With a lot of land being used up by army and universities, Pune doesnt have a lot of free residential land available. Large percentage of hills in the city also make it more difficult market from property development perspective. Locality is always the key to any property purchase, and of course Pune is not an exception. We tried to search for some of the most interesting areas in Pune, that are reasonably affordable, as well as well connected to all the important amenities like hospitals and schools.
Kothrud- It is one of the fastest growing suburbs of Pune located in the south west of the city. With the rapid developments, this area has become one of the fastest growing residential localities of Pune. This place is inhabited by lots of students as many educational institutions like MIT and Cummins College of Engineering for Women are located in this area. In addition to that, it also houses various multi storied building, shopping complexes, restaurants, food joints etc. The area is well connected by Karve Road and Paud Road. There is a decent amount of resale real estate available in Kothrud.
Aundh- Aundh is the last part of the core city, before going outwards towards Hinjewadi IT park. After development of Hinjewadi in last 10 years, Aundh has grown its importance and is considered to be heart of the city, especially for people working in IT sector. Availability of malls, hospitals and schools make it very attractive, but slightly expensive option. There are generally decent number of resale options available in or nearby Aundh. Though not exactly a budget locality, Aundh is certainly a good option for those who love to be among a young crowd.
Balawari - Balwari became known to everyone because of the stadium built for national games in 1994. After development of the Katraj bypass going to Mumbai, and Hinjewadi IT park, the entire region got a boost in terms of property prices and general economic development. Today, average residential property rates at Balewadi hover around 3000 Rs. per sqft, and its a good option for those who want to commute to Hinjewwadi IT park regularly, and dont mind staying slightly outside the core city.
Kondhwa- It is amongst one of the oldest colonies of Pune city and lies in the south eastern part of the city. Kondhwa has the National Institute of Banking and Management (NIBM). Wanowrie area, under Kondhwa, houses huge Army medical set-ups like the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) and the Command Hospital and the Artificial Limb Center. It is easy to travel using public conveyance here, like city buses, six-seaters and autos. There are lots of fine housing complexes in the area.
Pashan and Baner - Baner and Pashan both saw a tremendous boost in development in last few years, because of ease of commute towards city center as well as Hinjewadi IT park. Pashans growth in terms of new development is slightly restricted because of presence of large number govt. organizations and the resulting lack of land availability. But interestingly, that also makes it kind of aloof from hustle and bustle of the city and whatever real estate is available there, is very much coveted. The rates vary from 5000 Rs. per sqft towards the university to around 3000 Rs. per sqft towards Chandni Chowk. Baner has a lot of new projects and the rates range from 3000 Rs. to 3500 Rs. per sqft.
Kharadi - On the other side (East) of the city, Kalyani nagar first saw a quick growth of IT and resulted into expansion of city horizons on Nagar road. Kharadi bypass, connecting the Nagar road to Hadapsar, saw real estate rates shoting up from measly 1000 Rs to around 3000 Rs. per sqft. We think there is a lot of growth potential in this region and investment can still be worthwhile
Katraj- Another fast growing suburb of Pune is Katraj that is located in the southern part of the city. Katraj is quite well known for the campus of Bharti Vidyapeeth University, the Katraj Milk Dairy and the Katraj Snake Park. The New Katraj Tunnel here is a highway tunnel located on the NH4. The place is located at 10.2 Km from the Pune railway station.
About the Author:
Zamanzar.com is currently ranked within the TOP 10 real estate portals in India according to Alexa traffic rank. Zamanzar.com provides an end to end solution for buying/renting/selling residential or commercial Pune real estate. Zamanzar.com has thousands of property listings for sale and rent in Pune, including residential and commercial resale properties, rental properties and new projects.