The two big decisions are where to live, and in what type of house. Some of the traditional choice locations in town include Airport Residential Area, Cantonments, East Legon, Labone, North Ridge, Ringway Estates, and Tesano. However, houses are being fixed up or newly built all over town (Roman Ridge, Dzorwulu, New Achimota and Airport Hills to name a few). Many attractive new housing developments along Spintex Road are also in demand.
Decide whether you want a stand-alone house, a house or townhouse in a compound, or a flat in an apartment complex. There are pluses and minuses to everything. Individual houses are more private, might have more garden space, but you need to manage security, back-up generator and water supply on your own. Compounds and apartments might provide less space and privacy but come with a pool, other shared recreational spaces, a community of neighbours to meet, and all the security and maintenance taken care of for you.