Adyar is a residential area situated on the southern banks of Adyar River. The area is surrounded by Tiruvanmiyur from South, Buckingham Canal from the West, Besant Nagar from East, Adyar River from North, Kottupuram from North- West, and Tharamani from South- West.
Adyar can be reached by road, rail and air. Chennai International Airport is at a distance of 13 kilometres from the locality, while Chennai Central Railway Station is at a distance of nine kilometres from here. Other railway stations near Adyar include Mandaveli Railway Station, Kasturibai Railway Station, Kotturpuram Railway Station, and Greenways Railway Station. Local buses connect the localities to each other with bus stations including Besant Nagar W. Tank Bus Station, Avvai Home Bus Station, Adyar OT Bus Station, Besant Nagar Bus Station, and AMS Hospital Bus Station.
Adyar is one of the posh localities of Chennai with property rate four times than that of the similar property in northern parts of Chennai. It is the most sought after place for residential and commercial purposes. The area is well-equipped with day to day amenities available including transportation, clinics, schools, ATMs, grocery stores, among others.
Adyar has a fully developed social infrastructure. There are a number of schools, colleges and other educational institutes in the area. Some of them are Eswarea Vidyalaya Sec School, Global Kids Pre- School, KPM Nursery Primary School, The Hindu Senior Sec School, Buds n Flowers Montessori School, Inner Harmony Nursery School, Vidya Rathna PTS MHSS, Bharath Senior Sec School, Chithkala Nursery & Primary School, Saraswati Venkat Raman Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Euro Kids Pre- School, Farm College of Multi Media, Aspire Career Development Academy, Cegonosoft Pvt Ltd, NIIT Ltd, Kasab Software Development & Training, Tech Knowledge Education, Royal College of Engineering & Technology, and Hindustan College of Arts and Science.
It also has branches of banks including HDFC, Axis Bank, and Oriental Bank of Commerce.
For healthcare services the area has various hospitals including Adyar Polyclinic, Ruchera Skin Care, PM Hospital etc.