Urapakkam is one of the fastest growing towns among the southern suburbs of Chennai. It is located in Kancheepuram district and is situated between Guduvancheri and Vandalur. Within close proximity to this locality lies many IT Parks and industries like L&T Estancia Special Economic Zone (SEZ), Krisp IT Park, Sriram Gateway SEZ and Madras Export Processing Zone (MEPZ). Mahindra World City, a major commercial centre in this locality houses several renowned firms like Wipro, Infosys, BMW etc. The place is bounded by Karanai-Puducheri and Iyenchery villages on east, Adhanur and Madambakkam villages on west, Vandalur on north and Guduvancheri to south. Urapakkam is a famous holy place with several important temples like Manneswarar, Sri , Karaneeswarar, Shirdi Sai Baba, Kolatchi etc. present in the region.
Urapakkam is strategically located on the Road (NH 45) which makes it easily accessible to major locations like Tambaram, Medavakkam, Oragadam, OMR, Mahindra City, Sriperumbudur etc. Other roads that connects this town to other places in the city are - Road, Oragadam- Road and Outer Ring Road. Upcoming Rail Over Bridge and the Phase I of proposed Monorail Corridor is expected to improve the connectivity the region. Popular cities like Tambaram and Chengalpattu are situated around 8 and 21kms respectively. When it comes to rail and airports the Chennai railway station is at 4kms and the International airport being at 17 kms.
Schools and Hospitals
Schools present in this locality are KalaiVani, B S Abdur Rahman University, Shri Sankara Vidyalaya, Government Primary School, Kilakarai Bukhari Aalim Arabic College, Shri Sankara Vidyalaya etc.
Hospitals such as Arokiya Hospital, Christudas Hospital, K.R. Nursing Home, Tagore Dental College and Hospital etc. are found in close proximity.
Malls and Recreation
Urapakkam is witnessing development in the sphere of shopping complexes. Gold Souk Grande Mall and Laurel Mall are under construction whereas Mall and L&T Estancia Mall are proposed to be built in the near future.
Real estate in Urapakkam
With host of positive factors like proximity to IT companies, smooth connectivity and infrastructure upgrades, Urapakkam is witnessing robust real estate development. Prominent builders who have marked presence in this locality are Sidharth, Malles, SK Constructions, Alameen Developers, Antony Associates etc. Sidharth , Malles Aatmika, SK Constructions Sri Satya Narayanan Apartment, Arka Homes Thulasi, Jeayam Shelters Supreme, Antony Associates Mon Reve etc. are amongst few prominent residential properties in Urapakkam. Unit size of apartments in Urapakkam ranges from 386 sq. ft. to 1,730 per sq. ft. Presently 21 projects are under construction and 6 are due for possession in 2014 here.