The Blue Area Islamabad, best known for the business center in the capital of Pakistan, soon became the home of many residential areas. The area is scatteredover Jinnah Avenue and covers key areas of the city, including the F6, F7, F8, G6, G7, and G8 sectors.
Blue Area already has a direct foreign investment, indicating its value to overseas investors. The well-known Centaurus Mall is also situatedhere. These residences are more expensive compared to other projects, and future residences, too, will be more expensive because the space, by its construction, is made to be unique.
AT A GLANCE:
PUBLIC TRANSPORT NEAR AND IN BLUE AREA ISLAMABAD
Visiting people without personal transportation is much easier here, thanks to the number of public transportation options available in the Blue Area Islamabad. Expected residents and those already living here can use Parade Ground Station North on Jinnah Avenue F-6/4 Blue Area, Shaheed-e-Millat Station South on Jinnah Avenue in the G-6/2 Blue Area,at Centaurus Station South on Jinnah Avenue in the G-8/3 Blue Area and Parade Ground Metro Bus Station, located on Jinnah Avenue in Sector G-6/3 Blue Area, Islamabad.
In addition, 7th Avenue Station South-West on Jinnah Avenue in Category G-7/3,the subway station, lasts for about five minutes.Other stops near Polyclinic Stop on Shaheed-e-Millat Road on G-6/2, Khyber Plaza Stop on Luqman Hakeem Road G-7/2, Tank Stop on Jasmin Road G-7/3, and Puli Stop on Rehman Baba Road on G-7/3.
It takes about 6 to 7 minutes along the road and 20 to 25 minutes afoot to arrive at these public stops near the Blue Area, Islamabad. Locals can easily call bicycle services and car sharing with their Smartphones, or take local taxis from there.
THE MARKETS ARE NEAR THE BLUE ISLAMABAD
The mega store Al-Fatah, located in Centaurus Mall, F-8/4 Blue Area, Islamabad, stores almost all daily products, perishable items such as rice, sugar, and salt, to name a few, dry goods, and toiletries among other products. In addition, other food markets near the Blue Area, Islamabad include Islamabad Natural Honey on F-6/1 near Street 30, Shaheen Grocers, Safa Gold Mall at 7 College Road at F-7 Markaz, Qureshi Store in Block 13 / J, F -7 Markaz, Shahbagh General Store on College Road W F-7 Markaz, and Unique General Store F-7/1 near F-7/1 mosque.
BY Road you can reach there within 6 to 8 minutes, while people who like to walk can reach therewithin 15 to 25 minutes.
In addition, some new food markets in the 5-to-10-minute drive include Veg Xpress on 49 Marvi Road on F-7/4, Bismillah Fruit & Vegetable Shop on Street 53 for G-7/3, i -Abbasi Fruit and Vegetable Shop on G-7 Markaz, and Farm to Home on F-7/2.
MOSQUES IN AND NEAR BLUE AREA ISLAMABAD
There are several Muslims in Blue Area Islamabad who acted upon their religious activities there.
Masjid Syedna Siddiq-e Akbar in Block G of Category G-7/3
Jamia Masjid Rahmanaia in Block C, G-6/2
Masjid Syedna Siddiq-e-Akbar in Block G of Category G-7/3
Jamia Masjid Farooqia and Ghousia Mosque in F-6/1
Jamia Masjid Alkausar in F-7/4
Masjid Al Huda at F-7 Markaz
Bait-uz-Zikr Mosque on Street 8 of Category F-7/3
Faisal Mosque on Shah Faisal Avenue in Section 8 Islamabad
SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES CLOSE TO THE BLUE ISLAMABAD
Some famous educational institutions operate near the Blue Area are as follow:
PRIMARY & SECONDARY SHOOLS
For Technical Education Colleges & Universities:
BLUE AREA ISLAMABAD BANK
The Blue Area, the city's commercial center, is home to several banks including
All these banks operate in Block F of G-7/3 Blue Area, and First Women Bank Ltd. (FWBL) - Blue Area Branch in the State Life Tower Building is located in Block L of F 7/4 and Summit Bank is located in Block C of G 6/2, Blue Area, Islamabad.
IESCO supplies power to the Blue Area, Islamabad. Commercial centers, offices and supermarkets in the area are already using generators and UPS systems during power outages. Similarly, people who decide to purchase accommodations here can also install backup devices.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS IN BLUE ISLAMABAD AREA
Several clinics are in the Blue Area, Islamabad, some of which are
SPEAKING OF HOSPITALS
NEARBY HOSPITALS INCLUDE
The hospitals are two to six kilometers from the Blue Area, Islamabad, and take about five to 15 minutes to reach them by road.
All hospitals are well-organized, equipped with the right medical equipment, working with trained staff and a panel of specialists in various departments of gastroenterology, pediatric care, maternal care, ENT, laboratory services, general surgery, and emergency services.
MALLS IN AND NEAR BLUE AREA ISLAMABAD
The famous residential and commercial skyscraper, Centaurus Mall is situated in F-8/4 Blue Area and features a huge variety of local and international brands, a food court, a kid’s area for toddlers to enjoy, and a movie theatre capable of playing 3D and 2D movies. Kamran Centre in Block F G-7/3 Blue Area, Black Horse Plaza in Block G of G-7/3 on Fazal-ul-Haq Road, and Mall of Islamabad in Block J of Sector F-7/1 also offer a wide range of products to choose from.
