Top 6 Residential Areas of Chennai

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Looking for flats for sale in Chennai? While the builder’s reputation, amenities available, and square footage are all very important aspects to consider, do not overlook the area in which the building is located. Connectivity, social life, and the property’s value largely depend of this one factor.

R A Puram

R A Puram is an area that is centrally located, brilliantly connected to the rest of the city by MTC and MRTS. Home to celebrities and politicians, the locality is known for its upscale infrastructure with excellent schools, colleges, and healthcare facilities, all within a short radius. Billroth Hospital, Mindscreen Film Institute, and Boston International School are renowned establishments here. Hip and modern, restaurants, pubs and plush cafes make it a lively cultural hub. With rising retail investments in designer boutiques and shopping centers, real estate value is on the rise here. The demand for its sprawling apartments and bungalows is only ever increasing.


Kapaleeswarar Temple, Mylapore

Also well connected and easily accessible, Mylapore is one of the oldest localities in the city that manages to retain its old world charm, while embracing modern life.  With affordable markets, retail outlets, recreational centres, temples and eateries, it has an inclusive and bustling social infrastructure. Home to ancient temples, mosques and annual kutcheries, Mylapore has something for everyone, making it a sought after area in the real estate market.


Distinct, for it is the site of civic/environmental activism by NGOs such as Exnora, Pammal’s residential areas house numerous parks and playgrounds for children. Well connected to the prime areas of Chennai, good transport facilities make it a sought after locale. Infrastructural development is on the rise here with popular schools, banks, hospitals and shopping malls popping up in the neighbourhood. Its proximity to MEPZ on GST Road, Tambaram means that there will be a lot of potential to rent your home, making it a real estate hotbed.

Apartments for sale in Chennai
The Bloomingdale, Pammal


Packing the Koyambedu bus terminal, the international airport, a metro station and the Kodambakkam railway station within a 10 km radius, Vadapalani is one of the most connected parts of the city. The recently constructed Vadapalani Flyover has further made travelling easier, by cutting down traffic congestion.

Flats for sale in Vadapalani
Trellis, Vadapalani

Close to some of the city’s industrial zones and tech parks, it is a commercial zone attracting investments across business sectors. Social infrastructure in Vadapalani is abundant with well established institutions such as SRM College, Vadapalani Multi Speciality Hospital, Forum Vijaya Mall, and Hotel Green Park, increasing the convenience of residing here. With rising property value, you expect to see fast developing premium residences in the near future.


Posh with greens and good water, Kotturpuram is a peaceful residential area. Prominent schools and colleges such as IIT, CLRI and Anna University are close by and easily accessible by public transport. Customary market and retail outlets simplify shopping. Birla Planetarium, Anna Centenary Library, temples, mosques, restaurants, cafes and cheap eats make up the unique social landscape of the area.

Closer to the IT corridor, with renowned corporations and educational institutions, Kotturpuram is highly sought after by both businesses and home seekers.


Abundant employment opportunities from the IT boom and excellent road connectivity have made Siruseri a hub for rapid development. Close to OMR, it boasts of cutting edge infrastructure with IT parks such as SIPCOT Industrial Park, and a plethora of residential projects and commercial complexes. Diverse food joints and hang out spots also dot the entertainment scene making life here, making apartments in OMR comfortable, lively and luxurious.

Splendour, Semmencherry, OMR

Close to Sholinganallur, TCS, and Infosys, Semmancheri is well connected to a lot of IT parks. With an easy link to the Bangalore highway, a quick weekend getaway is always on the cards here. The social scene is interesting with a number of chill dine outs, including a robot-themed restaurant. You also have the best of schools such as Amethyst International School, and KFI here. The steadily growing population here continues to attract prominent residential real estate developers.

Flats for sale in Chennai
Habitat, Siruseri

With the list of properties in Chennai ever increasing, we hope that Appaswamy’s curation of the top residential areas in Chennai helps you navigate the rough waters that are real estate.

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