Which is the Best Place to Live in Bangalore for Family?


Map with Locations for Best Places to Live in Bangalore for Family

Bangalore, the garden city, the silicon valley of India, and most recently the most livable city in the Subcontinent according to the Centre of Science and Environment. There are reasons galore as to why you would want to live here but it isn’t exactly an affordable place to live in, or so they say.

However, I will tell you the best place to live in Bangalore for Family that doesn't really cost that much.

So what is the best place in Bangalore to live in, especially if you're moving here with a family?

Unfortunately, the answer is not very simple as there are various factors to be considered. It gets even harder when the affordability aspect comes into the picture.

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You need to consider things like is it a good area to live in and if you have children, how are the schools and daycare facilities nearby. You also need to consider aspects like is the locality self-sufficient or do you need to travel long distances for necessary things like groceries and household items. Another thing you need to note is how far the locality is from your workplace.

This holds true even more if you are a bachelor, so we have a separate blog for best places to live in Bangalore for bachelors.

So here is our list of top affordable places in Bangalore for families based on these factors.

Affordable & Best Places to Live in Bangalore for Family

#1 Malleshwaram

It is one of the oldest residential areas in Bangalore and one of the most sought after and yet, it is quite an inexpensive place to stay when compared to the localities surrounding the IT hub of the city.

Malleswaram is located at the heart of the city and is just minutes away from majestic and the railway station. You have plenty of great educational institutions for your kids and every kind of shop imaginable for your everyday necessities.

Property type

Rental rates

1 BHK

Rs 7,000 - Rs 18,000

2 BHK

Rs 20,000 - Rs 30,000

3 BHK

Rs 33,000 - Rs 55,000

#2 Uttarahalli

It is one of the cheap residential areas in Bangalore that you have never heard about. But here is the kicker, Uttarahalli is also one of the top residential areas in Bangalore and is located in the southern part of the city.

The cost of living for a family here is relatively cheap and it is home to some really great schools and colleges. What makes it even better is that Uttarahalli is barely half an hour away from Majestic, Jayanagar and MG road. There are also plenty of great hospitals and day care facilities here as well.

Property type

Rental rates

1 BHK

Rs 5,000 - Rs 10,000

2 BHK

Rs 9,000 - Rs 20,000

3 BHK

Rs 18,000 - Rs 35,000

#3 Banashankari

Banashankari is at the heart of the old city and is quite frankly one of the best places to live in Bangalore regardless of whether you are a bachelor or living with family.

It has got something for everybody. Cheap rental rates, geographical proximity to most of the major areas in Bangalore, some amazing eateries and above all some really great educational institutions. It has metro connectivity as well, so you can beat the traffic woes!

Property type

Rental rates

1 BHK

Rs 6,000 - Rs 14,000

2 BHK

Rs 12,000 - Rs 25,000

3 BHK

Rs 20,000 - Rs 36,000

#4 Kanakapura Road

If you are a nature lover and yet want all the amenities of living in a metropolitan city then Kanakapura road is one of the best areas to live in Bangalore.

Although it is quite far from the so called new Bangalore, it has very good metro connectivity and public transport. It is also very spacious and ‘green’. The perfect place to stay if you have a family. It is home to some of the top schools in Bangalore and also has some really good residential housing projects.

Property type

Rental rates

1 BHK

Rs 4,500 - Rs 11,000

2 BHK

Rs 8,000 - Rs 25,000

3 BHK

Rs 16,000 - Rs 40,000

#5 Jalahalli

If you are looking for places in Bangalore to live that are not expensive, yet completely self-sufficient, then Jalahalli is a place that you have to consider.

It is also one of the places that can be quite far to places like Jayanagar, Indranagar and the likes, but it has metro connectivity. So it really doesnt matter how far it is since you can zip through the traffic. 

Property type

Rental rates

1 BHK

Rs 4,500 - Rs 13,000

2 BHK

Rs 8,000 - Rs 21,000

3 BHK

Rs 19,000 - Rs 39,000

#6 KR Puram

It is the best area to live in Bangalore if you want that homely feel while staying close to one of the biggest commercial and IT hubs in the city. It is literally minutes away and is also favourably located in terms of utility.

Although the overall cost of living is higher when compared to the older parts of the city, the convenience you gain is totally worth it! The same holds true for a bachelor. The monthly expenses for a bachelor may be high here, but most tech parks are nearby.

There are many malls and hospitals in the vicinity and if you are a tech professional, your workplace is too!

Property type

Rental rates

1 BHK

Rs 5,500 - Rs 16,000

2 BHK

Rs 8,000 - Rs 25,000

3 BHK

Rs 20,000 - Rs 60,000

#7 Kengeri

If affordability is your top aspect when finding places to live in Bangalore, then Kengeri is perhaps the best area to live in Bangalore. Located on Mysore road, it may be a bit far from the center of the city but then again it has great public transport and metro connectivity.

The advantage here is that the cost of living is much cheaper and rental rates even more so. It has some good schools as well. This is a great locality to live in if you are looking to reduce the cost of living in Bangalore.

Property type

Rental rates

1 BHK

Rs 5,000 - Rs 8,500

2 BHK

Rs 8,000 - Rs 16,000

3 BHK

Rs 15,000 - Rs 23,000

#8 Mathikere

Located just a few kilometers from Malleshwaram, this is also an area that is not famous in Bangalore, but should be.

If you are looking for an inexpensive area in Bangalore and yet you want all the amenities of a posh locality, then you should definitely consider Mathikere and its extension areas. There are loads of parks, hospitals and educational institutes nearby and some of the best commercial hubs in the city are less than an hour away.

Property type

Rental rates

1 BHK

Rs 4,500 - Rs 12,000

2 BHK

Rs 8,000 - Rs 22,000

3 BHK

Rs 18,000 - Rs 25,000

#9 RR Nagar

It is one of the top residential areas in Bangalore where it is still inexpensive to find a house. The locality is spacious, filled with parks and peaceful.

It has that green vibe and a personal favorite of mine. On top of this, there are numerous eateries and schools nearby and the metro line connecting you to the rest of the city is less than a couple of kilometers away. 

Property type

Rental rates

1 BHK

Rs 7,000 - Rs 13,000

2 BHK

Rs 14,000 - Rs 22,000

3 BHK

Rs 21,000 - Rs 34,000

#10 Bannerghatta Road

If you are looking for good residential areas in Bangalore and nothing else, then Bannerghatta road is the place to find a home in. Although it is not as inexpensive as the other places on this list, it is worth every penny you spend on living there.

Bannerghatta is green, spacious and very well developed. It doesn’t have a shortage of anything whether it is schools, hospitals, malls, eateries or theatres, and the new metro line is already nearing completion so its infamous traffic issues is also about to be history.

Property type

Rental rates

1 BHK

Rs 8,000 – Rs 15,000

2 BHK

Rs 15,000 – Rs 22,000

3 BHK

Rs 18,000 – Rs 30,000

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Conclusion

While Bangalore is a haven for education and career opportunities, it is quite a wonderful place for a family to live in. If you are looking for residential areas for families that are both affordable and offer high standards of living with all the amenities for yourselves and your children to boot, these localities would be your best bet. They have everything you could ask for, and everything your kids would want. 


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