Are you on the lookout for houses for rent in Lahore? If so, you’re in luck because we are bringing you a comprehensive overview of the top five areas in the city that appear to have drawn the attention of those looking for rental properties.
As you may already know, looking for rental units can be a rather difficult task. You not only have to keep your budget in mind but also make sure your new home is close to your place of employment or your children’s school. More often than not, it becomes almost impossible to find a place that checks all of the boxes. However, with some proper planning and research, you can take this bull by its horns and quickly find a home that fulfils all of your requirements and doesn’t put a strain on your wallet.
So, what’s the first step in finding the perfect home for you and your family?
The answer, of course, is location.
To help out our readers, we have analysed the search trends recorded on Zameen.com – the best property portal in Pakistan – and determined the most popular areas with houses for rent in Lahore. Let’s take a look.
MOST POPULAR AREAS WITH HOUSES FOR RENT IN LAHORE
The infographic illustrates the most sought-after neighbourhoods among those looking to rent houses in Lahore, according to the trends observed on Zameen.com as of April 2021.
The fact that DHA, Lahore, is the top choice among tenants in the city shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone.
The upscale housing society is located near Lahore Ring Road at a close distance from Allama Iqbal International Airport. It is also well-connected to all major neighbourhoods in the city through a wide network of roads and bridges. Moreover, DHA, Lahore, has been divided into 11 phases so far, each of which has been subdivided into multiple blocks. As per Zameen.com, DHA Phases 6, 5 and 3 appear to be the top three choices among those looking for rental units in the area.
The posh gated community is known for offering its residents a high-end lifestyle supported by all the top-notch amenities one can desire. It houses beautiful green parks, commercial areas, shopping malls, campuses of renowned educational institutes, sports complexes, well-equipped hospitals, popular restaurants and cafés, cinemas, recreational spots and much more.
Owing to all of these luxurious facilities, the price trends for houses for rent in DHA, Lahore, are a little steep compared to other areas. You can find a 5 marla house for rent in the neighbourhood for as low as PKR 45,000, whereas the minimum monthly rent for a 10 marla house would be around PKR 70,000. Meanwhile, renting 1 kanal houses in DHA, Lahore, will cost you a monthly sum of PKR 95,000 at the very least.
Please note the monthly rent of houses in DHA, Lahore, vary largely depending on their location, orientation, infrastructure, and a host of other factors.
JOHAR TOWN, LAHORE
Johar Town, the home to Lahore Expo Centre and Emporium Mall, is second on the list of top areas with houses for rent in Lahore.
Located in the vicinity of Model Town, Faisal Town, M2 Lahore-Islamabad Motorway and PCSIR Housing Scheme, Johar Town is one of the most easily accessible neighbourhoods in Lahore featuring a variety of accommodation options for high-income and middle-income renters alike. It comprises Phases 1 and 2, both of which are further divided into various blocks. According to the data accumulated on Zameen.com, Johar Town Phase 2, which consists of Blocks H to R, is a more popular choice among those looking to rent a house in the residential society. Johar Town Phase 1, which consists of Blocks A to G, is also a rather popular option among tenants.
Since Johar Town is a well-established and well-populated area, those residing here have all the latest amenities available at their doorstep. Public and private transportation is also readily accessible in the area. Campuses of notable schools, renowned hospitals, shopping centres, markets, restaurants, sports facilities, parks, mosques, and other facilities are also easily available in Johar Town.
When it comes to monthly rents of houses in Johar Town, the rental trends vary with each block and the construction of the house. However, the minimum rent for a 5 marla house in Johar Town is around PKR 40,000 per month. On the other hand, renting a 10 marla house in the posh neighbourhood will cost you PKR 80,000 per month at the very least. The starting rent for 1 kanal houses in Johar Town is PKR 1 lakh.
BAHRIA TOWN LAHORE
The aesthetically pleasing and immaculately planned gated community of Bahria Town Lahore is yet another top neighbourhood featuring houses for rent in the City of Gardens.
