Ngong is a bustling town in the outskirts of Nairobi. It is located along the Great Rift Valley within Kajiado County. Ngong is the home to the famous Ngong Hills, a favourite tourist destination.
From the Maasai community, the word "Ngong" is derived from a maasai word "enkong'u' which means "the 'eye' of water" or spring from where Rhinos came to drink water.
Over the years, Ngong has grown to become a favourite town and an ideal residential area. Majority of people working in Nairobi are now living in Ngong.
The growth of this town has witnessed a number of infrastructural developments that have made land prices to rise. This has also led to increase residential development due to its proximity to Nairobi CBD.
Below are some of the outstanding projects in Ngong and how they are gradually shaping the area.
The need to have a modern 24-hour market within Kajiado County led to establishment of this ultra-modern market. This mega project was financed by the World Bank through Nairobi Metropolitan Services. It is located at the heart of Ngong Town.
The five-storey building sits on a one- acre piece of land and it is set to server over 2000 traders. This will provide dignified, safe and secure trading space for business people. Ngong town will now be propelled to a 24-hour economy and thus attract local and international investors.
In the long run this will lead to increase residential and commercial developments in Ngong and surrounding areas. This will be influenced by increase money circulation within Ngong.
For the longest time, commuters have experienced traffic snarl ups from Nairobi CBD to Ngong. However, this is gradually becoming a thing of the past.
The expansion of Ngong Road to a dual carriageway is almost complete. The construction begun in 2017 and is being funded by government of Kenya.
Completion of this road is expected to reduce travel time to less than 30 minutes’ drive from Nairobi CBD. This will in turn led to increase residential developments in Ngong as Kenyans can easily commute from Nairobi to Ngong.
Ngong – Suswa tarmac is roughly 70 kilometers long. This road connects Ngong Town and Suswa. This road cuts across all five constituencies in Kajiado County.
Since its construction in 2018, the road has led to increased residential developments in the area and also shopping centres.
This has led to an increase in land prices around Kimuka and Kibiko areas as Nairobians continue to settle here.
The SGR is notable infrastructure development whose impact has been felt in Ngong. The Ngong, Ongata Rongai SGR route comprises of commuter train to Ngong and Rongai areas.
This provides residents with an alternative means of transport to Nairobi town. This also eases the traffic jam that is prominent with these two towns.
The towns are highly populous and residents spend a lot of time in traffic before reaching Nairobi CBD. Notably, the SGR tunnel in Ngong is the longest in East Africa and second in Africa.
Completion of this project has seen prices of land rise in Ngong. Land prices have risen from as low as Ksh 200,000 to between Ksh 500,000 to 1 million.
All these projects have caused investors to invest massively in land Ngong. This is because each day prices of land continue to increase due to increase residential developments in the area.
If you are looking for the best place near Nairobi to buy land Ngong is definitely the best place to consider investing.