Medina Estate is a fully residential area located off the Gbagada-Oworonshoki Expressway with links to Atunrase Estate and Ifako. The estate has a great layout with modern day designs for its buildings. Medina Estate is one of the exclusive areas within Gbagada as it is gated and features adequate security. It is a very quiet environment. Churches within the neighbourhood of Medina Estate include; Deeper Life Bible Church and the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
The residents of Medina Estate are seen as middle to high-class individuals. The estate has a gated entrance although non-residents have unrestricted entry, buildings here are mostly gated as well, and most residents are usually indoors. Roads in the estate are tarred and offer easy access to other areas of Gbagada, although a few of them are not as good as others. There is a drainage system in the area as well as drainage channels however,due to poor maintenance, most of the drainage channels are stuffed with dirt and dirty water. As a result of this, when it rains heavily, the estate is prone to experiencing flood.
Activities in this area are usually very mild and subtle. There is little to no social life which explains the reason for the serenity of the neighbourhood. Quietness and serenity are some of the things to expect when staying here as Medina Estate isn’t rowdy or overly crowded. The electricity supply in Medina Estate is quite fair although residents supplement with generators as power supply in Nigeria in generally unpredictable. Most of the roads in the area require reconstruction, however, the road network here is very good as you can easily access other routes from here such as the Third Mainland Bridge. The estate is a few minutes from the Gbagada General Hospital.
Living in Medina Estate can be an enjoyable experience especially for families raising children. There are some schools within the estate where residents can enrol their children. Schools in Medina Estate include Toyibat Comprehensive College, Kiddies Country School. The estate is also quite safe and secure as there are security guards at the entrance who sometimes carry out security checks. Commercial motorbikes (Okada), tricycles (Keke Maruwa) as well as taxis are the commerciaol means of transportation allowed within the estate.
Medina Estate is a neighbourhood and nightlife here cannot be described as bubbling or bustling, however, there are a few places where residents and visitors can relax with friends and family.
Most residents use the Gbagada Market to purchase their food items. There are some roadside shops along the area too. Supermarkets in Gbagada include Shopcity Supermarket, Home Affairs Supermarket, Domino Supermarket, De Prince Supermarket, Payless Supermarket, Adidde Supermarket, Ambel Supermarket, I & J Supermarket.
For an estate nestled in a busy and fast moving area like Ifako, Medina Estate offers serenity which is a desirable appeal for a residential hub. The recently developed properties are stylish and modernized as compared to older buildings within the estate, these houses are also quite affordable for the middle income earners who want to live here. The presence of security makes it a great place to reside as the crime rate is minimal. The fun and recreation spots which Medina Estate offers includes GV Lounge, Motty Cakes ‘n’ Bakes.