Colombo 7, Colombo

Colombo 7, known as Cinnamon Gardens, embodies the essence of luxury and historical elegance in Sri Lanka's capital. This prestigious district, named after the vast cinnamon plantations that once dominated the landscape, now hosts the city's elite, including diplomats, and aristocrats. The area is distinguished by its lush greenery, grand residences, and wide avenues, making it a serene haven amidst the urban hustle.

Characterised by its colonial-era architecture and streets lined with towering trees, Colombo 7 is home to many of the country's most important cultural institutions and schools. Prestigious educational establishments like Royal College, Musaeus College, Ladies' College, and the University of Colombo are nestled here, contributing to the area's vibrant intellectual atmosphere. Additionally, it houses key landmarks such as the National Museum, Independence Square, and Viharamahadevi Park, Colombo's largest park, offering ample recreational spaces for residents and visitors alike.

The district's affluent nature is further accentuated by high-end shopping destinations like Odel, providing a unique shopping experience, and the Racecourse Shopping Complex, a testament to Colombo 7's blend of historical charm and modern luxury. The area also serves as a sports hub, with several clubs and grounds catering to cricket and rugby enthusiasts, emphasising its role in Sri Lanka's sporting community
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City Insights

tick iconWell-linked by roads and public transport, ensuring easy city-wide access.
tick iconCentrally located, combining business proximity with leisure and green spaces.
tick iconDriven by real estate, educational institutions, and diplomatic presence, contributing to its status as a high-value area.
tick iconEvolved from cinnamon plantations to a historic and architectural gem.
tick iconA hub for the elite and diplomats, showcasing diverse, upscale community vibes.
tick iconHosts major cultural landmarks like the National Museum, enriching the local arts scene.

Known Landmarks

  • National Museum of Colombo

  • Arcade Independence Square

  • University of Colombo

  • Viharamahadevi Park

  • National Art Gallery

  • Colombo Town Hall

  • Nelum Pokuna Theatre


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Bus Routes

115Udahamulla - Colombo 7 - Pettah
120Horana - Colombo 7 - Pettah
122Kataragama - Colombo 7 - Pettah
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Nearest Train Stations

3kmKollupitiya Railway Station
3.7kmBambalapitiya Railway Station
3.5kmNarahenpita Railway Station
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New Developments

tick iconConstruction and introduction of modern and luxury housing and apartment complex projects such as Prime Residencies Kynsey Road, The Grand and Blue Ocean - Gregory’s Road.

What’s great here?

tick iconBenefits from an extensive network of bus routes and proximity to major train stations, ensuring easy city-wide and inter-city access​​
tick iconThe well-paved, tree-lined avenues and roads make both driving and walking in the area a pleasant experience.
tick iconThe central location makes it an ideal residence for those who work in or near the city centre, offering a quick commute to Colombo’s business and commercial hubs.
tick iconA prime example of luxury living within Colombo, offering an array of lifestyle choices from serene green spaces to high-end shopping experiences.
tick iconThe prestigious educational institutions like the University of Colombo and leading schools such as Musaeus College, Royal College and D.S. Senanayake College add to the area's vibrant intellectual atmosphere.
tick iconThe presence of key landmarks such as the National Museum, Independence Square, and Viharamahadevi Park ensures residents have access to cultural enrichment and recreational activities within walking distances.
tick iconEffortless access to a comprehensive range of public amenities and services, contributing to a holistic living experience.
tick iconAs one of Colombo’s most prestigious areas, Colombo 7 is considered to be a very safe residential area, with extremely low crime rates.
tick iconThe presence of diplomatic missions and high-profile residences contributes to a heightened security presence in the area.
tick iconKnown for its pockets of lush greenery, with parks such as Viharamahadevi offering vast green spaces for relaxation and recreation, Colombo 7 stands out as a verdant oasis in an urban setting.
tick iconThe area’s commitment to preserving its colonial architecture while integrating modern developments sensitively contributes to its aesthetic and environmental appeal.

What needs attention?

tick iconEnhancing the efficiency and frequency of public transportation could further ease the commute for residents.
tick iconGreen spaces are becoming more and more sparse as new real estate projects come into play.
tick iconGradual increases in population density which may result in a certain degree of congestion and pollution in the near future.

Neighbourhood Rating


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Connectivity & Commute4.5 out of 5
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Lifestyle & Facilities5 out of 5
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Safety & Security5 out of 5
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Environment4 out of 5

Property Price Trends in Colombo 7 for

Average Price (Last 12 months)
Rs. 65,932.8 sqft
Past 12 months' growth
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