Upper Hill or call it the Hill, this zone was home to low and middle density housing for public servants. It was ranked after Karen, Muthaiga, and Lavington, this was perhaps the next most prestigious residential address for government bigwigs and others in the then East African Railways. Defined by the Railways Golf Course to its East, the Public Service Club to the West, Ngong and Elgon Roads to the North and South.
Nairobi City Hall has however since changed user to office cum commercial and left standards open to high rise developments. The Hill has experienced unprecedented new construction in recent years. It is now home to the World Bank Regional Office, The British Embassy, Coca Cola, major banks, insurance firms, private members’ clubs and a number of medium and high-end hotels. It has been the destination of choice for many corporate institutions in Nairobi.
A number of public agencies have also lately relocated here including the Teachers Service Commission. The multi-storey Rahimtullah Tower stands tall over these developments, flagged by Coca Cola energy saving building, Equity Bank Center and yet to be completed Kenya Commercial Bank Tower.
It stands out as a “cool” place to do business or host some business lunch. The Hill is located 4.5 kilometres (2.8 mi) by road west of the central business district (CBD) of Nairobi. Compared to the hyper congested CBD, The Hill has good aesthetics and a reasonable spice of green zones which lift up working moods. Dreams of class, intelligence of world class and mouth-watering cocktails brush up on Hill.