Tiruvallur is situated on the banks of the Cooum River, 42 kilometres north-west of Chennai. The word "Tiruvallur" is derived from the Tamil sentence "tiru evvull" meaning, a place where the god, Veera Raghavar asked a saint for a place to sleep for a night. The famous Veera Raghavar Temple is also located in the area and is one of the 108 sacred shrines of Vaishnavites. Some of the well-known companies operating in the region are Hindustan Motors, Caterpillar Earth Moving Equipment, Delphi TVS, Kingfisher's Brewery Division, Style SPA furniture, TI and TCL
Tiruvallur is well-connected by road and rail. The major roads connecting Chennai and Tiruvallur are Avadi, Ambattur, Villivakkam, Poonamallee and Koyembedu. The Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) plays an important role in Tiruvallur transportation andMTC bus services are available from Tiruvallur to most of the important places in Chennai. Tiruvallur is situated on the Main Broad Gauge line and has two suburban railway lines - West line and West North line. These two lines have many suburban trains running from Tiruvallur to Central, Beach, Arakkonam and Tiruttani. Railway Station is located at a distance of 5 kilometres and International Airport is 51.7 kilometres from the area.
Some of the reputed schools in Tiruvallur include Government Secondary School, Matriculation School, Hindu Matric Higher Secondary School and Sri. R.M. n Vidhyashram.
Shopping Malls and Recreation
Tiruvallur is an upcoming locality with only a few departmental stores within proximity. For recreational purposes, the nearest spots are Pulicat Boating Centre and Poondi Reservoir in Taluk.
Hospitals and Banks
Hospitals providing good medical facilities to the residents of Tiruvallur are Government Hospital, Hospital, CSI Hospital, Dr. Nesam Multispeciality Dental Hospital and Bilroth Hospital. Some of the banks in the area are State Bank of Hyderabad, a Bank, State Bank of Travancore and Union Bank of India.
Real estate in Tiruvallur
Due to rapid development in and around Tiruvallur, there is high demand for properties in the area. Some of the builders developing properties here include Royal Splendour, Housing, Jemi Housing, P Dot G and Green Tree. Some of the prominent residential properties in Tiruvallur are Amritha by Royal Splendour, Amudham Homes by Housing, Thirumurugan Nagar by Jemi Housing, Dreamz by P Dot G and Green Town by Green Tree. Currently, there are 7 ongoing projects with 3 due for possession in 2014.
The average price of an apartment is Rs. 2,800 per sq. ft. with the minimum Rs. 2,200 per sq. ft. and the maximum Rs. 3,200 per sq. ft., with unit sizes ranging from 562 sq. ft. to 1294 sq. ft.