List of Best Estates to Live in Nairobi


When you are choosing the best estate to live in Nairobi,you definitely have to select the best out of the 53 estates in the city.

Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya and has more than 50 estates which accommodate over 4 million people. More than 80 percent of the people who live in these estates were not originally born in the city but have migrated in search of greener pastures.

In the process of searching for houses for accommodation,these individuals consider several factors,which include:

  1. Clean apartments
  2. Plenty of water
  3. Security
  4. Apartment prices
  5. Closeness to Nairobi CBD
  6. Drainage system

It’s quite unfortunate that several estates don’t have constant supply of water,but some landlords have made it possible by having bore holes in their houses.

The most important thing to consider when looking for a house in Nairobi is rental charges.But as you know,we have different financial strengths,I can choose a house of Ksh 15,000 in rent while another person is comfortable with Ksh 150,000 rent…it all depends on your pocket.

We have covered a significant part of the city,conducting research on the best estates to settle in in a bid to help those seeking for good houses in secure estates.

There are some estates we have not listed below because of their history of crime and other challenges like lack of water and poor drainage system.The estates include Kayole,Kibera,Mathare,Dandora and Kariobangi.

The parameters we used to classify estates as the best include availability of water,good drainage system,good road network,and security.

The following are the best estates in Nairobi:

  1. South B
  2. South C
  3. Embakasi
  4. Komarock
  5. Karen
  6. Runda
  7. Nyari
  8. Lovington
  9. Muthaiga
  10. Kileleshwa
  11. Langata
  12. Westlands
  13. Kitisuru
  14. Donholm
  15. Buruburu
  16. Rongai
  17. Ngong
  18. Kahawa Sukari
  19. Kahawa West
  20. Roysambu
  21. Makadara
  22. Hurlingham
  23. Jamhuri
  24. Kilimani
  25. Nyayo Estate
  26. Tassia

These are the most comfortable estates to seek for houses to live in case you are new in the city.We however warn that some estates are a no go zone for people earning less than Ksh 150,000.Estates like Kileleshwa,Runda,Muthaiga,Roselyn,Kitisuru,kilimani and Karen are a preserve of the rich,where rental prices range between Ksh 60,000-Ksh300,000 per month.