Development authorities all over the country on the direct orders of the Supreme Court of Pakistan have launched fully-fledged crackdown operations against illegal and unapproved property developments. This makes it very important for property investors to run a thorough background check before investing in any particular real estate scheme.
To make things easier for the stakeholders of the real estate sector, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) and other similar institutions looking after the development activities in their respective regions have released a list of approved property developments on their official websites.
We have come up with this post specifically for property investors in the capital city. Here we have compiled a complete list of CDA-approved housing societies and discussed the most popular developments among them.
So, without further ado, let’s get started!
A Complete List of CDA-approved Housing Society
As per the official website of CDA, here is the list of legal housing societies in Islamabad. Have a look!
- AGOCHS, Phase-I
- AGOCHS, Phase-II
- Al-Hamra Avenue
- Al-Hamra Hills Agro Farming Scheme
- Al-Makkah City
- Agro Farming Scheme
- Army Welfare Trust
- Bahria Enclave Phase-I Housing Scheme
- Bahria Enclave-II, Agro Farming Scheme
- Bahria Enclave-II, Phase-II, Housing Scheme
- Bahria Garden City
- Bahria Town (Phase-III-E & IV)
- Bahria Town (Phase-VII-E)
- Bahria Town, Phase VII
- Bahria Town, Phase-II, III, V & VI
- Cabinet Division Employees Co-operative Housing Society
- Capital Enclave
- CBR Town
- Engineers Co-operative
- Engineers Housing Scheme
- Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation (FGEHF)
- Federation of Employees
- FIA Park Enclave Housing Scheme
- Grace Valley
- Gulberg Greens Farm Housing Scheme
- Gulberg Town
- Islamabad Gardens
- Islamabad Model Town
- Jeddah Town
- Jinnah Garden, Phase-I
- Jinnah Garden, Phase-II
- Jinnah Town
- Kashmir Gardens Farming Scheme
- Khayaban-e-Kashmir, Phase (Extension)
- Khayaban-e-Kashmir, Phase-I
- Khayaban-e-Kashmir, Phase-II
- Margalla View Housing Scheme
- Ministry of Interior Employees Co-operative Housing Society
- Morgah City
- Multi Gardens, Phase-I
- Multi Gardens, Phase-II
- National Assembly Employees Cooperative Housing Society (NAECHS)
- National Police Foundation
- Naval Anchorage
- New Islamabad Garden
- OPF Housing Scheme
- Pakistan Medical Cooperative Housing Scheme
- Pakistan Navy Farms, Simly Dam Road, Islamabad
- Paradise City
- Park View City Housing Scheme
- Parliamentarians Enclave
- Rahman Enclave Housing Scheme
- River Garden
- Roshan Pakistan (RP) Corporation Housing Scheme
- Senate Avenue
- Services Co-operative Housing Society
- Soan Gardens
- Supreme Court Employees Housing Scheme
- Tele Gardens Housing Scheme
- WWF Labor Colony
- Zaraj Housing
If you have invested in one of the aforementioned legal housing societies in Islamabad, then your investment is safe.
However, if you are planning to buy a property in a residential project other than this list, then you need to make sure that it doesn’t have any legitimacy issues to avoid any risks involved.
Popular CDA-approved Societies in Islamabad
Let’s learn more about some of the most popular CDA-approved housing schemes in Islamabad.
Bahria Town Islamabad
Ever since it has been developed, Bahria Town Islamabad has become one of the most sought-after upper-class neighbourhoods in Islamabad. The housing society spans a large area and has been divided into nine subdistricts, scattered throughout the metropolitan area of the twin cities: Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
Along with residential properties, the real estate project of Bahria Town also hosts buzzing commercial and corporate districts. This is one of the main reasons why it is now considered one of the top business locations in the capital city of Islamabad.
Planned on the same development patterns, Bahria Enclave has an infrastructure similar to that found in Bahria Town. Both of these projects are owned and developed by the management of Bahria Town.
