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5 Best Places To Live In Jos


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Jos is a city in the Middle belt region of Nigeria. It is also the capital of Plateau State in the North-Western part of Nigeria. Popular known as J-Town, the city is located on the Jos Plateau 4,062 feet high above sea level. 

Jos is an important center for mining of tin. Jos can also be said to be a place where the sales of fruits are not so expensive. The earliest settlers known in the region were the Nok people as early as 1000 BC.

Jos is a place where everyone can stay. The cost of living is relatively low and the environment is friendly. The weather and climate of the city is also a factor that makes it a top choice for where to stay in Nigeria. Jos is listed among the most beautiful cities in Nigeria.

If you have the intention of moving to Jos and you are looking for the best places to stay. This list takes you through the best five places you can stay in Jos.


Rayfield is a suburb of Jos. The area is located in Jos South Local Government Area and it is known as the industrial center of Jos. 

The area is fast developing as it is seen as a center of commercial activities in Jos. It is one of the best places to live in Jos because it offers job opportunities for those who are unemployed because companies like Nasco group, Standard Biscuit, Oil mills, etc. are located there. 

It also boasts as one of the most secured areas in Jos since the old government house is located there. Rayfield may not be an area to stay if you don’t have enough money because its housing system is expensive.

You can rent a 2 bedroom flat for as low as 450 thousand naira only and shop space for about 200 thousand naira only. There are lots of hotels and relaxation centers in the area to relax and have fun.


Dadin kowa is an area located in Jos North Local Government Council. Dadin Kowa is a high choice for anyone that wants to live in Jos because it has a clean environment and renting an apartment is cheaper when compared with Rayfield. 

You can get a two-bedroom flat for as low as 150 thousand naira and to buy an ideal apartment can go for 7.5 million naira if it is a 4 room apartment. 

The area has hotels and places of relaxation. A popular hotel that can be found there is Ichaba hotels where you can book a room for as low as 3 thousand naira per night. 

You can also do your shopping in Dadin Kowa Market or at Goldcare.


Jenta Adamu is a nice place to stay in Jos. It has a sweet and nice neighbourhood. Though the most challenging issue in Jenta is Water but alternatives have been brought by the Government to carter to the needs of the residents. 

Summit Hotels, which is one of the best hotels in Jos is located in the area. Houses in Jenta are relatively cheap as you can get a good self-contain for a hundred thousand naira and a two-bedroom flat for as low as 150 thousand naira.


Tutun Wada is a residential area located in the Northern part of Jos metropolis. It is one of the best places you can stay in Jos because it has places of interest you can visit to have fun and also to relax. 

You can go to Terminus market for your shopping and to get any household items you need. You can take a stroll to the Jos polo field to either play polo or watch as they play. 

The state polytechnic Jos campus and the University of Jos are situated in the area.  A two-bedroom flat in Tudun Wada can be rented for 200 thousand naira per annum.


Buruku is another happening area in the city of Jos. It was initially at the outskirt of Jos but because of the fast and rapid development of the area, it was later merged with the city of Jos. Buruku also serves as the headquarters of Jos South Local Government Council.

The Jos international stadium is located at that part of the state. It is also the Houses in the area are quite expensive because of the nature of activities in the area but there are no fixed prices for each apartment as the prices differ depending on the owner of the apartment.


When next you plan to visit any of the northern states of the country, you can decide to visit Jos to get a comfortable experience. 

For those who wish to relocate to Jos for any reason, these five places are the best places you can choose from to stay with your family. 

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