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Top 10 Best Places to Live in Nairobi

When it comes to moving to Nairobi, choosing where to live can greatly impact how comfortable you feel in your new surroundings, as well as the success of your relocation. With this in mind, we have compiled a list of some of the best places to reside in Nairobi after taking into account factors such as crime rates, quality of local schools, traffic, housing trends, and access to amenities.

Below is a table that includes information on the top 10 neighborhoods or estates to live in Nairobi:

Neighborhood/Estate Description
Muthaiga Home to wealthy Kenyans, gated houses with 24-hour security patrol, Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital, and Muthaiga Golf club
Gigiri One of the largest expat communities in Africa, hosts UNEP and several embassy offices, regular police patrols, top shopping and entertainment centers, and near top medical facilities
Lavington High-income residential estate, elegant and beautiful houses, and home to prestigious schools such as Loreto Convent Msongari, Braeburn, and Braeside
Kileleshwa Relaxing and stress-free area for middle-class Kenyans and many expatriates, with several good schools like Kileleshwa Academy, Kenton College Academy, Light Academy, Angels International School, Inquisitive Minds International School, and Cavina School
Ridgeways Home to wealthy Kenyans and diplomats, expensive and luxurious bungalows with good security, Ridgeways mall serving residents’ shopping and entertainment needs, and Windsor Golf Club
Runda Nairobi’s largest gated community, serene and secluded environment for the rich and famous, good schools like Potter House School and Brookhouse, and priority on security with two police outlets
Kilimani and Hurlingham Modern house designs with 24-hour security surveillance, located close to shopping centers such as Yaya Centre, Adams Arcade, and Junction
Karen Known for its large European population, magnificent and super expensive houses, Ngong Racecourse, good schools such as Brookhouse and Hillcrest International, and top hospitals like Nairobi Hospital and Karen Hospital
Kitisuru Luxurious neighborhood with expatriates, foreigners, and top managers, proximity to major companies and top schools like the International School of Kenya, Rosslyn Academy, and German School, and near other high-end neighborhoods
Riverside Gated houses with good security, tailored to international standards to attract expatriates, and proximity to the CBD, making it a suitable place to stay for diplomats and expats

Other estates that are worth considering in Nairobi include Nyari, Lower Kabete, Loresho Spring Valley, Parklands, and Kahawa Sukari.

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