Areas and suburbs in Bengaluru
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One of the foremost concerns in an expat's mind when choosing an area or suburb in Bengaluru is likely to be the city's famously congested traffic. For many, the deciding factor when choosing a house to rent is proximity to work and schools – otherwise, expats could easily waste several hours commuting every day. The most popular expat areas are those close to centres of business and international schools.
Expat neighbourhoods in Bengaluru
Considered by many to be the "software centre of Bengaluru", Koramangala is a hub of activity; it’s full of restaurants, shopping malls, gaming arcades and live music venues. However, noise levels here can be very high, especially during peak office hours. Expats looking to live here will be able to choose between bungalows and luxury apartments.
Whitefield is an IT hub that hosts the headquarters of many software companies. There are a number of gated complexes here. While expats usually find it easy to integrate into the communities at these complexes like these, good things come at a price, and rental costs for villas and apartments in this area can be exceptionally high. Whitefield has several large shopping malls and excellent medical facilities.
Situated close to the city's Kempegowda International Airport, many of the expats who live in Yelahanka work in the vicinity. The area is a travel hub with easy connections to road, rail and air transport. There are temples, trees and lakes here and new developments are constantly springing up.