The western side of the city of Hyderabad, which is often referred to as Cyberabad, owing to the massive presence of Information Technology (IT) companies here, is among the most sought after residential locations. In particular, the areas of Gachibowli and Hitec City, which hold most IT offices, have long attracted plenty of demand from home buyers. As a result, property prices have seen a sharp increase in these areas, with most home buyers looking for more affordable options nearby. One such option is the Golf View apartment project.
Golf View is a project by Theme Ambience Constructions Pvt. Ltd., which has many residential projects in the city to their name such as Indralok Complex and Whisper Valley. I came across this project while cruising down the Outer Ring Road and decided to check what all it has to offer to residents.
Golf View: Location & Connectivity
Golf View derives its name from the Emaar MGF Boulder Hills Golf Course, which is almost adjacent to this project, although the view of the golf course may not last long with another project coming up behind it. Located right next to Nanakramguda Junction on the Outer Ring Road (ORR), this project offers convenient connectivity to all parts of the city of Hyderabad. Primarily targeting the IT crowd employed nearby, this project offers a convenient place to live in, at a very short distance from their work place. Financial District is barely 1.5 km from here, while Wave Rock SEZ (3 km), DLF Cyber City and Raheja Mindspace IT Park (both 6 km) and Cyber Towers (8 km) are all a short drive away.
The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad is 28.5 km away, but can be reached within 30 minutes using the ORR. The nearest railway station is Hitec City, which is 9 km away. The upcoming Hyderabad Metro will have a station at Shilparamam (6.5 km), which would provide a further boost to inner-city connectivity from here. Bus connectivity is not too good at present and Nanakramguda Road, on which this project is located, is not in the best of shape, though there are plans of widening it to handle greater volumes of traffic.
Golf View: Social Conveniences
Being located very close to the happening area of Gachibowli, Golf View offers a wide range of social amenities for residents of the project. The most sought after schools in Cyberabad such as Oakridge International School (1.5 km), Delhi Public School (2 km) and Phoenix Greens International School (5 km) are a short drive away, as are prestigious higher educational institutions such as Indian School of Business (4.5 km), ICFAI University (7.5 km), NIFT (8 km) and University of Hyderabad (7 km).
Malls such as Inorbit Mall and Forum Sujana Mall are within 10 km from here, as are a number of shopping centers. The clubhouse of the project also contains a functioning grocery store for residents’ daily needs. For medical care, options include Continental Hospital (3 km), Himagiri Hospital (3.5 km), Care Hospital (5 km) and Max Cure Hospital (7 km). In short, residents of this complex definitely have a number of options available to them for meeting any of their varied needs.
Golf View: Site Overview
Golf View occupies a 4 acre land parcel, of which around 70% is open space, which is an important factor for any prospective resident looking for a home in this market. The constructed area consists of 5 residential buildings, each having 15 residential levels, built above 2 levels (ground and cellar) for vehicle parking as well as a clubhouse. All buildings have 2 passenger lifts and 1 service lift to facilitate ease of movement for residents.
At the time of my visit (February 2017), I could see that the clubhouse and most blocks were completed and already most apartments were occupied. The exterior of block A was largely complete, although most apartments needed work. The complex also has a Water Softening Plant to soften water coming from the bore wells as well as a Sewage Treatment Plant, which recycles used water and reuses it for watering the gardens etc.
Golf View: Apartment Overview
Golf View offers 2 BHK and 3 BHK residences of varying sizes. Block A comprises of 6 units per level, of which there are three each of 2 and 3 BHK. Block B has 5 units per level, with 3 units of 3 BHK and the remaining 2 being 2 BHK. Block C has four apartments per level, all of which are 3 BHK. One can conclude that there are more 3 BHK units, as compared to the 2 BHK ones.
While the 2 BHK apartments of offer have a size of 1295 or 1395 sq. ft., the apartment sizes available for 3 BHK include 1735, 1770, 1805, 1920 and 2005 sq. ft. The 2 BHK apartments come with a single balcony, while 3 BHK apartments have two. In the larger 3 BHK apartments, a puja room and a dressing area in the master bedroom have been provided.
The design of the apartments deserves a mention. All apartments are open on 3 sides and have no common walls between them. While the openness of the apartments ensures the circulation of plentiful natural light and ventilation throughout the apartment, having no common walls with one’s neighbours protects residents’ privacy.
The base price of an apartment in Golf View is Rs. 4,770/sq. ft. Additional charges are applicable for amenities, parking, registration, maintenance and other legal formalities.
Golf View: Amenities Overview
The club house of Golf View is already operational and is quite impressive to look at. It contains a grocery store, a covered swimming pool and kids’ pool, library and multipurpose hall, along with a crèche to take care of residents’ children when their parents are at work. Also, present is a meditation center and facilities for both indoor and outdoor games for residents looking for a more active lifestyle.
Golf View is a compact residential complex, offering a comfortable lifestyle for residents along with proximity to their workplaces and great connectivity to major transportation hubs and social amenities in the neighborhood. With apartment prices here being much more affordable than many other projects nearby, it is an option worth considering for a customer looking for good value for their investment in a home.