Kenya is growing economically fuelled by expised and knowledgeable middle class. The urban setting contributes largely to its growth because of availability of sustainable high end jobs and good infrastructure. Below are best places to live in where as investing in will be an addition advantage too.
1. Nakuru town
Nakuru town is one of the oldest towns ins Kenyan history. Its a cosmopolitan town thus attracting people from all walks of life. Statistics reveals that transportation, food and housing are 43% cheaper than Nairobi.
The town found in the North Rift is relatively good having good infrastructure and a well-known international airport that mostly deal with cargo transportation, this move has played a key role in giving the town its big recognition.
Food is way cheap and affordable considering the fact that large scale farmers hail from the town.
Kitale is best known as a food hub for Kenya. Kitale is a good place to live and even run a successful business. It is blessed with good weather and its cosmopolitan set up.
It also has good infrastructure and high dependable schools for kid’s education, food and housing are also affordable due to its low demand.
Many would argue that since Mombasa is the tourism capital of the country, that would make it automatically expensive. Indeed, depending on where one sets foot, particularly the south coast, life can be expensive. Mombasa itself is quite affordable never mind its stature in the world map.
Basics like food and housing are not out of reach for many. Transportation is mostly by ferry or tuk-tuk making it all the more affordable.
It might be associated with a lot of tourism and white folk frequenting the place due to its proximity but Nanyuki is manageable in standards.
Due to the cold weather, food supply from neighbouring counties like Nyeri and Meru have made life seamless for most residents. Housing on average is relatively cheap.
Situated in the former Nyanza province, this town is also a good place to live in and run a business. It has a growing economy driven by agricultural produce such as tea and coffee.
Medical services are now spread and housing is cheap but in short supply. Seeing as it is still growing, the town will probably grow externally to meet its population’s demands. Food is also in plenty especially fruits, vegetables and cereals.
Right in the middle of tea plantations, this town is fast growing with so many industries. Situated in the highlands, Kericho is extremely cold but has accommodating folk.
Because of its proximity to towns like Eldoret and Kisumu, food is in plenty. Houses are considerably cheap but being few the demands outweigh supply.
This is arguably one of the most sought after destinations in the country. Being a ‘touristic’ town, most of its inhabitants work in hotels, resorts, flower firms and a handful of other locally and internationally owned businesses.
Food and housing is very cheap with manageable transport.
The heartbeat of Kiambu County, this town, that is only 40 minutes away from Nairobi. A lot of city dwellers love the serenity and calm of this town.
Financial institutions and shopping malls have put spots on this territory. It is surrounded by food growing zones.
The Lakeside City is the third largest in the country and over a century old. Over the years, it has undergone massive transformation thus attracting big investment from government and private sector players including international donors.
Due to access to the world’s freshest water reserve; Lake Victoria and the international airport, many would assume it is expensive.
However, housing and the cost of doing business are quite affordable according to separate reports. This can only be explained by the hundreds of boda-bodas and other small scale traders taking up spaces in the town.