Residential Layout vs Semi Commercial Layout
Hello folks, welcome to CCB. In today’s post I’ll be sharing my experience of living in residential layout and semi commercial layout.
Let’s begin with residential layout. The best thing about residential layout is there’s less air pollution and noise pollution. Residential layouts see only movement of residents and few others and therefore you can’t hear loud sound s and experience exhaust gases like the ones in commercial or semi commercial layout.
Another good thing about residential layouts is, you don’t see tall buildings and the population density is quite low. The reason for this is, property owners in residential layouts are not allowed to construct buildings that are above three storeys. I’m telling the story with respect to Bengaluru and the rules and conditions may vary depending on city to city.
The next good thing about residential layouts is wide roads. This also means that there’s no parking problem (you can park on the sides of the road).
When it comes to people I’ve noticed that people living in good locality are often well educated and they adhere to rules and regulations. One example of this was, the waste management body asked people to segregate dry waste and wet waste separately and from the following day people obeyed the orders.
The next good thing about residential areas are they have parks and grounds. Being grown in a semi commercial area since When I was 11, I badly missed parks and grounds in my area. So the 1.5 years I spent in a residential layout was quite pleasing.
Now comes the cons of living in residential areas. If you live in a pure residential area, you need to go far to fetch items of day to day use. However, home delivery services by supermarkets are mitigating the aforementioned.
The next thing is high cost of properties, pure residential areas are often sought by those who plan to build bungalows and property cost of owning or renting a property can be sky high.
The next con is high price of vegetables. In Bengaluru the price of vegetables changes according to the area. If you live in a super luxury layout then you need to spend huge chunks of cash on vegetables, however to prevent this activity by vendors the government has setup shops which sell vegetables and fruits at tertiary market rates.
The next con of living in residential layout is less safety. Due to less population density, the roads often feel deserted and chances of chain snatching and dacoity is high. However, those who can afford to live in these super expensive areas, also can afford good security personals and tech for their safety.
Well, now let us have a look at pros and cons of living in a semi commercial layout. The first good thing of living in a semi commercial layout is you have shops and businesses real close to you. In the area I live there’s even a shopping mall at walking distance and I get pretty much everything from vegetables to clothes from designer labels. During my year and a half stay at residential layout I badly missed businesses operating at walkable distances. I always had to get to malls for most of my needs. The second good thing about living in a semi commercial layout is you get to build buildings more than 3 storeys. So if you are someone interested in getting a good rental income, then semi commercial layouts offer good benefits. Next comes safety, semi commercial areas are often crowded and cases like chain snatching and dacoity is mostly nil.
The next good thing about living in semi commercial area is there’s less power cuts. In the area I live there’s handloom industries and whenever there’s a power cut these people call the electricity supplier and the power’s back within few minutes.
The next pro about living in a semi commercial layout is you get more customers for your business. As mentioned earlier you get to construct buildings more than three storeys and therefore the population density is high. Greater population = greater business.
The cons of living in semi commercial layout is more like opposites of pros of residential layout i.e. greater pollution, no playgrounds and parks, parking problems etc.
Well folks, that was it for this post. See you next time with a different post, byeee 🙂 .