Choolaimedu is a leading residential locality in western Chennai. The area has attained huge fame for its temples including the iconic Shiva Vishnu Kovil and Gangai Kovil. The area has developed rapidly over the past few years.
The locality offers smooth connectivity to several areas including MMDA Colony, Nungambakkam, Aminjikarai, Kodambakka and Vadapalani. Grand Trunk Road is easily accessible from the area and links it to several parts of Chennai. High Road, Nelson Manickam Road, Tank Bund Road and Arcot Road also run near the area and offer good connectivity to various destinations. The MTC bus network is active in the area and major stops include Liberty, MMDA, Meenakshi College, Choolaimedu and Metha Nagar.
The nearest railway stations are Nungambakkam and Kodambakkam. The Central Railway Station lies 7.5 kilometres away from the locality and can be reached through High Road. The international airport is only 20 minutes away from the locality and can be reached through Grand Trunk Road.
The area has witnessed rapid development over the past few years and presence of quality social infrastructure and amenities here has sparked demand for quality real estate in Choolaimedu which predominantly has apartments and gated complexes. Developers are catering to this demand by launching several new projects in Choolaimedu.
Leading educational institutions present in the area include Pollen Cubes, Mohammad Sathak Matriculation and Higher Secondary School, DAV Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Fatima Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Meenakshi Sundararajan Engineering College, Panimalar Polytechnic College, Bridge Academy for Media Studies and Loyola College. The area is also home to reputed hospitals including Apollo Ayurvedic Hospital, Amma Hospital, The Best Hospital, Kumaran Eye Specialty Centre, Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital and many more.
Several major banks have their branches in the locality including State Bank of India, Overseas Bank, Federal Bank, TNSC Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, HDFC Bank and Oriental Bank of Commerce. The locality also has shopping malls including More Shopping Centre, City Shopping Centre and Singapore Shoppe in addition to the popular Lifestyle@ Desire. Other recreational destinations in the area include Bobs Aquarium, Orange Badminton Court and Gill Nagar Park.