Ruaka is a town in Kiambu County, Northwest of Nairobi at the western end of the Northern Bypass. It neighbours small towns like Gigiri which hosts the UNEP Headquarters, Rosslyn Estate, and Runda Estate and close to Muthaiga. Limuru Road passes through the town making it easy to connect from Ruaka to Nairobi, Limuru, Wangige and Kiambu Town.
The surburb hosts Two Rivers Mall which is the largest mall in Kenya. The Mall has attracted large firms like Woolworths, Adidas, Samsung and large supermarkets like Chandarana Food plus, Carrefour Supermarket. Various hotels and small businesses are now operating in the mall making the town busy.
The Northern Bypass, Two Rivers mall, UNEP Headquarters have led to increased demand for housing development in the town.