Valancia

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Not to be confused with Valencia.
Valancia
Nickname(s): Valancia
Motto: (none)
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
City Lahore

Valancia is a planned urban gated community located in south western part of Lahore, Pakistan, adjacent to Wapda Town and Johar Town. It is named after the city Valencia, Spain. Valancia is located on Defence Road, connecting, Multan Road, Raiwind Road, Ferozepur Road and M2 Motorway. It was constructed by Buildings and roads construction company Limited (BRCC). BRCC manages the day-to-day affairs of Valancia society. BRCC also manages Izmir, Lahore.

Valancia was first planned in the 1990s & started construction under the supervision of Mr.Manzoor Ahmad through funding from Mashreq Bank. But it became more famous in recent property boom after 2000 in Lahore and in Pakistan. Mr.Manzoor Ahmad has been with various banks and is the creator of Canal View Society, Lahore and Izmir, Lahore

It is notable for its well-landscaped boulevards connecting a balanced mix of single-family detached homes, community and shopping centres.[citation needed]

Valancia also has an extensive system of paved pathways with grade separations over and under the boulevards. Valancia's residential areas are separated into Blocks. Each Block has its own dedicated green areas and play grounds. On its southern side it has access from Defence Road other access is from the Wapda Town. A new direct access road from Khyaban-e-Jinnah Road is now completed and provides another main access to the community.

Valancia covers an area of about 1,000 acres (4.0 km2). All infrastructures are in place, which include network of roads, water supply system which draws on the society's own tube well, power and gas supplies, and street lights, telephones. A host of other auxiliaries are also set up, including site horticulture and beautification, parks and playgrounds, mosque, round-the-clock armed security, a quality school of the Beaconhouse Schools System, sports club etc. According to Zameen.com, the average per marla rate of residential plots in Valencia, as of April 2013, is PKR 300,000.[1]

Location[edit]

Valancia is a peaceful suburb and quiet neighbourhood[citation needed] located away from the noise of city centre of Lahore. The roads and streets are well paved and the housing society is generally well maintained.[citation needed]

Infrastructure[edit]

  • 150 ft (46 m) Wide Main Boulevard with Link roads and Pavements.
  • Overground and Underground Electrification
  • Independent Water Supply
  • Sewage & Garbage Disposal
  • Independent Electric Supply
  • Landscaping

Amenities[edit]

  • Valencia Central Mosque
  • Secure and guarded walled compound
  • Fully Trained Guards
  • jogging tracks
  • Parks and Playgrounds for Children
  • Valencia Community Centre
  • Valencia Club
  • Medical clinic
  • Daewoo City bus terminal,

Communication[edit]

Telecommunication services are provided by all major Telecom companies in Lahore: PTCL is the major landline and wireless local loop provider, WorldCom, BrainTel, etc. Cable TV is provided by many operators in the community. Internet and broadband services are provided by all major telco operators through PTCL land lines.[citation needed]

Masjid[edit]

Apart from small Masjids, a grand Valancia Central Masjid is situated in the center of Valancia. Its near to the Valancia Community Centre and cater for religious needs of the local residents.

Valancia Central Masjid

Festivals[edit]

Valancia hosts an annual Valancia Festival. Lots of fun, features and good food.[citation needed] Also the excitement of kite flying.[citation needed]

Valencia Homes[edit]

In addition to residential plots for development by the owners and developers, PECHS has developed constructed ready to move Valencia Homes on 5, 10 and 15 marla plots and are custom designed for expatriate Pakistanis living presently in the Middle East, USA, UK and Europe. These are elegantly designed[citation needed] two-floor housing units offers affordable housing.[citation needed]


One of Valancia Parks

Banks[edit]

Valencia Lahore has following banks branches

1. Faysal Bank

2. MCB Bank

3. Habib Metropolitan Bank

4. UBL

5. Sind Bank

Healthcare[edit]

1. Hameeda Memorial Hospital

2. Rehana Mushtaq Clinic

Nearest major public hospital is Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre built by Cricketer turned Politician Imran Khan.

Other major hospital nearby is Jinnah Hospital, its 2nd largest in Punjab (Pakistan) and its linked to Allama Iqbal Medical College. It is about 20 minutes drive from Valancia.

Apart from many private clinics, Doctors Hospital, one of Lahore's famous private hospitals, is also around 15 minutes drive from Valancia.

Education[edit]

Major schools in Valencia and in surrounding area include:

Beacon house, Valencia branch Official website

International School of Choueifat, Lahore Official Website is 15 minutes away.

Misber College, C-Block Valencia Town]

Academia De Avoures, Valencia Town]

American Lycetuff

The Smart School (Project of City School), Valencia Town

Transport[edit]

Other mode of commuting remains private cars, Rikshaw and bikes and LTC bus service.

Daewoo Busses in Valancia

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

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