Buying property in Elgin has always been a matter of great prestige as far as residents of Kolkata are concerned. Elgin is one of the most posh and prominent neighborhoods in South . Several builders are dominating the Elgin property market in recent times including the PS Group, BGA Realtors, Akshara Group, Arch, Belani Group and Dhoot. The real estate in Elgin usually witnesses the availability of 2, 3 and even 4 BHK apartments for buyers which offer sizes between 900 and 4474 sq. ft. on an average. Property rates have been known to go up to even INR 18, 000 per sq. ft. in the locality.
The locality offers great connectivity to several areas in Bhowanipore, Alipore, Behala, Ballygunge, Gariahat, Tollygunge, Tangra, Madhyamgram, Sodepur, Rajarhat New Town, Kasba, Dum Dum and Santoshpur. The locality is well connected to the city’s central business district that spans Rabindra Sadan, Camac Street, Park Street, Esplanade, Central and Chowringhee. There are several educational institutions located in close proximity to the locality including La Martiniere for Boys, Birla High School, Pratt Memorial School, Army Public School Junior Division, St. Xavier’s Collegiate School, Future Hope School, Modern High School for Girls, South Point High School, Siksha Sadan, National High School, Loreto Convent and Lycee School.
Leading hospitals in the locality include the Shambhunath Pandit Hospital, Apollo Clinic, Belle Vue Clinic, Police Hospital, Apollo Gleneagles Heart Centre, Lansdowne Nursing Home, Repose Hospital, South Calcutta Nursing Home, Fortis Hospital & Kidney Institute, Ashutosh National Hospital and the Lady Dufferin Hospital among others. Several premium residential projects are also being built in the area in recent times. The area is also home to several shopping and recreational areas including the iconic Forum Mall, Story bookstore that was previously known as Crossword and several retail and shopping outlets. The Bikers Café is one of the most popular cafes cum hangouts in the locality.