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Living in Lahore - A Guide to Find and Live in the Best Societies of Lahore

Sep 25,2021

These days people are moving into big cities in search of better opportunities. However, some are relocating from small cities to big cities to improve their living standards and lifestyles. The cities that attract people the most are Lahore, Islamabad, and Karachi.

If we were to talk about Lahore, without a doubt, Lahore is the heart of Pakistan. Also, there is an old saying that "The one who hasn't seen Lahore isn't born yet."

It is the capital of Punjab and is also known as the "City of Gardens" because of its many park sand gardens. Lahore also attracts people because of its architectural and phenomenal history. Moreover, students from all over Pakistan prefer to get an education from Lahore, as the schools, colleges, and universities in Lahore are fantastic.

Also, Lahore has fine restaurants, huge malls, and other places that are the best for entertainment. In short, living in Lahore is like living your life to the fullest.

Furthermore, if we talk about the best areas to live in Lahore, the choices for an individual are many. According to their budget, needs, and requirements, you can find a property in a suitable area that offers the greatest amenities.

Before moving to learn about the best residential areas to live in, why not learn about the cost of living in Lahore?

What’s the Cost of Living in Lahore?

It is the question that comes to mind when people plan to move to Lahore. Basically, it depends on the lifestyle of an individual or family.

If you are planning to live in Lahore on your own in a hostel, you will have to pay at least 8 to 10k rent a month. There is the possibility that you get a good offer where you even get food from the hostel. Other than that, don't forget about the transportation charges. If you prefer using public transport, 3 to 4k is the amount you need every month. If you have a motorbike, even then, the expenditures are most likely to stay the same. However, if you prefer traveling in Uber or similar means of transport, the charges will increase and go up to 10 to 15k a month. Lastly, by adding food and other expenses, you can say that a single person at least needs 30 to 35k a month in order to survive in Lahore.

Contrary to that for the families, the charges can get double, triple, or quadruple, as all depend on the number of family members. If you have a house of your own in the city, it is a blessing, as otherwise, the rent of a home takes away a huge portion of the income.

Now that you have a rough idea about how much you might spend in a month living in Lahore, it is time to learn about the area’s best to live in Lahore.

Some of the Best Places to Live in Lahore

Lahore has some of the most modern housing societies. So, if you plan to buy a house here, know that such societies are the keys. We have shortlisted the best societies to save your time and effort.

Bahria Town, Lahore

Bahria Town is one of the posh areas of Lahore. There are many who call Bahria Town a city of its own.

It is a residential area that is best to move into if you have a reasonable budget, as the society offers so many options to its investors. Moreover, Bahria Town is not providing the luxury and peaceful environment to live in Lahore only as it is also in Islamabad and Karachi.

The infrastructure of the society is breathtaking and world-class. The location of Bahria Town, Lahore is also ideal, as you get easy access from Canal Road. Also, the city is safe and secure. CCTV cameras are installed in every block, entrance, and park. All of the cameras are monitored by trained staff.  

Society promises to provide 24-hours gas, electricity, and water supply. Hospitals, parks, restaurants, and other advanced facilities are also available in the housing scheme. The sewerage system is also the best. Lastly, only residential properties aren't available in society, as you can also invest in commercial properties.

DHA, Lahore

Defence Housing Society, a society that didn’t need any introduction, as everyone knows about it. It is a society that is also considered as a Lahore posh area.

The society is well-maintained and attracts many, even though property here isn't that cheap. The housing scheme has several blocks and sectors; phase 1 is the oldest, and 6, 7 blocks are the newest.

DHA is a place to invest if you are looking for a long-term investment. The land value in this society never sees a decline. It means facing any sort of financial loss isn't something you should worry about.

Park View City, Lahore

If you are looking for affordable yet the best area to live in Lahore, Park View City is the residential area you should consider moving in. The society has 3.5, 5, 6, 10 Marla, and 1 Kanal Plot.

The housing society allows even low-income people to buy a property and build the house of their dreams. Not only your hard-earned money stays secure after investing in this program, but you also enjoy good ROI too.

The society is located near Thokar Niaz Baig, Multan Road. If you are wondering who is behind this amazing project, we like to tell you that Vision Group is the developer of this society. The company is owned by Aleem Khan, a member of a famous political party, PTI.

Model Town, Lahore

If we talk about the oldest yet well-planned residential areas of Lahore, Model Town will top the list without a doubt. The place was founded in the 90s and has beautiful and luxurious houses, along with huge green parks. 

Around the town, there are few shopping malls near Link Road. If you are looking for a house for rent, it is an area to go for, as here the rent isn't too high because of society's age. Model Town Stretches over 1463 acres. Also, the whole society is divided into 10 blocks named A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, and K. 

There are other blocks, too, L. M, N, P, Q, R, and S, but are administered by LDA.

Kings Town, Lahore

Another economic society that gives multiple options to those looking for residential or commercial plots is Kings Town. The society is LDA approved and is located at a prime location.

Here you can not only find 3 to 5 Marla plots but fully constructed homes too. The installment plan offered by the authorities is also ideal.

Gulberg, Lahore

Luxury, peace, and perfection are something that describes Gulberg, Lahore pretty nicely. It is an area that is the best to live in, as it is in the middle of the city. You can find anything pretty easily around.

The closest areas around Gulberg are MM Alam Road, where multiple brands are available, and fine dine-in restaurants. Moreover, other than residential property, it is an excellent area to invest in for commercial properties.

Johar Town, Lahore

It is a society that is named after the famous leader of the Pakistan movement Muhammad Ali Johar. It is another residential area that is one of the oldest, like Model Town. The location of this housing society is quite prime as it is on Canal Road and has a number of amenities available around. 

If you are the one planning to make the best real estate investment in Lahore, Johar Town is an area you must consider. The main attractions around this area are Emporium Mall and Expo Centre. If we talk about the educational institutes that are near, UCP, UMT, Bahria University, and other famous institutes are around. 

Also, some of the best hospitals in Lahore are located around this area, like Latif and Doctor Hospital.

Garden Town, Lahore

From the name, it is clear that the area is going to be green and the best to live in. The residential area is located near Ferozepur Road, known as one of the busiest areas in Lahore. Garden Town is also accessible from Canal Road and Usmania Road, which makes it the first choice of many. 

Overall, the society is divided into 12 blocks based on size. Those who live in this area are mainly upper-middle-class, business people, and even salary-based families. 

The area has some of the best educational institutes around and even hospitals.

The above discussed are some of the top and the best areas to live in Lahore. All the societies are legal and are approved by LDA. You can even do research about it on your own, for satisfaction. In case you aren't able to decide which society you should invest in; it is better to visit each society at least once on your own. The visit will give you a better idea about everything and will help you in making the right decision regarding living in Lahore.

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