To many, Riverside is Nairobi’s most centrally located suburb, neighbouring areas such as Westlands, Spring Valley and Lavington. Riverside features apartments and housing for sale often cited as “exclusive living” due to the luxurious design and aesthetics of the neighbourhood. Large gardens are bordered by gated fencing and patrolled by 24-hour security services, adding to a pleasantly secure environment without sacrificing space to entertain.

Riverside is popular with diplomats, expatriate investors and local business owners, especially known for its secure and quiet environment. Many residential options are provided, with a lot of growing interest in the development of apartment units. Riverside Drive acts as the spine of the neighbourhood granting residents easy access to large roads such as Waiyaki Way. This upmarket area is home to many international offices, key among them being the German Embassy, the Danish Embassy and even the Malawi and Australian Commissions. Offering both luxury and convenience, Riverside has apartments and houses for sale that are sought after for professionals looking for a place to call home.

Explore Riverside



The National Museum located very nearby has a lot to offer and teach with regard to the Kenyan history and culture. For those in touch with Mother Nature, the Nairobi Arboretum provides just the right ambiance. Continue on for 15 minutes to Gigiri Forest and Karura Forest, for hikes, trails and picnics.



Non-Governmental organisations have continuously found this to be a convenient area to set up their offices. Guest houses are also gaining popularity in the area.



Residents are spoilt for choice with options such as Fogo Gaucho Brazilian Steak house offering the best cuts in meat, The Sankara Nairobi and Alan Bobbe’s Bistro, well known for its French Cuisine.



The Nairobi National Museum is Kenya’s largest, while the Nairobi Gallery acts as the central platform for all significant local art to be displayed. Visit national monuments such as the Jomo Kenyatta Mausoleum, Kenya National Theatre and the Kenya National Archives to discover the rich history of this country.

Living in Riverside

Areas near to Riverside

Gigiri, Hurlingham, Karen, Kileleshwa, Kilimani, Kitisuru, Lang’ata, Lavington, Loresho, Lower Kabete, Muthaiga, Nairobi, New Muthaiga, Parklands Nairobi, Runda, Spring Valley, Westlands,


The Riverside Farm Nursery School provides the best in laying a foundation for the little ones, while the nearby Consolata School and the Nairobi International School offer top notch primary education. Kenya High School, St. Mary’s School and Strathmore School are popular with residents as schools that cater to secondary education. 


Surrounding this suburb are the Sarit Centre and the Westlands Mall which offer a wide range in shops, boutiques and services.


The Aga Khan Hospital and MP Shah Hospital are 2 well-equipped medical facilities with both general and speciality treatments available less than 15 minutes from Riverside. Drive a little further and you’ll find Nairobi Hospital which is utilised by officials of the United Nations in the area. 


The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is situated 15km away and serves upward of 6 million travellers a year, with the promise of an additional terminal to be added by 2016. Nairobi’s public transport system is well-maintained, secure and caters to day-to-day travel requirements.

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius