Finding Your Happy Place, Episode 6: Epe

Epe is a town in Lagos Nigeria, located on the Northside of the Lekki Lagoon and about 90 km from Oyo State – Ibadan. Epe is about 70 km from Lekki axis (Ibeju Lekki to Ajah to VGC to Chevron to Ikate to Lekki Peninsula). These definitely put Epe at a growing advantage over some other areas in Lagos with its proximity and the developments in its axis, Epe is perceived a strong location for real estate. While areas like Lekki phase1, VGC, Ikoyi and Banana Island may be topping the list of many home buyers, the Epe area of Lagos continues to be attractive to not only home buyers but real estate investors both for now and a store of future value.

Epe is a major collection point for fish export. According to the last census carried out in 2006 by the National Population Commission, the population of Epe was approximately 181,409.

The Epe Township is home to a number of institutions and industries like; Michael Otedola College of Primary Education (MOCOPED), Pan Atlantic University (PAU) and the Dangote Refinery. The establishment of these institutions have attracted futher development, growing urbanization with elites making Epe their new found happy place. It is worthy to no note that until recently, Epe township had not been widely known for habitation, but the recent development of the area by both the Lagos Sate Government and private institutions have opened up the area particularly to everyone interested in buying a home there or buying a property for commercial purposes.

On good road networks and basic amenities, some people argue that Epe’s road network and accessibility is the best in the state. The roads are well built with quality drainages and street lights for security at night. Epe is also connected by water to other parts of the state like Ikorodu, making for an alternative source of transportation. The town is scarcely rocked with the usual traffic that can be found in other parts of Lagos partly because of the good road network and detailed planning of the town which proposes a world class cargo and passenger airport and a seaport.

The town is not shy of basic amenities as well which include; schools, hotels, malls, markets, banks, hospitals, gym centers, playgrounds, restaurants, parks, etc., the area houses every modern amenity that you may require to live a modern life or enjoy a successful business. Epe also connect easily to neighboring states, therefore making inter-state trade and commuting much easier.

With emphasis on proper urban planning and the mega city project championed by the Lagos State Government, houses in Epe are well built with adequate vegetation to support the eco system. The town is very well secured as there are hardly any reports of violence in the area.

Lands in Epe currently go for at least 1 million naira for half a plot, while houses in upcoming estates could go for 50 -100 million naira. Real estate capital appreciation in Epe is strong with 100% over the last 5years. This is why you should invest in Epe. Find suitable options here buyletlive.com/Epe

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