Finding a home to live in the metropolitan of Mumbai isn’t an easy task. It has some of the most diverse residential options to choose from, spread along the vast length and breadth of its suburbs. Here is a guide to help you choose from the different areas of the city.
Mumbai has always been the center for commerce and business activity in India. The city attracts a huge migrant population from different corners of the country in search of a better life. Being home to a number of multinational companies, a large number of expats also live in the city.
There is no dearth of comfortable housing options in the city, with most of its suburbs well developed and looked after by the government. However, the cost of living can vary from area to area, depending upon the vitality of the location. While the most important factor in choosing where to live is the distance between the workplace and home, other factors such as proximity to civic amenities, cost of living and connectivity also play a major role in making the final choice. The city is always teeming with new real estate activity and projects like Aura Biplex keep the residential market ticking by attracting new buyers and investors. Here are some of the major suburban areas of the city:
Bandra is the southernmost suburb of Mumbai, and is fondly called as the Queen of Suburbs. The area is mostly populated by the upscale residents of the city that includes the Bollywood stars and members of expat community. Bandra is a highly cosmopolitan area, known for its liberal lifestyle as against many other conservative localities of Mumbai. Buzzing with activity throughout the year, the area is home to some of the best restaurants, biggest shopping malls and luxurious homes. Bandra is also synonymous with the famous Pali Hill neighborhood and the Mount Mary suburb, which houses the largest group of Catholic population in the city. Some of the top real estate developers have their projects here; names include Celestial, Dunhill, Hill Roof and Aqua Marine amongst others.
The largest suburb of Mumbai, Andheri has a population of about 4 million. Andheri West is situated is largely a residential area, whereas East Andheri has a mix of commercial and residential settlements. The Chhatarpati Shivaji International Airport is also located in Andheri East. The east and west sections of Andheri are separated by a railway line which passes through the Andheri station, which happens to be the busiest and most hectic. The whole region has now developed into a trendy residential settlement replete with popular restaurants and international brands showrooms. It has the famous Lokhandwala complex, one of the largest residential complexes in the suburb and located near the Infiniti mall.
Lying at the northern tip of the Western Mumbai, Borivali has a rich history, which is seen in evidence in the form of a Christian church and the Kanheri Caves. Sanjay Gandhi National Park is another major landmark of Borivali and is located in the eastern part of it. On the foothills of this national park are located many newly constructed residential projects of which Aura Biplex, Parinee Adney are the prominent. Aura Biplex Borivali West is a 21 storey mixed-use project that consists of a commercial tower that offers 3 level vertical showrooms and a wide range of office space.
Located just south to Andheri, Juhu is yet another fashionable neighborhood. Swanky hotels, luxurious shopping malls, trendy restaurants, and coffee joints are the main attraction of this place. An evening at the Juhu beach is on a must-do activity list of tourists to Mumbai. The local population of Mumbai also loves to flock here for an evening stroll or catch some fresh morning air.