Cantonments, located about 5km east of the city centre near the airport, is a planned residential area comprising modern 3/4-bedroom detached houses on estates occupied by the rich, academics and government officials. Older properties have been refurbished to give them a new look and new estates are under construction.
There are a few schools, including New Horizon Special School for the mentally disabled and Ghana International School (GIS), one of the best international schools (British curriculum) in the country. The police hospital and a few clinics are also located in this area. There are no shops or nightlife in Cantonments and residents usually go to nearby Christiansborg/Osu to buy their food and for entertainment. Public transport (trotros and taxis) is reasonable although most residents own cars.