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central police hospital
modhumoti tower
jonaki cinema hall

Shantinagar, Dhaka

While it isn’t often discussed, Shantinagar is one of the oldest and most renowned areas in the Dhaka Division. The Shantinagar area guide shows that it is currently part of Dhaka South City Corporation. It is also one of the busiest residential and commercial areas in the neighborhood.

It is part of the Paltan Thana, and its neighboring areas are Bailey Road, Paltan, Shiddeshwari, Rajarbag, Kakrail, and Malibagh. Like its neighboring areas, Shantinagar is a locality filled with housing, schools, colleges, mosques, commercial places, and other attractions.

The Shantinagar Bazaar is one of the oldest bazaars in the neighborhood, and it was established in 1952. It had land of about 7.5 Bigha (around 150 Katha). Now, the bazaar area is about 100 katha with more than 600 shops.

Along with many amenities, Shantinagar has gained many high-rise apartment complexes over the years. However, most housing in the area is not affordable, with the average rent for a 3-bedroom apartment of 1200-1400 sq./ft being BDT. 35-40 thousand.

Nevertheless, people like to move to this area for better living facilities. Residents believe it is a safer area to live in, with residents under surveillance 24/7. Some even go out for a late-night stroll without any worry.

In addition, Shantinagar offers easy access to broader transportation facilities. Whether you want to travel to Gazipur Jamuna Future Park or Sadarghat, you can take different routes from Shantinagar.

The area has the Income Tax Commissioner’s Headquarters, Central Police Hospital (CPH), various Police Quarters, the Detective Training School, etc. There are other significant landmarks as well, such as the Jonaki Cinema Hall, Eastern Plus Shopping Complex, Al-Amin Twin Tower, Quantum Blood Lab, etc.

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City Insights

tick iconShantinagar is a suburban area under the Paltan Thana and is surrounded by several popular areas.
tick iconIt is an area for upper-middle-class living that offers access to amenities.
tick iconShantinagar is both a residential and commercial area.
tick iconThe area offers access to transportation, and traveling around the city is convenient.
tick iconThe Shantinagar Bazar is one of the oldest locations in the area, founded in 1952.

Known Landmarks

  • Central Police Hospital

  • Eastern Plus Shopping Complex

  • Modhumoti Tower

  • Jonaki Cinema Hall

  • Police Quarters


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Bus Routes

Shantinagar - Malibagh Mor
Shantinagar - Kakrail
Shantinagar - Shahbag
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Nearest Train Stations

Kamalapur Railway Station
Bangladesh Secretarial Metro Rail Station

New Developments

tick iconMany real estate companies have initiated projects to increase housing and commercial places with more facilities and great amenities.

What’s great here?

tick iconMany bus routes easily connect you from Shantinagar to other parts of Dhaka.
tick iconUsually, the local roads are not crowded by heavy traffic, and transportation services are always available.
tick iconWhen it comes to an upper-class lifestyle, Shantinagar is one of the best areas in which to live.
tick iconFrom shopping malls and restaurants to public transport and basic necessities, the area offers many amenities and facilities.
tick iconThe area is secured and guarded, and walking around even late at night is usually safe.
tick iconShantinagar is one of the most suitable places to live in Dhaka city.

What needs attention?

tick iconThere should be more affordable housing and commercial places.
tick iconThere should be more affordable housing and commercial places.
tick iconThere have been numerous fire and road accidents over the years.
tick iconThere aren’t enough greeneries, and the environment is dusty.

Neighbourhood Rating


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Connectivity & Commute5 out of 5
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Lifestyle & Facilities4 out of 5
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Safety & Security3.5 out of 5
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Environment3.5 out of 5

Property Price Trends in Shantinagar for

Average Price (Last 12 months)
Tk. 8,728.08 sqft
Past 12 months' growth
Negative Trend
Past 3 months 'growth
Negative Trend
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