With the software industry firmly establishing itself in Bangalore, this city took a giant leap forward from a quiet, peaceful, and laidback city into a bustling, cosmopolitan metropolis, throbbing with life and a fast pace of living. With several large corporates and multinational corporations setting up their offices in the city, the city came on the radar of almost every job seeker in the country with new residents flooding into the city from around the country and even from around the world. This young and upwardly mobile population then began to look for homes in the city, which in turn led to developers moving in quickly with their residential projects and townships. Over the years that followed the establishment of the software industry in Bangalore and the moving in of new residents, a new apartment culture emerged in the city with numerous residential projects mushrooming up all over the city. These apartment blocks quickly overshadowed the bungalow culture that Bangalore was known for in the past, providing the new residents of the city with residential units in the form of apartments. This apartment culture grew in part due to the need for having a residence in the city, but not being able to afford a plot of land or a villa. Also, constructing a stand-alone home would not be possible within city limits as space is at a premium here and would need to be on the outskirts of the city. This brought up safety issues and in terms of security, apartment complexes provide the most security and are also located relatively closer to the city. Also, the developers of apartment complexes today ensure that their projects offer a host of amenities, be it a clubhouse, swimming pool, gardens and parks, sports and recreational amenities – you name it, they have it. And all with the cover of an in-house security force. Living in apartments also fosters a sense of community, something a lot of new residents to the city crave as they have left their extended families behind and moved to Bangalore. The apartment culture is now firmly established in Bangalore and is now the new norm.