Chengalpattu is an ancient town dating back to the 2nd century BC, a time when the Cholas ruled the land. A poetic name meaning ‘town of red lotuses,’ Chengalpattu is today a bustling suburb located around 50 kilometres away from Chennai city. Once a significant trading and commercial hub that had silk weaving, tanneries, and cotton factories, Chengalpattu maintains its industrial tradition, having transformed into an epicentre for IT, automotive, and manufacturing.
A couple of years ago, Chengalpattu was included in the purvey of the Chennai Metropolitan Area and has recently gained the status of a district with the bifurcation of Kancheepuram. This has contributed significantly to its rise as a preferred suburban residential area due to its sturdy economic and physical infrastructure and proximity to Chennai.
Let’s look at what Chengalpattu has to offer and how it can be a perfect place for long-term property investment.
Chennai airport is only an hour’s drive away and the railway terminal at Chengalpattu is connected to all the prime areas of Chennai. A train to Chennai takes only 20 minutes, and there are options of multiple buses too. With the proposal for a new bus terminal at Kilambakkam, a second airport nearby, and a new Chengalpattu-Airport expressway on the anvil Chengalpattu’s prospects as a property investment destination look promising.
Diverse industries have established their presence here, offering a plethora of employment opportunities. IT giants and automotive giants including Wipro, Tech Mahindra, Infosys, BMW, Nissan Renault, and others have a significant presence here in the form of factories as well as offices.
There is no shortage of options for educational institutions at all levels in Chengalpattu. With prestigious schools like Seventh Day Adventist Higher Secondary School, Brindavan Public School, and Sri Ramakrishna Mission Boys Higher Secondary School and colleges, Chengalpattu proves to be an attractive location for families with young children.
Healthcare and other social amenities
Chengalpattu has easy access to healthcare and wellness with hospitals like JSP Hospital, Balaji Hospital, and Chengalpattu Medical College Hospital. It has pockets of green spaces, the Palar river nearby, and recreation centres that makes it the perfect location for families and senior citizens alike.
Our top property picks
According to market research, over 9,000 residential units have been built in and around Chengalpattu since 2013 attesting to its value as a viable destination for property investors.
Chengalpattu attracts both residential and commercial property investors with its affordability and convenient location. Chengalpattu has an excellent range of housing and builders to choose from with prices falling between Rs 1,600 and Rs 5,300 per sq. ft. Here are our top three picks of the best properties in Chengalpattu based on facilities and pricing.
Set on 2.67 acres of land, RKN Radhakrishna consists of 1,2, and 3 bedroom apartments offering options for both small and big families. Situated very close to Balaji Hospital, Radhakrishna offers all the necessary amenities and is currently ready to move into with prices ranging between Rs 33 – 62 Lakh.
Pranav Orchid Chengalpattu
Sprawled over five acres, Pranav Orchid Chengalpattu is a premium gated community comprising 1 and 2 bedroom villas. Its facilities include a children’s play area, swimming pool, jogging track, and a mini theatre with a projector and screen. Its biggest attraction is its location just two kilometres from Maharshi Vidyamadi School, 1.5 kilometres from Chengalpattu Medical College and Hospital, and four kilometres from the train station.
Pranav Orchid is ready to move into with prices ranging between Rs 21- 27 Lakh.
If class and elegance are what you are looking for, then Mahindra Aqualily is the answer. Located on GST Road at Mahindra World City, and surrounded by 55 acres of green landscape, Aqualily has 3, 3.5, and 4 bedroom villas and apartments to choose from. The gated community overlooks a lake and has a host of facilities including a gym, spa, creche, cricket pitch, amphitheatre, a senior citizens’ corner, and children’s play area, among others.
Mahindra Aqualily is ready to move in with prices ranging between Rs 72 – 93 Lakh.