Being such a big city and business hub, there are many neighbourhoods and residential areas in Bangalore, not counting those already under construction. That makes it a bit difficult to pick among all of these and choose one that works.
My name’s Balaji Badrinath and I welcome you to my blog post! Today, I’ll present you with my countdown of the top 10 best residential areas to live in Bangalore. Keep reading until the end of this article if you want to learn which is my personal choice for the best residential area here, and also subscribe to our newsletter for more incredible real estate insights like today. Without further ado, let’s begin!
Tenth Place: Electronic City
We’re kicking off today’s list with electronic city. Electronic city is an IT hub in Bangalore, spread over 800 acres. Here you’ll find some of India’s largest electronic industrial parks, with the area comprising four zones in total. It features electronic city phase 1, phase 2, phase 3 and phase 4. It was established by Keonics, one of the leading corporations in IT infrastructure development. Among the major companies located in Electronic City we can mention Wipro, Tech Mahindra, Infosys, HCL and Biocon.
Starting from the late 90s, Electronic City has undergone a lot of change in terms of new residential properties. The majority of people working in Electronic City companies prefer to stay in and around their companies. Hence, a large number of residential areas and properties are developed.
The area is well connected with the rest of the city. As it’s also a commercial area, Electronic City has many affordable residential options, and many of them have a low cost of living. There are also many packers and movers in Electronic City, which helps people move from one home to another easily.
Ninth Place: Banashankari
Next up, we have Banashankari. Banashankari is a prominent commercial locality in Bangalore, getting its name from the Banashankari Amma Temple located on Kanakpura Road. It’s known to be one of Bangalore’s oldest and most well-known temples, and the area offers a lot of affordable living in residential apartments and great infrastructure facilities. In Banashankari, you’ll find educational institutions, shopping complexes, departmental stores, BDA parks and many malls.
The crime rate here is almost nonexistent and it is one of the most peaceful places to live in the city, so if you want a well-connected neighbourhood with little noise, this one could be a good choice. The area is well connected by the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation. There is also a Volvo bus facility to this area. The area has a reconstructed bus stand and a Traffic Transit Management Centre.
Eighth Place: Sarjapur Road
Next up, we have Sarjapur Road. Though it might seem like nothing more than a small village, Sarjapur has evolved rapidly into one of the most important localities in Bangalore. It’s well connected to Whitefield, Outer Ring Road, Electronic City, Marathahalli, Koramangala, and many more. Many IT giants are located in Sarjapur Road, which also means that many IT professionals are settled near the area. It’s one of the safest residential localities in Bangalore too, which is a nice bonus.
Seventh Place: HSR Layout
Coming in the seventh place of our list, we have HSR layout. It stands for Hosur-Sarjapur Road Layout, a suburb located in south-east Bangalore that lies in the Bommanahalli constituency of State assembly. It’s a leading residential area due to being close to many IT parks in Bangalore, and also a gateway to the IT corridors of the city. It’s a posh locality of Bangalore with wide streets, parks and modern civic amenities such as organized drainage. This locality ensures you are taken care of very well with some of the best hospitals, restaurants, cafes, clubs, tree-lined avenues, and much more.
Sixth Place: Whitefield
Next up, we have Whitefield. Whitefield was established in the late 1800s as an original settlement for the Eurasians and Anglo Indians of Bangalore, but it later evolved into a major suburb and has remained so today, as a part of Greater Bangalore. Whitefield is home to many IT companies and IT parks, with an increasing number of people choosing to live in this area thanks to job opportunities nearby. The high price accommodation is a problem here, but Whitefield is also very well connected to the rest of Bangalore. In fact, it’s the main junction between key highways connecting Hyderabad.
