Are you planning to relocate to a different city? Or planning to settle down in Pakistan from abroad? Well, there are many reasons that make Bahria Town a good choice for you. Bahria Town in Rawalpindi and Lahore are fully developed, however, Bahria Town Karachi is almost complete.
Bahria Town is a community known for offering an ultramodern lifestyle to its residents. In this blog, we will present a comprehensive comparison of Bahria Town in Rawalpindi, Lahore and Karachi with regard to facilities, features and property trends.
Bahria Town Islamabad
The foundation of Bahria Town was laid in the late-1990s and its first gated community was established in Islamabad, southwards on the Grand Trunk Road. Bahria Town Islamabad, which is an ultramodern housing scheme, was expanded to nine phases almost a decade later.
Immediately after its establishment, Bahria Town Islamabad became a hot spot for property investment and is one of the most searched areas in the city, as per the buying trends up till May 2019.
As far as the most popular localities within Bahria Town are concerned, B-17, G-13 and D-12 are the top performing areas for buying properties, according to the popularity index available on Zameen.com.
Bahria Town Lahore
Following the similar patterns and standards of real estate development Bahria Town Lahore was constructed in mid 2000s. Like Bahria Town Islamabad, a large part of it has already been developed and boasts praiseworthy infrastructure. Bahria Town is also one of the top five areas in Lahore to buy property, as per the search trends of May 2019. The comparison of Bahria Town Lahore and Islamabad can mostly be done in terms of their location and property value.
Bahria Town Lahore comprises many phases and sectors. Sectors C, E and F have been the most trending sectors in Bahria Town Lahore for property investment in the area according to Zameen.com.
Bahria Town Karachi
Bahria Town Karachi is one of the latest real estate developments in the city of lights. It is an extremely popular housing scheme in Pakistan. This popularity has drawn a lot of property investment to Bahria Town Karachi, making it one of the most sought after areas in Karachi for buying property according to Zameen’s popularity index of May 2019. This newly developed gated community in Karachi covers a large area — over 44,000 acres — making it one of the largest housing societies found in Pakistan.
Bahria Town Karachi features many precincts. If you look at Zameen’s buying trends, Precinct 12, Bahria Sports City and Bahria Paradise are some of the most-searched areas in Bahria Karachi.
Location and Distance from The City Centre
Bahria Town Islamabad has an ideal location since it is in proximity to many other famous housing societies such as DHA Phase III, DHA Valley and PWD Housing Society. The city centre is only 34 minutes’ drive away from Bahria Town Islamabad and Islamabad Expressway is the best route to get to it.
Bahria Town Lahore is surrounded by popular neighbourhoods in the city like Wapda Town and Valencia Residency. Expressways like Canal Road and Defence Road run adjacent to Bahria Town Lahore, which is an added convenience for commuters.
A 30 minutes’ drive from Bahria Town Lahore will get you to the city centre via Main Canal Road. However, it will take you around 45 minutes to reach the airport by road.
Boasting a magnificent entrance on M9 Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway, Bahria Town Karachi has another mega real estate project in its surrounding that is under development known as DHA City. You can easily get to the main city and the airport after a roughly 40-minute drive via Motorway 9 (aka Karachi Hyderabad Motorway) and Malir Link to Super Highway.
When doing the comparison of Bahria Town Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi, we observe that all of these projects are upscale communities that share, more or less, the same housing facilities, as we shall discuss below.
Let’s start with Bahria Town Islamabad. It is a highly secure neighbourhood that is monitored by CCTV cameras and patrolling security vehicles. Residents here have access to a central mosque, several parks and other neighbourhood amenities. Educational institutions like Ace International Academy and Roots Millennium School are found in Bahria Town Islamabad. Both of these schools are known for their exceptional curriculum and qualified faculty.
Green Valley Premium Hypermarket, Civic Centre Bahria Town and Punjab Cash n Carry are some of the famous shopping destinations that exist in the area. Mumtaz Medical Centre and Reliance Hospital are places to visit in Bahria Town Islamabad in order to avail effective healthcare facilities.
Being an upscale neighbourhood, Bahria Town Lahore offers its residents an ultramodern lifestyle, complete with discretionary amenities. From mosques and public parks to restaurants and shops; Bahria Town Lahore has it all.
