why nairobians are relocating to machakos
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Why Nairobians Are Relocating to Machakos County.

Nairobians have been relocating to Machakos as most of them escape from the bustle and hustle that is Kenya’s capital. Many may be relocating in Search of a quiet and serene environment while others may be taking a break from the harsh economic loads of life.

The following are the reasons why most people are moving;

Real estate growth

Many real estates have sprung up, especially along kangundo road. This is due to the availability of affordable housing projects. Take Malaa for example where there are over 7 real estate projects. Among them is Twin falls City by Mintvilla Housing which touches Kangundo road. It is a development comprising bungalows and maisonettes.

A report by Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) states that average prices for real estate properties were the lowest in several towns including Malaa and Joska.


There are small towns that are growing rapidly in Machakos County. These include Kamulu, Joska, and Malaa. These towns have all amenities; schools, hospitals, churches, mosques, and recreational facilities in plenty. Check our article on amenities along kangundo road.

The county also has the Universal Health (UHC) program which ensures that health care is available to all Kenyans. You will enjoy a lifestyle that is similar to Nairobi at a lower cost.

Accessibility from CBD

The bus fare from CBD to Machakos costs an average of 100 to 250 ksh by bus.

Due to the construction of the expressway, one can spend less time commuting from Machakos to Nairobi CBD.

The ongoing construction of Kangundo road as a dual carriage road is also another factor that has wooed people. The road is anticipated to extend to Kangundo Town in Machakos County from Caltex Umoja, off the outer ring-ring road.


Nairobi has grown to be the largest city in East Africa. Its population is almost 3 million. This has led to overcrowding, traffic jam, and increased pollution.

This has made most Kenyans flee the inner city to Machakos county where the environment is quieter and more peaceful. Where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy family time. A place where you can explore hobbies and talents.  You can also practice small-scale farming here.


The Bottom-line

Are you thinking of relocating to Machakos county? The best time is now. Think about all the serenity that your family will enjoy. Amenities are less costly. Housing is affordable. Allow us to make this a reality for you by contacting us at 0711082929/0708888222 or emailing us at homes@mintvillas.co.ke









CategoriesInterior Design

4 Ways to Make Your Living Room Pop

The living room is where most interactions happen. It acts as a reception for guests. It’s where we relax after a long day at work and watch TV. It is therefore undoubtedly the most important room to consider when decorating a house. Decorating your living room should display who you are as a person or as a family. Here are 5 simple ways to make your living room stand out.

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choose a color scheme

A color scheme cannot be chosen using a formula. What emotions do you want to elicit? Warm colors like orange and yellow trigger feelings of happiness, optimism, and energy. Cool colors (green, blue, and purple) evoke feelings of calmness, security, and trust.  Black symbolizes power, luxury, and mystery, whereas white denotes minimalism and simplicity. Consider colors that reflect your personality. Make certain that the colors you choose complement one another. You can find free color wheels on the internet. Do your research, use apps like Pinterest, and come up with the best color scheme.

Choosing furniture

Furniture is also an important aspect of the living room. It takes up the most room. The furniture should not only fit your home but also allow for movement. Before buying, make sure you have the correct measurements. When it comes to quality, don’t compromise. Set a budget and make sure to shop around for the best deal. Choose a color that complements your color scheme. I would suggest using neutral colors and choosing a material that is also easy to maintain. Above all, choose furniture that is warm and welcoming.


We have natural and artificial lighting. They are both significant. In a living room, lighting not only improves mood but also increases safety. Lighting also brightens up dark rooms. Always measure to ensure that lighting fixtures fit properly. Consider the weight as well. Designer Billy Ceglia suggests that if it’s light and airy, it’s best to size up, whereas if it’s dark and massive, sizing down is a better option.  Lighting can be a focal point in your living room too. Chandeliers, for example, can serve this purpose. Experiment with what works best in your living room.

decorative items

These are esthetically pleasing items you can add to your house to make it look exquisite. The items you choose should fit and blend in with the space in terms of color and texture. Choose unique and quality items to bring that elegant aura. Décor items include:

  • Mirrors
  • Rugs
  • Plants
  • Wall art
  • Clock
  • Books

The bottom line

When it comes to the living room, collect items that are unique to you, and your home will become a story. A house’s items should communicate with one another, as well as respond to and balance one another. Above all, let your living space mirror your style and taste. For more information contact us on 0711082929 or email us on homes@mintvillas.co.ke.Let us know what you think on the comment box below.












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