Bengaluru has rapidly emerged as one of India’s fastest-growing metropolises over the past two decades. Not surprisingly, property prices have been rising steadily across the city and home ownership is a dream for most Bangaloreans. For the affluent and the upwardly mobile, who aspire to bigger and better things, the dreams are a lot grander too. Areas with better amenities, infrastructure, entertainment, and services have emerged as niche residential properties and everyone who wants to climb the social ladder covets a home in one of the city’s plush areas. Here are 5 such neighborhoods in Bengaluru that you would die to live:
1. Indira Nagar
Indira Nagar has fast emerged as one of the preferred residential locations in the city. With its central location in Bengaluru, the area is well-connected and it’s always buzzing with life. This upscale neighborhood is also home to a number of clubs and outlets for recreation and leisure. It also has some of the best eateries in the city and has emerged as one of the busiest commercial areas. With accommodation in Indira Nagar you can be sure to be spoilt for choice whether it comes to having a night out, entertainment or shopping.
Malleswaram is one of Bengaluru’s most prestigious neighborhoods, and it has long been a coveted address for the city’s inhabitants. This is one of the oldest areas in the city and it boasts of a rich cultural and social life. Filled with wide alleys that are graced by beautiful trees, providing shade and greenery, Malleswaram has numerous historic temples, public parks, educational institutes, and some of the best eateries in the city. As an educational hub that is home to the prestigious Indian Institute of Science, the area is thronged by students, giving it a youthful buzz. There are also many residential groups and associations in the area and you can be sure that there will be plenty of socializing, as the residents are quite amiable and outgoing.
3. BTM Layout
BTM Layout has come to be regarded as one of the best areas to live in because of its convenient location and the atmosphere of tranquility, despite all its activity. It is very close to other important neighborhoods like Koramangala, HSR Layout, J P Nagar, and Bannerghatta Road, to name a few. Actually named Kuvempunagara, the area is simply referred to as BTM because of its location between the neighborhoods of Byrasandra, Tavarekere, and Madivala. In addition to the fact that it has a strong residential community and thriving commercial establishments, BTM Layout has numerous cafés, pubs, and venues for music that have greatly added to its appeal.
Marathahalli is a popular residential neighborhood that has a huge population of working professionals, from Bengaluru’s famous IT companies. This area was a natural choice for many of these employees because of its excellent connectivity with Electronic City, Whitefield, and other important IT sector hubs. Bangalore International Airport is also less than 5 kms away from the area. The growing population of IT professionals has helped make it even more popular, as Marathahalli now has a cosmopolitan and young crowd, but working-class vibe to it. It is also home to a number of reputed institutions of higher education and plenty of malls.
Koramangala, like Malleswaram, has long been a coveted residential location for most Bangaloreans. Property rates here are among the highest in the city and the residential areas include a mix of luxury apartments, high-rises, and beautiful bungalows. This upscale neighborhood has a strong cosmopolitan culture that makes it especially attractive to youngsters, students, and working professionals. The area is also home to some of the best educational institutions like Indian Institute of Astrophysics and NMIMS, as well as the biggest software companies like Infosys, Wipro, and Flipkart. Koramangala also has number of shopping centers, huge malls, and some of the best dining options in the city.
Those lucky enough to reside in these areas should count their blessings, while the rest of us can keep on dreaming, and, perhaps, you'll get lucky some day.