Despite problems caused by the Tankers Mafia, Clifton is constantly rated as the top residential area in Karachi to live in. The reason: 1) It is of course located in the downtown area and is the only poshest neighborhood of karachi, 2) its proximity to II Chundrigar road and other business streets, 3) Presence of almost all kinds of institutions, businesses, retail chains, excellent health facilities, schools, parks, consulates etc. 4) Presence of the Beach.
Located near the City Center, MACHS is another best place to live in the city of Karachi. The presence of entertainment facilities like the Arena, Aga Khan University hospital, Expo Center, National Stadium, Large Parks & Lakes make this area perfect to live in. Its proximity to the Airport and Sharah-e-Faisal are another plus points.
DHA has the reputation of being the best planned and the expensive community in the whole of Pakistan. Almost all retail chains, restaurants, clubs are present in the area. Sea Views makes DHA Karachi unique versus other DHA's across Pakistan. Best places in the area include Golf Club, Creek Club, Area 51 and Carlton Hotel.
Developed in 1960s during Ayub Khan tenure, PECHS is one of the best planned localities of Karachi. It gives the touch of being in the city of Islamabad with roads as wide as in Islamabad, its greenery and area architecture. Its close proximity to Central Karachi, Presence of the largest shopping district; the Tariq road; Parks such as Hill Park and the Jheel Park makes this area perfect to live in.
Bahadurabad is famous around the city for its shops such as Imtiaz, Naheed etc. People from all across the city as well as from DHA and Clifton especially come to this area to buy their daily groceries. Another thing that makes this locality very famous is the presence of the United King Bakery and restaurants such as Tooso etc. Majority of inhabitants in the area are from Delhi who had migrated from India during 1960s for better economic opportunities in Karachi.
The best part about lalazar is that this locality is built next to the II Chundrigar road, the busiest business street of Karachi and when you come to this area you feel like that you are miles away from the hustle bustle of Karachi while being in the Downtown area. Another best part is the presence of the China Creek next to it, this make this place ideal for people who wants to have bungalows with boating hooks facing the creek. Beach Luxury Hotel and Karachi Yacht Club are also present in the area.
Sindhi-Muslim has now become the most popular eating-out area of Karachi. Its restaurants such as Royal, Roasters and many others including International chains such as KFC, Nandos are very famous. The area also houses the best school chain of Pakistan. Its residential side consist of large bungalows spread in lines. Its close proximity to the business districts of Karachi are another plus points.
The area is called Garden because it surrounds Karachi Zoological Garden which is also popularly known as Gandhi Gardens. Majority of the residents in the area are from the Ismaili Community who are well-known for being the richest in Pakistan, others include memons, parsis and christians. The area is largely residential, with commercial shops on its fringes. Agha Gymkhana Club in the area is the most oldest and prestigious club of Pakistan built during the british times.
The locality is located in the Northern-suburbs of Karachi. The area is ranked as the most modern-planned town of Karachi, with blocks located alphabetically. It was planned and designed in late 50s by Carlo Scarpa & Aldo Rossi, the Italian planners and architects. The area has lowest crime rate in the city due to its unique location. Almost all major retail and restaurant chains are present in the area. Hyderi is now termed as the third most popular shopping district of Karachi.
The name "Gulshan-e-Iqbal" means "the garden of Iqbal", referring to the national poet Allama Iqbal. The locality today is the most famous in Karachi as it houses almost every important institution of the city not present in Saddar. It houses the largest Amusement Park, Animal Kingdom, Universities, Civic Center, Corporate offices and much more.
Located in between New MA Jinnah Road and Kashmir Road, Muslimabad is another best place in Karachi to live in. It consist of several bungalows spread in Blocks. All the lanes are gated at the entrance. The streets in the area needs to be carpeted.
The area has around 2,500 residential flats divided into four main categories: A, B, C and D. Economically, it is considered one of the best places in Karachi to live for the middle and lower-middle classes, although most of the flats are rather dilapidated. All the shops are in Commercial Phase of Rabia City, which are equally divided into three phases, i.e., Commercial I, Commercial II and Commercial III.
Karachi is expanding very rapidly. Scheme 33 is the best place to be in Karachi as it is located between Super Highway and University Road. Almost all important facilities including Schools and Hospitals are present in the area. Karachi University is just next to it.
If you drive through Federal-B-Area today, you may not be very impressed at first sight due to "Urban Decay". But the locality has seen its glory days. The best part about the locality is that it is one of the planned localities of the city and has the huge potential to improve.