Ajah, just like a typical neighbourhood in Lagos is notable for its high population.
Ajah, a major suburb of Lagos, has seen tremendous growth in recent years. In the last decade, many new estates have been built in Ajah and the surrounding areas.
It is one of the most affordable neighborhoods in Lagos, Nigeria. Ajah is a part of the Eti-Osa Local Government Area and is divided into numerous estates, each with its unique features.
Cost of Land Plots for Sale in Ajah:
Land plots within a serviced estate in Ajah, cost between ₦45million and ₦180 million, while non-serviced estate costs between ₦15 million and ₦25 million depending on the estate.
However, waterlogged plots carry cheaper price tags when compared to dry and easily accessible plots.
Cost of Houses for Sale in Ajah
A detached house of 4 or 5 bedrooms in Ajah sells between ₦95million and ₦550million, while a 3-bedroom flat sells between ₦25million and ₦65million depending on the estate.
Cost of Rents in Ajah
In terms of rental values, a typical detached house of 4 and 5 bedrooms rents for between ₦2.5 million and ₦8.5 million, while a 3-bedroom flat goes for between ₦1.7 million and ₦4.5 million per annum.
Types of Estates in Ajah
There are different types of estates in Ajah. They are:
1. Residential Estate: A residential estate is an area of land designated for housing. It usually contains a mix of houses, apartments, and other dwellings.
2. Commercial Estate: A commercial estate is an area of land designated for businesses. It usually contains a mix of office buildings, retail stores, and other businesses.
A typical example is the Abraham Adesanya Shopping Complex located just by the Abraham Adesanya roundabout.
3. Industrial Estate: An industrial estate is an area of land designated for factories and other industrial uses. It usually contains a mix of warehouses, factories, and other industrial buildings.
A typical example is the Eleganza industry, Ajah
Cost of Living in Ajah
The cost of living in Ajah can be quite high, depending on your lifestyle.
If you are looking to live in Ajah, you will need to budget for your accommodation, food, transportation, and other living expenses. Accommodation costs can vary greatly depending on the type of housing you choose.
For example, a one-bedroom apartment in Ajah may cost between N60,000 and N80,000 per month.
Food costs will also vary depending on your dietary preferences. A meal at a mid-range restaurant in Ajah may cost between N1,500 and N3,500.
Transportation costs will depend on your preferred mode of transportation.
If you plan to use public transportation, a monthly bus pass may cost between N5,000 and N10,000.
Other living expenses such as laundry, entertainment, and internet access can also add up quickly.
Amenities in Ajah
There are several amenities in Ajah that makes Ajah a home to many. The top amenity is access to multiple shopping options, there are A-list restaurants and businesses serving needs at a beckon.
Notwithstanding access to a great number of affordable and bespoke schools for different income categories, making it a great place to raise a family. Plus,
Ajah has the highest number of beaches in Lagos, and they’re all well-kempt and fun!
Security and Safety Situation in Ajah
Security and safety have always been a centre of concern in Ajah.
Ajah had been a centre of notoriety over the past years.
With the rapid developments of the area, its notoriety has slowly been replaced as one of the peaceful and premium places to live in, Lagos Nigeria.
Some of its suburban areas, however, still experience random security bridges, however.
On the hand, it’s not the same in the prime estates, surrounding it. Security is a top priority in these estates. A number of measures have been employed to ensure the safety of residents like 24-hour security, CCTV cameras, and regular patrols by the security team.
Notwithstanding, visitors are not allowed entrance without a call approval by a resident or recitation of the estates’ access code. Usually disposable to residents only!
Should you Move to Ajah?
Well, the question can only be best answered by you.
Factors like proximity to the workplace might be a consideration to look out for while making that decision
Ajah is blessed with amazing schools, hospitals, churches, mosques, hotels, restaurants, malls, markets, cinemas, bars, and more to accommodate every aspect of everyday living without having to drive to far distances.
Actually, that was one of the advantages I enjoyed most during my 4-year stay in Ajah!
Neighbouring Places in Ajah
There is the ever-busy Ajah market located off the Lekki-Epe Expressway. The Ajah market is a very popular market in Lekki where one can get items such as foodstuff, fruits, clothes, and other household items.
Jubilee Bridge Ajah Flyover
The construction of the Ajah flyover was approved by the Lagos State Government in December 2015. The project was given a 16-month timeline and was completed and delivered in a timely manner by Hi-Tech Construction Company.
