Westridge, a residential area of Rawalpindi, Pakistan, was set back in 1880 under the supervision of British Army which first explore this area to establish its cantonment amongst a few other Military Units in Rawalpindi.
In the beginning, a couple of Signals Battalion units were established here in 1916. Later on, a few other military units were moved to fortify the hold of the British Army in Rawalpindi. These units consists of Frontier Force, Air Defense, and Artillery. Whereas later on, Special Communication Organization was also transferred here.
In 1960, Cantonment Board permitted the foundation of 3 housing schemes, namely Westridge 1, Westridge 2, and Westridge 3 in this zone. Consequently, Army Housing Directorate (Renamed to DHA in 1979) proclaimed residential schemes for Army and Civilian personnel. With the passage of time, thousands of houses were constructed due to increased populace in the area. Westridge entertains its public with a high end lifestyle community, offering cultural as well as educational facilities to its residents.
WESTRIDGE - I
Westridge I is one of the oldest and largest residential areas of Rawalpindi. It comes under the jurisdiction of RDA and is located near Saddar, Westridge –II, PIA Colony and Race Course Park, Rawalpindi. Westridge, is Rawalpindi's most populous society. Renowned educational institutes, equipped hospitals and clinics, Westridge bazar CSD Mega Mall, Welfare complex all are just around the corner. Locality also offers easy access to all the landmarks of the city. All amenities and modern facilities are available round the clock essential for a luxury living, making this sector the most talked about and sought after society of Rawalpindi.
Westridge I is the oldest and famous area of Rawalpindi, due to the following features:
Westridge I is located right on the bank of Peshawar Road. It borders the Grand Trunk road, and is covered with the beautiful green belt. Jinnah Avenue, which connects Lahore, KPK, Karachi and other renowned cities of Pakistan.
AREA COVERED BY THE LOCALITY
Westridge I is considered as a leasing area and consists of a total 322 houses, out of which 4 are Plots. The houses categories are as following:
What Pindi has to offer is the “Qasim Market '' which is famous for shopping/ eating or just spending the weekend in. It is the one place that everyone residing in Rawalpindi is familiar with. Apart from the fact that this Market is one of the oldest markets in Rawalpindi. The famous Army Officers Mess is located nearby. This market also consists of a beautiful park for the residents to roam about. Riphah International University also resides in its neighborhood.
Education is a key to success, therefore Westridge I is surrounded with the following schools and colleges.
To cure health matters and promote awareness hospitals are significant as they treat every major and minor disorders of the body.
Some of the following dominant hospitals names are mentioned below:
WAYS TO COMMUTE
Multiple modes of transportation are available in Westridge I, Rawalpindi. Taxis, rickshaws and wagons are some of the most common public transport options available. The popular Careem, Uber drivers and In-driver are also conveniently and quickly found around the area for commuting.
Some of the sites within the vicinity of Westridge-I, Rawalpindi, includes
Other Places which are close by are
House for sale in westridge 1 rawalpindi
Westridge I Rawalpindi, offers a variety of purchasing options for its buyers in various price ranges. The various sizes of houses that one can find in Westridge I range from 3 Marla,12 Marla, 16 Marla, 22 Marla, 1 Kanal and all the way up to 2 Kanal houses.
House for rent in westridge 1 rawalpindi
SALE OF PLOTS
In Pakistan buying a plot is often considered the best available investment. Though the Westridge I is considered a developed area, it has interesting opportunities in plots as well.