, Lake City Lahore is renting out houses in the chosen area. The rent of these houses starts from PKR 1 lakh for 1 kanal and go up to PKR 1.5 lakh with an increase in the property size, number of rooms and other features provided by the house. These houses come in the size of 10 marla, 1 kanal or more. For more details on these homes, you can always connect with the seller and visit the site.
Upper Portions for Rent in Sector M-3, Lake City Lahore
You also have the option to rent a separate upper portion in Sector M-3, Lake City Lahore. The rental price of upper portions start from PKR 50 thousand and go above.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS, AND BAKERIES
Malls in and near Sector M-3, Lake City Lahore
Lake City Lahore has a mall of its own, called Lake City Shopping Mall, located in the centre of Lake City, near Lake City Roundabout. The mall is under construction with very few brand outlets, Cinepax and a Gloria Jeans café (as of July 2019). By looking at the structure, architecture and the interior of the mall, it can be said that it is going to be a grand project once completed.
The other nearest mall is Emporium Mall by Nishat Group on Abdul Haque Road, opposite to Expo Centre, in Trade Centre Commercial Area Phase 2, Johar Town. The mall is home to more than 200 brands and is spread on a land size of 114 kanals, where there is a vast parking area, shopping space, games, playland, food court, cinema and whatnot. The mall can be easily accessed after a 24-minute drive from Sector M-3, Lake City Lahore.
Restaurants and Bakeries near Sector M-3, Lake City Lahore
Lake City Shopping Mall has a Gloria Jeans café where the residents can go to enjoy some good coffee, tea, breakfast or brunch. The project is still in its development phases and will have more options once it is developed.
Some well-liked restaurants can be found in Bahria Town Lahore, namely Ravi Restaurant on Bahria Town Main Boulevard, famous for their barbecue and handi specials, Madni Sajji & BBQ in Ghauri Block, known for their huge variety of barbecue, Yasir Broast in Executive Lodges of Sector B, liked for their handi and karahi. All of these options are at a drive of around 15-20 minutes from M-3 Lake City.
Bahria Town Lahore also has some good bakeries where you can go for bread, biscuits, cakes, cookies, pizza and other baked/fried items. It has branches of Gourmet Bakers & Sweets, Cakes & Bakes, Bundu Khan Sweets & Bakers and Bakers Ville – all near the commercial area of Sector C, at a drive of 20 minutes. There is a branch of Gourmet Bakers & Sweets on Defence Road, in Block A, DHA Rahbar, Phase 1, sitting at a drive of 9 minutes from Sector M-3, Lake City Lahore.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Sports Facilities and Fitness Centres near Sector M-3, Lake City Lahore
Lake City Golf & Country Club located on the Main Boulevard of Lake City Lahore along with its PGA 18-hole Golf Course features a gym, to keep the residents active and fit. There is also a gym called Be Strong Gym on Lake City Main Boulevard, in Block M7. The gym has treadmills, leg press, hip sled, back press, shoulder stretch, lat pull-down machine and other necessary fitness equipment to keep you fit and healthy.
Parks in Sector M-3, Lake City Lahore
There is a reason Lahore Development Authority, or any other development authority for that matter, requires the developers to have 2-4% of land as parks and other recreational facilities. These facilities are good for health, environment and aesthetics. Fortunately, Lake City Lahore has a good number of parks in Sector M-3A, M-2A, M-2, M-1, Block M-7 and Block M-4.
There is a park within Sector M3 at a walking distance for all its residents. It has a gazebo, slides, swings, merry-go-round and jogging tracks. The main park of Lake City Lahore is in M-7, featuring a lush green landscape, rides, slides and benches. However, it is only open for children and women. The community parks in M-1 and M-2 feature a play area for the kids, jogging tracks, basketball, and tennis courts.
Salons and Spas near Sector M-3, Lake City Lahore
Lake City Salon is a salon for men on the Main Boulevard, Block M-1 of Lake City Lahore. The salon is known for providing good hair-cutting services. Another one is Blazon Men’s Salon in the Commercial Area of Sector C, Bahria Town, where you will find professional stylists and amazing services waiting for you. Leisure Salon, also a men’s salon in Commercial Area, Sector C, Bahria Town, known for their hair styling and cutting services. Revive Beauty Salon & Institute in the Commercial Area of Sector B, in Umar Block, Bahria Town, are meting out above par services with a very professional behaviour. All of these salons shall be no more than 20 minutes from M-3, Lake City Lahore.
Lake City Golf & Country Club on the Main Boulevard of Lake City Lahore is located at a distance of 2 km, 6 minutes’ drive from Sector M-3. The Golf Course is a PGA Standard, 18-hole course that is designed by Phil Ryan, an Australian Golf Courses designer who is also one of the founders of Pacific Coast Design.
It provides the golfers on-ground training facility to help them up their game, while turning out to be a fantastic experience for both, the pros and the beginners. Top-class coaching, manicured lawns, mowed fairway, bunkers and a driving range to best practice your shots. The club, on the other hand, provides a venue for entertainment and is a good option for spending your leisure time. The club is open only for the Club Membership holders.
Sky Zone is located right on Lake City Main Boulevard, at a distance of 2.5 kilometres, which wouldn’t take more than a 6-minute drive from Sector M-3. It is a one-of-a-kind trampoline park that caters to children as well as adults. It features different types of physical activities where one can spend their leisure time while they work up a sweat. There is Freestyle Jumping, Sky Slamming, Ultimate Dodgeball, Foam Zone, Sky Hoops, Sky Joust, Sky Ladder, Sky Line, Free Climbing, Speed Zone, Warped Wall, Fusion Ultimate Dodgeball, Drop Zone, Ninja Warrior Course and whatnot – the options are limitless.
Outside of Lake City Lahore, there is a really good Wildlife and Safari Park on Safari Road, at an 8 km distance, 18 minute drive from Sector M3, called Lahore Wildlife Park. The park has a Safari lake with boating, a zoo, an aviary and an amusement park called Fun Dunya Theme Park. Then there is the Grand Jamia Masjid of Bahria Town in Juniper Block, at a distance of 9 km and a 20 minutes’ drive. The mosque is inspired by the Mushal Islamic Architecture with beautiful Mughal detailing done to it. Eiffel Tower Park is also in Bahria Town in the Violet Block, at a 20-25 minutes’ drive from Sector M3, Lake Cite Lahore.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Sector M-3 of Lake City Lahore is a residential only sector with not much commercial activities observed nearby. Sandwiched between Lahore Ring Road and Raiwind Road, the location of Lake City Lahore is gold. It is peaceful and yet convenient enough to let you reach the main city of Lahore within 30 minutes. The sector is currently offering plots for sale of 10 marla, 1 kanal and 2 kanal, and similarly sized villas and bungalows. Electricity, Gas and Water is set up underground, while ensuring sufficient and continuous supply to the entire area. This makes Lake City Lahore a load-shedding free zone. Schools, mosques, hospital, banks, restaurants, malls and parks are all available at a close distance.
Importance of Sector M-3, Lake City Lahore from major locations nearby
- Valencia is only 10 minutes away
- Bahria Town Lahore is just 10 minutes away
- University of Lahore is a 15 minutes’ drive
- Lahore Wildlife Park is only 19 minutes away
- Grand Jamia Masjid is around 21 minutes away
- Eiffel Tower Park is only 24 minutes away
- Raiwind Railway Station is 23 minutes away
- Allama Iqbal International Airport is only 30 minutes away