Bangalore is a dream city for most young students and entrepreneurs as it’s considered the tech capital of India and is home to some of the most premier institutions too. That’s why, each year a flood of migrants flock to the city in the hopes of making their dreams come true. If you’re a student or a young professional headed to Bangalore for the first time, you might be at a bit of a loss about where to live. After all, you’re not familiar with the city, so you don’t know what to expect from different localities in terms of services offered, budget or crowd. Well, luckily we’ve got you covered. Our list today will introduce you to some of the best areas in Bangalore for students and young professionals to settle in when they move to the city. No matter who you are, there’s going to be something on this list that’s perfect for you. Let’s take a look.
If you’re a student who’s looking to find accommodation in one of the most popular and bustling areas of the city, Koramangala has to be one of your top choices. This student hotspot has a ton of accommodation options like hostels and PGs that have a range of prices to fit any budget. Cafes, shopping malls and restaurants are aplenty in this area, so you’ll never run out of places to hang out with your friends and roommates. In fact, one of southern India’s biggest shopping malls, Forum Koramangala is located right here. So, if you want to be part of the cool crowd, Koramangala could be the area for you.
If you’re a student and Koramangala is just a little too posh or out of budget for you, you should consider the neighboring area of SG Palya. This place is super close to Christ College for those studying there, and since it’s primarily a student area, the accommodation costs are a lot cheaper. You can find a hostel here starting from Rs 4000, making it a lot more affordable than Koramangala. SG Palya is well connected to all other parts of the city, and there are plenty of public transport options available if you need to avail of them too.
If you’re someone who’s looking for a place with a dash of Bangalore’s old-world charm, then JP Nagar might be the place for you. Located close to BTM Layout, Bannerghatta road and Jayanagar, this area will give you the best of modern facilities with the peace and calm of previously established neighborhoods. Although this area used to be a secluded residential space, it’s now surrounded by colleges and IT companies that make it a great place for migrants to live.
If you moved to Bangalore to kickstart your IT career, Whitefield may be home to your office. So why not live in the vicinity and minimize your travel costs too? Whitefield is located about fifteens kilometers away from the city centre, so living in the area will definitely shave some hours off your daily commute. Luckily, there are plenty of accommodation options available, with the rent of a couple PG in Bangalore starting from Rs 5000, and you can even find flats to rent at an affordable price. Don’t worry, it’s not all about work in this area. There are shopping centres, multiplexes and restaurants in Whitefield that you can definitely take advantage of during your time off.
It’s impossible to talk about the different localities of Bangalore without mentioning Electronic City. As the name suggests, this area is home to one of the country’s largest tech parks and is being cultivated to become one of the first ‘living labs’ in the country. A planned area that’s divided into four phases, Electronic City is home to over two hundred of the best IT companies in Bangalore. So, if your goal is to work at one of them, why not live in one of the very affordable apartments or PGs in this area too? Considering that this area is a hotspot for all young migrants who live and work around Electronic City, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurant options and entertainment joints here.
So there you go! These are some of the best areas in Bangalore for young migrants to live comfortably, whether they’re in the city to work or study. Any of these localities will make a great home and neighbourhood for you once you move to the city.