These days, dreams of a relaxed life and retirement are on our minds from a younger age. Hectic lives, stressful work hours, time crunch, urban lifestyles, and many more such factors are motivating youngsters to think about their futures and retirement actively. While many dream of spending their retirement in the mountains or near the beach, buying a home in such areas aren’t always feasible.
At the same time, by living most of our lives in the urban jungle, all of us get accustomed to a modern lifestyle with all amenities and facilities near to us. A great way to reach a compromise is to choose a house that can be your family and retirement home as well. Choosing an urban area to retire has many advantages such as better infrastructure, superior and well-planned residential complexes, world-class healthcare facilities and convenience of being within city limits. These factors are critical at all stages of life.
Finding a peaceful, haven within the city limits can be a difficult task, but it is not an impossible one. Many housing projects in urban areas are concentrating on building self-sustaining complexes with all possible modern amenities along with sufficient green cover and landscaping to reduce the stress of living within the city limits because the needs of the young generation keep evolving. Take a look at some cities that offer this idyllic setting.
Pune has been a popular choice amongst young and old alike to settle down for the long run. The city’s pleasant weather, superior educational infrastructure, high-quality healthcare facilities, and location are an ideal setting for family life. The city topped the list on Ease of Living Index released by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
Commercially, many IT firms have set up shop in the city. As the infrastructure rapidly develops and connectivity gets better due to upcoming transport projects such as metros and monorails, there are many options within the city and on the outskirts to establish an ideal home. As Hinjawadi became a viable option for those looking to settle down in thoughtfully planned residential complexes, more areas on the west side of the city have started to offer similar housing options. These lesser-known suburbs, such as Baner, Kothrud, and Wakad, offer some excellent housing options. Similarly, on the east side, Kalyani Nagar, Hadapsar, Vimannagar, Airport Road, Wagholi, Chandanagar, etc. are coming into focus now. With the city centre closer from these areas, it makes them an attractive option for those looking to settle in a quieter neighbourhood without comprising on the perks of living in a city.
While the frantic pace at which this city has developed has presented its pros and cons, it would be imprudent to cross Bengaluru off your list. Being the start-up hub and the preferred choice of many international companies entering India, Bengaluru is home to excellent career opportunities. Just as all metros, upgrading infrastructure is a priority for the city, and earnest efforts are being dedicated, by the city, to the cause. Currently, the city has the metro, an excellent bus network, and autorickshaws driving connectivity.
The city of Bengaluru has something for everyone. For those looking for city life, areas such as Koramangala, Indira Nagar, Marathahalli, Whitefield, etc. are good options. At the same time, there are many areas for those looking for a quieter living while being within city limits. Hebbal, Jayanagar, Basavanagudi, Sarjapur Road are some of the options that can be considered by you.
Along with excellent housing, the city has robust educational, transport and healthcare facilities. Good weather and the metropolitan, multicultural vibe of Bengaluru is attracting many young families to this city of opportunities.
Each city has its merits and demerits. Planning your forever home is a difficult decision to take. It can be intimidating and confusing. The key to reaching an answer is to focus on your family’s needs and future goals. With those as a priority, this process can become a lot easier, leading to a happy beginning.