Karapakkam is a neighbourhood along the Old Mahabalipuram Road. It is surrounded by localities such as Perungudi, Palavakkam, ELCOT SEZ, Kannagi and Nehru Nagar. The area is a part of the Kancheepurm District. Karapakkam is an IT, BPO and ITeS hub which houses companies like Cognizant Technology Solutions, Infosys, Photon Infotech, Accenture, Scope International, Satyam and Tata Consultancy Services.
Karapakkam real estate is much sought after for its favourable location. Several housing companies including Shri Janani Homes, Radiance Realty, Casa Grande, Jain Housing, Navin Housing, Nivas Housing and Sushen Constructions are working on property in Karapakkam. The sizes of Karapakkam property range from 600 to 3585 sq ft. The price of property on an average is Rs 4868 per sq ft, the lowest being Rs 3595 per sq ft while the highest is Rs 5550 per sq ft.
Karapakkam enjoys good communication with the rest of Chennai through the ECR Link Road, East Coast Road and Old Mahabalipuram Road. It is served by the MTC buses which can be boarded from Karapakkam, TCS, Dollar and Sholinganallur stops. The nearest railway station at Velachery is 12.9 kilometres from here. The Chennai Central Railway Station is around 23.6 kilometres away from here while the International Airport is 18.8 kilometres from here. The latter can be reached through the Rajiv Gandhi IT Expressway in 30 kilometres. The proposed metro network is slated to touch upon the area.
There are several shopping zones, schools, banks and hospitals in the vicinity. Sacred Heart Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Sankara School, Sankara Matriculation School, P School, Fathima School, Primrose School and KCG College of Technology are some of the nearest educational institutions to the area. Sugam Hospital, Charu Maternity Hospital, Thamarai Childcare Centre and SV Hospital are popular healthcare centres in the area. Branches of Canara Bank, HDFC Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank and Karur Vysya Bank are there in the vicinity. Residents can head to the Pebble Brook Club and Swimming pool and Snooke Inn for recreation.