Finding Your Happy Place, Episode 4: Ikoyi

There are a few places that easily come to mind when luxury, wealth, and serenity are brought up and Ikoyi is definitely one of them. Located in Eti-Osa Local Government Area, Ikoyi lies to the northeast of Obalande and west of Lagos Island. Ikoyi is arguably one of Nigeria’s wealthiest communities, housing the extreme upper-class residents of Nigeria.

On the fourth episode of ‘Find Your Happy Place,’ we believe that your dream home should be aimed at only the best choice locations in Lagos. Whether you are residential in Nigeria or abroad, Ikoyi is the right place for you and there are a good number of reasons why it is an easy choice to pick amongst other luxurious locations in Lagos.

The first reason is the security the area enjoys, primarily, security is key to every form of development which will translate into how loved an area can be. Over the years, Ikoyi has been one of the most peaceful areas in Lagos partly because it houses some of Nigeria’s top individuals and institutions like; The Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) headquarters, World Health Organization (WHO) Lagos office, The Nigerian Government Presidential Secretariat Headquarters, Dodan Barracks, the highly accredited British School, Ikoyi Golf Club, Embassies, five-star hotels, classy restaurants, some of Lagos biggest night clubs and so on.

Ikoyi is home to some of the most opulent residential facilities not just in Lagos but in Nigeria. Over time, land space has been limited due to the increasing number of buildings there, and this has led to some architectural creativity, developers in the area now build vertical apartment buildings in order to accommodate more buildings. Popular streets/roads like Bourdilon road, Alexander road, and Gerrard road are good examples of where you can find such architectural geniuses. Apartments here are available for both rent and sales, most property owners in this area prefer to transact their real estate services in dollars.

Although there have been concerns about whether Ikoyi has what it takes like well-channeled roads, good water, and electricity to sustain the high influx of homes and offices in the area, the area has been able to prove over time that it can handle such pressure and even more. The fact that estates and offices have remained and new ones keep coming is proof that Ikoyi can handle new development and still provide basic amenities for its dwellers.

In addition, accessibility to other major areas in Lagos from Ikoyi is not stressful as some people may assume, this is because the area already houses major basic amenities, like markets, schools, banks, hospitals, sports centers, gyms, and the likes, unfortunately, the longest drive you might have to embark on from Ikoyi is to the Airport which is located on the mainland. The road networks are well channeled and constantly being maintained. Ikoyi is also close to nature as it is at the edge of the Lagos lagoon and not too far from major private beaches in Lagos. Lest we forget, the popular Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge which has served as an aesthetic to hundreds of Nigerian movies is located in Ikoyi, this has exposed not only Ikoyi to the world but has also further put the name of the state on the world map through the eyes of the Nigerian movie industry.

Ikoyi should be your new chosen location whether for a home or for business. Everything you can ever dream of in the Nigerian modern real estate space can be found in Ikoyi. Make up your mind today to have your own space in this luxurious location, you can simply start by reaching out to us at BuyLetLive to help you easily navigate the area for your own slice of luxury.

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