The highly sought-after housing scheme is located on Main Canal Bank Road near Thokar Niaz Baig in the vicinity of Raiwind Road. Popular neighbourhoods such as LDA Avenue, Lake City, Johar Town and Valencia Housing Society are located at a short distance from Bahria Town Lahore. The residential society has been divided into Sectors A to F, with each sector comprising several blocks. However, as per Zameen.com, Sectors B, C and D stand out as the top localities to rent a house in Bahria Town Lahore.
One of the main reasons why living in Bahria Town Lahore is seen as a prime option among the residents of the city is because of its ultramodern infrastructure, Graeco-Roman architecture, flatteringly green parks and open spaces, safe and secure environment and uninterrupted supply of electricity. Some of the most well-known landmarks, educational institutes, hospitals, sports facilities, shopping malls, commercial areas, restaurants, cafes, and recreational centres are also located in Bahria Town Lahore.
The starting rent for a 5 marla house in Bahria Town Lahore is around PKR 38,000 per month. Meanwhile, renting a 10 marla house in the gated community will set you back PKR 45,000 on a monthly basis. The minimum monthly rent for a 1 kanal house in Bahria Town Lahore is about PKR 1 lakh.
Those looking to rent a house in Lahore have also shown immense interest in the rental units available in Askari Housing Society.
Considered one of the first gated communities in Lahore, Askari Housing Society consists of 11 well-developed and fully-functional phases, each of which offer their residents a comfortable and quality lifestyle equipped with all the luxurious amenities and facilities. It is also one of the most secure residential schemes in the city with infrastructure rivalling that of DHA and Bahria Town Lahore.
The search trends on Zameen.com indicate Askari 11 and Askari 10 are the top choices among the renters in Lahore. Askari 11 is located adjacent to DHA Phase 5 on Bedian Road and Lahore Ring Road. On the other hand, Askari 10 is situated along Lahore Ring Road and Amjad Chaudhry Road.
Askari Housing Society is not only known for offering a range of accommodation options to middle and high-income groups but also boasts numerous mosques, parks, green spaces, renowned educational institutes, hospitals, clinics, commercial areas, markets, restaurants, cafes, banks, recreational centres as more.
If you are looking for houses for rent in Askari, a 10 marla unit in the area will cost you PKR 58,000 per month at the very least. Meanwhile, the minimum rent for 1 kanal houses in Askari, Lahore, is PKR 1 lakh per month.
Regarded as the epicentre of all the latest residential developments in the city, Gulberg has also made the list of top areas with houses for rent in Lahore.
Located along Ferozepur Road, Gulberg is easily one of the most picturesque, well-developed and popular business districts in Lahore. It is also the hub of all the modern developments in Lahore, such as Zameen Quadrangle and Zameen Aurum by Zameen Developments, resulting in the increased interest of investors in the area. Moreover, the neighbourhood is connected to all major parts of Lahore through a wide network of well-paved roads and boulevards.
Gulberg has been divided into sub-areas 1 to 5, with each neighbourhood featuring well-maintained parks and green spaces, sports complexes, shopping malls, academic institutions, medical centres, restaurants and cafes, banks, and a host of other top-tier facilities. The famous Liberty Market and Ghalib Market are also situated in Gulberg, Lahore.
As per the user behaviour recorded on Zameen.com, PAF Falcon Complex, Gulberg 2 and Gulberg 3 are the most sought-after localities among those seeking to rent a house in Gulberg, Lahore.
The starting monthly rent of a 5 marla house in Gulberg is around PKR 55,000 while renting a 10 marla unit in the area will cost you about PKR 80,000 per month at least. The minimum rent for 1 kanal houses in Gulberg, Lahore, is approximately PKR 1.2 lakh per month.
This brings us to the end of your guide on the top five to rent houses in Lahore. If you are looking for investment options, please make sure to take a look at the most popular areas to buy property in Lahore in 2021.
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