West Mambalam, Chennai
West Mambalam, Chennai
West Mambalam is a locality situated in the heart of Chennai. It derives its name from the existence of Mahabilvam trees and is enclosed by Kodambakkam to the north and Saidapet to the south. West Mambalam is famous for historic temples such as Ayodhya Mandapam, Kasi Viswanathar Koil, Kothandaramar temple, Pushpa Vinayagar Kovil and Adikesava Perumal Temple.
West Mambalam is well-connected via roads, railways and public transport. The nearest bus terminus is T. Nagar, located at a distance of 1.5 kilometres which connects the area to K.K. Nagar, Vadapalani, Iyyappanthangal, Poonamallee, T. Nagar, Broadway (via Postal Colony), Mylapore and Vallalar Nagar (via rajapuram) and Saligramam (via Brindavan Street), West and Besant Nagar (via Mettupalayam). West Mambalam enjoys metro connectivity and the nearest station is Ashok Nagar, located at a distance of 1.9 kilometres (via Lake View Road). International Airport is 10.3 kilometres (via Grand Trunk Road) drive from the area.
There are a number of reputed schools located in West Mambalam including Sri Sitaram Vidyalaya Matriculation Higher Secondary School, gopal Garodia Vidyalaya, Cambridge Nursery Primary School and Park Matriculation Higher Secondary School.
Hospitals and Banks
Some of the well-equipped hospitals in West Mambalam include Public Health Centre, SRM Hospital, Respiratory Research Foundation of India, Ezhil Hospital and Annamalai Hospital. Some of the major banks operating in the region are HDFC Bank, Bank of Baroda, Punjab National Bank, Bank, Union bank, Axis Bank and Karur Vysya Bank.
Few of the shopping malls located around West Mambalam are Abirami Mega Mall, Spencer Plaza Complex and Mega Mart.
Real Estate in West Mambalam
Some of the developers who have made their presence in West Mambalam are Casa Grande, Chandra Shekhar Builders, Swathi Builders and Navin Housing. Some of the prominent residential properties in the area include Solitaire by Casa Grande, North Kavarai Street and Sanga Illaikiyam Kuil by Chandra Shekhar Builders, Kanaka by Swathi Builders and Srivatsam by Navin Housing.
The average price of an apartment in the area is Rs 10,878 per sq. ft., the minimum price is Rs 8,500 per sq.ft and the maximum price is Rs 13,500 sq. ft. with unit sizes ranging from 518 sq. ft. to 1,867 sq.ft. Currently, about 9 projects are under construction and 2 are due for possession in 2014.