The Lion Pub & Hotel
Singer Mega - Mount Lavinia

Mount Lavinia, Colombo

Mount Lavinia, located along the western coast of Sri Lanka, is a suburb renowned for its rich colonial heritage and vibrant beach culture. This coastal town, just south of Colombo, combines the charm of its historical roots with the allure of its golden beaches, making it a unique blend of tradition and leisure. Recognized as one of the most sought-after residential areas near Colombo, Mount Lavinia offers a relaxed lifestyle with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, coupled with the convenience of city living.

The area is famed for the Mount Lavinia Hotel, a colonial-era mansion that has been transformed into a luxury hotel, embodying the historical essence of the suburb. The town's beach, known for its lively atmosphere, attracts both locals and tourists to its shores, hosting a variety of water sports, beachside dining, and entertainment options.

Mount Lavinia remains a prime example of coastal living at its best, offering residents and visitors a blend of historical elegance, modern amenities, and natural beauty. As it continues to evolve, the challenge lies in balancing growth with the preservation of its unique character and natural environment.
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City Insights

tick iconOffers a perfect mix of seaside serenity and urban convenience, just minutes away from Colombo.
tick iconExcellent connectivity via Galle Road and the railway, linking it to Colombo and the southern coast.
tick iconThrives on tourism, hospitality, and real estate, with a growing expatriate community.
tick iconSteeped in colonial history, with architecture and landmarks that tell tales of its past.
tick iconA melting pot of cultures, known for its open, inclusive community and lively festivals.
tick iconA vibrant social scene, with numerous cafes, restaurants, and cultural venues.

Known Landmarks

  • The Lion Pub & Hotel

  • Singer Mega - Mount Lavinia

  • Mount Lavinia Hotel

  • S. Thomas' College


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Bus Routes

100Panadura - Mt. Lavinia - Pettah
101Moratuwa - Mt. Lavinia - Pettah
102Moratuwa - Mt. Lavinia - Kotahena
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Nearest Train Stations

0kmMount Lavinia Railway Station
4.3kmDehiwala Railway Station
4.9kmAngulana Railway Station
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New Developments

tick iconRising luxury condominiums and apartment complexes, catering to the increasing demand for high-end living spaces.

What’s great here?

tick iconDirect access to major transportation routes, including Galle Road and the Southern Railway Line, facilitating easy commutes.
tick iconProximity to Colombo, making it ideal for those working in the city but seeking a beachside lifestyle.
tick iconA diverse selection of dining, shopping, and entertainment options, especially along the beachfront.
tick iconEasy access to high-quality educational institutions and healthcare facilities within the suburb.
tick iconAccess to a comprehensive array of public services and amenities such as supermarkets, banks, etc.
tick iconGenerally considered a safe area for residents and visitors alike.
tick iconThe suburb's coastal location offers unmatched natural beauty alongside all the conveniences of modern urban living.

What needs attention?

tick iconHeavy traffic congestion along the Galle Road during peak hours.
tick iconLimited access to public parks and green spaces in and around the area.
tick iconRecent years have witnessed a subtle rise in community safety concerns, likely influenced by the prevailing economic conditions.
tick iconA need to increase safety measures along the beach, as it is one of the most widely frequented beaches in the Colombo District.
tick iconA need to implement measures to address marine pollution and protect the coastal ecosystem.

Neighbourhood Rating


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Connectivity & Commute4.5 out of 5
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Lifestyle & Facilities4 out of 5
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Safety & Security3 out of 5
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Environment4.5 out of 5

Property Price Trends in Mount Lavinia for

Average Price (Last 12 months)
Rs. 26,085.53 sqft
Past 12 months' growth
Positive Trend
Past 3 months' growth
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