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One of the most admirable and coveted residential areas in Accra, located northeast of central Accra, 10 minutes from the Accra Mall, 20 minutes from Kotoka International Airport and bordered by the Tema motorway, Spintex and the Legon-Madina road, is the neighbourhood of East Legon.
East Legon boasts beautiful residential houses and commercial buildings and is also fast developing a commercial edge, flaunting what was considered Ghanaâ��s first mall, the A&C shopping centre; a drive-through KFC; numerous banks on Lagos Avenue, several hotels as well as many restaurants with excellent food for the very multicultural inhabitants of the area.
There are Chinese, Indian, French, Turkish & Ghanaian eateries in the area. Popular spots like Starbites and Cahaya in the Adjiringanor area feature live-band music and kizomba dancing on certain nights. Other popular spots include Vida e CafÃ©, NourishLab Smoothies and Coffee Lounge among others.
With the famed American House at its core, there are also a decent number of quality wine/liquor outlets, spas and beauty parlours, gyms like Lizzy's Sports Complex and well-trusted hospitals in the area with some specialising in women's health and fertility, eye and dental care.
With many good roads and an excellent transportation system, you can easily get a a trotro or a taxi to your destination from multiple locations within East Legon. Almost all the communities here are well-developed in terms of social amenities and infrastructure. Most streets are tarred and named which makes moving around and finding your way a lot easier. The East Legon Spintex tunnel gives you short yet traffic-choked access to Spintex, Tetteh Quarshie and the international airport.
While the population of East Legon is hard to establish, the constituency under which it falls, Ayawaso West Wuogon is estimated to be about 70,667**. If we had to guess, East Legon is probably 8,000 inhabitants strong. Below is a map of East Legon for the curious adventurer.