Since it’s commissioning, the bridge has really helped reduce traffic within the area; to the delight of motorists who frequently travel the route.
Ado Road is a major road in the Ajah community, with the entrance popularly known as Ajah Bustop (formerly Ajah Roundabout). It is the linking road to other parts of Ajah like Badore and Langbasa.
One remarkable thing along the Ado Road is the Olumegbon Palace located just after Ajah Bus Stop.
There’s the S-forte estate on the left side of the road and Kays Court on the right side. There are also several business activities along the road.
However, the road is very narrow and poorly maintained. As a result, on a busy day, traffic on the road can be unbearable.
The Badore area of Ajah boasts a tarred, well-demarcated central road, with poorly maintained drainage channels on both sides.
One notable thing in Bodare is the NIPOST office located along the road. There’s also Cooperative Villa Estate located within the area.
There are several other estates in the area such as Royal Palm Estate, Seaside Estate, Common Wealth Estate, Rockstone Ville Estate, Allied Gardens Estate, and Peaceville Estate located on the right side of the road; while to the left are Dockville Estate, Palm Crescent Estate, Vina Estate, Platinum Estate, Mega Estate, Greenville Estate and Silver Point Estate.
However, Badore road is also not wide enough and poorly maintained.
Langbasa is located just after Badore and can be accessed from the Ado roundabout.
It has a wide, interlocked central road that links to various parts of the area.
Langbasa is characterized majorly by low-income earning families and locals of the community.
One notable thing in the area is the Langbasa Police Station.
On a typical day, the Langbasa area starting from the Ado roundabout is a very busy environment because there are several small-scale commercial activities going on in the area.
In this article, we will look at some of the estates in Ajah and discuss what makes them unique.
Top Estates in Ajah in 2023
- Thomas Estate
- Royal Gardens Estate
- Happy Land Estate
- Emerald Estate ( Mobil Estate)
- Goodland Estate
- Lekki Gardens Estate
- Urban Prime 1, 2, and 3 by Landwey
- Lekki Pride by Zylus
- Lekki Palm City Estate
- Cooperative Villa Estate
- Greenville Estate
- Seaside Estate
- Unity Estate
- Lakeview Estate
- Divine Homes Estate
Hidden Truths No One Told You About Thomas Estate, Ajah
Thomas Estate is a top estate in Ajah, located along Lekki-Epe Expressway, at a short distance after the Ajah fly-over bridge, with the Ajiwe police station notably in its front.
It is an estimated 25 minutes drive from Victoria Island without traffic.
It’s a gated community with a security post at the entrance gate. It has a poorly maintained interlocked central road that links directly to the express.
The estate has three different entrances.
All three entrances can be accessed through the Lekki-Epe express.
There’s also an alternative route linking directly to Ajah relieving the congestion and easing movement from Abraham Adesanya to Badore.
The estate is a self-serviced estate, where individuals could buy a piece of land and build their preferred choice of houses.
There is a residents association where residents in the estate come together to contribute towards effective management of the estate.
There are bike riders within the estate, offering shuttle services into and out of the estate and entry into the estate is unrestricted.
Price of properties in Thomas Estate:
- 3 bedroom – ₦1 million – ₦1.6 million (rent), ₦30 million – ₦45 million (sale)
- 4 bedroom duplex – ₦2 million – ₦2.5 million (rent), ₦35 million – ₦60 million (sale)
- 5 bedroom duplex- ₦2 million – ₦2.5 million (rent) – ₦45 million – ₦60 million (sale)
Hidden Truths No One Told You About Royal Garden Estate
The word impeccable won’t be complete without Royal Gardens Estate as its model.
When you need class, top-notch luxury, serenity, and perfection, then you can be best assured to find it at Royal Gardens Estate – estate in Ajah.
The Royal Gardens is a fully serviced residential estate in Ajah located directly opposite Thomas Estate.
It is within a 2-minute drive mile from VGC and about 30 minutes drive from Victoria Island.
The estate has a central management authority that provides 24-hour security, 23 hours power supply charged at ₦34 per kilowatt, beautiful landscaping, good tarred roads, covered drainages, and a serene ambiance to residents.
It is well-maintained with green areas for recreation. However, only about 30% of the estate’s land mass is built up.
