Private developers are shifting their focus to the counties. Competition in the city and high land prices and cost of construction have made this move necessary.
Chairman of the Longonot Gate Development Lee Karuri holds that ” Alot of counties are working hard to attract investors which means more people will move to work there, in turn creating more demand for real estate”.
looking at Nakuru County: one of the more ambitious projects is the 2,400 acre Longonot Gate Project. The project is a leisure city on which the company is selling fully serviced half-acre plots. The company is currently doing the infrastructure, roads, sewer, water and power aswell as a Golf course for the Leisure City.
Other facilities by the company will include a school and hospital, both to be built as partnerships. The more than 1,500 households will have to choose their house designs from 17 pre approved plans.
The company is targetting those retiring, those who want to live in the area and those looking for cheaper planned community land about an hour away from Nairobi.