Anna Nagar in Chennai began its journey way back in late 1960s when the Tamilnadu Housing Board began taking initiatives to develop an Planned Urban Development in the locality and the location became a hot real estate zone soon after the International Trade and Industries Fair was held here in 1968.
Soon, lot of real estate activities with well planned plot development, commercial complexes, Parks, Play grounds, Wide Roads and Bus depots started to develop. This destination developed in a blistering pace post 2001 and today this is one of the very sought after residential locality for various reasons and tried to list down them here.
Anna Nagar is one of the most well planned neighborhoods in Chennai. It follows a very well planned layout with all the roads are very wider and the roads run parallel and perpendicular to each other, making it very easy to navigate throughout the area. This makes driving through the locality even in the peak traffic very easy. Today this is one of the first localities in Chennai to have automatic traffic violation detection project implemented by the Greater Chennai Police using the high end advanced surveillance cameras installed at the traffic signal junctions.
The Roads in Anna Nagar going from east to west have even numbers, and the roads going from north to south have odd numbers.
The locality with well planned infrastructure, sufficient green spaces, outdoor places, food joints, super markets, entertainment zones, plenty of high style outlets and good restaurants make this locality a good destination for rental property seekers and mostly the demand is just balanced with the supply in this locality and thus making Anna Nagar a investment destination for property investors.
Anna Nagar is a very accessible area with two bus depots, one in the west and the other in the east and is very close to the Koyambedu CMBT & Madhavaram Bus Terminus as well. It is well connected by underground metro stations with Three Metro Stations in the locality.
Anna Nagar is very well connected to shopping Malls with VR Mall and Ampa Sky walk are in the vicinity.
Anna Nagar has numerous parks with some of the biggest parks in Chennai are present here, even today the Tower in Anna Nagar stands as an identification landmark for Chennai City.
Anna Nagar is also close to prominent localities like Shenoy Nagar, Villivakkam, and Kilpauk while the airport is located around 17 kilometres away.
A neighborhood for active lifestyle
In many ways, Anna Nagar is still a laid-back neighbourhood with quiet bylanes and leafy streets. There is plenty of lung space and safe zones for outdoors to have an active lifestyle and for the cycling enthusiasts. Today Anna Nagar is the main attraction for the active lifestyle community with plenty of green spaces, open places and large parks with jogging tracks & walk ways. The Chennai corporation’s initiative “SMART BIKE” with options to rent a bicycle and e-cycles are implemented widely in Anna Nagar with more “SMART BIKE” Stations in Anna Nagar and its surrounding locality.
Proximity to Top Schools and Hospitals
Anna Nagar is close to many renowned Schools and Colleges, some of them are Chennai Public School, SBOA Junior College, SBOA School, Kendriya Vidhyalaya, DAV Boys, DAV Girls, CSI Jessie Mosses, Jaigopal Garodia Vivekananda Vidyalaya, Aachi International, Valliammal Hr Sec School, Bhavans Rajaji Vidhyashram, Chinmaya Vidhyalaya, Sindhi Model and Maharishi Vidhya Mandir. Some of the leading colleges around Anna Nagar are Anna Adarsh college for women, Shri Krishnaswamy college for women, Valliammal college, Govt Sidha Medical College, Kilpauk Medical College, Dr MGR University and DG Vaishnav College. These premium schools and colleges in the vicinity, which is very advantageous for families and the presence of major hospitals makes it a senior-citizen-friendly neighbourhood as well.
Hospitals that are close to Anna Nagar are Vihaa Hospital, UK Hospital, Chinthamani Hospital, MGM Healthcare, Prime Indian Hospital, IK Hospital, Soundrapandian Bone and Joint Hospital, Rathimed Hospital, Be Well Hospitals, Sundaram Medical Foundations, Madras Medical Mission (MMM) Hospital, KHM Hospital, Apollo Hospital, Billroth Hospital and Murugan Hospital
Today leading builders and property developers are developing trendy, elite and premium dwellings in Anna Nagar for the elite and affluent population who prefers to have all the good things mentioned above with enough secured and safe locality, which is why the location is still on high demand with the premium home buyers and makes it a very safe investment destination for the high value investors.