Was reading quite a number of interesting threads where Velachery and Tambaram were compared. Myself had given preference to Velachery in one of the posts and some other members had given preference to Tambaram. So decided to start a thread on this topic.

Please provide with clear points pros and cons for each of the locations and why you prefer one over the other. This should help every buyer/seller to become aware.
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  • Originally Posted by contra
    Was reading quite a number of interesting threads where Velachery and Tambaram were compared. Myself had given preference to Velachery in one of the posts and some other members had given preference to Tambaram. So decided to start a thread on this topic.

    Please provide with clear points pros and cons for each of the locations and why you prefer one over the other. This should help every buyer/seller to become aware.



    Dear friend,

    Velachery:

    Pros: (1) Nearer to IT hub and hence higher rental possibility (2) Tenants may be more decent people as mostly middle, upper middle class and high income ( 3 ) Well developed facilities ( 4 ) Decent locality due to new upcoming in the last 15 years or so period ( 5 ) Not very much congested

    Cons: (1) Possible fraudulent/duplicate document possibility ( 2 ) Prone for water logging ( 3 ) More of saltish/brackish ground water ( 4 ) Susceptible for vastly varying rental potential depending on IT services business trend ( 5 ) Lower middle class/middle class may find the area costly to live and commute ( 6 ) No busy railway line nearby ( 7 ) Costly RE and the increase or fall in prices may be more steep ( 8 ) Higher taxi, auto charges to important places (9) Higher Govt. guideline value and hence higher Regn. charges

    Tambaram:

    Pros: ( 1 ) Has both busy railway line and NH GST road nearby ( 2 ) Lower RE prices ( 2 ) Suiting all the class like lower, middle, upper middle and high income ( 3 ) Better bus/train/taxi facilities ( 4 ) Equidistance for IT hub as well as industiral hub coming up ( 5 ) Possibility of sustained appreciation ( 6 ) Lower chances of larger reduction in rates of plots/flats as the rise may also be nominal ( 7 ) Can reach air port, main Railway stations faster ( 8 ) Lower taxi/auto charges to important places (9) Lower Govt. guidline value for land and hence lower Regn. charges ( 10 ) No water logging problem even during thw worst periods ( 11 ) Ground water not so bad as Velachery ( 12 ) Not much of high rise buildings

    cons: (1) Some areas congested ( 2 ) Not very near to IT hub ( 3 ) Areas near the railway station/market too much crowded and some what polluted ( 4 ) Due to some what narrow & poorly maintained roads, more difficult to ride through ( 5 ) Old place in existance for decades and hence can see old houses

    ks2071746
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  • Originally Posted by ks2071746
    Dear friend,

    Velachery:

    Pros: (1) Nearer to IT hub and hence higher rental possibility (2) Tenants may be more decent people as mostly middle, upper middle class and high income ( 3 ) Well developed facilities ( 4 ) Decent locality due to new upcoming in the last 15 years or so period ( 5 ) Not very much congested

    Cons: (1) Possible fraudulent/duplicate document possibility ( 2 ) Prone for water logging ( 3 ) More of saltish/brackish ground water ( 4 ) Susceptible for vastly varying rental potential depending on IT services business trend ( 5 ) Lower middle class/middle class may find the area costly to live and commute ( 6 ) No busy railway line nearby ( 7 ) Costly RE and the increase or fall in prices may be more steep ( 8 ) Higher taxi, auto charges to important places (9) Higher Govt. guideline value and hence higher Regn. charges

    Tambaram:

    Pros: ( 1 ) Has both busy railway line and NH GST road nearby ( 2 ) Lower RE prices ( 2 ) Suiting all the class like lower, middle, upper middle and high income ( 3 ) Better bus/train/taxi facilities ( 4 ) Equidistance for IT hub as well as industiral hub coming up ( 5 ) Possibility of sustained appreciation ( 6 ) Lower chances of larger reduction in rates of plots/flats as the rise may also be nominal ( 7 ) Can reach air port, main Railway stations faster ( 8 ) Lower taxi/auto charges to important places (9) Lower Govt. guidline value for land and hence lower Regn. charges ( 10 ) No water logging problem even during thw worst periods ( 11 ) Ground water not so bad as Velachery ( 12 ) Not much of high rise buildings

    cons: (1) Some areas congested ( 2 ) Not very near to IT hub ( 3 ) Areas near the railway station/market too much crowded and some what polluted ( 4 ) Due to some what narrow & poorly maintained roads, more difficult to ride through ( 5 ) Old place in existance for decades and hence can see old houses

    ks2071746


    Thanks KS,
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  • ks2071746,

    Very detailed and clear explanation of pros and cons of both the locations. This will benefit all members interested in Chennai.

    Connectivity wise still feel Velachery is nearer to Mount Road ( commuting via Velachery main road and Saidapet), Adyar, OMR, ECR as well as Airport. Which makes it ideal for IT crowd.

    Though for traditional office crowd(Government employees, Bank employees) Tambaram should be very attractive due to (1) frequency of railways to Egmore and Beach station. (2) Lower rentals then Velachery and still can get same quality accomodation (3) market and other facilities also at lower retail prices (4) Frequent train facility to good schools and colleges thoughout Tambaram-Beach railway line. (5) Lower price of apartments and land.
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  • some facts missed.

