The city is Accraâ��s leading plush neighbourhood and is located 13 km northeast of the city centre. The neighbourhood is sparsely populated and is mainly made up of individuals belonging to the mid-to-upper income group.
The neighbourhood derives its name from the University of Ghana, Legon, due to its strategic location of being east of the institution.
East Legon is bordered by the Tema Motorway, Madina, Legon, and Spintex. The neighbourhood has a mall in the vicinity and another about 5km away, right on the Tetteh Quarshie Interchange. It is also about 10km away from the Kotoka International Airport.
The plush neighbourhood has some interesting houses for rent in East Legon and sale. From bungalows, storey homes, too detached and semi-detached. It is an ideal location to find that rental house that you will soon call home! Apartments for rent and land for sale are also available in plenty.
The streets of East Legon have unique names. Alugutungui, which translates to Sweet Apple and Blackberry Street, named after RIMâ��s popular smartphone. The neighbourhood has a very well organized road network, with exit routes leading to Spintex, Tetteh
East Legon has the Newest Houses for Rent in Accra Leasing a house in East Legon, like other plush areas in Accra, can be quite expensive but worth the value. Prices range from GH$1000 monthly for a simple house for rent to as much as GH$50,000 for an executive one.
Renting in in this neighbourhood, however, has its advantages. In other areas, even though the Rent Law stipulates that landlords are to provide maintenance of tenantsâ�� homes, the reality for many is the absence of such service. Owing to the high educational status and frankness of landlords in East-Legon, maintenance service is a normality.
There are a number of high profile schools in the city and its surroundings which cater to the educational needs of the city's populace. These include Yaa Asantewaa Girls Secondary School, Prempeh College, Opoku Ware High School and St. Louis Girls Secondary School all located in Kumasi. Kumasi boast of an Airport, several banks, Teaching hospitals and other needed facilities befitting capital status.
There are a large number of residential properties in Kumasi and this includes apartments, detached and semi-detached houses and flats amongst others. Currently, there seems to be a higher preference for houses in the city although demand for apartments and flats are also on the increase.
Over the years the rising cost of buying houses outright have led to a large percentage of the Kumasi population settling for the best alternative option which is to rent a house.