Best Areas to Live in New Delhi
While the definition of Best Areas to Live in New Delhi would not change much be it for Indians or for Expats living in New Delhi, however this specific article is written for our Expat Guests to understand New Delhi and the preferred locations for Expats and overall Best Areas to Live in New Delhi.
Just like any other city in the world, New Delhi too is divided primarily into North, South, East & West & Of course Central Delhi. For the purpose of Expat Accommodation in New Delhi, you can forget about the North, East & West Delhi completely and stay focused on Central & South Delhi. The big question is Why? Well, the primary reason for Expats to live in Central & South Delhi is the proximity to the diplomatic area or their respective embassies being located in Central Delhi (Chanakyapuri Area) & some smaller embassies and High Commissions of various smaller countries being even located in South of Delhi (Vasant Vihar Area).
For starters, it is obvious that there is clear direction from the local embassies to live within a specific radius of the Embassy Location, which of course is a valid point to be able to serve the individuals well in case of a need of evacuation etc. But that is not only the reason, there are two more factors that have made the South of Delhi as a preferred location for the Expat Community in New Delhi, lets discuss these factors one by one.
1st : The Location: The location of South Delhi has a fantastic access to and from Central Delhi and that itself has been one of the most important factors in South Delhi becoming a prime location not just for the Expats but also for the wealthy Indians who own most of the real estate in this part of the city. When the Diplomatic Area in New Delhi fell short of space to provide for the Embassies, the government allowed some key residential areas in South of Delhi to be used by Embassies within the residential areas of South Delhi. This too has been part of the success story for the South Delhi Areas.
2nd : The Exclusivity: This of course has to do with the 1st to a large extent. Just like any other part of the world, location drives the prices and the exclusivity factor. South Delhi is no different. While the location drove the wealthy to acquire land in this vicinity, once the community of wealthy started growing in this vicinity, the exclusivity of the location became automatic, its like one thing led to another and at the end of the day, South Delhi started to be recognized as “The Upmarket Area of Delhi” and remains to be for years to come too. The demand of homes in South Delhi from the various Expat communities like the ones working either in Embassies or other Foreign Offices of various states led to higher rentals in this area and for that reason some key colonies of South Delhi remain to be ever in demand, making these colonies of South Delhi as the Best Areas to Live in Delhi.
Now that you understand why South Delhi is the preferred location for Expats to live, the word of caution is that not all locations within South Delhi would fit the bill for best areas for expats to live in Delhi. Since the article is primarily to help Expats in the understanding of the best areas to live in Delhi, it would be a waste of time to talk about the areas that are not workable, so I would rather restrict my comments on the locations that are workable and worthwhile.
Here is the list of Colonies within Central and South Delhi that have come to be the most sought after locations for Expat Accommodation in Delhi (You can click on each location to find out about the various living options available in each of these locations):
- Apartments for Rent in Chanakyapuri
- Apartments for Rent in Malcha Marg
- Apartments for Rent in Golf Links
- Apartments for Rent in Jor Bagh
- Apartments for Rent in Vasant Vihar
- Apartments for Rent in Anand Niketan
- Apartments for Rent in Shanti Niketan
- Apartments for Rent in Westend
- Apartments for Rent in Defence Colony
- Apartments for Rent in Hauz Khas
- Apartments for Rent in Sarvodaya Enclave
- Apartments for Rent in Anand Lok
- Apartments for Rent in Niti Bagh
- Apartments for Rent in Gulmohar Park
- Apartments for Rent in Nizzamudin East
- Apartments for Rent in Greater Kailash I and II
- Apartments for Rent in Panchsheel Park
- Apartments for Rent in Friends Colony
- Apartments for Rent in New Friends Colony
- Apartments for Rent in Green Park
- Apartments for Rent in Sarvpriya Vihar
- Apartments for Rent in Safdurjung Enclave
- Apartments for Rent in SDA (Safdurjung Development Area)
- Apartments for Rent in Pamposh Enclave
Although the best recommendations are based on various factors for choosing a specific location for Expats, it would not be correct to look at these areas as listed in order of preference, while some of these areas may be the first choice for expats living in Delhi, however, there are multiple factors like location of work place, a pre-defined budget, overall look and feel of a specific colony, the family size, the desired size of accommodation and a whole lot of other factors that come into play…
Our well versed team works on understanding your vision and requirement, and based on that recommends the various opportunities that exist within the parameters defined by you. The bottom line being to keep your interest as primary and use our experience and understanding of the market place to make sure that we deliver your vision and make your life comfortable for the duration of stay in Delhi.