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5 best places to live on the Mainland

The most populated part of Lagos is the mainland. It is considered to be the preferred choice of location for an average Lagosian, perhaps due to its much affordable lifestyle compared to the Island.

Here are some of the best places to live on the mainland

1. Ikeja

Ikeja is the capital of Lagos and it remains one of the most populated places in the state. It is one of the exclusive residential areas of the Lagos mainland and being the capital, it houses most government parastatals with both the Governor’s office and government house. It is also regarded as the business hub of the state. Ikeja is a well planned, clean, and quiet residential area in Lagos. If you like to hang out with friends, you can head to the Ikeja city mall or any cinemas, bars, or restaurants that are found throughout this neighborhood. There are also a lot of good schools, hospitals, and security outposts in Ikeja. It is a goldmine for landlords and property agents. Even if living in Ikeja sounds expensive, it is among the affordable places to live in Lagos.

2. Yaba

Another amazing place to live in Lagos is Yaba. It is one of the most popular places in Lagos. known as the Silicon Valley of Nigeria. Majority of internet start-ups like Co-Creation hub, Andela and others has turned Yaba to one of the most sought-after locations. It is a suburb located in Lagos Mainland and one of the best places to start a family in Lagos. It also accommodates major schools in Lagos like The University of Lagos located in Akoka, Queens College and Yaba College of Technology making Yaba a place for the younger generation. In addition, Yaba has one of the busiest market sites in Lagos, known as Tejuosho Market, Nigeria. The nightlife in Yaba is next to nothing.

3. Surulere

The neighborhood of Surulere is perfectly suited for young working professionals and social butterflies on a budget but with a preference for liveliness. It is one of the best places to live in Lagos. It is at the center of Lagos and connected to almost all routes and roads in Lagos. It also has popular landmarks like the National Stadium Lagos, National Arts Theatre, Teslim Balogun Stadium, Adeniran Ogunsanya Shopping mall, Ojuelegba, Amala Shitta, St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), and the Nigerian Breweries. If you are looking for a place to reside in Lagos on a budget, you should rent an apartment in Surulere. There are a lot of attractive places to live like Bode Thomas, Coker, Shitta, and Orile.

4. Festac

Festac Town is a federal housing estate located along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway in Lagos State. It is one of the best places to live with a family in Lagos, and also one of the most peaceful places in Lagos state. This area boasts of reliable power supply, accessible police and fire stations, state of the arts supermarkets, restaurants, hotels, health centers, and post offices. Living in Festac allows you to enjoy your life in Lagos.

5. Magodo

Magodo is a place in Kosofe Local Government Area, Lagos. It lies toward the outskirts of Lagos in close proximity to Ikeja and Ojodu Berger. It is basically a residential area that is known to be home to some affluent people in the society. If you are looking for a place to live in Lagos that has good security, a lively environment, fantastic social amenities, good roads, and friendly neighbors, then you should relocate to Magodo. With a lot of Estates springing up in between Ajah and the Lekki, Magodo is one of the best places to live in Lagos, there are a lot of cheap land and houses in this part of Lagos that you can capitalize on.

If you ever plan to enjoy life in Lagos, the above places will offer you good comfort and allows you to access your place of work without hassle.

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