15 Best Areas In Bangalore To Live With Your Friends(2021)
The best residential areas in Bangalore are becoming a sort of a mini-India. With numerous IT companies and tech parks, colleges and universities, fitness centers, and some top-class shopping malls, this city is attracting people from all parts of the country. But how do you decide which are the best areas to live in Bangalore? Especially if you’re moving here for the very first time. Even after you do, there’s a long process of finding the right place to stay, buying furniture, organising groceries…Wait, wait. Let’s make that easy for you.
We at Stanza Living are here to help you with your move. Well, we can’t carry your bags for you, sorry. But we’ll take care of everything else. 60+ fully-furnished residences with top-tier security, home-style meals, professional housekeeping. That too, in multiple locations of Bangalore. Didn’t that make it a whole lot easier for you? To smooth things even more, here’s our list of the best areas to live in Bangalore. So finding a place to live in the Silicon Valley of India is not a mountain to climb.
Here are the Best Residential Areas in Bangalore
Here are the 15 best residential areas in Bangalore to stay in:
- Bannerghatta Road
- Electronic City
- Hosur Road
- Lalbagh Road
- Manyata Tech Park
- Sarjapur Road
- HSR Layout
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This area in Bangalore has many, many, many apartments and hostels near Bannerghatta Road. It is super accessible to all prime landmarks which is also the reason the road sees an insane amount of traffic every day. But on the upside, you can always take a BMTC bus to work and save some cash up. Bannerghatta Road is also the “banner” of all the big names – IIM-B, HSBC, Accenture, Honeywell.
To no one’s surprise, Electronic City is the home to India’s largest electronic industrial parks. But surprisingly, a few years ago this area wasn’t as developed, but now it’s being planned to transform the area into a ‘living lab’. If the project goes through, the standards of living here will be at par with global standards. And although it is slightly away from the main parts of the city, the apartments and affordable PGs in Electronic City make up for it. Oh, and all of this still couldn’t influence your decision of moving here, maybe this will. They have various outlets selling electronic goods, which are almost always at a discount. So affordability is not limited to your accommodation.
Hosur Road is one of the prime roads of the city, connecting Bangalore to Hosur. People from all types of occupations settle here because of the great infra and affordable prices especially those PGs in Hosur Road. And you don’t have to worry about anything if you live in this area. Cafes, hospitals, banks, colleges and schools – everything is easily accessible. Even if you decide to go out late at night, there’ll always be one or two great restaurants that you will find open.
What was Tipu Sultan’s hiding place decades ago is now a popular residential hub in Bangalore. Kengeri is filled with the best apartments and co-living places and is a beautiful suburb to live in. The whole area is surrounded by coconut farms and that’s how the place gets its name. Yes, Kengeri comes from the Kannada words “Tengu”, meaning coconut, and “Keri”, meaning place. So if you’ve been meaning to replace your soft drinks with some coconut water, this is the best place to start that habit.
When speaking of Bangalore area names to live in, Koramangala tops the list. It’s a popular hotspot for most college kids, with its n-number of cafes and shopping malls. In fact, one of South India’s biggest malls, Forum Koramangala is located in the area. Although apartments here are quite pricey, you can definitely find affordable PGs in Koramangala. The money you save can be used for shopping trips at the malls.
Lalbagh Road is a pleasant and quiet location. There are quite a number of PGs in the area, where you’ll find both college students and working professionals. It’s named after Lal Bagh Botanical Garden, which is said to be one of the most diverse botanical gardens in South Asia. If you love flower shows, this garden’s annual flower shows will blow your mind. And the 1,000 species of plants will definitely call out to the plant parent in you.
Manyata Tech Park
Manyata Tech Park is the best area to live in Bangalore, especially if you’re someone who works in the tech park itself. The area is known for its coworking and coliving culture and is a big hit among IT bros. Just one thing to remember though, it’s a little far away from the main city. So if your friends ask you to meet in Koramangala or Indiranagar, include the cab fares too while you’re calculating your budget for the evening. Or maybe find new friends.
Living in Marathalli is super convenient and affordable. Whether you want to live in a rented apartment or a PGs in Marathahalli, you have a lot of options to choose from. And they won’t even cut your pocket. Apart from its connectivity to all parts of the city, the area also has a lot of schools. And many shopping malls. And the HAL Aerospace Museum (you know, if you’re tired with life and need some “space” lol).
Mathikere is one of the most sought-after residential areas in Bangalore. Why you ask? Well, the area has lots of greenery and open spaces. And the beautiful Jai Prakash Narayan National Park by the Mathikere lake. The park has walking and jogging trails, a swimming pool, a musical fountain and playgrounds for kids (and adults who want to become kids again).
Mailasandra is becoming a hub for students since it’s located so close to Rashtriya Vidyalaya College of Engineering (RVCE). It is a private college offering 11 departments in engineering, one school of architecture, and various other programs. And if you don’t get a seat in the college hostel, or simply don’t like the mess food, you can always shift to one of the Stanza Living residences near it. Here, the food won’t disappoint, which we can promise.
Yelahanka is growing to be one of the best residential areas in Bangalore, thanks to its connectivity to all parts of the city. The area is now one of the prime real estate hubs in North Bangalore. If you’re a student of REVA university, this is the perfect place to live for you. It’s super close to your university and there are many coliving residences in the area. If you like hitting the snooze button in the morning, you’ll love staying at them.
If you’re sharing a place with your friends and all of you work in different IT companies, Sarjapur is the best place for you to consider. It’s connected to all the major areas of Bangalore. So staying here makes it easier for you to visit friends in other parts of the city. Or you and your friends can live in a coliving space in Sarjapur. And also make a whole new bunch of friends.
If you work in IT, Whitefield might have your future office. Although it is only around 15 kms from the centre of the city, it can take you around 2 hours to reach your office. Thanks, Bangalore traffic. So rather than spending 4 hours travelling every day, it’s wise for you to stay in an apartment or PG in Whitefield itself. And don’t worry, the area is filled with shopping malls, cineplexes and some of your favourite restaurant chains. In other words, Whitefield is to Bangalore what Gurgaon is to Delhi.
Although slightly expensive, Indiranagar is one of the best areas to live in Bangalore. It’s located in the heart of the city and has everything from suburbs to commercial areas. And not to mention the best cafes, pubs, and breweries. We suggest paying a visit to Glen’s Bakehouse and TOIT if you’re in the area.
One of the newer suburbs of Bangalore, HSR Layout is also one of the most well-planned and posh localities. But even the expensive rents haven’t been able to stop people from moving here. And it’s understandable since the locality is so close to so many IT parks in Bangalore. So you can easily pay your rent by replacing your cab ride with a walk to your office or college.
FAQs on Areas in Bangalore
Which is the Best Area in Bangalore to Live in?
Koramangala is the best residential area in Bangalore, but also one of the most expensive to live in. If you’re looking for affordable options, you can check out Stanza Living residences in the area.
What is the Cost of Living in Bangalore?
For one person, the cost would be around Rs 20,000 per month. For a breakdown of these, you can refer to our article on the cost of living in Bangalore.
Which is the Fastest Growing Area in Bangalore?
North Bangalore is now an upcoming commercial and residential hub of the city.
Which is the Most Posh Area in Bangalore?
Indiranagar, with its expensive cafes and fancy breweries, is easily one of the most posh areas in the city. Perfect for a date or a work meeting.