Best Gated Communities in Ghana

Ghana offers exciting opportunities in real estate, especially in the capital. Accra is one of the wealthiest and most modern cities in Africa with a high quality of living on the continent. In 2010, the Globalization and World Cities Research Network think tank designated Accra as a Gamma level world city, indicating a growing level of international influence and connectedness.

A growing middle class and the rapid springing up of international businesses and organizations in Accra has also contributed to an influx of expatriates in the capital. This has resulted in a booming real estate economy which seeks to accommodate these numbers, and also bridge Ghana’s housing deficit of about 1.7 million houses. The government of Ghana has partnered with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) to deliver 100,000 new affordable housing units by 2022 as a solution to Ghana’s housing deficit.

The process of buying a house in Ghana does not have to be cumbersome because there are mortgage institutions that can help you finance your dream home, making it possible to buy a house in Ghana and pay monthly. Over the past few years, the emergence of gated communities like Paradise Estate has gained patronage in Accra. Some reasons that account for this include a well planned out aesthetic residential community, relative peace and calm, security, services provided and proximity to work and social centres. If you are looking at exploring your options in acquiring a home in Accra, then these are amazing estates in Ghana you should definitely consider:


Paradise Estate


Paradise Estate East Legon Hills luxury villas


Paradise Estate is a compelling gated community within East Legon Hills, is one of the most sought-after residential areas in Accra, just a 30-minute drive from the Kotoka International Airport and bordered by the Tema Motorway, Spintex and Trasacco Valley.

Paradise Estate is a one of a kind residential community which is characterized by its lush green parks and gardens, giving it a tranquil atmosphere. The gated community is spread over 12.41 acres with a unique arrangement of villas that bring to life its beautiful architecture.




The master-planned city, within a city, Paradise Estate boasts:

  • Wide road network
  • Street lights
  • Water reticulation network
  • A three-phase overhead electricity distribution system
  • Comprehensive drainage system
  • Ample guest parking
  • Estate management – trash collection
  • 24-hour security

The gated community is in close proximity to malls, schools and hospitals.

Paradise Estate Amenities


When you choose Paradise Estate, you are privy to amenities within the estate such as a community park with garden sit-outs, jogging track, club-house with a community hall, swimming pool, gymnasium, restaurant and sports courts for tennis, basketball and volleyball.

Very few gated communities offer value for money as Paradise Estate does. Our units are one of, if not the most affordable in Ghana. We also have flexible payment plans, making it ideal for working professionals and young families to own a gorgeous luxury villa. It is also a great investment opportunity if you’re looking to invest in real estate. In a few years, East Legon Hills is set to become prime location in Accra, making real estate developments here “hot cake”.


Trasacco Valley


Considered as the most lavish gated community in Ghana, Trasacco Valley’s reputation precedes it. It is located between East Legon and Adjiringanor with low levels of noise pollution in a safe and secure neighbourhood. It is very well sought-after and home to some of Ghana’s international footballers, politicians, businessmen and pastors. The architecture of the buildings and the general landscape design also contributes to its high demand. Residents of Trasacco Valley are granted paid access to the motorway by the Ghana Highways Authority. This provides a quick, improved and easy access for residents of the neighbourhood to other parts of the city.


The gated community boasts:

  • Restaurants
  • Shopping centres
  • Educational and health facilities.

It also prides itself in its exclusive recreational and outdoor facilities such as:

  • Parks
  • Swimming pools
  • Tennis courts
  • Golf courses among others.


Appolonia City


Appolonia City also referred to as the “City of Light”, is a unique 2,325-acre master-planned city located between the emerging areas of Afienya and Oyibi in Accra. The development has made room for residential properties, retail and other commercial centres, as well as schools, healthcare and other social infrastructure. Upon its completion, Appolonia City will be home to 88,000 residents.


There are serviced lands currently available for sale in Appolonia City for individuals who prefer to put up their own infrastructure. The gated community has made provision for:

  • ** Electricity with dedicated substation and backup supply
  • ** Tarred roads with pedestrian walkways
  • ** Dedicated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) PN pipes
  • ** First-class integrated safety and high-tech security systems
  • ** State-of-the-art ICT networking with provision for ultra-fast internet service


The gated community has dedicated more than 11 acres of space to be used for the development of social, retail and hospitality facilities such as;

  • Shopping centres
  • Business centres
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Schools
  • Churches
  • Hospitals
  • Recreational centres.

Appolonia City has high-quality property maintenance and is governed by strict development controls and owners associations, to ensure residents and businesses live in harmony.


Lakeside Estate


Lakeside Estate specialises in providing quality, affordable housing for young families and professionals. Their popular estate between Adenta and Madina offers homeowners a variety of residential units ranging from semi-detached houses, townhouses to storey houses. Lakeside Estate is popular for its recreational and social amenities.


The housing units come with:

  • CCTV cameras
  • Fully fitted kitchen
  • Underground drainage system etc

The Estate also has amenities such as;

  • Clinic
  • Pharmacy
  • Children’s playground
  • Shopping centres
  • Gym

The much-coveted Lakeside Marina Park has been one of the best resorts for providing an exceptional experience for its residents and guests.


Devtraco Courts

Devtraco is a leading real estate developer in Ghana with over 25 years’ experience.  They are arguably the largest gated community in the country – established to provide affordable housing to Ghanaians. Their estates span across emerging areas in the Greater Accra region such as the Greda Housing Project at Teshie-Nungua, Dovehill Estates at Spintex Road, Devtraco Villas at Tema Community 18 and currently, Devtraco Courts at Tema Community 25.

Their gated community, Devtraco Courts, is situated in Tema Community 25 with over 1,300 residential units. It is a 35 minutes’ drive away from Tetteh Quashie, Accra.


This master-planned community offers residents a unique experience and boasts of;

  • ** Recreational area
  • ** Playground
  • ** School
  • ** Clubhouse
  • ** Police station
  • ** Fire station
  • ** GoKart racetrack

The residential units also come with;

  • ** Fully fitted kitchen cabinet
  • ** External security door
  • ** Modern kitchen appliances
  • ** Wardrobes

Devtraco Limited is the first and currently the only Ghanaian real estate developer to receive the CNBC International Residential Property Award, UK-Africa Region.


Regimanuel Gray Estates


Regimanuel Gray Limited is one of the most decorated real estate developers in the country. Since the company’s inception in 1991, it has contributed over 3,000 housing units to the housing stock in Ghana.

Some of the gated communities constructed by Regimanuel include; Adom Gate-Katamanso, Ballon Gate-Kwabenya, Eagles Palace-Sakumono and Meridian Gardens-Klagon.

The Meridian Gardens in Klagon is a  full serviced gated community near Community 13, Tema. The 85-acres project is 20km away from the Tema Motorway.


The housing units for this project range from 2-3 bedrooms with;

  • ** Water heaters
  • ** Roof-top utility area
  • ** Gas
  • ** Smoke detectors and many others.

Regimanuel has over the years acquired a great deal of expertise in turnkey project site development including roadwork, drainage, water and electrical distribution networks.


24 Jul 2020