Maitama Abuja

Neighborhood overview

The Maitama district is a leafy Abuja phase 1 area located directly to the north of the Abuja city centre.

It is highly developed and is one of the most sought after neighborhoods in Nigeria along with Asokoro. Accordingly it plays host to plenty of the countries wealthiest individuals.

Some of Abuja’s best shops, restaurants and clubs can be discovered in the neighborhood.

Many prominent landmarks are also in Maitama’s vicinity including Millennium Park and the IBB Golf Club. Others include the well-known Farmers Market, the Amusement Park and Traffic Bar. The area enjoys excellent infrastructure and can be described as a playground for the rich and famous.

With its numerous parks and green spaces, the Maitama neighborhood provides the perfect environment for outdoor activities and relaxation. Although largely a residential district, commercial activities in the district are increasing at a fast pace.

Many of Nigeria’s luxurious 5 star hotels, including Transcorp Hilton Abuja, are sited here. Various international establishments also have offices in the district such as the British Council. A number of foreign embassies are similarly located in the area.

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Getting around

Maitama nears Mpape to the north, Abuja Central Area to the south, Wuse to the south west and Katampe to the west. The road network is extensive. Major roads include Shehu Shagari Way, Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Nnamdi Azikiwe Expressway and Murtala Mohammed Expressway.

Land and houses in Maitama

Maitama is a serene, affluent neighborhood that offers an excellent quality of life. As such the neighborhood has a extremely high cost of living. Being an exclusive area, a lot of the highly expensive properties in the capital can be found here.

The Maitama area is well secured. In contrast with outer Abuja districts, there are very few gated housing estates; instead streets of stand-alone mansions are a prominent feature of the district. Land and homes in Maitama regularly go for in excess of Naira 1 billion, depending on the size.

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