Garki Abuja

Neighborhood overview

The Garki district is a busy, densely built up Abuja neighborhood that lies directly to the south of the city centre. The area is highly developed as a result of its presence in phase 1 of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.

The Garki neighborhood has both commercial and residential parts. Along with Wuse and the Central Business District, it is one of Abuja’s principle commercial centres. Several commercial organizations including financial institutions and governmental agencies have offices located in the area.

Abuja’s Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), which administers the FCT, has its headquarters in the Garki district. Other prominent landmarks include the International Conference Centre, Ultra Modern Market, Shagalinku Restaurant and Monoliza Amusement Park.

The district shares many characteristics with Wuse, the main difference being: Wuse has more recreational activities as compared with Garki’s more corporate business activities.

The commercial nature of the neighborhood offers plenty of employment opportunities. The neighborhood is frequented by people from other parts of Abuja for business, shopping or related pursuits. Its vast number of hotels, shops, restaurants, gardens and markets gives people ample opportunities for leisure.

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Getting around

Garki 1 & 2 together make up the district, with it further subdivided into Areas 1-11.

It nears the Central Area to the north, Asokoro to the north east, Guzape to the south east, Gudu to the south west and Durumi to the west. Major roads include Ahmadu Bello Way, Tafawa Balewa Way, Nnamdi Azikiwe Expressway and Murtala Mohammed Expressway.

Land and houses in Garki

Garki was among the first neighborhoods to be established when Nigeria’s capital was moved from Lagos to the FCT. Consequently, many of the city’s older buildings can be seen in and around the neighborhood. As a phase 1 Abuja district the price of land and homes in the area is generally expensive.

Having said this, property prices generally do not reach the heights of places like Maitama or Asokoro. Excellent infrastructure, a good road network and adequate social activities makes the Garki area a desirable place to live in.

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