My husbands work is based in the Westlands area, but we have not chosen a location to live yet. Is living near Karen out of the question for a commute to Westlands? Are there any neighborhoods to consider between Karen and Westlands that you know of?
Thank you! It is so comforting to connect with someone on the ground who can give info on things like this!
Like someone mentioned earlier, traffic in Nairobi is truly horrendous. You haven't experienced a a traffic jam quite like this. So I personally find it least stressful to live, play and school as close to work as possible. Westlands is very built up; I suggest Brookside/Grevillea in Westlands: nice quiet family friendly environment. Peponi Road isn't bad either. You may even consider Riverside Drive although thats starting to move away from Westlands and really the absolute furthest you want to live is the suburb of Lavington.
Karen is wonderful and in terms of distance isn't that far away from Westlands but in traffic miles, it's light years away.