It is rumoured that the administration of Lagos State’s ex-governor, Babatunde Fashola, built houses in the estate for state judges and commissioners.
There is an annual service charge of ₦400,000 which covers security, gardening, waste management, water supply, and the general maintenance of the estate.
There are still available lands and houses for sale within the estate.
Price of properties in Royal Garden Estate:
- Semi-Detached Duplexes – ₦180 million – ₦250 million
- Detached Duplexes – ₦250 million – ₦550 million
- Land per sqm – ₦120,000 – ₦200,000/sqm
Hidden Truths No One Told You About Emerald Estate ( Mobil Estate) Ajah:
Emerald estate, formally known as Emerald estate is a gated serviced residential estate accessed via the Ilaje – Ajah road, just before the Ajah flyover bridge.
The estate is about 30 minutes away from Lekki Phase 1.
As the name implies, it was developed by Mobil Cooperative and the first set of residents moved in 2013. Houses in the estate are predominantly duplexes; with most having a uniform design.
About 80% of the estate has been developed, but there is still land available that can be bought and developed according to the design specifications of the estate.
Facilities & Infrastructure include:
- Tranquil and Quiet neighbourhood
- Central management authority
- 24 hours security
- Beautiful landscaping design
- Natural and serene environment with trees and flowers planted around houses
- A good network of roads and drainage channels.
- Centralised estate generator providing guaranteed 13 hours of electricity on weekdays (7 pm – 8 am) and 20 hours on weekends
- Central treated water supply
- Sports & recreational facilities (Lawn tennis court, soccer field, swimming pool)
The service charge in the estate is ₦45,000 monthly and covers water supply, electricity, gardening, and general maintenance of public amenities.
Price of properties in Emerald Estate Ajah:
- 4 Bedroom Semi Detached duplexes 80 million – ₦120 million
- 5 Bedroom Detached Duplexes 120 million – ₦150 million
- Land – ₦75,000 – ₦95,000 per sqm
Hidden Truths No One Told You About Graceland Estate Ajah:
Graceland Estate is an estate located along Lekki – Epe expressway, 2 minute drive distance after the Ajah jubilee bridge and a minute’s drive after Royal Gardens Estate.
Non-residents have unrestricted access to the estate and security checks are occasionally carried out on cars.
The estate has the structure of a typical street in most Nigerian cities, where residents acquire lands, build houses, and border their compounds with high fences.
It doesn’t have much of a great layout; a good part of the roads are narrow, with drainage channels on only one side of it.
However, most roads are interlocked.
The estate has a residents association, and residents pay annual service charge fees of ₦60,000 (duplexes and bungalows) ₦30,000 (flats), and ₦18,000 (BQ).
The service charge is mainly for security.
There are different kinds of houses within the estate built by individual owners.
Price of properties in Greenland Estate:
- Duplexes – ₦40 million – ₦75 million for sale and ₦1.5 million – ₦2.5 million for rents.
- Detached Bungalows ₦30 million – 40 million
- Flats (2 & 3 bedroom) – ₦1,200,000 – ₦2,000,000 as rent.
Hidden Truths No One Told You About Cooperative Villa Estate Badore, Ajah:
Cooperative Villa Estate is a prime residential estate located along Badore road in the Ajah community.
The estate was developed by First World Communities in the mid-90s. Just as the name implies, the estate is an urban housing cooperative, and buying or owning property within the estate makes one a member of the cooperative.
The estate is divided into two phases (1 & 2) which are both well maintained with good ambiance.
Those who intend to own properties within the estate are required to undergo an interview session with the estate management; to ascertain their eligibility (ready to cooperate or not).
There are areas within the estate with laid down specifications for housing projects to abide by; building in such areas without following the set specifications is prohibited.
There are also areas with no set specifications for those who would love to build according to their taste, however, all building plans must be submitted to the estate management for approval.
Cooperative Villa estate is accessed through the Badore road coming from the Ajah junction.
This is a big disadvantage because the Ajah junction is often congested and the roads are rarely free for motorists.
On a busy day, it could take as long as 1 hour just to get to the main Lekki – Epe express from the estate.
The estate is unarguably the best neighbourhood in the Badore vicinity.
The environment is serene and attractive with interlocked roads and an efficient drainage system.
There’s a tennis court, as well as an Olympic size swimming pool for recreation.
The estate is characterized majorly by detached houses with great architectural designs.
