If you’re a young professional with a promising career who is currently relocating to Ghana, you may want to know where the best places are for you to live. Ghana’s capital city, Accra, is the beating heart of the country and the best place to be if you want to thrive.
There are numerous suburbs within Accra that are growing rapidly and becoming synonymous with a luxurious way of living. If this appeals to you, take a look at our list of 10 places for young professionals to stay in Accra.
Airport Residential Area
Airport Residential Area in Accra get its name from the fact that it’s five minutes away from the Kotoka International Airport. Often considered the finest place to live in Accra, Airport Residential Area is home to prominent Ghanaian public figures like former President John Kuffour. The area boasts top hotels and serviced apartments. Acquiring property here is quite pricey and the cost of living is considered high for those in the middle-income bracket.
Cantonments is located 5 km west of Kwame Nkrumah Circle and 15 minutes’ drive southwest of the airport. You will find the same calibre of people living here as those who reside in Airport Residential area. In terms of accommodation, you’re likely to find three- to four-bedroom gated communities here. Mobus Properties Knight Court development is also located here. If you’re a family person, you may want to live in Cantonments because the Ghana International School (GIS) is located here.
Osu is one the ideal places to live for foreign nationals and those who fall into the middle-income bracket. Although Osu was not initially planned as a residential area, it is popular with those who enjoy nightlife and features serviced apartments. Oxford Street, in particular, is popular with its restaurants, cafés and 24/7 business.
Situated to the south of Cantonment, Labone is home to middle-class nationals and Lebanese Ghanaians. Apart from guesthouses, Labone does not feature any top hotels or serviced apartments, but you can find suitable three- to four-bedroom homes available to rent from rich individuals for a minimum rental period of two years.
Roman Ridge is a quiet area located west of Airport Residential. The area has excellent hotels and serviced apartments available for rent. Apart from the odd office here and there, Roman Ridge doesn’t have much else, which means you will have to travel to neighbouring suburbs for shopping malls, etc.
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