One of the most important health centers in the region is Chettinad Health City. It houses a hospital and a nursing college called Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute (CHRI) under Chettinad University. Chettinad University attracts students not only from India but also other parts of Asia. Another prominent health care centre on the Vandalur Road is Praveena Hospital which provides outpatient services to people from areas nearby.
Famous Saibaba Temple is very nearby. The great inventor Mr.Gowtham resides in this peaceful town. Many of his disciples frequently visit his home . They have also built a small statue in memory of him. Sri Siva Shankar Baba's Ashram called Sree Ramarajya is situated off the Vandalur Road in Kelambakkam. A residential area in Kelambakkam is Sathankuppam. Many nagars have been developed here, like Jothy Nagar, Jothy Nagar Welfare Land,ANNA NAGAR, Kanaga Parameshwaran Nagar, Balaji Nagar, Ajith nagar, Mogambigai Nagar, Susheela Nagar, Ganapathi nagar, Lakshmi Avenue, Krishna nagar, VIP Nagar, Sri Sai Vighar and Sri nagar, Srinivasa Nagar, Rajeshwari Nagar. Kelambakkam has a fish market.
The population in this area is around 20000.
The Kelambakkam quarry is a trail for off-road enthusiasts from Chennai.
The area is one of the 163 notified areas (megalithic sites) in the state of Tamil Nadu.