This is situated at the southern end of the IT sector. IT parks, SEZ and the offices of the IT companies populate Sholinganallur. The massive growth has been due to the resurgence of the IT sector in Chennai. There has been a tremendous growth in commercial and residential place due to which the infrastructure has also kept pace in development. It is now almost a satellite township. Restaurants such as Agusthya, Ponnusamy (Chettinad), Daawath and Thamburan are located here. Hanumaya mess and Bhaskar Andhra Mess, are two local low cost Cafeteria popular with people from all walks of life are also located here. The DLF has come up with a huge complex of 3500 flats. Many multi-speciality hospitals have found its business around Sholinganallur and they are Adithya Bone & Joint Speciality Clinic, LifeLine Multi Speciality Hospital, Global Hospitals, Chettinad Hospitals, Swaram Hospitals, Life care and Om Sakthi Clinic. For cinemas, Aravind Theatre and the OMR AGS are found here. Important colleges situated here are St Joseph's Institute of Technology, KCG College of Technology,Jeppiaar Engineering College, Sathyabama University, St. Mary's School of Management Studies, St. Joseph's College of Engineering, Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering, Thangavelu Engineering College,Shree Motilal Kanhaiyalal, Fomra Institute of Technology , Ragas Dental college, Anand Institute of Technology and the NTTF Information Technology Centre.
In and around Sholinganallur