Maitama is one of the major districts of Abuja located in the north of the city, with Wuse and Central Districts lying to its southwest and southeast respectively.
This area is home to the top bracket sections of society and business, and has the reputation of being very exclusive and very expensive.
It is in the phase 1 development plan of the federal capital territory. It is home to most embassies and high commissions. It is an exclusive and expensive area where the crème de le crème and top politicians live.
Interesting buildings include the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, National Communication Headquarters, The British High Commission. Maitama is home to many of the European embassies in Nigeria.
The Major roads are Murtala Mohammed way, Shehu Shagari Way, IBB way, Aguiyi Ironsi Street and Gana Street.
There are numerous restaurants, hotels, shopping malls and recreational places in Maitama.
WUSE II DISTRICT
Wuse II District is the northwestern part of the city, with the Maitama District to its north and the Central District to its south.
Wuse II is the commercial and residential hot bed in Abuja located at the core centre of Abuja. You will find classic residential and commercial interest at Wuse II.
Wuse district houses both the rich and average as it is the commercial heart of Abuja.
Wuse zone District is numbered Zones 1–8. The Wuse Market is Abuja’s principal market (Zone 5). The second most important post office in the city is here. This district houses the Sheraton Hotel and Towers (Zone 4), Ibro International hotel, the Foreign Affairs Ministry Headquarters (Zone 3) and Nigerian Customs Services Headquarters, Federal Civil Service Commission (Zone 3), Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration (NAFDAC) (Zone 7), Wuse General Hospital, and the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation. Just as Garki District has Garki II, Wuse has Wuse II.
Asokoro is the top spot of all districts, houses all the states lodges and guest houses. The ECOWAS secretariat is a focal point of interest as its Headquarters is located in Asokoro.
It is located to the east of Garki district and south of central district. It is one of the most exclusive districts in Abuja and houses virtually all the federal cabinet ministers, in addition the Presidential Palace (Aso Rock) is located in Asokoro district.
By Virtue of fact, Asokoro is the most secured area of the City.
Some of the major roads in Asokoro include Yakubu Gowon , Maitama Sule Street, Julius Nyerere Crescent, Kwame Nkrumah Crescent, Muritala Mohammed Way, and Nelson Mandela Street. Some landmarks in Asokoro includes: Aso Rock, World Health Organization, ECOWAS, Protea Hotel and numerous Embassies.
Garki District is the area in the southwest corner of the city, having the central District to the north and Asokoro District to the east. It was among the first places to be developed when the federal capital moved to Abuja. The District is subdivided into units called “Areas” these are designated as Areas 1 to 11. There is also Garki II different from Garki Area 2.
Garki is presently the principal business district of Abuja. Numerous buildings of interest are located in Garki.
Major roads in Garki are: Muritala Mohammed Express Way, Nnamdi Azikiwe Expressway, Ahmadu Bello Way, Moshood Abiola road, Tafawa Balewa Way, Samuel Ladoke Akintola Boulevard.
Some great places and landmarks in Garki includes: Nicon Luxury Hotel, Radio house, UTC Complex, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) office, NTA corporate headquarters and NNPC Mega Filling Station.
Apo District is a very fast developing district. It is located after Garki District and has quite a number of residential houses around. The legislative quarters in Abuja, Apo Mechanic village and many luxury hotels are located in Apo so you can be certain of the secure environment.
Apo also houses the popular Shoprite supermarket. Properties in Apo are very reasonable which is affordable to the average investor. Properties in Apo are quite affordable compared to other areas/ districts.
Gwarinpa Estate is the largest single housing estate in Nigeria and one of the largest in Africa. It is located roughly 10 kilometers from the Abuja central city.
The Estate was built by the Administration of General Sani Abacha and it is the largest of its kind in Africa. It provides residence for the majority and minority. Houses and Lands in Gwarinpa are very affordable.
Gwarinpa provides residence to the majority of the civil servants in federal ministries and government agencies. The ECOWAS Court has official quarters for the President and Members of the Court in Gwarinpa.
Life camp is a quiet residential area roughly 5 Kilometers from Gwarinpa. Life camp is home to a number of multi-national firms such as, Julius Berger, SNEPCO etc.
A large number of expatriates reside in Life-camp including the past FCT Minister. Life camp is also a good investment for property developers as this areas hosts some of the best residential estates in Abuja which includes Godab, Brains and Hammers and many more.
