"The area has developed from 500 to 5,000," says Horace Hutson, a Edinburgh 500 resident.
Sitting in his Cardinal Crescent home, Hutson recounted how much the area has changed since he moved there in 1986.
He said there were no street lights, the recreation ground was a bare savannah and besides phases 1, 2 and 3, everywhere else was bush.
Now there are developments like Aberdeen Park, Balmoral Park, and Gentian Park. He said the changed started to happen around 1995.
According to the 2011 census, Chaguanas is the largest and fastest-growing borough in the country. It has boomed in several areas, including housing, business, and infrastructure.
"When you look at Chaguanas in its entirety, you would see that Chaguanas has made so many strides. There are buildings that have replaced shacks. One-door places have developed into plazas, especially on the main road in Montrose, total development."
There is no doubt that the geography of the borough has changed tremendously. One man that can also attest to this fact is 77-year-old Hans Hanoomansingh, who grew up in Chaguanas and even represented the area in Parliament in the 1960s
He said the area has come a long way compared to when he was a little boy.
"There were people who built, in Montrose and Chaguanas, two-storey houses and on the ground floor it might have been parking for bull carts and mule carts or a jitney (a bus or other vehicle carrying passengers for a low fare) or bicycles."
He described Chaguanas as a rural place with a market and market square. He said the first secondary school for boys, The College of St Phillip and St James (now Presentation College) played a major role in the growth and development of the people of the area.
He said at one point the people known as the Bombay people settled on the main road and opened up businesses which sold a variety of items. The once sleepy town then began to wake up.
Hanoomansingh said several local business people like Sookdeo Naipaul came to Chaguanas and opened his supermarket, which today is known as Xtra Foods.
However, he said before the expansion and business boom most of the lands were made up of sugar cane.
"Where Centre Point Mall is now it was a cocoa and coffee estate and there might still be some remnants of cocoa trees in the area. But, yes it was sugar cane, it was cocoa, coffee, rice and later on, tobacco."
He said one thing that has not changed is the spirit of the people, humble beginnings, and partnerships.