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Tucked away aptly in the heart of the serene and evergreen Kiambu County is The Zaria Village; a gated family oriented community. The development features 331-quarter (¼) acre serviced plots available for sale. The Zaria Village sits on 120 acres of land, with large open spaces and numerous tactile features for families to enjoy.

It is located 25 km from the Central Business District, off the Ruiru-Kiambu bypass. The Zaria Village offers a quiet and serene environment to pursue quality life for both self and family. The project is in 3 distinct zones: The Zaria Green Gem, The Zaria Grey and the Zaria Golden Rod.

The land borders remarkable neighbourhoods such as Tatu City, CIC, Fusion Capital, Dew Ridge (Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya) and Amani Ridge. It enjoys proximity to top notch schools such as Nova Academy, Wood Creek School and Crawford International School.

The development is centrally located and easily accessible from Nairobi CBD, Westlands, Kiambu and Thika towns. It has great access to shopping malls and recreational facilities, for example, a 10-minute drive from Thika Road Mall and easy access to Village Market, Two Rivers Mall, Ridgeways Mall, Garden City and the upcoming Tatu City ‘Mall of Kenya’. Golf clubs such as Ruiru Country club, Windsor golf and country club, Muthaiga golf club and Migaa golf estate are within 30 minutes’ drive from the project.

The Zaria Village is designed to inculcate the concept of a strong and attractive community as well as a pleasant neighbourhood to live in while being surrounded by like-minded residents in a modern establishment that maintains a natural and calming ambiance.

On Saturday 14th September 2019, Safaricom Investment Cooperative (SIC) launched the project at The Zaria Village Grounds in Kiambu County, where among other activities; a ground-breaking was done at one of the 331 plots, which are up for sale. The ground-breaking signifies the readiness of commencement of building, with bush clearing and planting of trees for the hedges almost nearing completion.

Speaking at the event, Peter Gichangi, who serves as the board chairman and director of the Zaria village assured investors that infrastructure will be ready within six months, to be completed around April 2020, adding that they need not worry about contractors, as SIC will do their best to ensure they get effective and reliable services.

The project boasts of many amenities including four different approved house plans dubbed The Zara, The Zaira, The Zayana and The Zazi, with each of the designs having a unique interior and exterior, and details will be shared with buyers. Quality internal cabro roads, clubhouse with a 30 meter pool, perimeter stonewall, and a manned state of art gate with CCTV cameras. Project is serviced with water and electricity already on site, solar street lighting, 2 recreational areas one by River Mukuyu, and the other, a man-made lake for all fishing and boat rides expeditions, a provision for kindergarten centre and provision for a mini shopping mall.

“We bought the land when it was still under Palm Ridge. Since then, we have been receiving ongoing updates from the developers during each stage of the process. We are excited to start building our home and we hope next year, we will be celebrating Christmas from this beautiful place we can’t wait to call home.” says Ms Esther Mwangi, who is among the first people to invest in the project. In addition, the early investors were consulted when SIC was coming up with the four different house designs that will be constructed in the Zaria Village. The project targets the middle and upper-middle-income earners, with an extension to the Kenyans in diaspora looking to build homes in Kenya.

The project’s landscape is an eco-friendly concept that marries sustainability and preservation of beautiful flora and fauna on the site. Street lighting powered by solar electricity, will pave way to refreshing morning jogs and memorable evening strolls. At every turn and corner, the project intends to bring out a burst of colour on the property, full blooming nature to keep you happy, peaceful and rejuvenated every time you are home.

During the launch last month, guests engaged in a tree planting exercise, which saw over 250 trees planted on one day. We believe in the significant role tree play in our lives and in balancing the ecosystem and it is our intention to keep the project greener than ever.

‘’This is a great project, and any young family seeking to have a fulfilled life should consider it. It is close to CBD, yet gives you a chance to unwind, play and live.” Mr. Joe Ogutu, Chief Special Projects Officer, Safaricom PLC.

Gated communities have a number of benefits that investors should consider when choosing a location. They include safety and security with fixed entrance and exits ensuring only residents and approved guests enter the community. It also brings about a sense of community, building trust and friendship among residents, and with shared facilities, it makes for comfortable and affordable living. A gated community enhances the value of land and property especially if a trusted and known developer is selling it. It is a safe haven to raise your children and importantly, gated communities are generally greener which helps in maintaining a beautiful environment.

Dream it, own it, live it. The Zaria Village.