Limuru Town is located approximately 30 Km west of Nairobi just off Nairobi/Nakuru highway. At an altitude of 2500 meters, Limuru town has a cold climate though sometimes it can get fairly warm particularly between December and March. Anybody intending to relocate there would be advised to invest in a HEAT PUMP, which would keep the house at any temperature desired and at a fairly low cost.
The people of Limuru are very friendly and are mainly engaged in SMEs. There is a sizeable population of migrants from other counties who take advantage of the many opportunities available in the expansive tea plantations. Others are employed by the iconic shoe factory, BATA, whose name is synonymous with Limuru.
Limuru is perhaps the leader in affordable housing. This is due to high investment in good quality apartments. As a result there has been a notable influx of people from Nairobi seeking to settle here. Limuru is surrounded by very fertile farms which supply the local market with fresh food daily. The prices are very pocket friendly and this has to a great extent enticed the migrants from Nairobi.
Another factor that has enticed migration is the easy access. There are three main access routes to Limuru from Nairobi, and all have a free-flow traffic, thus although the distance from Nairobi to Limuru is 30 Km, the travelling time is approximately 40 minutes by public means. There is a direct connection to Kiambu town and onward to Thika. Water supply is from Limuru Water and Sanitation Company .This is supplemented by private boreholes. Security is good with the local police doing regular rounds. There are many private schools, and most of them provide school transport.
Social life is not as developed as in Nairobi, perhaps due to the fact that this is a rural setting. There is, however, a number of high quality hotels for those who prefer to dine out. Most of these hotels provide bonfire to mitigate the cold weather.