Gwarinpa District is in phase 3 development plan of Abuja. It became popular when Gwarinpa Housing Estate in the district said to be the biggest housing estate in West Africa was built by the Abacha Administration.
There is also another residential area called Life-Camp in the Gwarinpa district. Most Construction companies in Abuja have staff quarters in Life-Camp, the FCT Minister’s official resident is also located in Lifecamp Area of Abuja.
Gwarinpa is about 15 minutes drive to the Central business district. It can be accessed through Murtala Mohammed Expressway (to Kubwa, Suleja & Kaduna) or from Ahmadu Bello way (Through Wuse 2). It is about 20Km from the Abuja Airport.
Gwarinpa is mainly a residential area though recently some businesses especially service oriented businesses like banks and eateries are springing up very rapidly. Most of these businesses are located on the three major roads in Gwarinpa. The roads are divided into avenues, from 1st Avenue, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Avenues.
Within Gwarinpa Estate there are also some small estates. These include Federal ministry of Works and Housing Estate (Now Called Hillside Estate), Brains And Hammers, War College Estate, Finance Quarters, FHA Estate, Citec villas, Abuja Model City (Galadima or Charly Boy as its popularly called) etc.
There are Real Estate opportunities in Gwarinpa. Some areas in the district are still developing; there are still some undeveloped plots in the area. Also within the Gwarinpa estate, some of the original beneficiaries of the houses built by government occasionally offer their houses for sale or for rent.
One of the most common means of public transportation in Gwarinpa is the tricycles popularly called Keke Napep.