Rawalpindi is the adjacent city of Islamabad and that is why it is called the twin city of Islamabad. Rawalpindi is the fourth largest city of Pakistan and with Islamabad combined is the third metropolitan area after Karachi and Lahore. The economics and culture of Rawalpindi is entwined with Islamabad. A lot of residential societies in Rawalpindi suburban areas serve the purpose of residing the working class of Islamabad. GHQ of Pakistan Army is also in Rawalpindi city.
There are houses and portions available in Rawalpindi.There are also farmhouses available for rent in the suburbs of Rawalpindi. Rental properties in Rawalpindi city are mostly economical. Many people who work in Islamabad city reside in Rawalpindi because housing in Rawalpindi is less costly than Islamabad city. There are areas where luxurious living facilities are available like Akari xi, Bahria Town Phase 8, PIA Society,Fizaya Housing Scheme, Lake Vista Residencia, CBR Town, Silver City Rawalpindi, Judicial Colony and Eastridge Housing Scheme.
There are many flats available on rent in Askari 14. The rents of flats start from 30 Thousand PKR in Akari 14. There are many rental flat facilities in Bahria Town Rawalpindi in affordable prices. The rental flats in Bahria Town start with 14 Thousand PKR. Awami Villas are very economical whereas Civic Centre, Safari Villas and Bahria Heights have higher rental prices.
Houses in Adiala Road, Wakeel Colony, Faisal Colony,Chaklala Scheme and Range Road fall into affordable category. The rent of a 5 Marla portion starts from 18 thousand PKR in these areas.
Rawalpindi shopping areas are very popular in the surrounding areas. Many people from Islamabad go to Rawalpindi for major shopping. The shopping from Rawalpindi local markets is very cost effective that is why middle class residents of Islamabad also prefer to shop in Rawalpindi.
There are many easy accessible transport facilities in Rawalpindi. Private bus service is usually used for local transportation. Metro bus service in Rawalpindi connects Rawalpindi to Islamabad. Moreover, auto-rickshaws and cab services are easily available in Rawalpindi city. Benazir Bhutto International Airport is also situated in Rawalpindi.
Rawalpindi has the third-highest enrolment number of children in schools in Pakistan after Islamabad city and Karachi. There are more than 2, 600 government schools in Rawalpindi. There are also major educational institutions and colleges in Rawalpindi like; Army Medical College, College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Arid University, Military College of Signals, Fatima Jinnah Women University and Gordon College Rawalpindi.
Military Hospital Rawalpindi is the biggest military hospital in Pakistan. Other major hospitals are Holy Family Hospital, Bilal Hospital and Fauji Foundation Hospital. There are many private hospitals and clinics in Rawalpindi and the access to health facilities is convenient in the city.
Rawalpindi has the oldest Golf Course and Golf Club in Pakistan. The major park areas are Ayub National Park, Rawalpindi Public Park, Liaquat Park, Jinnah Park, The Jungle Kingdom fun land park for kids and Playland for kids.
Arena and Cinepax are luxury cinema houses in Rawalpindi. All the famous food chains have their outlets and restaurants in Rawalpindi. The street food items from local and Peshawari cuisine are more popular among the residents.
Thus, Rawalpindi is an affordable city to live in with all the luxuries and facilities of a mega and modern city.