Over the past few years, we’ve seen a lot of interest garnering towards people opting for investing in apartments, penthouses, and condos in Islamabad. It is mainly because of the lack of space in the city to develop new housing schemes with residential units and plots. The scarcity of urban land is pushing the limits of sustainable development in the capital city, which is rapidly shifting its focus from plots to high-rises. We can now see many residential and mixed-use buildings being built in Islamabad.
This means apartment seekers in the federal capital now have more options than ever before to look for a suitable property either to invest in or accommodate. Real estate developments are taking place all across the city, which could be a reason why people looking for apartments in the city now feel overwhelmed.
After carefully accumulating and vetting the data from Zameen.com’s search trends, here we have put together a detailed real estate guide on the top 5 areas with flats for sale in Islamabad to help you narrow down your options and make a well-informed decision.
Now, without any further delay, let’s get the ball rolling!
Most Popular Areas With Flats for Sale in Islamabad
The most popular areas among apartment buyers in the capital city have been listed and detailed below:
According to the user behaviour on Zameen.com, DHA is currently the most popular area with flats for sale in Islamabad. The locality offers state-of-the-art infrastructure and living arrangements to ensure a quality lifestyle.
Along with offering all the perks of a modern lifestyle, DHA Islamabad also enjoys a stellar location in the suburbs of the capital city, surrounded by a robust network of well-established roads that greatly adds to the convenience of residents. Since it is an intelligently planned real estate project, DHA Islamabad has dedicated commercial districts for the convenience of residents.
Like other DHA projects in Pakistan, the neighbourhood is a large-scale development that has been divided into many phases and subdistricts. Now, the question is: what are the best phases in DHA Islamabad to look for apartments right now? According to Zameen.com, Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the neighbourhood are currently the most trending subdistricts among apartment hunters.
Highlighted Project: Zameen Ace Mall — one of Pakistan’s most prestigious mixed-use developments — is also being developed in DHA Phase 2. It brings an eclectic mix of residential apartments, hotel suites, and commercial outlets for investment.
Now, let’s take a look at the real estate prices for different types of apartments in DHA Islamabad. The average cost of a 1-bed apartment starts at around PKR 36 lakh and goes up to PKR 1 crore. To invest in a 2-bed apartment in the area, you need to have a budget of around PKR 1.5 crore. Similarly, buying a 3-bed apartment in DHA Islamabad may cost you from PKR 90 lakh to 3 crore on average.
Bahria Town Islamabad
Bahria Town is another top-notch real estate development that is planned to offer a secure and world-class living environment. Known as one of the poshest gated communities in the twin cities, it has secured one of the top spots in terms of popularity among apartment buyers in Islamabad.
Spanning thousands of hectares and seamlessly linked with the very famous GT Road, Bahria Town, Islamabad is truly a mega housing project. Its boundaries extend all the way to Rawalpindi. It is divided into nine phases, which are spread across the landscape of twin cities and connected with signal-free corridors and expressways.
According to user behaviour on Zameen.com, apartment buyers in Bahria Town Islamabad have started to take a lot of interest in Bahria Enclave and Bahria Garden City, making them the two most popular subdistricts in recent months.
Talking about the average costs for flats in Bahria Town Islamabad, we’ll start with a 1-bed unit, which is available for around PKR 38 lakh to PKR 1.2 crore. Likewise, the average cost of 2-bedroom apartments in the neighbourhood is a bit higher, which is from around PKR 75 to PKR 2.1 crore. Those who are interested in a 3-bed apartment in the capital city’s Bahria Town may have to set aside a budget of PKR 1.4 to PKR 3.6 crore.
Highlighted Project: All set to grace the urban landscape of Bahria Town Islamabad with its marvellous design and elevation, Grande Palladium is the capital city’s most awaited mixed-use complex. The grand-scale project is a result of a remarkable collaboration between Earthlink Developments and Zameen Developments — the prestigious real estate development arm of the EMPG.
Grande Palladium has been equipped with tastefully designed ultramodern apartments to provide you with a highly comfortable and luxurious experience. The upper floors of the project will host a high-end residential complex where a myriad of world-class amenities will be available right at your doorstep.
