Best Areas to Live, in Ibadan

Ibadan is the capital city of Oyo State with its origin dating back to 1829 when it dominated the Yoruba region militarily, politically, and economically. Ibadan in the context of this article refers to such areas that are already built up and those declared by the government as planning areas within the Ibadan metropolis which consists of Ibadan North, Ibadan North-East, Ibadan North-West, Ibadan South-East, Ibadan South-West, Akinyelu, Egbeda, Ido, Lagelu, Ona Ara, and Oluyole. Residential household location is one of the driving forces of urban dynamics, and in the city of Ibadan, there are areas that include elements and spaces that are suitable for human functioning.

Best Areas to Live, in Ibadan

This is a list of the best areas to live in, in Ibadan:

  • Agodi Exclusive Residential Area

This residential neighborhood confers on its residents the

  • Alalubosa Exclusive Residential Area

  • Iyaganaku Exclusive Residential Area

  • New Odija Estate

  • Old Bodija Estate

  • Oluyole Estate

  • Onireke Exclusive Residential Area

  • Samonda Exclusive Residential Area


The residential area preference in the city of Ibadan has been identified to include but are not limited to the following factors: travel cost and proximity to work, accessibility to other parts of the city, availability of shopping centres and schools, presence of local amenities, quality of life, landscape aesthetic quality, safety and the real cost of living. Housing environments take up the bulk of developed land, and the design of residential areas can make living pleasurable or hard to live, as residential household locations can open up or reduce opportunities for residents.

Exclusive residential neighborhoods as outlined in this article offer a wide range of facilities, albeit only for immediate residents.

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