Lagos is generally regarded as a mega city and the land of opportunities. Young men and women from other states are often urged to abandon their state and move to Lagos in search of opportunities. There is always a fairy tale belief that if you work in Lagos, you can one day become successful.
Although for some young men and women, this fairy tale dream doesn’t come through. This most times can be due to the places in which these young working class people live. Where you live in Lagos matters. For young working class, where you live in Lagos can determine the kind of opportunities that come your way. Your association depends on the in which you live.
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These are 5 best places for the young working class to live in Lagos.
Yaba located in Lagos mainland is deemed as the Silicon Valley of Nigeria. The high majority of internet start-ups like Co-Creation hub, Andela to name a few makes Yaba a knowledge bank for the young working class in Lagos.
Yaba also houses the major schools in Lagos like The University of Lagos located in Akoka, Queens College and Yaba College of Technology making Yaba a place where the younger generation stays.
Gbagada is largely regarded as the centre Lagos because of the ease at which you can access other places from Gbagada. Accessing the 3rd mainland bridge which is the major road that connects Lagos mainland to Lagos Island is quite easy from Gbagada. In a couple of minutes, you can easy be.
A young working class who don’t want to stay in Lagos Island but close to Lagos Island tend to stay in Gbagada. It’s also easy to get to other places in Lagos mainland from Gbagada.
Ikeja is vastly regarded as the commercial hub and the central business district (CBD) of Lagos with the very popular computer village located in Ikeja. Ikeja houses most government parastatals with both the Governor’s office and government house located in Ikeja.
Ikeja is also a highly industrial area with companies like seven up bottling company located in Ikeja. The young working class will enjoy living in Ikeja due to its fast pace and nightlife. Ikeja can also be home to young enterprising young men who are interested in making sales due to its busy nature.
Lagos Island is largely popular due to the luxurious lifestyle of people living there. It houses luxurious places like Banana Island which is home to billionaires such as Otedola, Linda Ikeji, Dangote in the state, Lekki, which is home to major well-known celebrities and music artists, Park view estate, Eko Atlantic which is one of the most expensive places to live in Lagos, to name a few.
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To young working class who work in Lagos Island and cannot afford to live in luxurious places in Lagos Island, Ajah is the best bet. Ajah is home to mostly the middle class in Lagos. Due to most major corporate head offices located in Lagos mainland, young men and women who work in these offices consider Ajah to be the best option due to its cost of living being less expensive and its proximity to other places in Lagos Island.
For young working class who wants a blend between the corporate life in Lagos Island and the creative and Internet-driven life of Lagos Mainland, Surulere is the ideal place to live. Surulere in Lagos Mainland being in close proximity to both Lagos Island and Yaba makes it a dream place for both young working class and job seekers to live.
Surulere also housing the two major stadia in Lagos, Teslim Balogun Stadium and the National Stadium Surulere, makes it a place for major sporting activities within the state. Young sporting working class find Surulere as their preferred place to live due to the ability for them to participate in a wide variety of sporting activities of their preferred choice over the weekend.
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