Best City for Senior Citizens in South India

Continuing our  seniors retirement homes series in the best retirement cities in India, a post that became one of the most read posts on our blog. While many readers were happy with our picks, some suggested that we should add more to our list. So, we decided to do a series of posts on some of the best places to retire. After all, retirement is where the next great part of life begins.


South Indian cities are emerging as the most preferred senior living hub for retired seniors due to the following reasons –

  • Larger population of seniors living alone
  • Favorable climate
  • Improved connectivity
  • Abundance of trained healthcare workers are major factors contributing to their pre-eminence in this field.

According to the LASI Wave 1 in India report 2020, Tamil Nadu has the highest population of senior citizens 60 years and above, out of which 15% of them are spending their years after retirement alone. So today we will specifically tell you about the best city for elders after retirement in South India.


Chennai – Chennai being amongst the religious and heart of the state, Tamil Nadu, is called as a retirement haven for seniors as the trend in Southern India is changing. It is known for its culture and is one of the biggest educational & economic hubs in South India. The city is located on the Coromandel coast and the weather is extremely hot & humid.


Chennai is considered to be a safe and secure city for retired senior citizens to spend & enjoy their retirement life. Chennai is also considered to be the health capital of India with the latest and modern healthcare facilities. These reasons make Chennai the first preferred choice of seniors to choose Chennai to retire.


Chennai Location Attractions for seniors – Chennai Ashtalakshmi temple, Marundeeswarar Temple, Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, ISKCON Chennai, Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple, Express Avenue Mall, Besant Nagar Beach and many more.


Healthcare facilities in Chennai – There are plenty of hospitals in Chennai and special programs for senior citizens such as Kauvery Hospital that runs a special programme (Ashirwad) for retired senior citizens of 60 years and above. Hospitals with senior citizen speciality centers are Rotary Club of Madras-VHS Senior Citizen Centre, Geriatric Care Clinic (GCC) – Sri Ramachandra Hospital, Fortis Hospital in Chennai and others.


Senior Living Homes or Retirement Homes property rates in Chennai –


The retirement homes or senior citizen homes hotspots in South India are as below along with their starting range –

Top Players of Retirement Communities in Chennai Project Name Price Range
Ashiana Senior Living Ashiana Shubham Rs. 44.86 Lacs
Columbia Pacific Communities Serene Pushkar Rs. 45 Lacs
Columbia Pacific Communities Serene Adinath Rs. 40 Lacs
Vedaanta Retirement Community Vedaanta Elements Rs. 55 Lacs
Lancor senior citizen enclave Lancor Harmonia Rs. 54.20 Lacs
Bahri Estates Anandam Retirement Community Rs. 33.18 Lacs

Residential options and criteria for moving into a retirement home –


One can easily choose to live in the above senior living communities as per the pocket size of the retired seniors. The main criteria of moving into a senior living or retirement community/village is that the seniors must be a retired person with the certain age eligibility as required by the real estate developer.


But to select the best senior living home in Chennai, you need to know which is the perfect one for you.


Ashiana Senior Living, a retirement community developer was the pioneer one to introduce the concept of senior living in India. There are three well established and active senior living projects of Ashiana, namely:

  • Ashiana Shubham in Chennai
  • Ashiana Nirmay in Bhiwadi, near Delhi/NCR
  • Ashiana Utsav, Lavasa near Pune

Ashiana Shubham is a running Senior Living project which is trusted by more than 200 seniors. The builder is of repute and have successfully handed over two phases of the project on time and there are two new phases in under construction status.


Ashiana Shubham is the ideal retirement haven that seniors should go for. Reasons that makes it the perfect choice are 

  • The cosmopolitan culture within the project vicinity
  • Low cost of living within the project
  • The greenery in the project makes the less polluted than the city
  • There is good connectivity to city from the project location
  • Similar age group of people
  • Age-friendly amenities in the project
  • The social infrastructure within the project makes it the best

As per today’s date, Ashiana Shubham with units priced from Rs. 45.07 lacs to Rs. 85.41 lacs, may expect a rise in the hottest senior living property in Chennai in future.


South Indian cities are prominently now being considered as senior living hubs with approximately 65% of the senior living projects  in south India include Chennai, Coimbatore, Puducherry, Bengaluru, Kodaikanal, Mysuru, Kochi and Kanchipuram. In the western region, Pune – the quintessential pensioner’s paradise – currently has at least six projects exclusively for senior citizens. Chennai city seems to have emerged as one of the top retirement havens in India due to excellent healthcare facilities, trained staff availability and salubrious climate.

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