South Bangalore’s appeal due to its old-world charm and modern-day amenities make it quite a desirable residential destination. Originally known as Jaya Prakashnarayan Nagar, the old-world name took a modern day abbreviated form and is now known as J.P Nagar.
Developed during Ramakrishna Hegde’s term as a Chief Minister, JP Nagar was created as an extension of Banashankari and Jayanagar, as these localities could not accommodate more residents. This residential hub is spread over 2,500 acres of land and is divided into nine phases. In this article, we look at why J.P Nagar is a much sought after residential destination.
1. You Don’t Like Excessive Travel
As we’ve mentioned before, JP Nagar is well connected to South Bangalore hotspots such as Jayanagar,Banashankari,Kumaraswamy Layout, Gottigere, and Hulimavu. The Outer Ring Road passes through the centre of the locality as well and offers connectivity to several areas across Bangalore.
BMTC bus services regularly move through the area and connect it to the centre of the city. Majestic Bus Stand is 30 minutes from JP Nagar, while the airport is 1 hour and 11 minutes away. Bangalore City Railway Station is also 30 minutes away from the area.
Things are looking up for JP Nagar’s connectivity in the future as well. The proposed Kanakapura Metro Station, which is currently under construction and is progressing rapidly, is in close proximity to JP Nagar. Besides, there is a proposed metro line in Jayanagar. Both these projects are expected to ease thetraffic flow.
Arterial roads like Bannerghatta Main Road, Kanakapura Main Road andGottigere-Kengeri Road are all in close proximity to the area.
2. You’re Looking to Study/Are Studying/ Live With Someone Who Is
JP Nagar is close to a lot of educational institutions, both national and international. Some popular ones include The Brigade School, Innisfree House School, Clarence Public School, Carmel Public School, Delhi Public School-South and more.
Higher educational institutions include National School of Business, National Institute of Fashion Technology, RV Dental College, Columbia College and Christ University (Bannerghatta Road). Christ University in Koramangala is also close to JP Nagar.
3. Home Food Bores You
JP Nagar has a number of restaurants such as Brewsky, Mango Tree, Inchara Family Garden Restaurant, 24th Main, Barbecue Nation, HakunaMatata, Fujian and more, ensuring you are spoilt for choice if you’re bored of monotonous everyday food or if you’re simply in the mood for some good food. There are also cafes like Starbucks and CCD and fast food joints as well.
If you wish to head out for a drink, there are variousoptions such as Turquoise, Cocoon- La Marvella, Level 5 Lounge and more. BannerghattaRoad, and Koramangala have more options and are less than 30 minutes away from JP Nagar.
4. You Enjoy Shopping and The Occasional Movie
JP Nagar might not have its own malls but it certainly doesn’t miss out on having a few nearby and enough shopping centers so you don’t miss out on anything.
For a weekend-shopping experience, there’s Central Shopping Mall and Gopalan Mall are in close proximity to JP Nagar. Standalone retail outlets include international and national options like EVOK, My Baby Store, Decathlon, Reliance Digital, Lifestyle and more.
When it comes to shopping for groceries and home necessities, there’s Hypercity, Reliance Mart, Foodworld along with other general stores.
Multiplexes in JP Nagar include INOX, Gopalan Cinemas and for the single screen theatre lovers, there’s Sri RenukaPrasanna Theatre.
If this isn’t entertainment enough, you could head out to Bannerghatta National Park, Crazy Waters Amusement Park, or Greenland Amusement Park. If you’ve an adventurous streak, several adventure camps, night trekking, and hiking options are available a little beyond Kanakapura Road.
5. You’ve The Tendency To Fall Ill Often
Availability of quality healthcare is really important when it comes to deciding a place for one’s family to live in and having to travel long distances for treatment of a loved one isn’t ideal. JP Nagar doesn’t leave room for that situation, with Multispecialty and General Hospitals such as Shekar Nethralaya, Rajshekar Hospital, Apollo Cradle, Fortis Hospital, Divakars Specialty Hospital, Green City Hospital, Rajsgekhar Hospital.
Needless to say, pharmacies and clinics are at almost every street.
6. You Like To Take Your Time In The Morning
Proximity to established IT hubs like Electronic City, the newly anointed Bannerghatta Road and start-up hub Koramangala and yet at enough distance from them to have a quiet life has attracted not just real estate developers to JP Nagar, but also IT professionals.
If you like spending a good couple of hours in the morning, without having to rush through your day, then having a place close to your office is a good idea.
7. You Like To Keep Your Residential Options Varied And Open
JP Nagar caters to several different kinds of residents and their needs. Developments in JP Nagar have both independent homes and apartments that range from luxury to affordable.
Due to saturation of markets in BTM and Jayanagar, JP Nagar’s value has shot up.
Those working in the IT-sector or who have small families look for 2BHK and 3BHK homes while those that are investing in their second or third home look for plots and residential spaces that are more luxurious.
There are also parks, wide roads and good sewage facilities in JP Nagar that make it very suitable for living. What makes JP Nagar very popular is that a lot of affluent people have made it their home.
The Puravankara Elita Promenade offers 2 BHK and 3 BHK luxurious apartments with 1576 units over a large and green campus. The amenities offered range from a badminton court, rain water harvesting, indoor games, swimming pool, gym and outdoor sports apart from maintenance staff, heath facilities, intercom and 24 hour backup.
Sobha Dewflower offers 3 and 4 BHK apartments offering luxurious living with amenities like indoor and outdoor games, intercom, power backup and a kids play area.
Mantri Elegance takes options up a notch to offer 6 blocks of over 372 apartments ranging from 3 BHK apartments in varying sizes to luxurious villas and penthouses. With 2,3,4, and 5 BHK options, the amenities offered are also just as varied, from the regular indoor, outdoor sports, pool for adults and kids to landscaped gardens, steam and Jacuzzi, dance floor with home theatre, as well as an exclusive network of cable TV with a centralized control room.
You could get a home in JP Nagar at a base price of Rs 5,230 per sq feet.
You could also rent out a home in the area at Rs 17,600 for a 2 BHK.