Safest and Affordable Estates To Live In Nairobi Kenya.

This article contains a list of the most affordable and safe estates in Nairobi City and its environs, considering various factors.

One of the most significant factors to consider while dwelling in Nairobi City is the place you live. It is the dream of every Nairobian to live in a safe, secure, and convenient environment. However, many a time people find it hard to figure out where to live especially the newbies who have not familiarized themselves with the city.

It goes without saying that most people visiting Nairobi for the first time have to tarmac before they find a stable house to dwell in. Some of these are individuals in the working class who have been posted to work in the city, civil servants, or young people looking for jobs.

Some of the factors to consider before settling for a particular house are security, location, accessibility as well as monthly rent. This article explores the safest and affordable places to live in Nairobi city, highlighting their location, security status, and monthly rent required.

List of Safest and Affordable Estates in Nairobi Kenya.

1. Roysambu

Roysambu is an estate located in Nairobi along the Thika Superhighway. It houses one of the largest malls in Kenya, Thika Road Mall which appears as the second largest mall in Kenya after Two Rivers Mall.

Located strategically along Thika Road, the estate is home to all kinds of people from both the middle and upper economic classes. The area is inhabited by the working population, upcoming middle class, and a bunch of fresh college graduates recently absorbed into the job market.

Apart from housing ordinary Kenyans, the Roysambu estate is inhabited by various Kenyan celebrities as well as foreigners from Nigeria, Rwanda, and Congo.

A one-bedroom house in this area goes for ksh 15,000 to 20,000 while a bed-sitter costs Ksh 8,000 to 12,000 monthly. Security in this area is tight owing to the neighboring GSU Camp and adjacent barracks in the Mwihoko area.

2. Ruaka

Ruaka is one of the fastest developing estates in Nairobi owing to its strategic location along Nothern Bypass. The area is preferred by many Kenyans in the middle class due to its affordability and easy access to and from the CBD from any direction. However, the presence of Kenya’s Largest Mall (Two Rivers Mall) in the region has resulted in hiking of rent due to the increased population in the region.

In Ruaka, the monthly rent for a one-bedroom house is between Ksh 15,000 and 20,000 while bedsitter goes for Ksh 7,000 to 10,000. The security in this area is also commendable and stable.

3. Kikuyu

Kikuyu is a residential zone located in Nairobi West and accessible through waiyaki way. The area is easily accessible from the CBD and the fare prices are affordable. It is preferred by many city dwellers due to its affordability.

A bedsitter in this region costs Ksh 7,000 per month while a one-bedroom house goes for ksh 13,000 to 16,000. The security in this region is not badly off considering that it is a semi-urban area.

4. Ruiru.

Located in the outskirts of Nairobi City along Thika Super Highway, Ruiru is a Favorite dwelling place for many Nairobians who love having peace of mind. The estate is strategically located in a convenient environment in Kiambu county, serving people from both Nairobi and Kiambu.

Although the region is presumably inhabited by campus and college students from surrounding institutions such as Kenyatta University and Zetech, it is home to many people in the working class.

A bedsitter goes for ksh 5,000 to 7,000 while a one-bedroom house costs between ksh 8,000 and 10,000. The security in this region is good and not many cases of crime and violence are reported.

5. Rongai