The vicinity also has institutions providing quality education such as Bahria Town School and College and Beacon House Bahria Town Campus. Famous places to go shopping in Bahria Town Lahore are Safari Mall, Jasmine Mall and JP Towers. The area also features state-of-the-art healthcare centres such as Bahria International Hospital and Lifecare Hospital.
Bahria Town Karachi also offers elevated standards of living facilitated by many neighbourhood amenities. It is a gated community that is equipped with many public parks, masjids and entertainment facilities. The area enjoys existence of some of the best educational institutions such as Roots Millennium School and Bahria Town School and College.
Shopping Gallery in Precinct 2 and Dominion Twin Tower, which is under construction, are two of the most famous shopping places located in Bahria Town Karachi. To avail effective healthcare facilities, people can visit Bahria International Hospital, which is located in the centre of the area.
The development of Bahria Town has set a new benchmark in the real estate market of Pakistan. Visitors and tourists coming to Bahria Town Islamabad can get entertained by visiting Bahria Town Zoo, Eye View Park and Ibn e Batuta Amusement Park.
Tourist attractions are a few out of the many perks of living in Bahria Town lahore. A smaller and beautiful replica of the Eiffel Tower is constructed within the heart of the society. Moreover, Grand Jamia Masjid is another magnificent sight to visit. People looking for some adventure can head over to a zoological garden with incredible wildlife and an adventure park having offering many thrilling activities in Bahria Town Lahore.
Being the latest development, Bahria Town Karachi features some already constructed, underdevelopment and planned tourist attractions. Danzoo is a place with amazing wildlife species for people to visit with friends and family. Apart from it, the two major tourist attractions of Bahria Town Karachi that are still under construction include Rafi Cricket Stadium and the world’s third largest Jamia Mosque with the capacity of 70,000 worshippers.
Properties in Bahria Town
To make your property search easier, we shall now compare property options available in Bahria Town projects in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi.
Please note while all three are affluent neighbourhoods, you can still find affordable options if you’re planning on buying and renting homes in Bahria Town. Let’s begin.
People looking to rent a 10 marla bungalow in Islamabad’s Bahria Town have to pay around PKR 30,000 to PKR 1.5 lakh a month. However, monthly rent for a 1 Kanal residential unit in Bahria Town Islamabad ranges between PKR 50,000 and PKR 3 lakh.
Similarly, the rental price of a 10 marla house available for rent in Bahria Town Lahore starts from PKR 30,000 and goes up to PKR 1.5 lakh per month. A bigger rental option, which is a 1 Kanal house in Bahria Town Lahore has a monthly rent ranging between PKR 45,000 to 1.5 lakh.
To rent a 125 sq yds house in Bahria Town Karachi, you need to pay around PKR 22,000 to PKR 40,000. People looking for a bigger residential unit can opt for a 200 sq yds house in Bahria Town Karachi, the monthly rent of which ranges between PKR 25,000 and PKR 80,000
Property Investment Opportunities
Bahria Town Islamabad features affordable property options. People who are willing to invest in a 10 marla residential unit for sale in Bahria Town Islamabad will come across prices ranging from PKR 1.25 crore to PKR 4.6 crore. Likewise, the asking price for a 1 Kanal house in Bahria Town Islamabad ranges from PKR 1.9 crore to PKR 7 crore
Property investment in Bahria Town Lahore turns out to be a feasible option for many. For example, if someone wants to buy a home spanning 10 marla in Bahria Town Lahore, then they have to pay around PKR 1.5 crore to PKR 3 crore. Moreover, a 1 Kanal residential unit for sale in Bahria Town Lahore is normally priced between PKR 2.8 crore to PKR 5.6 crore.
Residential properties available for sale in Bahria Town Karachi offer best value for money. Buying a 125 sq yds ultramodern house in Bahria Town Karachi will cost you around PKR 41 lakh to PKR 1.5 crore. Similarly, the price of a 250 sq yds house for sale in Bahria Town Karachi starts from PKR 1.05 crore and goes all the way up to PKR 3.2 crore.
In a Nutshell
Regardless of the city the project is situated in, Bahria Town offers some of the best housing facilities to its residents. The amenities coupled with good locations make the housing schemes ideal for property investment.
Development of gated communities like Bahria Town is one of the newest and most successful real estate trends in Pakistan adopted over the last two decades. Make sure to climb on the bandwagon before it’s too late.
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