Best Estates to Live in Nairobi as University Student - hivipundetv.com

Nairobi metropolitan hosts several higher education institutions in Kenya including the University of Nairobi (UoN), Kenyatta University (KU),Strathmore University, United States Internal University Africa (USIU), Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), among others.

As a result, many students from various parts of the country joining these universities, especially those not comfortable with the hostels have the option finding houses of their own choices outside the institutions.

However, house hunting can be a frustrating process , especially among new students looking for quality and affordable housing within the city.

But that should not worry you that much. Certain areas within Nairobi have proven to be suitable for many students due to affordability and proximity to their universities. These areas include:

Roysambu

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Most students prefer Roysambu due to affordability of food and rent. Single block houses go for between Ksh4,500 and Ksh5,000 while bedsitters range between Ksh8,000 and Ksh10,000 a month.

The area is suitable for students studying in colleges or universities within the CBD and along Thika Road. Other best areas to live while studying around these areas include Kahawa Sukari, Githurai ,Ruiru, and Wendani.

Ruaka

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This upcoming area is located North West of Nairobi at the Western end of the Northern Bypass.

Houses in Ruaka are quite affordable with single block houses going for Ksh5,000 and bedsitters ranging between Ksh7,000 and Ksh10,000 per month.

Rongai

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Rongai is ideal for students studying at Multimedia University, Africa Nazarene, Catholic University, Cooperative college, and Kenya School of Law.

Rent for bedsitters range between Ksh5,000 to Ksh8,000 while single block houses go for as low as Ksh3,500 a month.

Embakasi

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As a residential estate, it houses mostly lower-middle-income citizens. It is also a host to informal settlements like Mukuru Kwa Njenga. Single block houses go for as low as Ksh4,000 while bedsitters range between Ksh6,000 and Ksh9,000.

Kangemi/Uthiru

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Kangemi and Uthiru play host to both the middle class and lower class.

Uthiru is one of the cheapest estates to live in Nairobi. Single block houses go for as low as Ksh3,000 while bedsitters range between Ksh5,000 and Ksh8,000.

The place is convenient for students studying at the University of Nairobi. If you have missed a hostel within the school compound, you can rent a house these areas.

Lower Kabete

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Rent within Lower Kabete is affordable as bedsitters range from Ksh5,000 to Ksh10,000.

The proximity to the University of Nairobi, Lower Kabete campus, also makes the area attractive to students. Depending on where the house is located, most students can walk to the campus, so there is little or no stress when it comes to transport.

Donholm

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It is one of the oldest estates in Nairobi and has over the years witnessed the mushrooming of multi-storey apartments and flats. It is one of the most preferred estates by students.

Bedsitters range between Ksh7,000 to Ksh10,000 while single block houses range between Ksh5,000 and Ksh6,000 a month.

It is suitable for students studying in universities and colleges within the Central Business District.

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