DHA Rahbar or Fazaia Housing Scheme: Which Society is Ideal for You?

It is no secret that DHA Rahbar and Fazaia Housing Scheme are two of Lahore’s most popular residential schemes that have delighted both investors and homebuyers. As such, in the DHA Rahbar vs. Fazaia Housing Scheme debate, it’s tough to pick sides, especially since both schemes also raised the standard of living in Lahore in a short time. The fact that both neighbourhoods fall under the jurisdiction of Pakistan’s armed forces adds greater trust, credibility, and reliability for buyers. Seeing the plethora of benefits offered by both residential schemes, you, too, are probably confused and need an impartial source to help you decide a winner between DHA Rahbar vs. Fazaia Housing Scheme for your investment.

Don’t worry, our detailed analysis will help you secure your investment in the right project as per your unique requirements.

As per usual, our data is backed by user searches on Zameen.com. We’ll begin by taking a look at the features of each society, and we will then compare the property sizes and investment options available in both.

Let’s secure your investment!

DHA RAHBAR VS. FAZAIA HOUSING SCHEME – FEATURES & AMENITIES

In the real estate sector, the features and amenities play a pivotal role in enhancing the desirability of a housing society, also contributing to the profit of investors and the satisfaction of owners later on. One thing to keep in mind here is that different features appeal to different investors. Some deem the location as the main feature of a society, while others are attracted by parks, lakes, or highways. Since such is the scenario, we will begin our comparison between DHA Rahbar and Fazaia Housing Scheme by taking a look at some of the most prominent features of both.

Comparison of Facilities and Amenities in DHA Rahbar and Fazaia Housing Scheme
Facilities and Amenities in DHA Rahbar and Fazaia Housing Scheme

FEATURES OF DHA RAHBAR, LAHORE

Situated on Lahore’s main Defence Road, DHA Rahbar is a project by the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) of Lahore. Although it is not directly connected to DHA, Lahore, it is still considered one of DHA Lahore’s phases, Phase XI, to be précise. Rahbar is divided into five phases, which we will discuss in detail in the latter part of this blog. For now, let’s take a look at the lifestyle and features of DHA Rahbar, Lahore:

  • Connected to Fazaia Housing Scheme via Raiwind Road
  • Proximity to Ferozpur Road and Lahore Ring Road
  • Surrounded by Khayaban-e-AminValencia Housing Society, and Lake City
  • Secured and gated community
  • Modern lifestyle with all the essential facilities
  • Well carpeted roads and wide boulevards
  • Underground cabling for electricity in some blocks
  • Religious centres
  • Reputable educational institutions
  •  Availability of public transport
  • Urban infrastructure
  • Managed by the Defence Housing Authority

FEATURES OF FAZAIA HOUSING SCHEME, LAHORE

Fazaia Housing Scheme was launched in the 1980s in Rawalpindi as the first residential project by the Pakistan Air Force to provide affordable housing to the force’s personnel. Soon after its successful launch, PAF initiated housing projects in other cities, which led to the creation of Fazaia Housing Scheme, Lahore. The scheme comprises two phases – Phase 1 occupies 4,000 kanal on Raiwind Road, and Phase 2 comprises 1,500 kanal on Sharif Medical City Road.

Although both phases are situated at some distance from one another and are further divided into blocks [which we will discuss later in this blog], the developers have done complete justice when it comes to amenities. Some of the common features of Fazaia Housing Scheme’s both phases are:

  • Proximity to Lahore Ring Road
  • Connected to DHA Rahbar via Raiwind Road
  • Secured and gated neighbourhood
  • Religious centres
  • Commercial markets
  • LDA-approved scheme
  • A scheme by the Pakistan Air Force
  • Communal and block parks
  • Phase 1 is fully developed with a water filtration plant
  • Underground cabling for electricity in Phase 1
  • The groundwork for Phase 2 has been completed
  • Graveyard in Phase 2

When we compare DHA Rahbar and Fazaia Housing Scheme in terms of features, we can clearly see that near-perfect locations and lucrative investment opportunities are two of the most crucial traits shared by both societies. Also, when it comes to amenities and facilities, both communities feature parks, a wide network of roads, religious centres, public transport, and everything else that makes them ideal for investors and property hunters. Not to mention that both these housing schemes are managed by Pakistan’s armed forces.