Given the project’s outstanding location and remarkable features, it would be safe to say that it is the most intelligently planned 7-storey multipurpose building in Phase 4 of the gated community. To learn more about Grande Palladium and its promising investment scope, read this guide.
The E-11 sector is one of the most well-maintained neighbourhoods in the capital city, providing its residents with all modern-day amenities. There are many urban open spaces and recreation spots located in proximity to the neighbourhood of E-11, such as MPCHS Park, Syedna Usman Park, and Multipurpose Ground Park among other outdoor places.
E-11 enjoys an ideal location in one of the most peaceful parts of the city. The neighbourhood is seamlessly connected with the main Margalla Road. The beauty of the urban landscape of the vicinity is enhanced by the stunning backdrop of Margalla Hills. E-11 Islamabad is also a well-connected neighbourhood sharing boundaries with some of the city’s most popular sectors, including F-11, G-10, D-12, F-10, and G-11.
Moreover, Islamabad’s very famous Kashmir Highway, which is now officially known as Srinagar Highway, is also just a few-minute drive away from the area. This route can also be conveniently used to reach the Islamabad International Airport and for intercity travelling.
Now, we’ll go through the prices of apartments for sale in E-11. Let’s suppose, if you are interested in buying a 1-bedroom flat in the area, you’ll come across a price range starting from PKR 25 lakh to 1.3 crore. On the other hand, the average cost of a 2-bedroom apartment is between PKR 40 lakh and PKR 2.3 crore. More spacious residential units like a 500 sq yd house may cost you around PKR 70 lakh to 2.5 crore.
Gulberg is one of the largest housing schemes in Islamabad. It is based on well-planned neighbourhoods and commercial districts, interlinked with a network of well-paved roads. Since it is a part of Pakistan’s greenest city, the entire project boasts greenbelts and urban open spaces.
Since it is a large-scale project, the upscale neighbourhood is divided into different subdistricts by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to add to the convenience of the people navigating through it. Well, the three most popularly searched areas in Gulberg these days are Gulberg Greens, Gulberg Residencia and Gulberg Business Square.
Along with the availability of all top-notch amenities and lifestyle conveniences, Gulberg Islamabad is also easily accessible from Islamabad’s very famous Blue Area and other popular residential and commercial districts in the city. Living in the neighbourhood, you can use the route of Gulberg Expressway, which is a signal-free corridor, to move between the locales within the neighbourhood or get to other parts of Islamabad.
Now, let’s take a closer look at the types of apartments available for sale in Gulberg Islamabad and their average prices. The cheapest option in the area is definitely a 1-bedroom apartment, the price tag of which starts from as low as PKR 40 lakh and goes as high as PKR 1.3 crore. A 2-bedroom flat, which is an ideally-sized home for a small family, is available for around PKR 60 lakh to PKR 2.3 crore in Gulberg Islamabad. To invest in a larger, 3-bedroom apartment unit in the area, you need to have a budget of PKR 1-3.5 crore on average.
Located in proximity to the Kashmir Highway, G-11 enjoys seamless connectivity to other parts of the city. It is the best neighbourhood to enjoy a refined and peaceful living experience that the capital city is famous for.
Since this real estate project is right next to the Srinagar Highway, it shares boundaries with many other prominent sectors in the metropolitan area, such as F-11, F-10, G-10, and G-12. G-11 Markaz is not only the most prominent commercial market in this sector but it is also one of the most famous commercial spots in the entire twin cities.
Besides all these highlights, as a resident of Sector G-11, you would have access to some of the most high-end educational and healthcare facilities in the capital city. Many residential buildings have recently sprung up in the neighbourhood, giving all the more reasons to apartment seekers in Islamabad to relocate to G-11.
If you are looking for a 1-bed apartment in G-11, you need to set aside a budget of around PKR 40 lakh to PKR 1 crore. On the other hand, for a bigger, 2-bedroom flat in the area, the price range is between PKR 70 lakh to PKR 2.5 crore. The average prices for 3-bedroom apartments in G-11 are around PKR 90 lakh to PKR 3 crore or even more, depending on the location, condition, and other characteristics of the properties.
This brings us to the end of our detailed real estate guide on the best areas with apartments for sale in Islamabad. If you are looking for other property types, don’t forget to check out our comprehensive blog on the most popular localities to buy property in the capital city.
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