There are seven housing projects for seniors in Bangalore. The city is far ahead to the others like Chennai and Pune which has three each such projects.
Bangalore is one of the prime IT hubs in India. It is known for its IT development. Temperate climate, end-user oriented residential sector, stable property prices, etc. were some of the most used adjectives for Bangalore city. Adding to all these is the top position for developing most number of housing projects for the ‘seniors.’
As per the global real estate consultancy firm Jones Lang LaSalle the city has the most number of housing projects for the senior citizens. According to the JLL report, there are seven housing projects for the senior citizens.
Across India, there are 30 senior housing projects. Out of this, seven are in Bangalore, reports JLL.
JLL adds that there are around 30 under-construction projects. Bangalore tops the list with maximum number of under-construction projects. While Chennai comes second, Goa comes third.
Ashiana Housing, Athasri, Covai Properties and Tata Housing are some of the builders who have under-construction projects for the seniors.
Tata Housing is developing Riva Residences for the senior citizens. The developers say that they have arranged everything for the seniors including doctor-on-call facility. The project is priced between Rs.45 lakh to Rs.65 lakh.
Developers say that the prices for this kind of projects vary from Rs.20 lakh to Rs.80 lakh. There are 187 housing units in this project.
The price variation, say the developers, is based on the provided provisions and facilities. Those projects with better provisions charge higher, while with lesser provisions remain affordable and cheap.
Commenting on the plan to develop Riva Residences, Tata Housing Chairman Brotin Banerjee said that the group is aiming at the high-end retired professionals.
Marketing is difficult, says Ashiana Housing’s Joint managing director Ankur Gupta. Most of the people confuse this kind of ‘assisted living’ projects with old-age homes. This confusion remains a big hurdle in the marketing of this kind of projects, he concluded.