Report: Kilimani the 28th coolest neighbourhood in the world

The area has been named as Kenya's poshest neighborhood

view of kilimani courtesy Reddit thread
view of kilimani courtesy Reddit thread

Kiimani residents have all the bragging rights now as it is among the 51 coolest neighborhoods in the world in 2022.

The Timeout index 2022, does surveys on the world's coolest neighborhoods and Nairobi's Kilimani area is top based on fun, food, culture and community.


City dwellers and experts were polled and it ranked among the 51 coolest neighborhoods. Timeout in its explanation said;

"Every year, we canvas thousands of city-dwellers around the world in our Time Out Index survey. As always, this year we asked them (among other things) about the coolest spots in their city right now."


Timeout also relied on expert opinion about the 51 neighborhood

"And for the fifth year running, we combined their views with expert input from our global network of local editors and writers, to compile our fifth annual ranking of the worldโ€™s coolest neighbourhoods."

Here's a reason for selecting Kilimani according to the survey

It has much-loved local shops, restaurants, bars and creative spaces

"Theyโ€™re areas with accessible, cutting-edge culture and nightlife; brilliant and affordable food and drink; lively street life and big community vibes. Theyโ€™re distinctive districts that you can walk across in half an hour or less, but could spend a whole day or more exploring."

kilimani among coolest neighbord worldwide
kilimani among coolest neighbord worldwide

Kenyans have reacted to the news. Some of the hilarious comments are below;

wangeci_alkebulanKili - MONEY!

buthaina_al_mackiiThe fact that we have out done Sea Point, in Capetown yet itโ€™s such a cool neighborhood is a win

djprolificjamesWatu wa Kilimani Sasa hawapumi ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

uninvited_strangerPesa ni kitu Mzuri watu wa wash wash wamesponser hio as an advert ๐Ÿ˜‚

de.la429Na venye Uganda na Tz wanapenda Kelele na hata hawayuko๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚bow to the Gs minions

_011.g@joewmuchiri wanakimbia huko Bali and Greece Kumbe Kilimani is cooler ๐Ÿ˜Ž

The only other African neighborhood to be mentioned in the same list is Sea Point in South Africa.- A beachfront area, and FESTAC TOWN in Lagos Nigeria.

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