Developers cash in on young home seekers’ love for luxury apartments

The upcoming Belcrest Gardens project which is located in the fast-growing locality overlooking the scenic Arboretum Gardens in Kileleshwa, Nairobi. PHOTO | COURTESY

What you need to know:

  • The city’s satellite towns, such as Athi River, Kitengela, Ruiru, Kiambu, Kikuyu and Ruaka are also experiencing a similar trend, but targeting those who want a quiet, semi-rural environment, but with all the amenities one finds in the city.
  • Driven by the infrastructure development thanks to devolution, the property boom on the outskirts of the city has reached an all-time high, and has seen an exodus of middle and upper middle-class tenants tired of city life and looking for custom-made houses farther afield.
  • Another upcoming project by the developer is Belcrest Gardens, which is located in the fast-growing locality overlooking the scenic Arboretum Gardens in Kileleshwa.

The changing taste of young and enterprising home owners in Nairobi has fuelled the increasing luxury housing boom that has seen investors splash billions of shillings to woo the expanding middle- and upper-middle class in the city.

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