Located about 3 km from Nairobi CBD, Parklands serves as both a residential and commercial hub for its residents. It is usually subdivided into avenues , from 1st to 6th avenue and connects Westlands to Muthaiga via Limuru road.
There is a substantial Asian community that resides in Parklands, dominated by Kenyans of Indian origin.
Parklands has all kinds of residential units such as single rooms, bedsitters for rent, one bedroom, two bedrooms, three bedrooms, four bedrooms and five bedroom houses and apartments for rent
For sale residnetial units you can also get one, two bedrooms, three bedrooms, four bedrooms and five bedroom houses and apartments for sale.
Administratively, Parklands is a subdivision of the Westlands Administative Division of the city of Nairobi. The division consists of the following subdivisions (locations): Kitisuru, Kilimani, Lavington, Kangemi
BRIEF HISTORY OF PARKLANDS
During Kenya's colonial days, the British demarcated the area as a residential neighbourhood for civil servants. During the 1940s and 1950s Parklands was one of the most congested suburban areas of the Nairobi metropolitan area. In the second decade of the 2000s Parklands is a mixed commercial/residential neighbourhood.
HOUSES FOR RENT IN PARKLANDS
Modern one bedrooms for rent in Parklands have a price range of between 25k to 45k. Though cheaper ones could still be found. The prices depend on closeness to the road, size, style, and architecture, and the amenities offered.
Modern two bedrooms for rent in Parklands have a price range of between 35k to 65k. Though cheaper ones could still be found. The prices depend on closeness to the road, size, style, and architecture, and the amenities offered.
Three bedroom in Parklands and above units for rent in could range from between 65k up to 150 k depending on the amenities offered.
Others include maisonettes and units in their own compounds that vary in pricing due to the factors above.
Four-bedroom houses and apartments for rent in Parklands could range from between 115k up to 250 k depending on the amenities offered.
Five-bedroom houses and apartments for rent in Parklands could range from between 150k up to 350 k depending on the amenities offered.
Some units also come with free wifi or wifi installed, Dstv plug-in connection, servant quatres detached, etc.
HOUSES FOR SALE IN PARKLANDS
3 bedroom apartments and houses for sale in Parklands start from 17m all the way to 35m depending on the amenities and location
2 bedroom apartments and houses for sale in Parklands start from 13m all the way to 35m depending on the amenities and location
4 bedroom houses and apartments for sale in Parklands start at 25m to 40m depending on location, size, and amenities
5 bedroom houses and apartments for sale in Parklands have their prices starting from 30m to 55m depending on location, size, and amenities.
Land for sale in Parklands
Parklands being a high end midlle class residential area has land prices being quite expensive.
A quatre acre will set you back 100m on a good deal.
Most lands have old houses on them.
Majority of the lands for sale in Parklands have a flat topography and suitable for real estate development
Schools in Parklands
Some of the schools in Parklands include
1. Parklands Arya Girls Secondary School
2. Parklands Boys High School
3. Oschwal Academy
4. Aga Khan Academy
Hospitals in Parklands
Some of the hospitals in Parklands include
1. Parklands Kidney Centre Ltd
2. Mediheal Hospitals
3. Avenue Healthcare Nairobi
4. MP Shah Hospital
Shopping centres in Parklands
1. Corner Plaza
2. Diamond Plaza 1
3. Krishna Park shopping centre
4. Angel's Nest
5. Amani Plaza
Direction to Parklands
You can board Matatus to Parklands at the edge roundabout between Thika road and Tom Mboya street at the CBD. Fare is usually 30 to 50 shillings
Pros of staying in Parklands
1. Very close to town
2. Secure environs
3. Close to social ammenities eg schools
Cons of staying in Parklands
. Houses are usually quite expensive compared to other estates in Nairobi