Kelambakkam is strategically located along the OMR Road and is now regarded as a major residential housing hotspot. The area offers good connectivity options to residents and is also well linked to several IT companies and upcoming infrastructural projects. Kelambakkam is also popular for its proximity to the pristine Kovalam Beach. Several infrastructural projects like the metro network extension and expressway near Kelambakkam are poised to transform the area even further in the near future. Kelambakkam is popular with IT professionals for its connectivity to several IT companies like TCS and Wipro.
The SIPCOT IT Park is located just a few kilometres away from Kelambakkam. Several small and medium IT companies have also taken up commercial space in the area for starting their operations. With a rise in demand for commercial space, the residential realty market here has also received a boost. There are several relatively affordable housing projects in the area along with premium and mid-range properties. Kelambakkam offers good connectivity to residents via the Kelambakkam-Covelong Road and the State Highway. The Urapakkam railway station is located nearby and bus services are also available here.
Kelambakkam also offers easy access to the Tiruporur Murugan temple and Thiruvidanthai Nithya Kalyana Perumal temple. Chettinad Health City is a major healthcare provider in the area which encompasses a hospital cum research institute and university. The Praveena Hospital is also located here. There are branches of several leading banks in Kelambakkam along with showrooms of several auto companies like TVS, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, Hero and Yamaha. There are educational institutions such as the Hindustan College of Engineering, Chennai Mathematical Institute, St. Mary’s Matriculation Higher Secondary School and others. Kelambakkam is well connected to areas like Sholinganallur, Madipakkam, Velacher, Thiruporur and Selaiyur. The Old Mamallapuram Road extension has also been proposed along with an elevated expressway. There are several big-ticket projects coming up here like Akshaya Disney.