Getting a Home in Sustainable Affluence!
Cantonments is located in the eastern part of Accra, Ghana’s capital. It is approximately 5 kilometres from Accra Central and has a variety of property choices for the average to high end real estate consumer. These range from two to five bedroom self-contained houses, offices, commercial and development land and of course apartments. This makes it possible for a variety of middle to high income earners to locate and acquire a property in this area.
One of the most endearing characteristics of Cantonments is the presence of a well laid out, tarred and connected road network. This impressive infrastructure connects Cantonments to various surrounding communities namely Osu, Spintex and the Airport Residential. The Kotoka International Airport is also just a couple of minutes away by car. This makes the commute particularly convenient for the numerous expatriates who reside in Cantonments on a part time basis. Another benefit for the foreign nationals is the presence of numerous High Commissions and Embassies in close proximity.
Houses in the neighborhood are usually put up for rent due to the notable presence of expatriates who are often in the country only for a short period of time. The neighbourhood lends a serene atmosphere to for their stay. Amenities like electricity and water are connected to almost, if not all, the rental houses in the area. This, coupled with the provision of back-up generators and water reservoirs or tanks makes living in the area very comfortable.
Prices of Houses for Rent - Putting a Price on Value!
Rent prices for houses usually start from approximately GH₵4,000.00 to around GH₵30,000.00 per month for a fully furnished house with 2 or 3 bedrooms. It should be noted that it is common for rent payments in Ghana to be made in advance, and be paid in bulk,say the equivalent of a year or two. Houses for sale are also available in this area.
The presence of the Cantonment’s Police Station in the area ensures that the security is top notch and helps deter mischief makers from the area. Most of the houses for rent and sale are also protected by various private security firms in addition to the police presence.
The proximity to Osu and Labone, both of which provide a wide variety of clubs, restaurants and pubs, as well as a diverse variety of night activities, ensures that residents of the Cantonments area are well catered for in terms of entertainment. The Alliance Francais, which is a stone throw away, also provides a large and varied amount of social and cultural activities.
It is without a doubt that houses in Cantonments are craved for by the general populace, both local and foreign, and that the neighborhood is one of the better ones to live at in Ghana.
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