How is Wakad area? A Review of Wakad Pune

How is Wakad area? A Review of Wakad Pune

“Smart City Developments, IT Parks, Comparatively lower cost of living, Proximity to Hinjewadi, Balewadi, Aundh, Baner and Pimple Saudagar makes WAKAD the best place to live in Pune


Where is Wakad situated in Pune?

Living in Wakad offers many benefits. Situated by the banks of Mula river, at the border of Pune-Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation and in close proximity to the Rajiv Gandhi IT Park of Hinjewadi, Wakad’s location offers many benefits. Wakad is located on the eastern side of the Pune-Mumbai Expressway Bypass when traveling to Mumbai, on the west-side lies Hinjewadi. Wakad is surrounded by upscale suburbs like Pimple Saudagar and Pimple Gurav to the east, and Balewadi, Baner and Pimple Nilakh to the south. Because Wakad is situated by the express-way it is convenient to travel to other suburbs of Pune like Bavdhan (13 Km, 25 minutes), Kothrud (16 Km 30 minutes), Warje (21 Km, 30 minutes) and Pashan-Sus (10 Km, 20 minutes). Wakad also has good connectivity with business centers in PCMC like Nigdi (7 Km, 15 minutes), Talawde (12 Km, 28 minutes), Tathawade (7 Km, 12 minutes). All these areas surrounding Wakad offer good employment, infrastructure, good growth potential and overall good quality of life. Making it ideal to live in Wakad.


Demographics of Wakad

As of 2019 the population of Wakad is cosmopolitan. A decade back Wakad was a small village near the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, but the small village has now developed into a urban suburb, thanks to the IT professionals from all over the country who decided to live in Wakad. So if you are a “Non-Pune Resident” planning to settle in Pune, than Wakad area with its cosmopolitan population would be a natural choice for living.


“Wakad near Hinjewadi offers better living experience in terms of cost of living, accessibility, transport, education, healthcare and other facilities.”


Areas neighboring Wakad

Wakad is situated in the north-western region of the Pune city. That puts it in the vicinity of major localities of Pune City as well as the localities of Pimpri and Chinchwad, one of the major factor why you should consider living in Wakad.


Wakad and Hinjewadi

Hinjewadi the home to one of the the biggest IT Parks in INDIA, is one of the neighboring areas of Wakad and is located on the left hand side of Wakad when travelling north. Hinjewadi is located 4 km from Wakad making it ideal for software engineers employed in the Hinjewadi IT park, to live in Wakad. When planning to buy property in Pune, people ask “why not Hinjewadi?”, “Why Wakad”. That is beacuse Hinjewadi is a “Special Economic Zone (SEZ)” and not meant for residential projects. So the neighboring Wakad becomes the obvious choice for people employed in Hinjewadi IT companies.


Living in Wakad is more cost-saving than living in Balewadi, Baner or Aundh”


Balewadi, Baner and Aundh

Balewadi suburb of Pune is to the immediate south of Wakad and the Indrayani river separates Balewadi and Wakad. Balewadi too has many IT parks coming up like the Amar Nandan Tech Park, Balewadi Tech Park, Panchshil Business Park etc, offering more employment around the Wakad area.

Located south of Wakad, Baner and Aundh are the upscale suburbs of Pune close to Wakad. Aundh is 9 km from Wakad and Baner is 6 km from Wakad. Both Baner and Aundh have got their own IT Parks like the Pune IT Park of Bopodi near Aundh, Prabhavee Tech Park and Nanospace IT Park of Baner. Cost of Living in Wakad is considerable lesser than that of Aundh and Baner. So it is imperative living in Wakad even though you may be employed in Aundh or Baner.


Pimple Gurav and Pimple Saudagar

Located to the east of Wakad, Pimple Gurav and Pimple Saudagar are the upcoming residential areas of Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation. Pimple Saudagar in particular which is mere 5 km from Wakad, has seen phenomenal growth in last few years. The advantage Wakad has over Pimple Saudagar is lower cost of living. Property prices are higher in Pimple Saudagar compared to Wakad, making Wakad the preferred choice of the new population migrating to live in Pune.


Schools in and around Wakad

Good schools around Wakad is another reason why you should choose Wakad area to live in Pune. If you are looking for good schools in Wakad, you won’t be disappointed as west Pune feature some of the BEST Schools in Pune and PCMC. Here at Quora is a list of some schools in and around Wakad.


How is the Pollution in Wakad?

Wakad is located away from the pollution hotshots like Hadapsar and Bhosri. Air quality in Wakad is well within acceptable limits.


Facilities in Wakad

Today’s busy and hectic urban living calls for maintaining a disciplined fitness routine. And living in Wakad makes it easier to achieve this goal. Wakad has some has some of the best gyms like Talwalkars, Metafit, Kaizens, Ab’s Fitness Club, The Fitness floor etc. Here is the complete list of gyms in Wakad to make your life comfortable in Wakad.


Markets in Wakad

Wakad has many local markets and grocery stores spread across the locality to make your living easier in Wakad. Here are a few markets that have good ratings and offer good service.
  • Farmers Market – Weekly Farmers Local Vegetable Market. 17/1/64, Durga Colony, Ganesh Nagar, Panchshil Colony, Thergaon, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Maharashtra 411033
  • Metro Market – Omega Paradise, Survey Number 1, Shop Number 13, Shonest Towers, Opposite, Shankar Kalat Nagar, Wakad, Pune, Maharashtra 411057
  • Star Bazaar – 194, Mont Vert Tropez Rd, Kaspate Wasti, Wakad, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Maharashtra 411057
  • Panchvati Market – Shop no 7, Shankar Kalat Nagar, Wakad, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Maharashtra 411057
  • Panchvati Market – Shop no 7, Shankar Kalat Nagar, Wakad, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Maharashtra 411057
  • Raj Super Market – Near Rajdhani Sweets, 174, Datta Mandir Rd, Shankar Kalat Nagar, Wakad, Pune, Maharashtra 411057
  • Balaji Traders – Shop no.1, Kaveri Nagar, Police Line,16, Prakash Florenc, Wakad, Pratham Reflections Society, Wakad, Pune, Maharashtra 411057

Future Developments in Wakad

Living in Wakad is going to be SMART as Wakad is being developed under the Smart City initiative of Maharashtra Government that is why Wakad is the fastest developing area of Pune and so the most sought-after locality for living in Pune. Especially being developed are the transport systems which would make it possible to live in Wakad but yet commute to distant part of Pune and PCMC localities conveniently.

Wakad’s ongoing and future local infrastructure development include:


Wakad has seen phenomenal rise in the Real Estate developments. Photo Credit: Yashwin Encore Wakad by Vilas Javdekar

Upcoming and On-Going Projects in Wakad

Whether you want to invest in Wakad or live in Wakad. There is massive real estate development going on in Wakad. Here are a few residential real estate projects in Wakad that you may want to consider for buying your home home in.
  • Yashwin Encore Wakad – Latest in the Vilas Javdekar Yashwin series and loaded with 45 amenities to make “living in Wakad” even more comfortable, Yashwin Encore has two types of 2 BHK flats and two types of 3 BHK flats.
  • YashOne Wakad
  • Akshar Elementa
  • Palladio
  • Prudentia Tower
  • Paranjape Broadway
  • Western Avenue Wakad

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