Enugu Is a big, amazing and simply city with Lots of interesting things to do and awesome place visit. The residents of the city are charming, friendly and welcoming.. The Coal City As it is fondly called provides her residents and visitors with the most Amazing and happening nightlife
If you are Planning to Visit or Relocating to the city and wondering which part of the city you should stay.. Below are my list of 10 Neighborhoods To Stay In Enugu.
1. Independence Layout:
Independence layout is an interesting Suburb of Enugu full of both day and nightlife activities. Located in Enugu North, Independence Layout houses lots of Government and private institutions and also home to most wealthy individual in the state. Independence layout which which use to be a sleepy Neighborhood due to the isolating nature of its residents is now seen as the pride of the capital city as it is has gradually taken the glory of New Haven As the Entertainment, Activity and Nightlife hub of the city.
GRA is the very first and oldest residential part of Enugu built around 1915 to house the colonial government, GRA is no doubt the best and the most planned part of Enugu with the best road network. GRA Stretches and covers area like the Ogbete and area axis which houses the two major markets in the city, the Okpala and Garden Avenue as well as the Abakalliki road house both government and private institutions with few residential homes and seen as the commercial hub of GRA while areas like the Golf, Ekulu, Forest crescent, savage crescent, zoo are mainly and purely residential.
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3. New Haven:
New haven is a very popular upper middle class neighborhood in Enugu state, Once seen as the fun and entertainment capital of the coal city due to the bubbling lifestyle and nightlife activity of the area. New Haven has maintained and pride itself as the best upper middle class neighborhood famous for its hotels, restaurants, fashion houses, luxury and affordable accommodation and nightlife. You’ll find many of Enugu’s best nightclubs, Hotels and music venues in New Haven. New Haven is well planned and a very good place to live, work and do business, Moving around in New Haven is very easy and security is never in doubt.
4. Trans Ekulu:
Trans Ekulu is a largely residential, quieter part of Enugu with pockets of secluded gated environments and estates. Trans Ekulu is located in Enugu East local government area of Enugu and lies along the Enugu Onitsh Express way bordering GRA and Abakpa. As mainly a residential neighborhood, Trans Ekulu is one of the most quiet, calm, secured and crime free area. What makes Trans Ekulu so special is that the areas houses relatively equal number of both low class, middle class, upper middle class and high class residents unlike GRA, New Haven And Independence Layout. For visitors who wish to stay in this neighborhood upon their visit to Enugu, there are pockets of hotel in the area. Life in Trans Ekulu is simply easy going and living is safe.
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5. Ziks Avenue:
Ziks Avenue is the most popular neighborhood within the Uwani axis of Enugu connecting Market Road – Ogbete – Ogui, Agbani road – Coal Camp and Achara layout axis. Zik avenue is the central hub for car dealers in Enugu, the residents of this neighborhood are more business minded and they live a very simple life. ziks Avenue houses prominent hangout spots and few commercial institutions
6. Achala Layout:
Achara layout is one of the oldest residential neighborhood in Enugu. Achala layout was created to tackle the housing challenge of the ever growing Enugu city, just like New haven, there is a prestige that comes with living in Achala layout, the area was once what independence layout is to Enugu now and like GRA, Achalla layout is well planned with good road network. One of the best thing about Achala layout is that one can easily connect to any part of Enugu from here.
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7. Ogui New Layout:
Ogui New Layout is one of the busiest neighborhood in Enugu, although the area might seem like it was created as a result of Enugu city expansive, Ogui has for centuries been inhabited by the Ogui people of Nike who lived in their small villages but the area was urbanized to accommodate foreigners. Ogui New Layout is seen as the Educational Capital of Enugu as the area houses some of the oldest Educational institutions like the Queen’s school, City Girls, urban girls, WTC Primary School, Metropolitan Girls popularly known as ”metropo” and others like Alma Rose, alliance François, The university of Nigeria Enugu campus( UNEC)
Maryland is popular and one of the fastest developing residential and commercial suburb in the city of Enugu, It is located in Enugu south local government area. The Area known as Maryland stretches from uwani, Ugwuaji, Ogui and Independence Layout axis of Enugu city. Mary Land can not be considered as a low class, upper class, upper middle class or high class neighborhood because due to its proximity to other part of the city the area somehow divided itself in such a way that some area can be consider or seen as a high class neighborhood, upper, middle or upper middle. Like the places that are closer to independence Layout, not everyone can own a home there the same with other parts of the neighborhood. For those who wish to have a home in Maryland, Maryland is very peaceful with good number of schools, hotels and gardens for hangout.
Emene is an industrial and residential neighborhood in Enugu, Located in Enugu East of the state. Emene just just about half 15 to half hour drive from the city center. Residents of this neighborhood live a more quite and peaceful life than most part of the city, even GRA. Emene can’t be considered a neighborhood for any class of people as anyone can have a home here. Emene plays host to the Akanu Ibim international airport in Enugu, Fr Mbaka’s Adoration ministry, ANAMMCO, Alo Aluminium, Innoson Technical & Industrial Co. Ltd and so many other institutions and companies and that’s why it is seen as the silent heart beat of the coal city.Wishing to have a home here or stay here while in the city, Emene has lots of good affordable housing estates and quality hotels.
Asata is a popular middle class neighborhood in Enugu and the most diverse neighborhood in the city as it plays host to almost every ethnic group in the country. The residents if this neighborhood are loving, peaceful, welcoming and homely. Asata is a hive of activities as it host many small business. The Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Eastern shop, Enugu Recreation Club, Ancestor and other are all situated in Asata.