Top 7 Areas to Live in Bangalore

Top 7 Areas to Live in Bangalore

Bangalore is one of the most beautiful cities in India dotted with lakes and open parks and gardens and is considered to be one of the best cities to live in India.

Being the IT hub of India, Bangalore attracts people from all over India who call this city their home. The eclectic mix of people in Bangalore has given rise to a cosmopolitan culture that is vibrant and demographically different.

The pleasant weather adds to the city’s attraction, and for anyone who wishes to settle here, Bangalore offers various residential areas that are considered some of the best in the city.

Here is a list of the 7 best localities to live in Bangalore.


Koramangala is considered to be one of Bangalore’s best residential areas. There are many upscale apartments and beautiful bungalows in this area. This neighborhood boasts of several restaurants and eateries that attract people from all over the city. It is also popular for shopping and two of the most popular malls in Bangalore, the Forum Mall, and the Oasis Mall, are located in Koramangala.

It is well-connected to other areas of Bangalore with buses available at frequent intervals. With the construction of the metro, connectivity to this area will become even better.


One of the poshest areas in Bangalore, Indira Nagar, is preferred by many to set up residences in the city. This high-end neighborhood offers many branded retail outlets, pubs, and fine-dining restaurants. Although this a posh area, one can also find reasonably priced apartments or houses for rent. One can also find restaurants and eateries that are not too expensive.

It is one of the busiest neighborhoods, providing a wide range of options for leisure activities. People living in this area have access to two metro stations, the Indira Nagar Metro Station and the Swami Vivekananda Metro Station, that connect this area to different parts of Bangalore. Buses are also available at regular intervals. Like Koramangala, this area too is well-connected with the rest of the city. 


Jayanagar is one of the most serene and peaceful residential areas in Bangalore. According to a survey, this well-planned neighborhood has been voted the most livable place in Bangalore. Its neighboring areas such as JP Nagar and Banashankari also offer preferable accommodation options.

Well-connected by bus and the metro, Jayanagar can be reached from any place in Bangalore. There are many famous temples in Jayanagar and its neighboring areas. This area is also famous for shopping and food. Its close proximity to the major commercial areas of the city makes it a hub for shopping, attracting people from all over the city. Many celebrities also have their residences in this area, making it one of the most popular neighborhoods in Bangalore.

HSR Layout

The HSR Layout (Hosur Sarjapur Road) is a relatively new locality. In the last few years, this suburban locality has become one of the most popular residential areas in Bangalore, with upscale apartments, well-built broad roads, and well-connected transport network to other parts of the city.

There are several shopping outlets, restaurants and eateries, cafes, and leisure joints, making it perfect for families. This area is close to other popular areas such as Koramangala and BTM Layout. There are several schools, hospitals, and clinics near this area, making it an ideal place to live in Bangalore.


One of the oldest areas in Bangalore, Malleswaram is well-known for its cultural and social heritage. This area is filled with tree-lined lanes that add to the beauty of this city. Numerous temples, public parks, and educational institutions can be found in this part of the city.

One of the most famous landmarks of this area is the world-renowned ISKCON temple. Near to the ISKCON temple is one of the largest malls in Bangalore, the Orion Mall. Malleswaram is well-connected with other parts of Bangalore by the metro and buses. One of the best institutes in India, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), is located in Malleswaram. This neighborhood also boasts of several reputed food joints and restaurants, one of the most popular chains being the Central Tiffin Rooms (CTR). With a lively social atmosphere, Malleswaram is one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in Bangalore.


Famous for IT parks and major multinational companies, Whitefield has emerged as one of the most preferred residential areas for professionals working in Bangalore. This area is well-connected by buses that are available at frequent intervals.

In recent years, there has been tremendous growth in the development of residential complexes and apartments in this area that have led to an increase in the price for real estate in Whitefield. Popular malls such as the Phoenix Mall, VR Bengaluru, and the Forum Mall Whitefield provide ample options for shopping, food, and entertainment to the residents of Whitefield. There are also several nurseries, schools, and hospitals in this area, which makes it perfect for people who want to balance their work and private life.


Although not as popular as the other areas mentioned in this article, Hebbal is ideal for those who prefer to live away from the chaos of the city. It is a nice area with numerous residential complexes and apartments. This suburban area is connected to the main city through the Hebbal flyover, which is considered to be India’s largest flyover.

One can find a good mix of schools, nurseries, shopping areas, hospitals, and restaurants in this area. The roads are broad and well-built, with good connectivity to the airport. Peaceful and serene, this neighborhood is ideal for families and individuals that seek to live away from the noise and chaos of the city.

Bangalore also offers many PGs, hostels, and co-sharing apartments that are ideal for people who are looking for budget accommodation. It is a city that welcomes everyone, allowing them to call it their home. If you want to settle down in Bangalore, you must definitely check out these areas.

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