The best places to live in Pune
A city developing at breakneck speed, Pune offers a wide selection of areas and suburbs to prospective residents. The decision of where to live is a vitally important part of relocating, determining an expat's access to schools, healthcare, amenities, transport and entertainment.
Here are a few of Pune's most popular neighbourhoods.
Recommended areas in Pune
Just around the corner from several IT parks, Aundh is an affluent neighbourhood popular among expat workers. There are several schools to choose from in the area, including a few international schools. Shopping needs are well taken care of by the several malls in Aundh.
Currently, a car is necessary to get around, but a metro line is planned for the future. Traffic congestion is one downside of living in Aundh, but at least those working nearby won't have far to travel.
Bhosale Nagar is a popular area brimming with new and upcoming residential developments. Like Aundh, this part of the city is growing rapidly thanks to its proximity to nearby IT parks. Many expats living here enjoy the convenience of being just a stone's throw from the airport, making international travel easy. The area also has easy access to good schools and hospitals.
An upscale area, Koregaon Park is favoured by expats for its luxury accommodation options, numerous entertainment offerings and proximity to Central Pune. This area is the city's nightlife hub, and the seemingly endless assortment of bars, restaurants, pubs and cafes makes it easy to see why.
Unsurprisingly, this is an expensive area, but with Pune's best entertainment right on their doorstep, residents tend to agree that the price is well worth it.
Located at the heart of the city, on the west bank of the river, Shivaji Nagar is a sought-after area where residents have easy access to essential amenities such as schools, colleges and hospitals. A metro station is planned for Shivaji Nagar, but for now the area is served well by a busy bus stop as well as a railway station. Expats working in finance often find Shivaji Nagar a convenient place to live as the city's banking district is located here.