Relocating to Hyderabad

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We are thinking of moving to Hyderabad,my husband is originally from there,but since so much construction has been going on since he left we now have no idea of where to start looking for a good place to live.Can anybody give me some ideas of the new housing areas,I would prefer an independant house a bit outside the city but in a safe area? We have 2 children so I would like space for them to play outside etc.
Where do I start???!! Thanks!
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New housing areas are all over the city outskirts in every direction.

You could start with Madhapur and beyond. Not unsafe, but not as safe as the city the further you go.
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Thanks,yeah my husband says it is unsafe to live outside the city,I have lived in the Irish countryside all my life so I don't want to particularly live in the middle of a city,but maybe with a city as big as Hyderabad I don't have any other choice!
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Like I said, not really unsafe. The advantages are bigger house for same budget, more peaceful immediate surroundings. Not the Irish countryside, it isn't, though.


Disadvantages are less security (at least outside the 'gated community' you may be in), further to go for decent entertainment, eating out and such options, medical facilities etc. Schools and work may or may not be far.

Many of these areas are coming up fast; some already have- though there is some slowdown with the economy diving.
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Hi Aneehs - welcome to Indiamike -

I was in Hyderabad yesturday. We are also looking at moving there. We currently live in Mumbai, the difference between the to is amazing. Hyderabad, although still very Indian, does have a decided "american" feel to it.

The space you can get in a home is fantastic - air is much better - but then my comparison is Mumbai which I do love! You have the advantage of your hubby.

I also find it helpful googling different headings - interesting things turn up.

Do you have an ETA yet?

Perhaps in the future we could catch up .... you can get me on IM.'
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Thanks for the replies.
My husband is ready to go at any time,once a Hyderabadi always a Hyderabadi I think!
The decision really lies with me,as to when/whether we go.I just want to get as much information as possible before I make up my mind.We have spent a lot of time there with my in-laws which I found a bit stifling to be honest,I could never do the joint family thing....
It does seem that there are improvements every time we go,for example being able to buy freshly baked bread (thats not sweet) this time round!
Oh decisions,decisions...
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by the way,how do i send a private message on this site? is it possible?
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You need a certain no of posts. 5? 10? Something like that.
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Ok thanks.
If we did go for an area away from the city centre,could you give me any idea of what it would cost for a driver per day as I cant drive and even if I could,I dont think I would be brave enough to dive into Hyd traffic!
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A driver should cost about 5000 a month all told, assuming 8/10 hour working day. Daily is uncommon, though if you paid 200/250 a day as required you'd get somebody, I think.
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Ok I think a monthly rate is better as I would need a driver regularly. Is it easy to find someone though,I have no clue how I would find a driver!! Is it done by word of mouth generally or is there a more formal way of doing it?
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LOL - Aneehs -I'll drive anywhere in the world - except here! I truly believe you require a masters degree if not a Doctorate to drive in this country!

You'll get a better rate if you hire a car on a monthly basis. Daily can become expensive. I think for two days it cost us 6oooRP (we were doing a lot of driving)
From what I know it's basically the equivalent of a car payment per month.
(Although your hubby being Indian might get a better rate)

Most of these things I'm sure you're aware you've been there a lot - make sure you get cloth seats.

(by the way I'm talking about car and driver - air con - car cross between a mininvan and SUV)
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Yeah but even though we have spent a lot of time there,my in-laws kinda took care of everything,we borrowed their car etc. but if we actually lived there my husband would be at work so I would need a reliable way of getting around with the kids.
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also because my father in law insisted on taking care of the money side of things,I have no clue what things actually cost!
Honeysol how do you find living in India in general,do you enjoy it? what are the disadvantages for you?
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I think for two days it cost us 6oooRP (
Thats probably about three times the going rate, assuming city driving. (yes, for aircon and driver and suv)

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