The ward is characterized by mixed demographics, sustaining a substantial middle class, upper middle class, and elite residential areas. The middle and lower class populations live to the East of Malleswaram, while the elite residential areas are on the West. The lanes are designed with horizontal, north-south roads called main roads, and east-west roads called cross-roads. Two of the major main roads are Sampige Road and Margosa Road. Sampige road begins at Rajiv Gandhi Chowk and runs all the way to 18th cross. It caters to traffic traveling from Majestic/Kempegowda Bus Station towards Yeshwantpur. Margosa Road caters to the vehicle movements in the reverse direction, that is, from Yeshwanthpur to Majestic.
On the cross-roads, 8th cross road is a popular shopping street - with everything from clothes to fruits, vegetables and flowers available. The road is always buzzing with people. During festivals, the road between Sampige and Margosa is closed to traffic and resembles a market with items pertaining to each festival put up on sale. Another prominent landmark in Malleshwaram is the Indian Institute of Science.The World Trade Center (WTC) is near Malleshwaram.