    Velachery got Metro water and sewage drainage connections and good school. And Velachery falls in Chennai Corporation limits. Very good food chains and market place.

    Tambaram doesn't have metro water only palar water , sewage is not available. Some good schools but crowded.
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  • ks2071746

    Thanks for the most valuable information.

    Jagan
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  • Originally Posted by ks2071746
    Dear friend,

    Velachery:

    Pros: (1) Nearer to IT hub and hence higher rental possibility (2) Tenants may be more decent people as mostly middle, upper middle class and high income ( 3 ) Well developed facilities ( 4 ) Decent locality due to new upcoming in the last 15 years or so period ( 5 ) Not very much congested

    Cons: (1) Possible fraudulent/duplicate document possibility ( 2 ) Prone for water logging ( 3 ) More of saltish/brackish ground water ( 4 ) Susceptible for vastly varying rental potential depending on IT services business trend ( 5 ) Lower middle class/middle class may find the area costly to live and commute ( 6 ) No busy railway line nearby ( 7 ) Costly RE and the increase or fall in prices may be more steep ( 8 ) Higher taxi, auto charges to important places (9) Higher Govt. guideline value and hence higher Regn. charges

    Tambaram:

    Pros: ( 1 ) Has both busy railway line and NH GST road nearby ( 2 ) Lower RE prices ( 2 ) Suiting all the class like lower, middle, upper middle and high income ( 3 ) Better bus/train/taxi facilities ( 4 ) Equidistance for IT hub as well as industiral hub coming up ( 5 ) Possibility of sustained appreciation ( 6 ) Lower chances of larger reduction in rates of plots/flats as the rise may also be nominal ( 7 ) Can reach air port, main Railway stations faster ( 8 ) Lower taxi/auto charges to important places (9) Lower Govt. guidline value for land and hence lower Regn. charges ( 10 ) No water logging problem even during thw worst periods ( 11 ) Ground water not so bad as Velachery ( 12 ) Not much of high rise buildings

    cons: (1) Some areas congested ( 2 ) Not very near to IT hub ( 3 ) Areas near the railway station/market too much crowded and some what polluted ( 4 ) Due to some what narrow & poorly maintained roads, more difficult to ride through ( 5 ) Old place in existance for decades and hence can see old houses

    ks2071746

    Wah wah...KS reappears with a blast!

    KS, I have fulfilled your want for my 1000 posts. I think you should now complete yours and overtake me. I am going slow for next 6 months as there is no point in arguing. The truth is coming out with RE stability and US awakening and Indian GDP expected to be the star performer with China by World Bank.
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  • Velachery is always better than tambaram for connectivity and nearness to all important locations. For good salaried IT & private sector employees there is no better choice.

    for budget seekers with government scale salaries tambaram might be better for lower cost of living.
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  • For Apartments go for Velachri,
    Land and house go Thambaram.

    Thamabram will have higher capital gain as it will come from a low base.

    Thambaram has more potential for growth - Valacheri is saturated.

    Thambarm is the next big thing as it will be a second Chennai.

    Thambaram is the biggest regional center in and around chennai.

    Thambarm has all the potential for becoming Chennai's NOIDA.

    IF YOU ARE AN INVESTOR GO TO THAMBARAM - IF ARE LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO LIVE FOR YOUR SELF COMFORTABLY FOR THE NEXT 5-10 YEARS GO TO VELACHERI.
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  • Tambaram has train connection.

    Velachery has boat connection (during rainy days :))
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  • Do we have any famous Temples in/near Velachery?What about Movie Theatres?
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  • Originally Posted by Pariishere
    Do we have any famous Temples in/near Velachery?What about Movie Theatres?


    Dhandeeswaram Temple is a famous temple in Velachery, the Dhandeeswaram nagar gets its name from this temple.

    other well known temples are:

    Siddhi Vinayagar temple at main-road, bypass-road junction near Guru nanak college.

    Thiruveedhi Amman Temple at Seethapathy nagar

    There are no movie theatres in Velachery.
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  • Velachery is well connected to Mylapore and T nagar (both within 30 minutes car drive from bypass road).

    So you still have access to city's best temples due to connectivity.
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  • One old movie theater is there near Dhandeeswaram Temple.

    Lord Sri Yoga Narasimha Swami temple is in Dhandeeswaram and one Anjaneya Temple is in Baby Nagar.
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  • I can see this thread is dated - what are the prevailing rates for independant house in good residential localities in Velachery. Land area btw 2000-2400 sqft with house.
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  • "Velachery" and "Tambaram" have become vague terms. If you are referring to "Velachery region" which encompasses Velachery, Adambakkam, Nanganallur, Madipakkam, Pallikaranai and Puzhudivakkam and compare with with "Tambaram region" which encompasses all areas from Medavakkam to Manimangalam, then obviously both areas have yielded great appreciation. From end user point of view, Velachery has evolved greatly thanks to infrastructure facilities like Inner ring road extension and various malls.

    Tambaram region is yet to evolve into a hip area to attract modern youth. However it is still a great place to settle down with all amenities required for day to day living available close by.

    West Tambaram is an area to watch out for, there is room for further price appreciation after ORR.
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