Divided into two major subdistricts: Phase 1 and Phase 2, Bahria Enclave is another very popular CDA-approved housing scheme in Islamabad. The project also enjoys a convenient location and is connected to all major roads in the city including Islamabad Expressway and Kashmir Highway, which is now called Srinagar Highway. Don’t forget to check out our comprehensive area guide on Bahria Enclave to learn all the key details about the neighbourhood.
Often referred to as a ‘city within the city’, Gulberg is one of the largest legal housing schemes in Islamabad. It has been divided into two major sub-districts including Gulberg Residencia, and Gulberg Greens.
As the name suggests Gulberg Residencia is purely a housing scheme with residential properties including houses, apartments, and duplexes. It has been further divided into 22 blocks.
On the other hand, Gulberg Greens is mainly based on farmhouses and some of the most prominent commercial developments in the area. We’ll learn more about Gulberg Greens in the next heading of our blog. On a side note, if you want to get more information on Gulberg Islamabad, make sure to read our detailed area guide on it.
As we have already discussed, Gulberg Greens is a highly sought-after CDA-approved housing society in Islamabad, which mainly comprises farmhouses. The entire neighbourhood looks extremely beautiful as it is a masterfully planned real estate project.
Gulberg Greens enjoys a prime and central location on the main Islamabad Expressway, which further connects it to many key areas and landmarks in the metropolitan area of the twin cities.
The real estate project is based on six blocks, which also include some of the biggest commercial areas in Gulberg Islamabad. Here’s our complete area guide about Gulberg Greens that you can check out for more information on the neighbourhood.
Model Town Islamabad
Model Town in Islamabad has been developed in a peaceful vicinity of Simly Dam Link Road. The neighbourhood is also popularly known as Islamabad Model Town (IMT). It is a CDA-approved housing scheme, which makes it another safe option for property investment in Islamabad. Model Town is situated right adjacent to Bahria Enclave.
Like any other modern gated community, Model Town Islamabad also provides privacy and security to its residents. It has also been planned with plenty of urban open spaces to perfectly synchronize it with the lush green cityscape of Islamabad.
Facilities and amenities like hospitals, gyms, cinemas, educational institutions, public parks and masjids have all been included in the master plan of this housing development. If you are willing to learn about this upscale neighbourhood, check out our detailed area guide about Islamabad Model Town.
Park View City
Equipped with well-paved roads and all modern-day facilities, Park View City is another option to consider if you are looking for a safe real estate investment in Islamabad. It is a CDA-approved housing society. According to the details revealed by stakeholders of Park View City, it is a large housing development spanning 5,000 kanals.
The society is linked with Kuri Road, which further links it to other key localities in the metropolitan area. It also shares boundaries with National Zoo-cum Park & Botanical Garden. A wall has already been erected that acts as a barricade between the society and its neighbouring national forest area. An entire block in this housing society has been reserved for overseas investors.
Another very popular CDA-approved housing society in Islamabad is Soan Garden. It hosts some of the best educational institutions of the city including schools and colleges. Also, the area is very popular for its state-of-the-art medical facilities.
Spanning more than 2,900 kannals, it is also a large housing development mostly based on residential properties and a few popular commercial districts. Soan Gardens is linked with Islamabad Expressway via Soan Avenue. It is also around 18 kilometres away from Zero Point Islamabad. Owing to its convenient location and availability of key facilities, Soan Gardens is another good option for real estate investment in Islamabad.
These were some of the most famous CDA-approved housing schemes for safe property investment in Islamabad. On a side note, if you are a commercial investor in the capital city, you should know about Zameen Ace Mall. The project is approved by all concerned authorities and is one of the most successful property ventures by Zameen Developments.
Zameen Ace Mall is a large-scale mixed-use development, which is all set to emerge from the prime location of DHA Phase 2 Islamabad. If you want to learn more about this groundbreaking project, read our detailed post on Zameen Ace Mall — the next big retail destination in Islamabad.
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