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The Most Trendy Neighborhoods in Nairobi

Picture of Nandika Macharia
Updated: 30 March 2018
Nairobi is a smooth combination of old colonial buildings, like the National Archives, and more modern skyscrapers, like the Barclays Plaza. As the city center continues to work on being trendy, the neighborhoods are not being left behind. The following suburbs are the trendiest in Nairobi, attracting young professionals and families alike.

Lavington

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New buildings in Lavington, Nairobi
New buildings in Lavington, Nairobi | © Luigi Guarino / Flickr
Neighboring Westlands is the Lavington suburb. It has beautiful villas and mansions and the neighborhood has achieved a great blend of modernity and nature. There is a very vibrant center where you can do everything from shopping and dining to spending time in a spa. It also has a good number of schools, making it ideal for families.
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Karen

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Rothschild giraffes at the Giraffe Center, Langata, Nairobi
Rothschild giraffes at the Giraffe Center, Langata, Nairobi | © Andrew Moore / Flickr
Karen is the quintessential leafy suburb. The neighborhood is wonderfully tranquil and serene and has high-end malls, schools, and restaurants. The population is mainly families and expats who have decided to make Kenya their permanent home. There are plenty of activities in the vicinity, including golfing, horse riding, and racing, as well as animal sanctuaries to enjoy wildlife, like the giraffe center.
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Runda

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