List Of Estates in Eldoret Town. Eldoret is a principal town in the Rift Valley region of Kenya and serves as the capital of Uasin Gishu County. The town is colloquially known as ‘Sisibo’. As per the 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census, Eldoret is the fifth most populated urban area in the country after Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru , Kisumu and Ruiru. Lying south of the Cherangani Hills, the local elevation varies from about 2100 meters at the airport to more than 2700 meters in nearby areas (7000–9000 feet). The population was 289,380 in the 2009 Census, and it is currently the fastest growing town in Kenya with 475,716 people according to 2019 National Census. The name “Eldoret” is based on the Maasai word “eldore” meaning “stony river”; a reference to the bed of the Sosiani River (a tributary of the Nile), that runs through the city.
Eldoret town is arguably an economic hub for the entire North Rift region – from hosting among others an international airport, a regional pipeline as well as a key transit town for neighbouring countries – Uganda and South Sudan. List of Tallest Buildings in Eldoret Town
By now, I guess you know that Eldoret is the fastest growing town in Kenya, and currently the fourth most populated urban centre in the country after Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru and Ruiru with a population of over 475,000 people as per the 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census.
Even though the town, which is the capital of Uasin Gishu County does not have many skyscrapers, there are a few worth mentioning. List of Tallest Buildings in Eldoret Town
Eldoret is the hometown of numerous Kenyan athletes. It boasts of one of the biggest sports facility, the Kipchoge Keino stadium named after marathon legend Kipchoge Keino. It is a cosmopolitan town that is predominantly dominated by the Kalenjin.
Here is a list of all estates in Eldoret Town
Elgon View Estate, Eldoret
Elgon View estate has always been associated with the rich in society, mainly political leaders, athletes, high-ranking public servants and successful businesspersons. It is located 5 kilometres from Eldoret CBD – which just about 11-minute drive via Kisumu Road/Stendi Kisa – Yala Road. It is an affluent neighbourhood located on the southern side of Eldoret. It is mainly dominated by the rich, a majority being athletes and politicians. It is about a 10 minutes drive from the Central Business District. The estate has good roads, making it easily accessible.
There are no public vehicles plying through Elgon View estate but if you have no private vehicle, you can access it using Tuk Tuks or Motorcycles (bodaboda) that park opposite Nandi Park at the Kisumu Road round-about at as low as Sh50 per trip.
Pioneer Estate, Eldoret
Pioneer Estate is another popular estate mainly because of the proximity to town. It is also one of the estates that experience least water rationing in Eldoret and minimal power outages. The downside of living in Pioneer estate is that the main Public transport available (matatus) do not access the inner areas of the estate. Therefore, residents have to rely on Matatus that ply Kisumu road to Langas which will leave you somewhere along Kisumu road so you have to go the rest of the way on foot. That being said. However, there are alternative means of transport to the Estate like the always available bodaboda and Cabs. It is a middle-class estate with readily available rental houses. one bedroom houses range between 6,000- 12 000 Kenyan shillings. For a two bedroom house, you will have to part with around 10,000- 20,000 Kenyan shillings. It is also one of the safest estates in Eldoret.
Langas Estate, Eldoret
Langas Estate is in Kenya and has an elevation of 2,115 metres. Langas Estate is situated northeast of Kapsaret. It is a low-income estate located on the outskirts of Eldoret town. Insecurity is a major problem in Langas due to the high level of unemployed youth who reside in this estate. Poor sanitation is the other major challenge that dots this estate.