Katampe District is located at the phase 2 of the FCT. The FCT is subdivided into PHASES of which include (Phase 1, 2 and 3) Katampe is adjacent to Mabushi and Maitama. It has a unique location with latent value of a “GOLD MINE” for both investors and residents as at today. Katampe has the potential to surpass areas like Jabi, Utako and Mabushi.
Katampe is being proposed by the present FCT minister as the next district to be opened with state of the art infrastructure on a PPP(Public Private Partnership) with First bank plc.
Jabi is a beautiful residential area in Abuja with good road network. It has a nice lakefront called Jabi Lakefront worth over $1.5 Billion dollars. You would find hotels and guest houses around Jabi and it is a nice and peaceful area to live.
Jabi was very well constructed and it connects you to most part of Abuja. Houses in Jabi are also very affordable as the area is developing with high speed. It is a hot spot for investors. Jabi District is adjacent to Utako District. It is about 13minutes drive from Abuja city centre and about 30 minutes from the Abuja airport.
Utako is about 10minutes drive from the Central business district and about 30 minutes from the Abuja airport.
Utako is a mix of both residential and commercial activities. It has good road network and there are many beautiful residential houses. Many Commercial transport companies have their terminals at Utako.
Utako is definitely another lovely serene place to live in Abuja. There are also many beautiful gardens within Utako and no doubt about it being one of the best places to invest in as the cost of living is average.
Jahi District is located close to Katampe and Mabushi Districts. Jahi district is one of the fastest developing districts in ABUJA.
This area is a perfect location for upcoming investors as the price for properties in Jahi is very reasonable. A good number of residential buildings is located in Jahi and its very close to the popular NEXT supermarket.
Kubwa is one of the major suburban districts in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria.
Kubwa has been in existence since 1990 as a satellite town of Abuja. It is part of the Bwari Area Council which is one of the area councils in FCT. The distance from Wuse Market to Kubwa is approximately 23 Kilometers.
The Gwagi people were the original residents but Kubwa community became an entirely new and heterogeneous community as a result of government policy on relocation of the Gwagi people, having the three major ethnic groups, Hausa, Igbos, Yoruba’s and other ethnic minorities as the main inhabitants of the community; they are mainly civil servants, businessmen and women, commercial motorcycle riders, artisans and entrepreneurs.
Kubwa is mainly a residential area and is densely populated
Kubwa has different parts including Kubwa FHA, Phase 2 (Phase 2 site and Phase 2 site 2), Phase 3, Army Quarters and Kubwa village. Kubwa village is where the indigenes where resettled.
There is one major road that runs through Kubwa that is Gado Nasco road. Most commercial buildings in the area are located along Gado Nasco road.
Mabushi is a fast developing area in Abuja and it’s a great idea for investors to take opportunity of this lovely area. Cost of properties in Mabushi is reasonable and good for residential and commercial activities.
Mabushi is approximately 5 minutes away from the central city; Mabushi is in the phase 2 development plan of Abuja. It is adjacent to Wuse 2, Jabi and Utako districts but the road network inside Mabushi is developing at a high level.
A number of government agencies are also located in Mabushi and some strategic locations include VIO, Ministry of works and housing, Ministry Of Transportation, Ministry Of Education and more. This area is really a Gold Mine for investors so take the opportunity,
Abuja City’s Central District is located between the foot of Aso Rock and into the Three Arms Zone to the southern base of the ring road. It is like the city’s spinal cord, dividing it into the northern sector with Maitama and Wuse, and the southern sector with Garki and Asokoro.
While each district has its own clearly demarcated commercial and residential sectors, the Central District is the city’s prime Business Zone Most parastatals and multinational corporations have their offices situated in this area. An attractive area in the Central District is the region known as the Three Arms Zone, so called because it houses the administrative offices of the executive, legislative and judicial arms of the Federal Government.
The Central Business Area , houses many notable areas including the three arms zone, the Federal secretariat, the National Christian centre, the Eagle Square, the National Mosque, Grand Square, most parastatals, Banks and multinational Corporations.
The major roads that transverse Central Business District include; Independence Avenue, Constitution Avenue, Herbert Macaulay Way, Mohammadu Buhari Way, Ahmadu Bello Way, Tafawa Belewa way, and Olusegun Obasanjo Way.