Best estates to live in Eastlands Nairobi


Life can force you to live in Eastlands because it’s where you’ll get affordable houses, while looking for a house, a conducive living is paramount. Most of the estates in Nairobi’s Eastlands are for the poor and middle income earners, but there are some for high income earners.

When looking for a house to rent in Eastlands, the first things to look at is security, water, accessibility, drainage and transport network.

The good thing about Eastlands is that houses here are cheap as compared to Westlands.For a little as Ksh 7, 000, you can get a one bedroom house to occupy.

If you are looking for a house in Eastlands Nairobi, below are the best estates to settle in:

  1. South B
  2. South C
  3. Imara Daima
  4. Donholm
  5. Greenspan
  6. Nyayo
  7. Tassia
  8. Syokimau
  9. Utawala
  10. Buruburu
  11. Nairobi West
  • South B

South B is very close to Nairobi CBD.The estate is ideal for people earning over Ksh 100,000 per month. A bedsitter costs Ksh 12,000 to Ksh15,000 while one bedroom house goes for more than Ksh20,000 per month. If you want to occupy a 2 bedroom house, you’ll part with more than Ksh30,000 per month.

Security in South B is excellent and there is plenty of water.

There are many schools in South B,it’s also where The Mater Hospital is located.

  • South C

South C is opposite South B and the conditions for living in this estate are similar to South B.

Red Cross and Boma Hotel are some of the companies located in South C.

  • Imara Daima

Recently, Imaara mall was opened at Imara and it’s one of the magnificent malls in Nairobi. From your home to this mall, you’ll take 5 minutes. Houses in this estate are for people earning Ksh 70,000 and above per month. The rent for one month of a one bedroom house is Ksh is between Ksh 13,000 and Ksh20, 000.If you are looking for a bedsitter, you’ll pay over Ksh 11,000.Rent for two bedroom house goes for more than Ksh18, 000.

  • Donholm

Another estate you should consider in Eastlands is Donholm.Unlike estates in Eastlands where apartments dominate, in Donhom, there are several mansions to select from. The security is excellent, supermarkets and malls are many, and schools are available.Donholm is ideal for people working in CBD or along Jogoo Road.

A bedsitter goes for Ksh 8,000 to Ksh12,000,one bedroom for Ksh 13,000 and above and two bedrooms at least Ksh 20,000.

  • Greenspan

Greenspan is a very clean estate which is located near Greenspan mall, one of the biggest malls in Eastlands. There are a couple of houses within the estate you can rent and live comfortably. The estate is a gated community with set out rules, so you expect security and good drainage system. To rent a house in Greenspan, you should be armed with Ksh 30,000 and above.

  • Nyayo Estate

Nyayo Estate is where the likes of blogger Alai were living. It was initially owned by NSSF.Most of the houses in this estate are one to 3 bedrooms, it’s hard to get a bedsitter. You will spend over Ksh25, 000 monthly on rent at Nyayo Estate.

  • Tassia

Tassia is a cheap estate which had modern and old houses. Here bedsitters and one bedroom houses are many. The rent for one bedroom is Ksh 12,000 to Ksh15, 000 while two bedrooms cost Ksh 18,000 to Ksh 30,000 per month. Bedsitters go for as low as Ksh 7,500 per month.

Quickmart is one of the supermarkets in the estate.

  • Syokimau

Syokimau has some of the best houses to rent.If you want a stand-alone house, this is the best estate to live in.You can get even a 5 bedroom house in Syokimau.Apartments her are not many but those available are spacious with plenty of water.

If you are ready to pay rent from Ksh 20, 000,then go to look for a house in Syokimau.

  • Utawala

Utawala may be far from Nairobi CBD but it’s a good estate to live in.Among the estates listed above, Utawala is the cheapest to live in.You can get a one bedroom house for ksh 9,000 in Utawala.

Since it’s located near Embakasi Police Training College, the place is very secure.

  • Buruburu

Buruburu is where the likes of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga was living before relocating to Karen. The estate is well organized with good mansions and gated communities. It’s an estate where those with big families live. Rent for two bedroom house is Ksh 35,000 and above. For those who want bedsitters, you’ll pay not less than Ksh9,000 per month.

Most houses here are two bedrooms, three and 4 bedrooms.

Buruburu is one of the oldest estates in Nairobi.

  • Nairobi West

Nairobi west is located near Nyayo National Stadium. It’s here that Nairobi West Hospital is located.

Since Nairobi West is near Nairobi CBD,rent for houses is high. Bedsitters are not many here, you’ll mostly find two to 4 bedroom houses. Rent is from Ksh20, 000 per month.


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