Know Your Neighbourhood: Karapakkam

Karapakkam is a residential locality situated along the Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR) in the southern part of Chennai. Karapakkam is a part of Greater Chennai and is home to several BPO and IT/ITES companies like Tech Mahindra, Tata Consultancy Services, Accenture India, Pantheon, Infosys and Cognizant Technology Solutions among others.

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Connectivity
The locality boasts of good connectivity due to its location along the Old Mahabalipuram Road. The OMR offers smooth passage of traffic. Karapakkam is well-connected to other parts of Chennai through a good system of road and rail network. MTC buses that ply through Karapakkam and OMR connect it to T Nagar, CMBT, Guindy, Nungambakkam and others. Karapakkam Bus Stop and TCS Bus Stop help in providing easy travel to the IT hubs situated in and around the locality. Perungudi Railway Station and Velachery Railway Station, both situated within 10 km radius, are located close by. Chennai Central Railway Station is situated approximately 22km from here. Chennai International Airport is 22km away, and can be reached via Tiruchi-Chennai Highway.

Real Estate
With the setting up of so many IT Parks in the locality, the real estate industry received a boost. The large number of young professionals has been the trigger in attracting the development of commercial and residential properties here. Apartments are the most popular form of housing property desired. A variety of independent houses are also found here. The average price for apartments in Karapakkam is Rs 4,500 per sq. ft. Average price of independent homes is Rs 8,200 per sq. ft. Average price for residential plots ranges from Rs 3,100 per sq. ft to Rs 4,800 per sq. ft. 

Education
Karapakkam boasts good schools like Sacred Heart Matriculation School and RamaniyamSankara School. There are many colleges in the area like the National Institute of Management Studies and Sharmila College of Nursing.

Health
The area also has a few hospitals like Apollo Hospitals with Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute and Sugam Hospital quite nearby.

Entertainment
The area also offers a range of amenities like restaurants, supermarkets, banks, and entertainment zones. Riverside Mall, MK Shopping Center and the upcoming Marg Junction Mall are key areas where people and families can get together and have fun. 

Worship
ISKCON temple, Calvary Community Church and MasjidulAnvaarMosqueeare some of the places of worship located here. 

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Article written by: Anita Kurup
Anita is a content professional for the past 15 years and has worked in both traditional and digital media. She transitioned to digital media early on in its advent in India. She will never say no to toddler-proof keyboards and caffeine.


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