Rhapta Road Rating ***
Rhapta Road is a section of the greater Westlands area, north-west of the city. The road stretches from the Westlands shopping centre roundabout to Mahiga Mairu Avenue, cutting across quiet residential areas mixed with office blocks. Like most suburbs near the city centre, Rhapta Road is quickly becoming a commercial area.
Companies have relocated from the city centre, preferring the peaceful, hustle free suburbs of Westlands. Area residents rarely need to go to town as Westlands Centre has become a one-stop shopping area offering a variety of shops, malls, restaurants, entertainment joints and banking facilities. Businesses along Rhapta Road have been attracted by adequate and efficient facilities, while area residents enjoy the laid back, cool yet chic atmosphere. Rhapta Road has a number of high-end apartments and courts popular with upwardly mobile, professionals with young families, including Njema Apartments, Gables Apartments and Elite Court. The area also hosts several high commissions and embassies including; the Pakistan High Commission, Malawi High Commission and Eritrea Embassy.
Location: Approximately 4KM North West of Nairobi.
Population Density: Moderate
Hospitals: Small clinics but major hospitals can be found at Westlands, Parklands and Highridge.
Places of Worship: Christians can worship at Parklands Baptist Church, Living Faith International, Nairobi Lighthouse and the Consolata Shrine. Hindu’s have the Oshwal Religious Centre and East African Swaminarayan Satsang Temple.
Shopping Centres & Amenities: As part of the Westlands Community, Rhapta Road residents enjoy modern shopping facilities including; Sarit Centre, Westgate Shopping centre, ABC Place, Soin Arcade and The Mall. The area has a lively and vibrant night life with clubs such as Rezorous, Mercury, Pizza Garden, and Havana providing revelers with plenty of entertainment.
Useful Contacts/Links for the area:
MP Shah Hospital (0)20 37427637
Schools & Colleges
Briarcliff Montessori Primary and Kindergaten
Jomo Kenyatta University of Science & Technology – Westlands
St. Marys School