Port Harcourt is the capital and largest city of Rivers State, Nigeria. It lies along the Bonny River and is located in the Niger Delta.
Port Harcourt is a major industrial centre. It has quite a large number of multinational firms in the oil and gas sector.
The city is surrounded by an unending network of water bodies creating a beautiful scenery. The mesmerizing greenery in the city has earned it its title, “ Garden City”. It is indeed one of the finest in Nigeria.
Port Harcourt is known for its record-breaking late-night activities and entertainment scene. There are several hotels, lounges, clubs, dance bars and restaurants spread out around the city. For those who love seafood, it is in abundance in Port Harcourt. Most of the markets have many traders of fresh seafood, straight from the waters for those mouth-watering dishes you may want to prepare. There are several relaxation spots and luxury hotels of international standard in the town, several malls, cinemas and recreational parks.
Port Harcourt is indeed a great place to live.
1. Old GRA
It was primarily inhabited by European settlers during colonial times and was then referred to as the European quarters. Old GRA is the location of the Rivers State House of Assembly, the People’s Democratic Party Secretariat and the NEPAD Rivers State Secretariat. This area in the past was home to only government officials, but in recent times, apartments can also be owned by other individuals if you are willing to pay since the apartments are extremely expensive. It is home to the new Port Harcourt polo club and a lot of hotels. It is quite a serene and quiet environment.
2. New GRA
This area is for the crème de la crème of Port Harcourt. New GRA is known to be a nightlife friendly neighborhood and hosts the largest concentration of bars and nightclubs in Port Harcourt. It is a favorite hangout for most visitors and tends to be frequented by high-end prostitutes at night.
New GRA is split up into phases 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. It is home to lots of popular night clubs and Hotels (such as Casablanca, PH lounge etc). It also houses the esteemed Genesis Deluxe cinema, the PH Polo club, classy events centers, departmental stores and eateries.
Apart from all these, it is still quite a tranquil and beautiful environment but it is also quite expensive and so is only open to the very affluent individuals like the Old GRA area.
Olive Crest Estate is a high-end development on prime location at the Central Business District of Phase 1A Greater Port Harcourt City. The area is less than a 15-minute drive to the Airport and it is provided with infrastructures like: flyovers, multi-lane highways and a golf course in the immediate neighbourhood. The estate hosts commercial districts, a modern international school, and it is well secured with state-of-the-art technology and armed police patrol.
Greater Port Harcourt (also called Greater Port Harcourt City) is a metropolitan area currently under construction in Rivers State, Nigeria. It comprises the local government areas of Port Harcourt, Oyigbo, Okrika, Ogu–Bolo, Obio-Akpor, Ikwerre, Etche and Eleme. It covers an area of approximately 1,900 km² (734 mi²) and as of 2009 had a population of 2 million people. The key anchors of the new metro area include Port Harcourt International Airport, Port Harcourt City, and Port of Onne.
4. Mgbuoba/NTA Road
Located several kilometers outside the hub and bustle of Port Harcourt is this quiet and beautiful area.
It also houses a lot of beautiful hotels and lounges.
Apartments in this area are not as expensive and can be owned by individuals ranging from the very affluent to the moderately average families.
5. Peter Odili Road
Located several kilometers from the city’s center, near the Trans Amadi Industrial Layout is this beautiful and peaceful neighbourhood.
It was named after a former governor of rivers state, Dr Peter Odili. It has beautiful and luxurious apartments and is quite close to some indigenous oil and gas companies in Nigeria.
Peter Odile Road is home to popular event centres such as the Hub and the Dome.
6. Woji Estate
The Woji neighbourhood is also another beautiful district in Port Harcourt.
Woji borders the neighbourhood of Trans-Amadi, Rumurolu, Rumuomasi and Rumuibekwe. It is also close to the Port Harcourt Zoo, which is one of the major conservation centres in Nigeria and is considered one of the biggest tourist attractions in Port Harcourt.
Numerous nightclubs and restaurants abound in Woji. Apartments in woji are also quite affordable ranging from the very wealthy to the average families.