Kovilambakkam is a suburb located between Madipakkam and Medavakkam in north-eastern zone of Chennai. This residential area is under the administration of Koviilambakkam Panchayat Board, which in turn comes under the control of Sholinganallur district. It has turned out to be an active residential real estate destination owing to the development of civic and social infrastructure in the past few years. It lies at a distance of 16.5 kilometres from Chennai via Tambaram-Main Road and is surrounded by areas including Kulattur, Madipakkam, Pallikaranai, Medavakkam, Velachery, Pallavaram, and few others.
Inner Ring Road is in close proximity to this area. Situated along State Highway, Kovilambakkam lies on 10.6-kilometres long Thuraipakkam Radial Road, which connects OMR and GST and intersects Tambaram Main Road. It facilitates smooth connectivity via Road Over Bridge (ROB), which links the busy stretches including The Grand Southern Trunk (GST) Road, Medavakkam, OMR and ECR, to the locality. Velachery, one of the neighbouring locations, offers a host of buses and trains that connect to all the parts of the city. At a distance of about 10 kilometres is Chennai International Airport via Pallavaram-Thuraipakkam Road.
There has been rapid growth in the real estate of Kovilambakkam, mainly because civic and social infrastructure has witnessed immense developments in recent times. There are several types of properties found here, ranging from multi-storey and single-floor apartments to villas and residential houses. Many projects here are a mix of ready-to-move-in and under-construction
Srujana Montessori School, Himayam Matriculation School, Ravindra Bharathi Global School, Velankanni Silver Jubilee Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Tagore Matriculation School, Golden Matriculation School, Sri Ram Matriculation School, and Pole Star Matriculation School are sought-after schools of this area.
The hospitals that give quality medical facilities to the residents here include Grace Hospital, Arun Hospital & Pharmacy, and Balaji Dental College and Hospital.
Indian Overseas Bank, UCO Bank, State Bank of India, City Union Bank, and IDBI Bank have their branches here. The area is also has other basic social amenities such as ATMs, petrol pumps, bus stops, etc.