All houses in the estate have low fences as well as green areas planted in front.
The estate has a central power generating unit and water supply source which were not functioning at the time of this review, but the estate provides effective 24-hour security with guards at the entrance gate carrying out thorough checks on vehicles and pedestrians entering and exiting the estate.
Entrance into the estate is restricted only to residents as visitors are required to call their hosts before being allowed in.
Price of properties in Cooperative Villa Estate, Badore:
- 3 Bedroom apartment – ₦35 million – ₦45 million (sale), ₦1,700,000 – ₦2.5 million (rent)
- 4 Bedroom semi detached – ₦55 million – ₦95 million (sale), ₦2.5 million – ₦3.5 million (rent)
- 5 bedroom detached duplex – ₦75 million – ₦120 million (sale)
- Land – 42,500 / Sqm
Hidden Truths No One Told You About Lekki Gardens Scheme 2 Estate (Abraham Adesanya Estate) Ajah
Lekki Gardens Scheme 2 Estate, as the name implies, is an estate developed by Lekki Gardens. A famous Real Estate development company in Lagos, Nigeria.
For a long time, it was the only estate in the entire of Abraham Adesanya, Ajah!
The predominant type of houses in Abraham Adesanya’s estate are bungalows with just very few duplexes.
The houses were built at the initial development stage of the estate. However, some of the houses have been renovated by their owners, while others are still the same.
Price of properties in Lekki Gardens Scheme 2 Estate (Abraham Adesanya Estate) Ajah:
- 2/3 bedroom bungalow/flat – ₦1,500,000 – ₦2,500,000 (rent); ₦22,000,000 – ₦35,000,000 (sale)
- Detached bungalows – ₦35 million – ₦50 million (sale) depending on the level of finishing.
- Semi-detached or terrace bungalows/duplexes- ₦55 million – ₦75 million (sale) depending on the level of finishing.
- 4 bedroom duplex – ₦3 million – ₦3.5 million (rent), ₦70 million – ₦125 million (sale).
Residents currently pay ₦2,500 monthly as a service charge and it covers security, waste management, and general maintenance.
In January 2016, there were disagreements between residents and the estate’s manager over increased bills
Security Situation in Lekki Gardens Scheme 2 (Abraham Adesanya Estate)
Lekki Scheme 2 has two entrance gates with security guards positioned at both; however, they do not search cars entering or exiting the estate, and entry into the estate is unrestricted.
The nearest police stations are the Ajiwe police station and Ogombo police station which are about 3 minute drive from the estate. There are no known cases of robberies or other violent crimes in the estate.
Traffic Situation of the Estate:
To get accurate directions and traffic time from anywhere in Lagos to Lekki Gardens Scheme 2 estate (click here). Morning rush hour traffic when heading towards VI starts at about 6:30 am.
During the rush hour period (6:30 am – 8:30 am), it takes between 40 minutes – 1 hour and 40 minutes to get to Victoria Island from the estate, but only about 30 minutes drive during the off-peak rush period.
Hidden Truths No One Told You About Happy Land Estate, Ajah
Happyland estate is a gated community located along the Lekki-Epe expressway.
It is a 2 minutes drive from the Lagos Business School (LBS). It is an estate where individuals who acquired land came together to form a functional residents association.
The residents association made it mandatory for residents to pay for the construction and maintenance of the roads.
Although it is very narrow, the central road in the estate is interlocked and in good condition as well as the streets.
There are drainage channels by the side of the road, but no sidewalk for pedestrians.
The service charge in the estate is for security and it is ₦5,000 monthly; while waste management is handled by the Lagos State Waste Management Authority LAWMA.
Price of properties in Happy Land Estate:
- 2 bedroom apartment – ₦1,500,000 (rent)
- 3 bedroom bungalow – ₦45 – 50 million (sale)
4 bedroom duplex – ₦55 million – ₦75 million (sale)
Hidden Truths No one Told You About Urban Prime Estates by Landwey
The Urban Prime Estates by Landwey (Urban Prime 1, Urban Prime 2, Urban Prime 3, and Urban Prime 4) is another iconic development within the Ajah neighbourhood, worthy of great consideration if you’re interested in a comfortable and cozy environment to live in.
The estate is nicely located, well secured, and neatly managed with 24hrs everyday electricity supply.
Except for a secondary sale, the estate is currently entirely sold out.