This paper discusses the socio-economic implication of residential and workplace location in Lagos peri-urban with focus on the case study of Ikorodu, a rapidly urbanising suburbia in Lagos State, Nigeria. Data were collected through primary source by administration of 383 questionnaires to household heads in purposively selected eighteen peri-urban settlements and through the use of an observation schedule. The quantitative data were analyzed using descriptive analysis while the qualitative data were analysed by content analysis. The result shows the major benefits of residential location in Ikorodu as shown from the residents’ perception are quality environment for living and the potential for economic growth. The most prevailing challenge to residential location was inadequate infrastructure development. Enterprise wise, the major benefit is availability of good customer base. Findings also show that development in the peri-urban has outgrown the provided infrastructure. It is therefore recommended that effort should be made to update data on pattern and extent of development in order to ascertain the infrastructure needs and distribution in the peri-urban. There should be an effective policy design for improved infrastructure development.
Key Words: Peri-urban, Housing development, Locational benefits, Locational challenges