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Moving From Lagos To Ibadan. What Areas In Ibadan Are Best To Live And Why? by sanchos9607(m): 7:14pm On Feb 12, 2017
Let's face it, there's a biting recession in the country. Perhaps you've lost your job and are considering a career change. Perhaps you're considering setting up a business.
School fees in many parts of Lagos (especially in the island/ Lekki axis) are sky high, cost of living is high, and transportation keeps going up. Don't even mention rents as that is the biggest enabler of poverty in Lagos.

Many people dread September / January because of the double whammy of rents and school fees in Lagos.
You may be wondering what you are still doing in Lagos sef! If no promising career is attaching you to the state, it may interest you to discover that other cities outside Lagos may fit the bill as a place to live for your young family.

Quality affordable schools, modern accommodation at a fraction of the Lagos cost, cheap transportation, more affordable cost of living, and more safety and security.

Ibadan is one such place if I may make a suggestion. I moved here 2 years ago and my family has never regretted the decision.

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Re: Moving From Lagos To Ibadan. What Areas In Ibadan Are Best To Live And Why? by sanchos9607(m): 7:18pm On Feb 12, 2017
Listed below are some areas in Ibadan that I feel people from Lagos may like to move to:

1. Ring road/ Oluyole : this is a nice area close to one of the shoprite malls. It's also close to the toll gate on the way out of Ibadan back to Lagos, so if you work during the week in Lagos, your 3-day weekend can always be complete from Friday evening until Monday morning.

It's got lovely sights and sounds, great shopping locations, great schools, and is close to a number of markets. Security is good, and rental prices are average.

2. Jericho/ Idi ishin : this is one of the high brow areas of Ibadan and the abode of many South West prominent politicians. Accommodation here is among the priciest in Ibadan. It's got great schools and is close to the popular aleshinloye market. It's also close to dugbe with its cinemas, nightclubs, malls and fun spots.

3. Bodija : this is the gravitational Centre of Ibadan. It has the biggest commodity and agricultural produce market in West Africa.

Accommodation is pricey here as well, and the most expensive schools in Ibadan are found here (though they are only a fraction of the cost of Lagos elite schools). It's close to the state secretariat and majority of government offices are located here.

If your aim is merchandise trade, then bodija is your best bet.

4. Akobo : many civil servants and academics built their houses in this area as it is one of the new and relatively undeveloped parts of Ibadan.

This may seem like a disadvantage, but it is also a big advantage as many houses here are less than 15 years old, and electricity here is above average given the presence of army and airforce barracks in the area. Needless to say, security here is first class!

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Re: Moving From Lagos To Ibadan. What Areas In Ibadan Are Best To Live And Why? by sanchos9607(m): 7:21pm On Feb 12, 2017
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Re: Moving From Lagos To Ibadan. What Areas In Ibadan Are Best To Live And Why? by Eastwalk(m): 7:42pm On Feb 12, 2017
Agodi is the best place to live in Ibadan for average earners

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Re: Moving From Lagos To Ibadan. What Areas In Ibadan Are Best To Live And Why? by EMMAACHILE(m): 6:10am On Jul 16, 2017
sanchos9607:

School fees in many parts of Lagos (especially in the island/ Lekki axis) are sky high, cost of living is high, and transportation keeps going up. Don't even mention rents as that is the biggest enabler of poverty in Lagos.

Quality affordable schools, modern accommodation at a fraction of the Lagos cost, cheap transportation, more affordable cost of living, and more safety and security.

Ibadan is one such place if I may make a suggestion. I moved here 2 years ago and my family has never regretted the decision.
Give more details about average cost of accomodation, school fees, etc

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Re: Moving From Lagos To Ibadan. What Areas In Ibadan Are Best To Live And Why? by Toseny01: 7:53am On Jul 16, 2017
Three bedroom flat in oluyole ring road 350/400,three bedroom in Jericho same range, three bedroom in akobo 180/250,bodija 250 /400, good schools kg1 average of 15 /50k akobo,ring road 40/100,bodija40/100 for nursery and pre nursery.

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Re: Moving From Lagos To Ibadan. What Areas In Ibadan Are Best To Live And Why? by jiangchu: 1:07pm On Jul 16, 2017
i love ibadan. I've always been skeptical about that place until i visited oluyole estate. very serene and easy going place. no traffic. and the population of THE DEVELOPERS selling wares by the walk way is zero. living in Ibadan is like Lagos 1970 before the ibos came in and destroy the standard.

