Explore the YABA neighbourhood

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What to expect

Yaba often referred to as the Heartbeat of Lagos, is one of the most popular places in Lagos Mainland. As such, you are expected to find everything you need for your day to day living in its famous Yaba market.

Living the life

As one of the major and most popular neighborhood in the Mainland, you cannot be cut short of fun as it houses a lot of restaurants, local bukkas, clubs, lounges, cinemas, museums and tech hubs.

Who you'll meet

In this neighborhood, you can find people of different classes in the society. There are a lot of mind blowing tech experts, traders, student, and professors. There are a lot of young brilliant minds living and working in this neighbourhood.

The market

Yaba is strategically located at the heart of the Lagos Mainland. It is also close to the Third Mainland Bridge which links Lagos Island and Lagos Mainland. These facts positively influence the value of properties in the neighbourhood.

Its limitations

Just like every other neighborhood in Lagos, Yaba has its own peculiar challenges. Most roads in Yaba are marginally good, although typically not very wide. Many parts of Yaba have drainage channels clogged with dirts.

What you'll like most

Yaba is a center hub for technology. Cost of living in this neighborhood is cheap and affordable. The night life is bubbling; it has all the vibes one can find in Lagos.

A peek at the neighbourhood

Yaba is a suburb located on Lagos Mainland. There are several Federal Government Institutions in the area, which include the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, the Yaba College of Technology, Queen's College, the University of Lagos, the Federal Science and Technical College, and the Federal College of Education. Yaba is known to have one of the busiest market sites in Lagos, known as Tejuosho Market. Yaba is one of the go-to places for technology renaissance in Africa. The area is growing steadily as Lagos State’s technology hub with many startup companies, financial institutions, and private business ventures impacting the economy ecosystem for good.

In a word

Affordable
Famous
Lively
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Getting in and out of Lagos

Commuting times to other key locations under normal circumstances

Ikeja

By car

12

By bus

12

By Walking

11

By train

0
Surulere

By car

4

By bus

4

By Walking

15

By train

Victoria Island

By car

17

By bus

17

By Walking

158

By train

0
Ikoyi

By car

13

By bus

13

By Walking

155

By train

0
Lekki

By car

34

By bus

34

By Walking

135

By train

0

NOTE: All times are in minutes and estimated - during peak times these will differ significantly. All journeys are averages calculated across the whole neighbourhood. Buses and trains are calculated from the centre of the neighbourhood (buses) or from station to station (trains). If a train station is not accessible within the neighbourhood or key location it is not shown above.

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What to expect

Yaba often referred to as the Heartbeat of Lagos, is one of the most popular places in Lagos Mainland. As such, you are expected to find everything you need for your day to day living in its famous Yaba market.

Living the life

As one of the major and most popular neighborhood in the Mainland, you cannot be cut short of fun as it houses a lot of restaurants, local bukkas, clubs, lounges, cinemas, museums and tech hubs.

Who you'll meet

In this neighborhood, you can find people of different classes in the society. There are a lot of mind blowing tech experts, traders, student, and professors. There are a lot of young brilliant minds living and working in this neighbourhood.

The market view

Yaba is strategically located at the heart of the Lagos Mainland. It is also close to the Third Mainland Bridge which links Lagos Island and Lagos Mainland. These facts positively influence the value of properties in the neighbourhood.

Its limitations

Just like every other neighborhood in Lagos, Yaba has its own peculiar challenges. Most roads in Yaba are marginally good, although typically not very wide. Many parts of Yaba have drainage channels clogged with dirts.

What you'll like most

Yaba is a center hub for technology. Cost of living in this neighborhood is cheap and affordable. The night life is bubbling; it has all the vibes one can find in Lagos..

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