The Telescope

An awakening giant

Located in the outskirts of Nairobi, Gachie for many years rarely had anything to write home about. Infamous for vast security crimes and having been home to notorious criminals like Matheri and prone to perennial attacks by the outlawed Mungiki sect it’s worth commending the tremendous strides taken to regain its past glory.

Unknown to many is Gachie’s enormous potential that lies untapped not only by local residents but also property investors. Home to a serene environment with an endless supply of water in both dry and wet season its situated 15kms from the Nairobi CBD within a fifteen minutes drive to the city center on a traffic free day hence it’s considered a dormitory from the capital.

In close proximity are the leafy suburbs of Nyari, Roselyn, Runda and Gigiri. Shopping complexes include New Muthaiga and the Village Market. Within its environs are several international eat outs which include Subway, Cold Stone Creameries, Dominos and Big Square.

Despite bordering such prime areas property prices still remain down compared to neighbouring Ruaka.

Thanks to restored security a number of rental flats and palatial homes are quickly coming up. Farming parcels are quickly being turned to concrete jungles. Property investors are gradually changing the face of the area.

Luxury homes include Roslyn Heights Estate, a gated community comprising of palatial homes. In the wake of this unprecedented growth property rates have risen to more than Sh15million a plot.

Modern day flats make the face of Gachie with rentals for a single going between Sh5,000-Sh10,000, doubles go for Sh12,000 –Sh22,000.Roads are well connected but are mostly gravel roads. Electricity connection has gradually improved with most houses using power as compared to several years ago. This has brought about a range of convenience in the area and boosted its economic growth widely.

Gachie is an ideal location and holds a great deal of untapped potential.

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