Beechwood Estate is one of the many estates in Lekki and its environs. It is not surprising considering the status in which Lekki has attained over the years. Lekki is no doubt a high-end area that continues to separate itself from the rest of Lagos. An area tailored to suit the luxurious taste of the state and country’s high earners.
Beechwood estate is situated along the Lekki-Epe Expressway. It is an estate in the Ibeju-Lekki area of Lagos, developed and managed by ARM Investment Managers Ltd. They are also managers of estates such as Townsville estate, Fara Park estate, Adiva Plainfields estate among others. Beechwood estate, like most estates in the area, has a good road network, constant water supply, and power supply etc.
The estate is fast becoming the go-to destination for those who seek to live in a serene environment. Unlike most estates where the homes are built already, it is not so in Beechwood Estate. What the developers did was to buy the land, provide the needed infrastructures and sold it. This way, individuals or buyers can buy the lands and build according to their taste.
Due to the high demand for plots in the area, most of the plots have been sold out. However, there are still plots of land available for sale from those who are reselling. Though Beechwood estate is a sort after destination, there are still some sections available for development.b Also, because Lekki is an area close to the Lagos Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean, some of the estate lands are dry land while some areas need filling.
- 1 Estates Around Beechwood Estate
- 2 What Is It Like To Live In Beechwood Estate?
Estates Around Beechwood Estate
As mentioned earlier in the article, Lekki is home to a large number of estates. It is host to some of the country’s most expensive real estate properties. Therefore, it is not surprising that Beechwood Estate is surrounded by quite a number of real estate.
Another interesting thing that should be noted is that most of the estates around Beechwood are developed and managed by the same company. The likes of Townsville Estate, Fara Park Estate, Adiva Plainfields Estate fall into this category.
Adiva Plainfields Estate
Adiva Plainfields Estate is one of the estates around Beechwood Estate. It is one of the estates managed by the ARM Investment Managers Ltd. The Adiva Plainfields, like Beechwood estate, is mainly a gated residential area. The estate offers both ready built homes and serviced plots for its customers.
This mean, you can actually get ready-made homes in the estate or buy plots of land to build a home to your taste. The land size in the area is between the 450 – 900 square meters per plots. For an estate of this caliber, it also doesn’t fall short of infrastructures and amenities.
You can also get to Adiva Plainfields Estate through Beechwood Estate. Part of the amenities in the estate is an artificial lakefront and park. Some of the structures in the estate are either semi-detached or detached. It is important to note that most of the houses are sold as ‘shells’; it allows the buyer to furnish the houses to their taste.
Townsville Estate is situated in the Lagos New Town Area of Lakowe, Ibeju Lekki. It is managed by the same property managers of the Beechwood Estate and Adiva Plainfields Estate. The estate is designed to cater for both residential and commercial purposes.
Townsville Estate is also a gated estate with close proximity to Beechwood Estate and Adiva Plainfields. Interestingly, like the other estates around, Townsville Estate is strategically positioned to benefit from the future growth of the Lekki/Epe Expressway. The Estate equally provides the necessary social amenities.
Fara Park Estate
Fara Park Estate is situated in Sangotedo, Lekki/Epe Expressway. It is built on 15 hectares of land with about 300 homes. The estate is just about 37 kilometers from Victoria Island. As expected, the properties in this part of Lekki do not come cheap. It is set aside to cater for those who can afford the luxurious lifestyle.
Fara Park Estate is a well-planned community with an excellent road network. It also provides a number of infrastructures that make it one of the best places to live. The roads in the area are tarred couple with good drainage systems, green area and street lights and recreational facilities like swimming pool, tennis court, basketball court etc.
It is also a gated estate and restricted for non-residents. This is one of the reasons why the security in the area is uptight. Visitors are only allowed in when their hosts have approved. Fara Park Estate also provides constant electricity supply and water supply. There is also N500,000 charge for the maintenance of the estate annually.
Mayfair Gardens Estate
Mayfair Gardens Estate is located around the Awoyaya area of Ibeju-Lekki, along the Lekki-Expressway. The estate is about 25 minutes drive to Ajah roundabout and also close to Greensprings School. Located along the expressway, with a gated entrance, entry is restricted to only residents of the estates except after which visitors have been cleared.
