Standalone Buildings Or Gated Complex- Which One Should You Opt for

When it comes to buying a home, the first thing that often crosses our mind is that whether we should opt for a standalone building or a residential complex. While the majority nods for the latter, considering its benefits, there are still few buyers having  a strong affinity for standalone buildings. This is because a standalone building is apparently economical than the residential complex. In spite of this fact, there’s a major shift towards residential complex. Let’s take a look at the reasons behind this growing popularity of the complex apartments.

While the residential complexes have garnered quite a demand, the standalones witnessed steep demand depreciation in the current financial year. Apartments in the gated complex remained the most preferred category across different zones in Kolkata. Flats in Rajarhat New Town and other city fringes have acquired quite a high demand as most of the housing projects in these areas are gated complex.

The Primary Reasons for the Shifting Preference

However, the primary reasons of why homebuyers are opting complexes are discussed below:

  • While budget is often a deciding factor of a home buying decision, it’s also true that the residential complex like One Rajarhat is offering the buyers a world of amenities, which is otherwise unavailable in the standalone buildings. To increase the convenience quotient of your standalone apartment, you need to spend an extra amount, which is often close to the price of a residential complex. From this perspective, a residential building certainly deserves a higher degree of preference.


  • The fittings and fixtures generally provided in a standalone building is inferior to that of a complex as number of flats is much higher in a complex resulting in bigger procurement orders and better deals.


  • The gated communities/complexes offer the inmates a great luxury of common space along with improved security measures, which is unavailable in the standalone buildings.



  • Residential complexes usually come with the collective facilities ensuring ease of life. Apart from having amenities like swimming pool, piped gas, clubhouse, gymnasium, ample car parking, multipurpose courts, indoor play areas, Yoga/Meditation rooms, rainwater harvesting, gardens, RO water system and intercom facility for each apartment, along with 3 Tier security that give you the assurance of safe and secured life.


The kind of amenities available in complexes majorly draws the attention of buyers. What’s more important is that the inhabitants do not need to deal with the everyday issues related to basic facilities such as water, electricity and sewerage.

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