All in all, in the debate about the amenities and facilities in DHA Rahbar and Fazaia Housing Scheme, we cannot declare a clear winner. However, we have compared the average prices of property in DHA Rahbar and Fazaia Housing Scheme to help to make a well-informed decision.

AVERAGE PRICES OF PROPERTY IN DHA RAHBAR AND FAZAIA HOUSING SCHEME

In this section of the blog, we’ll talk about the average property prices in DHA Rahbar and Fazaia Housing Scheme. As the image in the previous section tells us:

  • DHA Rahbar features both houses and plots for sale
  • Fazaia Housing Scheme only features ready-to-build plots

It is important to note that Fazaia Housing Scheme features a lesser number of houses in comparison to DHA Rahbar.

Property prices in DHA Rahbar vs. Fazaia Housing Scheme
Average Prices of Property in DHA Rahbar vs. Fazaia Housing Scheme

As per the data shared above, both schemes feature residential lands for sale in similar sizes. As such, 5 and 10 marla, and 1 kanal are the most popular sizes in both schemes; the only difference is in the prices. Let’s take a look:

  • There’s a significant difference in the average prices of 5 marla plots in both societies. DHA Rahbar features 5 marla plots on sale for the average price of PKR 49.44 lakh, while a similar-sized plot in Fazaia Housing Scheme costs PKR 25.06 lakh.
  • For 10 marla plots, DHA Rahbar boasts an average price of PKR 97.85 lakh, while prices for 10 marla plots in Fazaia were recorded at PKR 59.44 lakh.
  • The average prices of 1 kanal plots in DHA Rahbar and Fazaia Housing Scheme are 4.3 crore and 3.1 crore, respectively.

Moving forward, we’ll now compare the data shared in the images above for houses for sale in both societies. Unfortunately, we do not have enough data for 5 marla houses in Fazaia for a fair comparison. We’ll continue with the data that can result in an unbiased and thorough comparison.

  • There’s a notable difference in the average prices of 10 marla houses in both communities. DHA Rahbar offers residential units of 10 marla for PKR 2.36 crore. Fazaia, on the other hand, offers the same size for PKR 1.69 crore.
  • For 1 kanal houses in DHA Rahbar and Fazaia Housing Scheme, you need an investment of PKR 4.3 crore and PKR 3.15 crore, respectively.

It is evident that properties for sale in DHA Rahbar are costlier than properties for sale in Fazaia Housing Scheme. But before you start forming an opinion based on what the data reads, you shouldn’t overlook the fact that DHA Rahbar comprises 5 phases, and 4 of them are fully developed. Meanwhile, the development work in Fazaia is divided into two parts, progressing at an entirely different pace.

BEST BLOCKS TO BUY PROPERTY IN DHA RAHBAR AND FAZAIA HOUSING SCHEME

Before getting into the prices of plots and houses in DHA Rahbar vs. Fazaia Housing scheme, let’s have a brief overview of the development in these housing societies.

Situated close to Raiwind Road, DHA Rahbar comprises Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 2 Extension, Phase 3 Halloki Garden, and Phase 4. Each phase is further divided into blocks, and the first four phases are entirely developed in terms of infrastructure. Phase 4, on the other hand, is completely new, and it is being constructed at a rapid pace.

Comparatively, Fazaia Housing Scheme is divided into two phases, namely Phase 1 and Phase 2, and each phase is subdivided into blocks named alphabetically. As mentioned earlier, both phases of the housing scheme are at a little distance from one another. Phase 1 is situated along Raiwind Road and extremely close to DHA Rahbar, while Phase 2 is situated on Sharif Medical City Road. Not to mention that Phase 1 was the first part of the scheme to be developed, and its successful execution led to the construction of Phase 2.

