Porur is one of the prime suburbs of Chennai located in the south-western part of the city. The locality is known for its chemical industries, manufacturing plants, shopping malls and luxurious housing facilities. Karambakkam, Alapakkam, Arunachalam Garden, Lakshmi Nagar, Ramakrishna Nagar, Mangala Nagar, Meenakshi Nagar, Samayapuram Nagar, Mugalivakkam and Nagar are some of the important areas in Porur.
Due to the presence of three IT SEZs - YCG IT Park, IT Park and Jayanth Tech Park, Porur is emerging as a premier IT hub of Chennai located close to OMR. The IT Park houses companies like Logica, IBM, Mphasis, Syntel, iGATE, Cognizant and Petrofac. The TCG IT Park has been taken up by HP while the Jayanth Tech Park houses HTML Global Solutions.
Porur is well-connected to the city of Chennai via an extensive network of roads. It is linked with Nungambakkam by Arcot Road, Guindy and Poonamalle by Mount-Poonamalle Road and Road that connects it to the temple town of Kundrathur. These three roads intersect at Junction which is an important junction for buses running to Bangalore and Kanchipuram. To make Porur more accessible and traffic free, the Highway Department has planned to construct a flyover at the junction of Mount and Arcot Salai road.
Schools and Hospitals
Porur is well-equipped with all basic amenities like schools, hospitals, entertainment zones and shopping centres. Schools and colleges in the area include Little Flower Matriculation, Madhanandapuram Govt. School, St. Mary's Matriculation Higher Secondary School, St. Ann's Matric, Little Flower Polytechnic, Sri Ramachandra University and Sri Ramachandra Dental College. Sri Ramachandra, Sri Vignesh International and Institute of Public Health are some of the hospitals in the area.
Real Estate in Porur
The real estate market in Porur is growing rapidly and is also contributing towards the growth and development of Chennai. Rising job opportunities, world-class infrastructural facilities and comparatively low property prices make Porur an ideal destination for real estate investment which has led to an increase in demand for property in Porur. Many reputed builders are constructing their projects here including Sidharth, Akshaya, Sristi Builders, s and Urban Tree. Upscale by Sidharth, Paradise Flats by Akshaya, Platina by Appaswamy, Ganapathi by KRS Constructions and Jeyaram by Foundation are some of the notable residential properties in Porur. Average price of an apartment in Porur is Rs 5,250 per sq. ft. with unit sizes ranging from 545 sq. ft. to 2,663 sq. ft. Currently, there are 35 projects are under construction and 9 are expected to get possession in 2014.
Property rates in Porur have risen by upto 10.3% in last 6 months.
Some of the recently launched projects in Porur, that you might be interested in, are Diamond Villas, Darshan Kalpavriksham, Elite.