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Top localities in chennai where students love to stay

Published Dec 21, 2020, 9:08 pm IST
Updated Dec 21, 2020, 9:08 pm IST
Check out the Chennai neighbourhoods and suburbs that can work as the ideal backdrop to your student life
We’ve shortlisted some places for you that score high on amenities, infrastructure, safety and accessibility.
 We’ve shortlisted some places for you that score high on amenities, infrastructure, safety and accessibility.

Moving to a new city might be quite daunting for a new student. A new city, a new language, new customs – a stranger in a land of opportunities. Part of the college experience is to give in to the excitement and anticipation of a new city. Chennai is a city that has a lot to offer in terms of not just education and career growth opportunities, but also a holistic life built around a vibrant culture, bustling and well-managed city life, and rich socio-cultural experiences. However, the anchor for a good living experience is finding the right place to stay. If you want to move to Chennai, it’s a good idea to check out the Chennai neighbourhoods and suburbs that can work as the ideal backdrop to your student life. We’ve shortlisted some places for you that score high on amenities, infrastructure, safety and accessibility:

So, Which are the most preferred localities in Chennai for students?



Nungambakkam is the pulse of the modern-Chennai. Boasting some of the best nightlife hotspots, shopping destinations, and eateries, Nungambakkam is the natural hangout spot for most students in the city. Needless to say, the presence of famous educational institutes like Loyola College, Women’s Christian College, etc make it an all-round student hub as well. So, if you are planning to stay in the heart of action, you should check out some of the well-managed accommodation options here.


If you want to be in one of the fastest-growing suburbs of Chennai, Urapakkam is the place to be. The new ‘prime’ location, Urapakkam is at the heart of a cluster of well-planned neighbourhoods like Tambaram and Chengalpattu. Easy commute, good social infrastructure, and the blessings of nature in the form of lush greenery and parks make it a place you will fall for, in the blink of an eye.



When in Chennai, all roads lead to Poonamallee. With its well-structured, amenity-rich localities, affordable housing options, and easy access to popular educational institutes, Poonamallee is one of the best areas to stay in. Popular managed accommodation operators like Stanza Living have made the area home, offering their high-quality, all-inclusive solutions for comfortable living.

Anna Nagar:

Anna Nagar has built a reputation of being an area that offers an eclectic mix of tradition and modernism. Beautiful tree-lined streets, typical Tamil-style homes, interspersed with casual eateries, and social hotspots give an interesting vibe to the area. In addition, Anna Nagar is very well connected to almost all areas of the city, with a strong network of buses and metro lines connecting it to the furthest corners of the city. A number of colleges in and around Anna Nagar also make it an ideal, easy-to- commute area for students.


Old Mahabalipuram Road:

With comparatively low rents, Old Mahabalipuram road is one of those quaint little localities that is coming into its own. Home to a diverse population of students and families, the neighbourhood is growing with good houses, wide roads, and easy access to facilities. Catering to the young population in the area, managed accommodation facilities like Stanza Living are the most convenient option to stay in. Their sharp focus on convenience and safety differentiates them from local PG/hostel options, giving a welcome respite to migrants who are new to the city.


Velachery & Thoraipakkam Neighbourhood:

The heart of Chennai, Velachery is among the oldest and most iconic neighbourhoods of Chennai. With a busy commercial centre boasting of tech parks, retail hubs, and even premier educational institutions, Velachery gives the city its millennial vibe. Thoraipakkam is another area strategically located along the IT Expressway of OMR and Chennai road, making it a preferred hotspot for many students and families looking for quality residential infrastructure. Whether you are a student just stepping into college life or young professional planning to make the city home, you are sure to find some of the best PGs in Chennai here.


In recent years, Chennai has grown as a mini-metropolis, attracting students and professionals seeking a better education and career opportunities.

Professionally-managed accommodation facilities like Stanza Living are becoming a preferred choice on account of its home away from home vibe. From covering daily amenities like food, laundry, housekeeping, internet, etc to ensuring that you get a transparent, affordable, quality living experience – they’ve reimagined the proverbial PG/hostel experience for the new-age Indians.