Kapsoya Estate, Eldoret
Kapsoya estate is one of the oldest suburbs in Eldoret and has held on to its old buses as a sign of heritage. It is one of the oldest estates in Eldoret. Majority of residents here are middle-income earners. Houses here are much affordable to the low-income earners. It is also one of the few estates in Eldoret dotted by many shopping outlets. The major challenge that residents here face is power interruptions and water shortage. The estate can now claim some respect due to the multiple infrastructural developments that have been taking place in the area. The recently installed street lights and carpeted tarmac roads have no doubt been one of the reasons Kapsoya has won many hearts. Among the social amenities available in the area include Hospitals (Mediheal is just around the corner) Churches, Hotels, Restaurants and an upcoming Shopping Mall (Rupa Mall)
This estate provides easy accessibility to and from Eldoret CBD. In fact, it’s only about a 25minute walk from town to Kapsoya and less than 10 minutes drive on the signature old buses that provide public transportation.
The newly improved drainage system, installed street lighting and paved roads contribute to the overall habitability of the area and provide excellent access to the estate anytime day/night or any season rain/sunshine.
West Indies Estate, Eldoret
The estate was originally occupied by Indians who owned business premises in Eldoret. A walk around West Indies and you will have a nostalgic feeling of the old colonial days. Originally occupied by Indians, most houses in West Indies have maintained an old rustic Indian architecture. It always seems like the area is struggling to catch up with modern times. It is an estate associated with the upper middle class. The estate is located near the Central Business District, around 5 minutes drive. A one bedroom house ranges between 10,000 to 15,000 shillings, while a two-bedroom ranges between 15,000 to 25,000 Kenyan shillings. The major drawback of living in Eldoret estate is the lack of established shopping centres. Most people are forced to do their shopping in town. Also, although there are tarmac roads all through the estate, they are poorly maintained. Pot holes and road patches will slow down your movement.
Mwanzo Estate, Eldoret
Mwanzo estate is the furthest from the CBD however; it is very affordable and provides a socially vibrant environment to live in. The entire area is occupied by rental houses with only a few residential properties.
This estate is self-sustaining; there are a lot of retail shops and self-servicing stores, many entertainment joints and money service agents from Mpesa and leading national banks. You can stay in Mwanzo without needing anything from Eldoret town.
It is a lower-middle-class estate that is highly congested, due to the readily available and cheap housing units. Poor drainage and insecurity are among the major challenges of this estate.
Huruma Estate, Eldoret
It is a low-income estate in Eldoret, with many informal settlements. Insecurity is a major issue in this estate. Another major challenge that residents face here is poor drainage and sanitation that posses a greater risk in terms of health.
Annex Estate, Eldoret
Most of those who live in Annex estate are students due to the availability of the Moi University School of Law. It is situated along the Eldoret- Nairobi Highway, approximately around six kilometers from Eldoret town. The estate is mostly inhabited by Moi University students. The major facelift of the estate is the Moi University, school of law which is located here.
Located about 7.9 kilometres from Eldoret CBD, Annex is one of the estates that can be easily accessed due to its reliable public transport that operates to as late as 12 midnight on a normal day – save for the current situation that has led to curfew being imposed.
Road network in the area is also excellent, with the recent construction of several tarmac roads – so if you have your own vehicle, be sure you can access the estate even easier via the Eldoret-Nakuru Highway.
Kamukunji Estate, Eldoret
Kamukunji is also one of the slums located in Eldoret, with many informal settlements. Insecurity is a key threat here. The estate is associated with poor drainage and sanitation which is a major health hazard.
Action Estate, Eldoret
The location of the estate and the high number of Tertiary level institutions have contributed to its exponential growth. The population in action estate is not huge compared to other estates in Eldoret. Be that as it may, you are bound to find ready rental property for occupation at any one time in case you are looking to upgrade or move into the estate for the first time.
It is a developing estate that is located near the Central Business District, around a 20 minutes walk. Houses are readily available and affordable. 0ne bedroom houses range between 6,000 to 10,000, while two bedrooms range between 10,000 to 20,000 shillings. The major challenge associated with this estate is the poor roads that are a nuisance during the rainy seasons.
Kimumu Estate, Eldoret
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Jerusalem Estate, Eldoret
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Maili nne Estate, Eldoret
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