5 Best Places To Live In Abeokuta
A south-western city, the capital of Ogun State, Abeokuta is an ancient city renowned for the presence of a huge rock called “Olumo Rock.” The name “Abeokuta” is derived from the literal function of the Olumo Rock. The meaning of “Abeokuta” is “beneath the rock.” This is used to describe the place where the ancient inhabitants of the city lived during war. They were known to live under the rock for defence and protection against enemy forces.
Beyond the meaning of the name, Abeokuta is a cool place to live. In this city, you have lots of fascinating views that will attract your eyes and stimulate your mind. In this post, I will be giving you the 5 best places to live if you ever find yourself in Abeokuta. While there are more livable locations, these 5 are the ones I consider the best. Let’s take a look.
1. Ibara Housing Estate
Ibara housing estate is the number one place everyone wants to live in Abeokuta. It is difficult to get more beautiful and serene locations than Ibara in all of Abeokuta. This is the place where top government officials and other wealthy individuals find their abode. The governor’s lodge and many top hotels are situated in Ibara which makes it the neighbourhood of highest value in Ogun State. More so, it is close to the popular Omida market. This means you can easily get anything you want in minutes. It has well laid out transport routes for ease of transportation.
This is a wonderful place for singles and young families. This part of the city is very vibrant and has the elements of wealth and functionality therein. You can see young men and women leaving their various homes for work every morning. The scene is however entirely different at night. Those who you saw leaving for work are back at night. However, they are not back at home. They take their evening rest at bars and restaurants. Oke-Ilewo is good for you if you want a good mix of city life.
Aside from the vibrancy of this part of Abeokuta, it is also a business hub for top corporate organisations. Several banks are located here. The Central Bank of Nigeria also has a branch in Oke-Ilewo.
3. Asero Estate
Asero is situated along the Abeokuta-Ibadan expressway. You can hardly come across people of no education in this part of Abeokuta as two of the most prestigious academic institutions in Ogun State are nearby. The Federal University of Agriculture and The Federal College of Education are both located close to Asero. These two institutions also make Asero a very lively place to live as the students constantly supercharge the social life of the neighbourhood.
Asero is also popular for its Kemta Adire and Farmers markets. This is great for those who prefer to buy and consume fresh food items, as well as those who love the traditional Abeokuta clothing – Adire.
4. Laderin Estate
This rapidly developing residential estate is located along the newly dualised Abeokuta – Shagamu expressway. Laderin is home to both the Obasanjo Hilltop Estate and the Mandate Estate. This is a rapidly developing estate that has been well planned for both the present and future generations. Young families are rapidly occupying space here. It promises to be the ultimate residence in Abeokuta when every parcel of land is developed.
5. Federal Housing Estate Olomore
This estate completes our list because it is the perfect location for the mid-income man. At the entrance of the estate, you will see filling stations and commercial activities. It has a local market for cheap items. The cost of securing a housing unit is also considerably lower than in any of the four locations above. And for that, I recommend this estate for mid-income families and young men and women who are just starting out.