Achimota located in Ghana-Accra is one of the oldest towns or neighbourhoods in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. It is part of the Accra Metropolitan District (AMA).
Achimota used to be a distant village from Accra during the colonial times when development was still young. Achimota is now considered one of the big towns being part of Accra with other neighbourhood towns like Tesano,Dome, and Mile 7. Achimota lies besides the Accra-Kumasi road after Tesano. Achimota is very large with a "new Achimota" being created to distinguish from the old Achimota town.
Real Estate Properties in Achimota
Buying property or Renting in Achimota is not very active as compared to other busy towns like East Legon or Cantoments. However, single room with porche for rent in Achimota
may go from GHS 300.00 - GHS 500.00.
Chamber and hall for rent in Achimota may go from GHS800.00 to as high as GHS1500.00 depending on the area and amenities tied to the property.
A 3 bedroom house for rent at Achimota cost from GHS 2000.00 and above.
The Meaning of Achimota
Achimota means "Speak no Name". In the olding days, folk story says the Achimota forest was a place of silence and also a place of salvation. Slaves were said to have run and hid there for salvation.
Infrastructures and Amenities
The Achimota school can never be left out when talking about infrastures.The school was founded in 1924 by Sir Frederick Gordon Guggisberg, Dr. James Emman Kwegyir Aggrey and the Rev. Alexander Garden Fraser.
Other Amenities include the Achimota Golf-Course and The Achimota Hospital.
Transportation in Achimota
With road users trying to access St. John’s, Dome, the N1 highway and other places through Achimota, the roads very quickly get condensed with slow-moving traffic. Ordinarily, you can easily get a trotro from Achimota to all major areas of Accra.
If you want to do intercity travel, Achimota has you covered. With its new bus terminal which has 800 vehicle parking spaces, 80 toilets, 10 canteen rooms, a clinic and a police station, plus a separate area for charcoal trucks, you can be certain to find all conventional forms /means of public road transportation here.
Transportation within Achimota is not a big problem, however, because the place holds one of the biggest roads in Accra from Kumasi, it sometimes get jammed with traffic. This was attempted to be soughted out by broadening the main road, however, going on the road at certain specific times and days like Friday evening, Monday Morning and Tuesday Morning wouldnt be a good advice if you really want to escape traffic.