Man is a social animal and therefore he needs a social infrastructure to survive. One can’t live a happy and purposeful life if he has to live in isolation. Therefore, it is important to buy one’s home in an area where like-minded community exists and social infrastructure to match that kind of lifestyle is available. In Lucknow, the areas around Gomti Nagar are the best location to live. Simply because of a fledgling upper middle class society and the resultant infrastructure projects, that are keeping pace with increasing population, everyone desires to make this area as his abode. Amongst the new developments, two residential societies by Paarth Infrabuild, Paarth Aadyant and Paarth Arka stand tall in terms of location.
It is always said that the 3 most important criteria to take care of while buying a property in lucknow is Location, Location and Location. Let’s dwell a bit on it to understand the reason for the same. We have observed in the past that some areas in a town develop into much better residential areas compared to others even if all of these started developing at the same time. So why is it so? Answer is deep yet simple. Since early days of urban developments, people preferred living closer to the areas which were important for economic activity. Therefore, we saw the emergence of city centres which had the highest amount of economic activity. People engaged with such organizations, preferred to live nearby and therefore the physical infrastructure in the form of residential areas with facilities like water and electricity developed fast. Along with this, the social infrastructure developed fast to meet the post work requirements of working population as well as the other requirements of families.
When we talk of families and their requirements, we need to understand what a family consists of. The family will have children, elderly parents and of course the working age people. What do each of these groups need to live a fulfilling life? So children will require good schools, play grounds, sports facilities and places to socialize. Elderly will be concerned about 24*7 medical facilities, green areas to sit and relax and same interest groups to while away the time. The working people would expect basic necessities of life like water, electricity and transport that is hassle free, activity areas like sports facilities and markets and restaurants. Now, while it may be fashionable for some of the real estate developers to talk about emerging locations, the fact is that one wants to live in her house today. So if physical and social infrastructure is not yet developed, how is one to be happy and survive? Also, the pains one has to endure for the time when the infrastructure is still developing makes the entire experience quite depressing and isolating at times.
And that is the reason why our elders have always told us to consider Location as the single most important criteria while building our abode. A place that is well connected and close to areas where job opportunities exist. An area where there are quality schools and has kids around where our kids can intermingle and play without us having to worry all the times. A location where markets, cinema halls, sporting facilities exist to engage in socializing. Hospitals and other medical facilities and safety security of the area are other features that you would include in a good location.
Lucknow is a big city now and has been developing very fast for last few years. It has been the hub of political as well as commercial activities in Uttar Pradesh. It is also the preferred city for anyone in Eastern part of UP for various reasons, most of these as we discussed in the earlier part of this article. Lucknow has had an asymmetric development in different directions. So, while residential areas sprang up all over the boundaries of Lucknow, the developments in and around Gomti Nagar have been the best in last 25 years. A locality with upper middle class residents, the emergence of best schools of the city, the finest shopping areas, the malls, cinema halls and the best medical facilities. There have been couple of new developments here that are worth mentioning.
We are talking here about Ekana cricket stadium, the largest cricketing facility in north India. It is also the home stadium of Afghanistan national cricket team and has been hosting international cricket matches more regularly than any other center in India. This stadium is not only an architectural marvel but has also been a center of attraction for people. Another development very close to it is the opening up of Phoenix Palassio, the most modern mall Lucknow has experienced. These two developments have converted this 1 km area into the real magnet and has created the fastest self-fulfilling cycle of development. One can argue that these developments have happened as there are more people living here. But that is a flat argument. People have been living on Hardoi road, around Rae Bareilly road or at Faizabad road for the similar time as here. However, the pace of development and provision of facilities in these areas is absolutely different.
In fact with Ekana cricket stadium and Phoenix city market place, this area would be the magnet that will attract everyone and all the new developments. However, there are not many good residential developments in the area for one to choose. The lucky ones can still get an apartment in either Paarth Aadyant or Paarth Arka with the luxury of watching a cricket match at Ekana stadium from the window of their drawing room. This location only keeps getting with time. Now with Phoenix Palassio Mall, the convenience of an elite lifestyle gets embedded in this area. With both these residential societies developed by Paarth Infrabuild, so close to these future magnets, one can only wish to buy a house here. The amenities within these, complement the facilities outside and promise a lifestyle no otherreal estate development in Lucknow can match.