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Suburb Guide – Gulshan, Dhaka

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Claiming to be the country’s most affluent suburb, Gulshan is situated in the region of the Gulshan-Baridhara Lake area. Gulshan is primarily made of high-end residential properties accounting for 60% of the homes in the area, mostly populated by Dhaka’s elite and upper-class.

Gulshan is also considered the best area for expats to live in Dhaka due to its high security standards, international embassies, prominent schools, hospitals, restaurants and world-class hotels. Residents of Gulshan enjoy the finer things in life with convenient access to high-end shopping, dining and entertainment.

Rating

Location and transport

5/5

Lifestyle, shopping and entertainment

5/5

Schools, hospitals and religious centres

5/5

Price affordability

4/5

Overall Score

5/5

Considered the Crown Jewel of Dhaka, Gulshan is the Place for the Country’s Affluent and Elite

Tranquil views of Gulshan’s Lake area.

Introduction

Claiming to be the country’s most affluent suburb, Gulshan is situated in the region of the Gulshan-Baridhara Lake area. Gulshan is primarily made of high-end residential properties accounting for 60% of the homes in the area, mostly populated by Dhaka’s elite and upper-class.

Gulshan is also considered the best area for expats to live in Dhaka due to its high security standards, international embassies, prominent schools, hospitals, restaurants and world-class hotels. Residents of Gulshan enjoy the finer things in life with convenient access to high-end shopping, dining and entertainment.

Location and Transport

Gulshan is conveniently located at the heart of Dhaka, hosting top-quality schools, hospitals, shopping centres, restaurants and cafes that swarm the prominent suburb. Gulshan is so large that it has to be split into two parts, Gulshan 1 and Gulshan 2.

Gulshan 1 has one of the busiest central business districts in Dhaka and is well known for corporates to establish their head offices, which makes commuting to work that much easier. Gulshan 2 is also a busy business hub divided into two sides by a large roundabout connecting it to Banani and Baridhara. Given that Gulshan hosts many of the international embassies in Bangladesh, the location is highly secure and desirable place to live for affluent families and expats from overseas.

Although, Gulshan’s main roads are frequently busy and congested, the roads connect to the rest of Dhaka. There is plenty of public transport including local buses via the Dhaka Chaka service, CNGs and taxis can be caught on the main roads and rickshaws in the backroads. With the emergence of popular ride sharing apps like Pathao and Uber, travelling from Gulshan is now much more easier and affordable.

Busy streets of Gulshan’s commercial and shopping district.

Lifestyle, shopping and entertainment

Gulshan is the premium location for foodies in Dhaka. In Gulshan 1 your taste buds will be satisfied with the large variety of local and international food chains including Pizza Hut, Time Out, 138 East and Thai Emerald. If you are looking for a more fine dining experience, Gulshan 2 has your answer with high-end restaurants, Izumi and Prego in Westin located in the suburb. For dessert afterwards, there are excellent ice cream parlours such as the Cold Stone Creamery and Movenpick as well as several of Dhaka’s best cafes such as Butlers Chocolate Café and North End Coffee Roasters.

Gulshan also offers a superb shopping experience. Gulshan 1 has Police Plaza Concord Shopping Mall, Navana Tower, Bata Flagship Store and Gulshan Market 1. In Gulshan 2, Pink City has high-end boutique and designer brands for the ladies and there is also Unimart and Gulshan 2 Market.

In relation to parks and recreation, Gulshan offers plenty of greenery for walking and jogging at the serene Gulshan Lake Park, which offers beautiful natural scenery for relaxation and getting away from the hustle and bustle of busy city life, traffic and noise.  For entertainment, its hard to get bored with Gulshan’s lounges, snooker parlours and the Dhaka Shooting Club. There is also the Hatirjheel amphitheater, which hosts plenty of exhibitions, concerts and fashion shows.

Schools, Hospitals and Religious Centres

Gulshan’s schools and hospitals are considered to be among the best in the country. There are prominent schools such as Australia International School and Sea Breeze International School in Gulshan 1 and Scholastica and Manarat Dhaka International School and College in Gulshan 2, where your children will be guaranteed to get a top education at these esteemed educational institutions.

Gulshan 1 hosts a number of medical clinics including Surecell Medical Center, Cure Medical Center, and Fairways Medical Center Ltd. While two of the most reputable hospitals in Dhaka, LabAid and United Hospital are located in Gulshan 2. Gulshan 2 also hosts beautifully designed mosques such as Gulshan Society Jame Masjid and Gulshan Central Masjid and Gulshan 1 includes renowned masjids next to Gulshan Market 1 and next to Police Plaza.

Why Buy a Flat in Gulshan?

Gulshan is truly Dhaka’s Crown Jewel, where the country’s most affluent and high-profile people come to reside. Gulshan offers everything from top-end restaurants and cafes to renowned hospitals and schools. The only downside is the price to enter the expensive property market in Gulshan. However, Gulshan and its neighbouring suburb Banani are considered “blue-chip” suburbs and with Dhaka’s growing population and rising median income, it’s hard to go wrong with investing in Dhaka’s most prominent suburb.

Calm and relaxing lakeside views and ambience Gulshan has to offer.

On behalf of BestBari, we hope you have found this suburb guide about Gulshan helpful. Please read our other suburb guides using this link. For example you may be interested to read about Banani and Dhanmondi. You can also find your dream property for sale in Gulshan by using BestBari’s marketplace webpage. We wish you the very best to find your ideal flat for sale in Dhaka!

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