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Re: Moving From Lagos To Ibadan. What Areas In Ibadan Are Best To Live And Why? by Basic123: 1:29pm On Jul 16, 2017
Hmmmm,ibadan sweet ibadan.

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Re: Moving From Lagos To Ibadan. What Areas In Ibadan Are Best To Live And Why? by Basic123: 1:31pm On Jul 16, 2017
Southwest best kept secret

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Re: Moving From Lagos To Ibadan. What Areas In Ibadan Are Best To Live And Why? by Basic123: 1:37pm On Jul 16, 2017
so Sweet

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Re: Moving From Lagos To Ibadan. What Areas In Ibadan Are Best To Live And Why? by seunny4lif(m): 1:48pm On Jul 16, 2017
Ibadan is really nice
Free drinks on weekend grin grin grin

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Re: Moving From Lagos To Ibadan. What Areas In Ibadan Are Best To Live And Why? by EMMAACHILE(m): 3:18pm On Jul 16, 2017
Toseny01:
Three bedroom flat in oluyole ring road 350/400,three bedroom in Jericho same range, three bedroom in akobo 180/250,bodija 250 /400, good schools kg1 average of 15 /50k akobo,ring road 40/100,bodija40/100 for nursery and pre nursery.
How is electricity supply in Ibadan?
The town looks cheap but my worry is whether the wholesale market for fmcg and real estate market is not saturated.
Re: Moving From Lagos To Ibadan. What Areas In Ibadan Are Best To Live And Why? by sanchos9607(m): 8:09pm On Jul 16, 2017
250-350k for a 3 bedroom flat depending on area. 200 - 300k for a 2 bedroom apartment.
School fees are generally under 100k per term
EMMAACHILE:
Give more details about average cost of accomodation, school fees, etc

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Re: Moving From Lagos To Ibadan. What Areas In Ibadan Are Best To Live And Why? by sanchos9607(m): 8:10pm On Jul 16, 2017
No it is not saturated. You just have to develop a suitable sales strategy as the ibadan market is different from Lagos.

Electricity supply depends on the area but is generally OK.

EMMAACHILE:

How is electricity supply in Ibadan?
The town looks cheap but my worry is whether the wholesale market for fmcg and real estate market is not saturated.

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Re: Moving From Lagos To Ibadan. What Areas In Ibadan Are Best To Live And Why? by EMMAACHILE(m): 8:59pm On Jul 16, 2017
sanchos9607:
No it is not saturated. You just have to develop a suitable sales strategy as the ibadan market is different from Lagos.

Electricity supply depends on the area but is generally OK.

Thank you for your responses

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Re: Moving From Lagos To Ibadan. What Areas In Ibadan Are Best To Live And Why? by kachiz(m): 1:13pm On Apr 13, 2018
sanchos9607:
No it is not saturated. You just have to develop a suitable sales strategy as the Ibadan market is different from Lagos.

Electricity supply depends on the area but is generally OK.


I know this is an old thread but could you mention some of the areas with good electricity supply.

I have plans of moving to Ibadan within the next month or two.

Thanks!

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Re: Moving From Lagos To Ibadan. What Areas In Ibadan Are Best To Live And Why? by revontuli(f): 9:09pm On Apr 13, 2018
Basic123:
Hmmmm,ibadan sweet ibadan.

Wow, Ibadan looks nice and neat. Are there public parks in the city? Nice cafeterias? Is it safe for a foreigner to visit?

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Re: Moving From Lagos To Ibadan. What Areas In Ibadan Are Best To Live And Why? by trapQ: 9:16pm On Apr 13, 2018
Lol
Re: Moving From Lagos To Ibadan. What Areas In Ibadan Are Best To Live And Why? by coalcoal1(m): 9:17pm On Apr 13, 2018
i relocated from Lagos to Ibadan some years back. I didn't know anyone in this town. all i heard was that it was relatively cheap to live there.
it's been worth it all the way. life is easier and you can live a more quality life and still have time for your family unlike what generally obtains in Lagos.

