Luxury Living: Why is Gurugram Winning Over Expats?

Luxury Living Why is Gurugram Winning Over Expats

Gurugram’s rapid growth and abundance of job opportunities have attracted a significant expat population. These new residents are choosing Gurugram as their home away from home, thanks in part to the variety of high-end and ultra-luxury housing options available.

Gurugram, a city synonymous with bustling industry and IT giants, is rapidly becoming a top destination for expatriates from around the world. Its strong economy, excellent infrastructure, and luxurious living options are proving to be a powerful draw. Strategically situated adjacent to the capital city boasting excellent connectivity by air, rail, and road, Gurugram is a thriving cultural hub.

The city boasts of major highways like the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor and the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway, with upcoming projects like the Gurugram Metro and the Rapid Rail Transit System poised to further enhance its appeal.

The city’s rapid growth and abundance of job opportunities have attracted a significant expat population. These new residents are choosing Gurugram as their home away from home, thanks in part to the variety of high-end and ultra-luxury housing options available. Gated communities offer top-of-the-line amenities like 24/7 security, clubhouses, swimming pools, gyms, and even grocery stores, creating a sense of convenience and security. This combination of luxury and practicality attracts not just people from neighboring Indian states but also expatriates from China, Japan, and South Korea.

Expats often prioritize luxury condominiums that offer a comprehensive suite of amenities, privacy, and a high-end lifestyle. DLF, a renowned developer in the luxury housing segment, caters to this demand with opulent residences boasting panoramic views, exclusive locations, and club services. One such example is DLF The Crest, a luxury condominium complex located at Golf Course Road, Gurugram, offering advanced security systems, lush green spaces, and easy access to high-end shopping and international dining. The popularity of DLF The Crest among expats is evident – nearly 30% of residents hail from outside India. Similarly, another project from Central Park, called Central Park Resorts, also has a significant expat population residing in it. This rising demand and the availability of such residences and ecosystems in Gurugram have led to an exponential rise in rental and prices of these homes.

Industry experts say Gurugram’s sophisticated infrastructure, strong economic growth, and vibrant employment market – especially in IT, banking, and real estate – are major draws for expatriates.

“Professionals looking for job prospects find the city appealing due to its close proximity to New Delhi and the presence of major global firms. High-end residential residences that combine luxury, convenience, and security are the main attraction for such buyers. These homes frequently consist of high-rise apartments, gated communities, and villas with features like gyms, swimming pools, and green areas. Major hotspots such as DLF Phase 1-5, Golf Course Road, and Sohna Road are especially popular because of their advantageous locations, first-rate connectivity, and easy access to good restaurants, retail centers, hospitals, and international schools,” informs Sinish Pal Singh, Director – Residential Sales (Gurugram), ANAROCK Group.

“Expats have a strong demand for furnished apartments and serviced homes because they provide hassle-free living with amenities like housekeeping, maintenance, and round-the-clock security. In addition, many favour homes with eco-friendly construction, smart home technologies, and modern architecture, which reflects their preference for modern, sustainable living areas,” Singh adds.

Beyond luxury housing Gurugram boasts of a robust social infrastructure with reputable international schools, hospitals, banks, and financial institutions. An increasing number of shopping malls, cafes, and retail outlets are adding to the city’s vibrancy, particularly in the southern and western areas like Southern Peripheral Road, Golf Course Road, and Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road. These areas are becoming particularly desirable for expatriates.

For golf enthusiasts, Gurugram offers a unique advantage – multiple world-class golf courses, including Karma Lakelands, Classic Golf & Country Club, and the renowned DLF Golf and Country Club. The presence of elite golfing facilities further elevates Gurugram’s stature as a premium living destination, especially for Asian expats from countries like South Korea, Japan, and Singapore.

Sharing his perspective on this, Shashank Vashishtha, Executive Director of Exp Realty India, says, “Expatriates in Gurugram are drawn not just to the security and luxury offered by high-end properties, but also to the vibrant lifestyle the city provides. With a diverse mix of cultural events, international schools, and upscale shopping and dining, Gurugram offers an attractive package for those accustomed to a global lifestyle. The demand for luxury residences here has seen a remarkable uptick, driven largely by the influx of international professionals. Our clients specifically look for homes that provide modern amenities, a strategic location, and a community that aligns with their lifestyle expectations.”

Looking ahead, Gurugram’s development trajectory shows no signs of slowing down. The city is solidifying its position as a leading destination for expatriates seeking a blend of professional opportunities and high-quality living in India. The combination of Gurugram’s financial, industrial, and technological prowess with its strong sense of community will undoubtedly attract even more foreigners to consider settling here in the future. These expats will not only find a thriving professional environment but also contribute significantly to employment generation and the city’s overall economic growth.

Source : FE

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