Many times a buyer is confused as to “Which floor is the best for him?” Most of India’s cities are now growing vertically, as the population in cities is rising and the land to accommodate the growing number remains limited. So, real estate developers are now developing high-rise projects, which can accommodate more and more families in the same size of land.

So, if you are a home buyer and want to know which floor to choose and buy in a high-rise residential apartment project or the best floor to live, read on. Before you make a decision, weigh all the factors involved and decide what suits your lifestyle better.


Higher floors offer a better view, especially if the tower is located close to a scenic place. If this is important for you, you can save on PLC (Preferential location charges) also.

Rental Returns:

Property surveys have proved that lower floors command better rental returns, as Indians have an affinity for staying closer to the ground. If you are buying a property for an investment purpose, the ground floor is the best floor in high rise building for you. People, especially in Mumbai and Bengaluru, prefer upper floors, while buyers in Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) and Chennai prefer ground floors. Climatic differences could be cited as a reason the difference in choice.


Many home buyers prefer higher floors to minimize street noise or to avoid the noise coming from other occupants walking through the common passage. However, if the ground floor flat is not located in the common hallway and is also far from the elevators, staircase or clubhouse, then the noise would not be an issue.

Energy Consumption:

Power consumption increases as you go higher. It is so because you need to run your air-conditioners (ACs) for a longer time during summers. Also, drawing water on higher floors using motor pumps will also consume high power.


Higher floors are comparatively more secure and safe as compared to the ground floor or lower floors. Overall, it also depends on the structure of the high-rise and the security measures adopted by the management of the residential society.


For most of us, waiting for the elevator is time-consuming and sometimes irritating when we are in a hurry. When you choose to live on the ground floor or sub-floors, you can comfortably take the stairs.

Family Consideration:

One should choose a home after considering the comfort of kids and parents because it also adds to their convenience factor.

Light and Ventilation:

Apartments on the ground floor have comparatively limited light and ventilation when compared to the upper ones. Not only this, upper floors don’t face mosquito intrusion as well.

Water Seepage:

It is observed that the top floor and the ground floor suffer from water seepage and drainage issues. It also depends on the drainage and sanitary mechanism of the residential tower.

The above tips will help you to make the right choice in the hi-rise residential building.

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