Fifth & the Fourth Place: CBD Area’s
The central business district of Bangalore is the area encircling around Vidhan Soudha. This is the center of the City and core commercial area of Bangalore and hence occupies together the fifth & fourth spot of our list as one of the busiest parts of the city and at the same time one of the best places to live in. The land is expensive; Brigade Road is Asia‘s third-most expensive street and MG Road, is the 13th most expensive. The main problem with it is the traffic and high cost of living, mostly caused by its location, but its high quality and standard of living more than make up for these two issues. M.G. Road is lined with top-notch restaurants, pubs, shopping areas, offices, hotels, theatres, and more. It is also a home to many buildings and banks. Our iconic Kingfisher towers is here and It’s considered to be one of the most expensive neighbourhoods in the city, so most of those who live here are CEO’s, high salary earners or have very high-income sources.
Among its main benefits, it has some of the best connectivity with all major parts and locations in Bangalore. For commuting, you can easily find cabs, autos and buses and zip through metro rail. It has also been recently modernized and developed to become one of the high-quality areas of the city. Among its most notorious landmarks, we can find UB City and Brigade road.
Third Place: Jayanagar
In the fourth spot of our list, we have Jayanagar. Jayanagar is probable one of the most relaxing neighbourhoods in Bangalore. You won’t find skyscrapers nor immense tech condos here, but you’ll find classic single-story houses and wide tree-lined streets with a lot of historical significance. Jaynagar area is immensely popular as music & cultural hub, its iconic food, its markets, and it is a plethora of huge beautiful parks. Living in the heart of this area can be a little expensive, but if you manage to search there are fewer areas better than Jayanagar. A 2010 survey by DNA Bangalore ranked Jayanagar as the most livable place in Bangalore and still maintains the old charm of the city, which is also very nice.
Second Place: Indiranagar
Next up, we have Indiranagar. Indiranagar is a medium-sized neighbourhood located in east Bangalore, Karnataka. One of its main benefits is how it is one of Bangalore’s newer areas. It is bounded by the Ulsoor to the west, Domlur to the south, Byappanahalli to the north and HAL to the east. Indiranagar is one of the most expensive localities in Bangalore, but the quality of life here is quite worth it. Indiranagar is divided into 2 stages, with the 1st stage being the largest. The villages which existed before the formation of Indiranagar such as Binnamangala, Lakshmipuram, Motappanapalya, Appareddy Palya, Doopanahalli, Kodihalli and Thippasandra as well as the neighbouring BDA layouts such as HAL 2nd Stage and HAL 3rd Stage are often considered as a part of Indiranagar.
The Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha organizes Music & Dance programs. It also conducts promotional activities, seminars, puppet shows and annual cultural programs like vocal and instrumental music concerts. Sangeetha Sabha constructed Purandhara Bhavan which promotes performing arts, theatre and drama. Close to the Sangeetha Sabha, one can find the Indiranagar Club spread across 2.5 acres of land. The membership fee is high at 10 lakh rupees and the club boasts of some of the best gyms and work out equipment, yoga clubs, tennis courts, basketball ground, billiards tables, an exclusive cards room and a small library.
In Indiranagar, you’ll find some of the best cafes, pubs, breweries and restaurants, many of them also multi-cuisine or international class located in Bangalore. It also has some great nightlife and lively pubs, so if you move to Indiranagar, you’ll always find something to do.
First Place: Koramangala
In the first spot and the winner for the gold medal of the best residential area in Bangalore, we have Koramangala. Hands down the best residential neighbourhood in Bangalore, it’s connected with most of the major locations of the city, like Electronic City, Hosur Road, Intermediate Ring Road, Old Airport Road, etc. Koramangala is situated in the south-eastern part of Bangalore, it is one of the largest neighbourhoods, and is a highly sought residential locality with wide, tree-lined boulevards and a mix of luxury apartments, commercial structures, and posh bungalows It’s also known as Bangalore’s most prominent startup hub. Koramangala has many upscale residential apartments too, though it also has a lot of variety with its home accommodations, with many areas offering cheaper options. In fact, one of South India’s biggest shopping malls – The Forum mall, is located right here.
So, what are your thoughts on these incredible residential areas where you can choose to live in Bangalore? Let me know in the comments!I hope you enjoyed it, and I’ll see you next time!