The best places to live in Pune are always in high demand. We mean, they’re located near schools, colleges, IT hubs, malls…you get it. Both public and private transport are easily available if you’re living in one of the best residential areas in Pune.
But, the thing is, most often the best areas are also the poshest areas in Pune. Meaning, sky-high rents and high costs of living. But should that stop you from living in the best residential area? We don’t think so. Why else would we have more than 30 Stanza Living residences in Pune? All of them in the most convenient locations. All of them, student-friendly. And in case you still want to check out some more options, we have made a whole list for you. Some of them have the best colleges. All of them have the best cafes and malls, for when you need a break from college.
We can’t talk about the best of Pune’s residential areas without mentioning these names:
Balewadi is a posh area in Pune, located in the city’s Western Metropolitan Corridor. It has the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex which has hosted several national-level tournaments. A museum dedicated to Sachin Tendulkar is also being planned in the area. Since you are moving to Pune try Hostels in Balewadi.
Dhankawadi is home to many of Pune’s best colleges, and therefore attracts a large flock of students every year. There are a lot of affordable living options in the area, like Stanza Living’s fully-furnished PGs in Dhankawadi. It also has Katraj Lake, the snake park and the animal rescue shelter at Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park. So it has all kinds of wild animals, not just students (lol).
Dhanori is a really convenient locality, especially if you’re a frequent flyer. It is super close to the Pune airport and has great connectivity to business hubs like Yerawada, Kharadi, Viman Nagar and Kalyani Nagar, among others. And if you’re reconsidering staying here because of all the IT companies’ buildings, worry not. The neighbourhood Vishrantwadi lake more than makes up for the tall buildings.
Hinjewadi is one of the large IT parks of Pune. So naturally, a lot of the employees stay in the area around it. But with time and development, the area is now becoming extremely popular among students too. There are many PGs and coliving spaces offering services at a very budget-friendly price. And students and IT professionals are loving it.
Karve Nagar is the fastest developing Pune residential area. Lots of PGs in Karve Nagar are also popping up there. Probably because it’s accessible from all major points of the city – the Pune city centre, Hinjewadi IT Park, Mumbai-Pune expressway, Mumbai-Bangalore Highway. No wonder the price of real estate here is only going up, up, up.
Definitely one of the best places to live in Pune, Kondhwa is a powerhouse of facilities. 24 hours water facility. Good schools. Hospitals. Restaurants. And PGs in Kondhwa. Close to Swargate bus stand and Pune Railway Station. So if you live here, you can catch your favourite meal in your favourite cafe before hopping on a bus or train to another city.
Kothrud is another student-friendly suburb of Pune. The area is accessible and is well-connected to various parts of the city. But its most proud accomplishment would be the fact that it has found a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest developing suburb in Asia. Following its footsteps, the vibrant hostels in Kothrud are breaking the record of old-fashioned PGs.
Located in the suburbs of Pune, Vadgaon is another student hub. With the Sinhgad Institute of Management and Sinhgad Institute of Engineering and Architecture located here, the coliving spaces in the area are filled with students from different parts of the country. So, plenty of friends to make and hang with for a Sunday brunch in one of the picnic spots in Vadgaon.
Viman Nagar is, hands down, one of the most popular among Pune’s residential areas. It has the best of everything – transportation, IT parks, banks, malls, eateries. And most importantly, no power cuts or water constraints. It’s where all the Symbi kids live, and the place is also super close to the airport. So get ready to get used to all the ‘Vimans’ flying over your roof all day.
Wagholi is one of the best residential areas in Pune. And we say that because housing here is really, really affordable. Be it apartments or PGs in Wagholi, the area is very student-friendly in nature. But that doesn’t mean it’s a bad place to live in. It has some of Pune’s best schools and doctor’s clinics. Most of whom are available on-call. Living here you might make a friend who’s a doctor. That’s not a bad social circle to be in, especially in these times?
Wakad is one of the best areas in Pune, for students, working professionals and families alike. That’s because the area has some great infra, continuous water and power supply and some of the coolest living options for students. Also, the black soil of the area helps in the production of sugarcane. So you know which will be your go-to drink during the summers, don’t you?
Koregaon Park is probably the most posh area in Pune. Earlier, it used to be a purely residential area but is now slowly becoming a commercial hub as well. The area is expensive, but if that’s not a concern for you, then this place is your best fit. It also has some of the most popular eateries, from Hard Rock Café and Starbucks to Pune’s famous German Bakery. Maybe you can unpack your stuff and head straight to taste their Shrewsberry cookies and tea.
This locality in Pune is situated very close to both the Pune Railway Station as well as the Airport. So if you’re a frequent traveller, you should definitely consider this place as an option. And not just that, it has other perks too – malls, B-schools, hospitals, departmental stores, coaching centres – everything you need. Contrary to the name, it’s much more than just a club of boats.
Erandwane is filled with greenery, gardens and shared apartments for students. The area is known for the famous Film and Television Institute of India. Boasting of alumni like Naseeruddin Shah to Rajkummar Rao. So many years later, when you go to the movies, you’ll see face you had first spotted at the tea shops of Erandwane.
Shivajinagar is one of the oldest Pune residential areas. Although the area is quite expensive, it hasn’t stopped thousands of students from Fergusson College or BMCC from shifting into an apartment or PG here. But if spending a little extra on rent means zero travel costs, it sounds like a pretty good deal to us.
Koregaon Park, one of the most elite areas in Pune, is also one of the best residential areas of the city.
Well, this totally depends on you. You could survive at Rs 15,000 a month but depending on how much you spend, there might also be an extra zero at the end. But for a better understanding, check out our blog on the cost of living in Pune.
One of the oldest localities in Pune and known for the Shaniwar Wada Palace Fort, Kasba Peth is said to be the heart of the city, according to locals.
Pune has a hot semi-arid climate with average temperatures between 19-33 °C. Pretty comfortable climate for a pretty nice city to live in.