Centaurus Mall is a famous shopping and residential complex situated in Blue Area, Islamabad
Besides, some malls near Blue Area are Safa Gold Mall on College Road in F-7 Markaz and Time and Style mall situated in Sector F-6/1, Islamabad. All shopping malls based in and near Blue Area, Islamabad are multi-storey complexes, housing well-known retail chains, and food courts, and play areas for kids.
It takes less than 10 minutes to reach the malls near Blue Area Islamabad by road.
RESTAURANTS AND BAKERIES IN AND NEAR BLUE AREA ISLAMABAD
A common way of enjoying quality time with friends is having them over for any meal of the day. Now, you can either cook for them or take them out. If you select the latter, a plethora of restaurants can be found in Blue Area, Islamabad to host a small party or get-together. From fine dining to pizza places – everything is available here.
Restaurants offering different kinds of cuisines can be found in Blue Area Islamabad
Some famous restaurants in Blue Area, Islamabad are:
Moreover, some well-known bakeries are operational in Blue Area, Islamabad and they are Tehzeeb Bakers in Block F, Sector G-7/3 Blue Area, Islamabad, Fresco Sweets in Block G, Sector G-7/3, Blue Area, Loafology Bakery & Cafe in Block I, Sector G-7/2, Blue Area, and Burning Brownie in Beverly Centre in F-6/1, Blue Area, Islamabad.
Blue Area Islamabad is home to several known bakeries and sweet shops.
As for nearby bakeries, some of them are Toast'd Cafe and Bakery on F Street in F-7 Markaz, Gourmet Bakers & Sweets and Afghan Bakery on College Road in F-7 Markaz. You can reach these bakeries by road from Blue Area, Islamabad in less than 10 minutes.
SPORTS FACILITIES AND FITNESS CENTRES IN AND NEAR BLUE AREA ISLAMABAD
Fitness conscious people can quickly go to various gyms located in Blue Area, Islamabad. Popular gyms in the area include Studio 8 and The Gym in Beverly Centre in F-6/1, Blue Area, 313 Fitness in Block G, G-7/3, Blue Area, and Fitness Lounge – Blue Area inside United Plaza located in Block I of Sector G-7/2 Blue Area.
Moreover, some outdoor sports and adventure sports complexes can also be found in a few miles. These include KTE Ice Skating Rink on 7 College Road, F-7 Markaz; Sukh Chayn F-8 Multi-Purpose Sports Ground on Street Number 30 of F-8/1, Multipurpose playground on Street 13 in Sector G-8/1, Iswa Football Academy in Islamabad Sports Complex, and Hockey Ground in G-6/4. The mentioned sports arenas are located at a distance of around 5 to 15 minutes by car.
PARKS NEAR BLUE AREA ISLAMABAD
The well-constructed roads running across Blue Area, Islamabad are covered with trees on both sides. Moreover, several fantastic parks are also located nearby, adding more value to the contemporary area. A few well-known parks near Blue Area, Islamabad are Park F6/1 and Kids Park in F-6/1, Swiss Avenue F-7/4 Park on Street 61 in F-7/4, Jubilee Park on College Road in F-7, Argentina Park on Street 4 in Sector G-6/2, Hill View Park in F-8/4, and Meelad Park on Street 42 in Sector G-7/2.
You can reach Swiss Avenue Park easily by foot in almost 10 minutes, while the remaining parks are found at a drive of 5 to 10 minutes.
SALONS AND SPAS IN AND NEAR BLUE AREA ISLAMABAD
Several known salons owned by famous makeup artists are present in and near Blue Area, Islamabad. Future residents can go to Tariq Amin Salon in F-6/1 Blue Area, Allenora Annie Signature Salon Islamabad in Union Gold Mall located in Sector F-7 Markaz, Daniella's Salon & Spa in Bangish Plaza, F-7 Markaz; Bia's Salon in F-7 Markaz near Federal Government College for Women, and Shaheena's Beauty Salon near Qasoori Market Tramri Chowk in F-7/4 for a wide range of beauty and personal care services.
It takes just about 5 to 8 minutes to reach the salons and spas near Blue Area, Islamabad by road.
CINEMAS IN AND NEAR BLUE AREA ISLAMABAD
Prospective residents can easily go to The Centaurus Cinepax operating in Centaurs Mall. The mall, as we all know, is based in Blue Area. Also, Islamabad Club Cinema on Main Murree Road inside Islamabad Club is at a drive of approximately 16 minutes from Blue Area. People fond of watching movies on the big screen can watch 3D and 2D movies in these movie theatres.
Several events take place in The Centaurus Mall on Eid, Christmas, Independence Day, Defence Day, Women’s Day, Iqbal Day, and during Ramadan. Moreover, meet and greet with celebrities, and premier shows of the latest movies also take place in the mall’s cinema. Also, Centaurus Mall holds art and crafts exhibitions, above the line marketing activities of various brands, and public sessions with sports stars.
The beauty of Blue Area, Islamabad is that it includes some of the most sophisticated sectors and areas of Islamabad. Sectors adjoining Blue Area include F-6, F-7, F-8, F-10, G-6, G-7, and G-8. The magnificent Faisal Mosque is also in proximity to Islamabad’s Blue Area. Furthermore, recreational areas, including Lake View Park, Saidpur, and Rawal Lake are also nearby.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Blue Area, Islamabad includes everything starting from commercial spaces to luxurious amenities. However, the only thing where the area lags is the non-availability of plots on sale and houses on rent and sales. A good number of flats are up for sale and rent in this area. Nevertheless, this problem will be addressed after some modern houses and plots are offered for buying and rental purposes in Blue Area for interested parties.
IMPORTANCE OF BLUE AREA ISLAMABAD FROM MAJOR LOCATIONS NEARBY