PLOTS

These are the best blocks to buy plots in DHA Rahbar, Lahore:

Area 5 Marla Plots (PKR)  10 Marla Plots (PKR) 1 Kanal Plots (PKR)
DHA Rahbar Phase 2 – Block F 4,987,000 N/A N/A
DHA Rahbar Phase 2 – Block J 4,240,000 N/A N/A
DHA Rahbar Phase 2 – Block L 5,331,000 N/A N/A
DHA Rahbar Phase 4 – Block R 3,350,000 N/A N/A
DHA Rahbar Phase 2 Extension – Block M 5,202,000 N/A N/A
DHA Rahbar Phase 1 – Block C N/A 9,602,000 N/A
DHA Rahbar Phase 1 – Block D N/A 10,287,000 N/A
DHA Rahbar Phase 1 – Block E N/A 10,402,000 N/A
DHA Rahbar Phase 1 – Block A N/A 8,568,000 N/A
DHA Rahbar Phase 4 – Block Q N/A 6,385,000 N/A
DHA Rahbar Phase 1 – Block B N/A N/A 17,366,000
DHA Rahbar Phase 1 – Block A N/A N/A 16,474,140
DHA Rahbar Phase 1 – Block D N/A N/A 18,476,000

As the table reads, the top three areas for buying 5 marla plots in DHA Rahbar are Block F, Block J, and Block L of Phase 2. Meanwhile, Block C, Block D, and Block E of Phase 1, DHA Rahbar, have captured buyers’ interest for 10 marla plots. However, when it comes to 1 kanal plots, buyers are more interested in Block B, Block A, and Block D of Phase 1.

If you need further assistance, you can take a look at our individual analysis on investment in DHA Rahbar, Lahore.

Now, let’s take a deeper look at the top blocks for buying plots in Fazaia Housing Scheme, Lahore:

Area 5 Marla Plots (PKR)  10 Marla Plots (PKR) 1 Kanal Plots (PKR)
Fazaia Housing Society Phase 2 – Block D 2,504,000 N/A N/A
Fazaia Housing Scheme Phase 1 – Block D 2,545,000 N/A 10,180,000
Fazaia Housing Scheme Phase 1 – Block  G N/A 77,266,000 N/A
Fazaia Housing Scheme Phase 1 – Block J N/A 6,521,000 N/A
Fazaia Housing Scheme Phase 1 – Block B N/A 6,375,000 N/A
Fazaia Housing Scheme Phase 2 – Block A N/A 3,935,610 N/A
Fazaia Housing Scheme Phase 2 – Block B N/A 3,971,000 N/A
Fazaia Housing Scheme Phase 1 – Block E N/A N/A 10,398,000
Fazaia Housing Scheme Phase 1 – Block H N/A N/A 10,856,000
Fazaia Housing Scheme Phase 1 – Block F N/A N/A 9,872,000
Fazaia Housing Scheme Phase 1 – Block C N/A N/A 10,884,000

After looking at the table above, we can tell that Block D in both Phase 1 and 2 are the best options for 5 marla plots on sale in Fazaia Housing Scheme. If you want to invest in 10 marla plots, Block G, J or B of Phase 1 are the top picks among buyers looking for bigger sized plots. Meanwhile, 1 kanal plots in Block E, H, and F of Phase 1 are the best options.

For a more detailed investigation, navigate to our recently published blog on investing in Fazaia Housing Scheme, Lahore.

HOUSES

As mentioned at the beginning of this blog, DHA Rahbar features a greater number of houses for sale. Obviously, we cannot have a comparison between DHA Rahbar and Fazaia Housing Scheme in the spirit of fairness. If you are, however, interested in buying houses in DHA Rahbar, here are the best areas to buy 5 marla and 10 marla houses:

  • The best blocks to buy 5 marla houses in DHA Rahbar, Lahore, are Block H, Block G, and Block F in Phase 2 of DHA Rahbar. The average prices of houses were recorded as PKR 1.21 crore, PKR 1.18 crore, and PKR 1.2 crore, respectively.
  • Block D and Block C in DHA Rahbar Phase 1 are ideal for 10 marla houses. The average prices of which were recorded at PKR 2.35 crore and PKR 2.44 crore, respectively.

This brings us to the end of our DHA Rahbar vs Fazaia Housing Scheme debate. This analysis will, hopefully, help you narrow your options and finalise the area that’s worthy of your investment. If you have any further questions, you can write your queries to us at kashifabidqureshi@gmail.com.

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Kashif Qureshi
Salam! I am an i-National Marketeer, Business Developer & Realtor Pakistan with a great career history of 19 years. Having lived, studied and worked in multiple countries, I am multi-lingual and I welcome you to my website.

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