Urapakkam, literally meaning “closer to the city”, is a fast growing suburb, situated in the southern part of Chennai. The locality sits along the busy National Highway 45 (NH-45), nestling between Chengalpattu and Tambaram. Demarcated by the NH-45 and the railway lines that run through it, Urapakkam is divided into Urapakkam West and Urapakkam East. Situated 30 kilometers from Chennai, in the heart of Trichy-Chennai (NH-45) highway, Urapakkam is in demand for quite many reasons such as a peaceful residential area, propinquity to IT parks, industrial estates, educational institutions and much more. Being one of the oldest parts of the city, it is one of the premier residential areas as far as Urapakkam real estate is concerned. Beautifully planned and landscaped, the area has well-developed social amenities and is home to a cosmopolitan population. Due to advent of various IT majors and other multi-national companies (MNCs), the city of Chennai has been witnessing a rapid influx of working population from outside the city. Earlier the area was a village and during the British rule, it was a camp for the British East India Company. Now, Urapakkam is known as the gateway to the southern part of Chennai.
Urapakkam's liveability score is 7.1 on the scale 10. It lies in proximity to National Highway 45 linking it to Tambaram, Medavakkam, Oragadam, OMR, Mahindra City, Sriperumbudur. Some of the other thoroughfares are Oragadam- Road and Outer Ring Road which links the locality to various parts of Urapakkam. The connectivity will be boosted by upcoming rail overbridge and the Phase-I of proposed Monorail Corridor. The Chennai railway station and the International airport is located at a distance of four kilometres and 17 kilometres. Along with good connectivity, the locality houses schools, hospitals, malls and other recreation facilities. The area has extensive bus services and the Tambaram Bus Stand lies in close vicinity. Urapakkam offers very good social infrastructure to its residents. Chettinad Health City and Global Hospitals are two renowned multi-speciality hospitals that are known to cater to the needs of the local residents.
Several road improvement projects undertaken across the NH-45 or GST improved the connectivity to and from Urapakkam, and led to a multitude of residential and commercial projects to be launched here. Once the northern region of the city saw its fair share of development, the growing demand for realty in Chennai also indirectly prompted growth in suburbs like Urapakkam. Because of the abundance of land available, many developers are coming up with luxury villas at Urapakkam. Given the hi-tech infrastructure and the proximity to factories and offices in and around the area, the dominant property type in Urapakkam is apartments. The average price for apartments is Rs 3,500 per sq. ft. Residential plot prices in Urapakkam. The price for independent houses on the other hand are a bit higher, priced at an average of Rs 4,300 per sq. ft. The price for commercial property in Urapakkam is higher than that of the residential properties and this is bringing many new commercial developments in the area, further adding to its imporvement and progress.
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