is located towards the centre of Bengaluru and is one of the citys oldest areas. It had been named after the last District Magistrate and collector of Bangalore
Military and Civil Station, Alexander Ranken Cox. The area is bound by Madras Bangalore
Railway Line towards the East and North, Ulsoor
Polo Ground to the south and Wheeler Road
to the east. The sub-localities of the neighbourhood include Doddigunta, Jeevanahalli and Sinshi Colony. The neighbourhood has been renamed as Sarvagnanagar by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).
The neighbourhoods that surround Cox Town
include Fraser Town, Cooke Town
and Clevland Town.
The neighbourhood is served by several arterial roads of Bangalore
such as Wheeler Road
, Assaye Road
and Charles Campbell Road. Bangalore
East Railway Station is around a kilometre away from the neighbourhood. Buses operated by BMTC ply through here and can be boarded from HBR Layout
, Cooke Town
, Samad Layout, Jeevanahalli, HRBR Layout
, ITC Factory
Railway Station. Shivajinagar Bus Terminus is three kilometres from here while KR Market Bus Terminus is seven kilometres away.
Kempegowda International Airport is 28 kilometres from here.
Being an old neighbourhood, Cox Town
is characterised by bungalows and independent row houses mostly. The price of property here is higher than most other areas of Bengaluru. The area has much green cover and well-developed physical, civic and social infrastructure, which makes it a sought after neighbourhood to live in. Mostly secondary property is available here although several developers are working on luxury projects here. The price of property in the area is steadily increasing.
Social InfrastructureCox Town
has well-developed social infrastructure, which has made it a sought after neighbourhood. Several reputed schools of Bengaluru such as Oasis International School, Christ The King School, St Aloysius High School, Nebula Montessori House and Clarence High School are located here. Hospitals situated in the vicinity include Cloud Nine Clinic, Mediscope Hospital Private Limited, Seventh Day Adventist Medical Centre, Santosh Hospital and Srinivasa Nursing Home. Banks such as Axis Bank, Vijaya Bank and ICICI Bank have their branches here.