Mayfair Gardens Estate is, however, developed by HFP Engineering unlike the aforementioned. Similar to most of the estates in Lekki, the area can boast of good roads, constant water supply, good roads, round the clock security, relaxation and recreational spots etc.
There are quite a number of lands for sale in Mayfair Gardens. This is due to the increasing number of demands for properties and people making it their choice destination for places to live. Houses within the estate vary because individuals are allowed to buy and build the houses to taste. However, they are usually 4 or 5 bedroom duplexes complimenting the first set of bungalows built by the developers.
What Is It Like To Live In Beechwood Estate?
By now, you should have an idea of Beechwood Estate and its environment. There are chances you have asked yourself what if would seem like to live in the estate. It is important to remember that it is one of the top estates in Lekki. Which means the estate has its own fair share of the luxurious lifestyle.
Then the big question is, what is like to live in Beechwood Estate? This part of the article is focused on discussing what living in Beechwood feels like. Below are some of the major things you should consider; both the pros and cons.
Security In Beechwood Estate
One of the things that distinguish estates from ordinary residential areas is the level of security. Some estates are gated while others are not. In most cases, the security of a particular area is always dealt with when it comes to living in an estate. There is a particular reassurance that you are away from the main area.
Beechwood Estate, as mentioned earlier, is a gated estate. The security in the area is uptight when compared to other estates. It is usually open to residents alone. Visitors are only allowed into the estate after the said resident has approved. Another thing that is visible in Beechwood estate is that the security personnel work round the clock.
Quality of Roads And Drainage
The quality of roads and drainage in Beechwood Estate is another thing to be considered. It is important to know how the road network is within and around the area. It is very key to determining the kind of lifestyle in and around the area.
For an estate of its caliber, Beechwood estate can boast of good roads and drainage system. Unlike what has become a norm in some parts of the city, you can easily drive around the estate. There are good roads linking to the estate and drainage system for water to pass through when it rains.
How To Get Around Beechwood Estate
It is no longer news that Lagos is synonymous to traffic jam. It is arguably the busiest state in the country. Though, it is due to her population that keeps increasing by the day. Then there is the Lagos noise that has become a norm. However, while the ‘noise’ is accustomed to the Lagos Mainland, the traffic jam is one thing every Lagosian faces.
Residents of Beechwood estate are not left out as it is situated along the Lekki-Epe expressway. This is because you need to follow the express in order to get to Victoria Island. An occurrence that might be frequent for those who work in the area.
There is a considerable amount of traffic jam from Beechwood Estate to Victoria Island during peak hours. The peak hours are between the early hours of the day (6 am to 8 am) and in the evenings. Therefore, it might take about 1 hour 30 minutes or more in order to get to your destination. The journey is, however, about 40 minutes given there is no traffic jam.
Schools Around Beechwood Estate
It is important to note that there are no schools within Beechwood estate. The estate is designed mainly as a residential community and the commercial activities are limited. It is a concern if you intend raising your kids in the area. It is no doubt a great place to live and there are always alternatives.
Lekki is actually home to some of the best secondary schools in Nigeria. It is home to quality schools for different grades. There are, however, a considerable number of schools along the Lekki-Epe expressway. Some of which also offer boarding facilities. Examples of schools in the area include Debiruss School, Caleb British International School Laura Stephens School among others.
Where To Shop In Beechwood Estate
Though Beechwood Estate is designed mainly as a residential area, there are still places you can shop in and around the area. The commercial activities in the estate are limited but you can still get the little things you need like provisions.
However, there are quite a number of places to shop that are in close proximity to the estate. Some of them include Bogije Shopping Complex, Akord Shopping Mall, Iya Miracle Shop, Demex Mart Lakowe, Igbojia Ibeju Lekki, Prestige Plaza, T&T Stores, Karakata etc.
There you have it. If you have read the above article, you will definitely know a thing or two about Beechwood Estate by now. Kindly share your experience with fellow PropertyPro.ng readers.