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Re: Moving From Lagos To Ibadan. What Areas In Ibadan Are Best To Live And Why? by mmsen: 9:18pm On Apr 13, 2018
jiangchu:
i love ibadan. I've always been skeptical about that place until i visited oluyole estate. very serene and easy going place. no traffic. and the population of THE DEVELOPERS selling wares by the walk way is zero. living in Ibadan is like Lagos 1970 before the ibos came in and destroy the standard.

There were Igbos in Lagos before 1970.

Why do you single them out as the problem? When there were communal clashes in Lagos who was fighting? Was it not northerners against Yorubas? Why are Igbos on your mind?

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Re: Moving From Lagos To Ibadan. What Areas In Ibadan Are Best To Live And Why? by Ikwokrikwo: 9:18pm On Apr 13, 2018
revontuli:


Wow, Ibadan looks nice and neat. Are there public parks in the city? Nice cafeterias? Is it safe for a foreigner to visit?
Don't be deceived, my Igbo brothers are coming with the real pics of Ibadan.

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Re: Moving From Lagos To Ibadan. What Areas In Ibadan Are Best To Live And Why? by Lexusgs430: 9:18pm On Apr 13, 2018
Oluyole Estate is more central and serene.........

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Re: Moving From Lagos To Ibadan. What Areas In Ibadan Are Best To Live And Why? by Sanchez01: 9:18pm On Apr 13, 2018
This is insanely timely for me. God bless you, OP.

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Re: Moving From Lagos To Ibadan. What Areas In Ibadan Are Best To Live And Why? by aywhy93(m): 9:19pm On Apr 13, 2018
I was Born and Brought up in Ibadan and I know IB City In and out... And I've also been to so many places in the Country and I must say, people have a very distorted view about Ibadan. There are places in Ibadan that has the same atmosphere with that of Lekki, Magodo, VI, etc in Lagos. The same way there are ghetto and slums too that competes with those in Lagos as well.

For example, It's almost impossible for an averagely rich person who lives in Magodo or some parts of Lekki in Lagos or even someone who lives in Kubwa or Wuse II in Abuja to afford living comfortably in Aerodrome in Ibadan, only if you're really super rich and can stay rich for years.

So, to those that see Ibadan mainly and only as a city of brown roofs... May Sense fall on y'all. AMEN

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Re: Moving From Lagos To Ibadan. What Areas In Ibadan Are Best To Live And Why? by Ephhay(f): 9:19pm On Apr 13, 2018
Bodija, Aerodrome estate, Samonda, Oluyole estate.

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Re: Moving From Lagos To Ibadan. What Areas In Ibadan Are Best To Live And Why? by lonelydora: 9:19pm On Apr 13, 2018
Why the relocation? Lagos is a land of many opportunities.

I heard Ibadan is so cheap you cam take a girl out with N1500. Heard houses are cheap too.

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Re: Moving From Lagos To Ibadan. What Areas In Ibadan Are Best To Live And Why? by obainojazz(m): 9:20pm On Apr 13, 2018
Sango, bodija and basherun or so. Peaceful, and you could easily access markets, banks and malls. cool

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Re: Moving From Lagos To Ibadan. What Areas In Ibadan Are Best To Live And Why? by Donald7610: 9:20pm On Apr 13, 2018
Ògbójú olè tó ń jàre nkan òní kàn
I hail o


Top Poor security in the west
Re: Moving From Lagos To Ibadan. What Areas In Ibadan Are Best To Live And Why? by ofuonyebi: 9:20pm On Apr 13, 2018
Go to Ojoo area...it is very cool...with the watchful Army Barrack to ward off attack of hoodlums of any colour...very peaceful

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Re: Moving From Lagos To Ibadan. What Areas In Ibadan Are Best To Live And Why? by trapQ: 9:20pm On Apr 13, 2018
Are they also the reason the south west is the ritual capital of the world?
jiangchu:
i love ibadan. I've always been skeptical about that place until i visited oluyole estate. very serene and easy going place. no traffic. and the population of THE DEVELOPERS selling wares by the walk way is zero. living in Ibadan is like Lagos 1970 before the ibos came in and destroy the standard.

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Re: Moving From Lagos To Ibadan. What Areas In Ibadan Are Best To Live And Why? by nairavsdollars(f): 9:21pm On Apr 13, 2018
Idi Arere and Samonda

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