There are a total of seven tehsils in the Rawalpindi District (all of which are self-governed): Gujar Khan, Kahauta, Kallar Syedan, Kotli Sattian, Murree, Taxila, and Rawalpindi. Also known as the twin city of the federal capital of the country, Rawalpindi is the fourth largest metropolitan city of Pakistan. Between 1959 and 1969, Rawalpindi also served as the capital of Pakistan before this status was given to Islamabad later on. After partition, a huge number of exiles settled in Rawalpindi. Later on, settlers from all over Pakistan moved to this city, which led to a surge in demand for houses for sale in Rawalpindi and its suburban areas.
Rawalpindi also holds historic significance in Pakistan as it was one of the first cities to be colonised by the British in 1849. The popular tourist spot of Murree, which is only 60 km away from Rawalpindi, was built by the British for their leisure.
Today, Rawalpindi is home to the General Headquarters (GHQ) of the Pakistan Army and Air Force. Located in the Potohar region, this city also serves as a stopover for local tourists and foreigners who are on their way to Kaghan, Swat, Nathiagali, Naltar Gilgit, and Hunza.
The city also has a great rail and road network that connects the city to Lahore, Faisalabad, Gujrat, and Gujranwala, making it a good economic hub. Goods from Bhatta Saddar, Raja Bazar, and Moti Bazar are imported because of their low price.
Some popular areas for houses available for sale in Rawalpindi are the Gulrez Housing Scheme, Airport Housing Scheme, Bahria Town Rawalpindi, Adiala Road, Chaklala Scheme, Satellite Town, Askari, Gulshan Abad, Media Town etc.
These locations are most sought-after in terms of investment in Rawalpindi, as they also provide modern facilities.
The rates of houses available in Rawalpindi vary according to the location, area of the house, and luxurious facilities offered. The price range for different plot sizes include:
There are several schools in Rawalpindi that are providing quality education. Grammar School Rawalpindi, Beaconhouse School System, Siddeeq Public School, and Froebel’s International school are a few famous educational institutes in Rawalpindi.
Rawalpindi also has famous colleges for undergraduate students, including the Army Medical College, National College of Arts, Riphah International University, Rawalpindi Women University, Punjab College, and so on. As a result, the literacy rate of the region is pretty high as compared to other areas of Pakistan.
Moreover, since the city is the headquarters for the Pakistan Army and Airforce, it is safe to live here. All the check posts and areas are under constant surveillance.
With the inception of Metro Bus services, residents have been provided ease in terms of transportation as they no longer need to pay a hefty amount to travel from one corner of the city to the other.
Likewise, the health sector of Rawalpindi is actively providing medical facilities to the residents. The city has both governmental as well as private hospitals, to cater to the medical needs of each citizen. One of the best civil-military hospitals of Pakistan is located in this area.
Rawalpindi is developing at a high pace. For this reason, there are many opportunities for new development schemes in this region. Moreover, with the boom in population, the prices of properties are increasing each day.
Several projects are under construction in both the commercial and residential sectors of Rawalpindi. For instance, the IMARAT Builders Mall and Amazon Outlet Mall are good opportunities for investment. The city is administered by the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA), which is actively working on implementing huge reforms in Rawalpindi's infrastructure and additional town service projects.