Buying a house is one of the most important decisions you make in your lifetime and owning one in Mumbai is nothing short of realising a dream. The northern part of the buzzing metropolitan is home to many neighbourhoods, each popular for a different reason. Of numerous localities, the 5 most popular ones are as follows:
Noted as an upmarket residential locality in the north-west part of Mumbai, Powai is located on the banks of Powai Lake, surrounded by Vikhroli hills on the south-east, Chandiwali towards the south-west and Sanjay Gandhi National park in the northern direction beyond the lake. Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road passes through Powai and is one of Mumbai’s busiest thoroughfares, acting as link between eastern and western suburbs. Mumbai’s airport is located at a short distance of 5 km, while Kanjur Mark and Vikhroli stations on the Central Line are also close.
Thane is situated right by the outskirts of Mumbai city and falls under the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). It is well connected with the suburbs of Mumbai via Central and Trans-Harbour Line Suburban railway. Thane is also popular for being the railway junction for Thane-Vashi Harbour Line and Central Line. You can find numerous middle to high-end residential options here, suited to match varying needs.
Until the end of the 20th Century, Malad was a relatively sparsely populated locality. Today, it is one of the most attractive residential complexes in Mumbai city, often called Mumbai’s fastest growing neighbourhood. Here, you’ll find many white-collar middle class individuals and families hailing from different communities. With a well-established transportation network especially via railway connectivity, Malad is a great option to zero down on a 1 bhk or 2 bhk flat in Mumbai. A number of well-established builders such as Dynamix Group have developed numerous residential projects in Malad that you should consider investing in.
A suburb in Northern Mumbai, Goregaon is also a railway station on the Mumbai suburban railway (Western Line). The Western Express Highway and Link Road bound it on both sides, making it extremely well connected. The locality is ideal for small families and working individuals looking for a 1 bhk flat in Mumbai. Apart from a number of middle class residential complexes, recent builder projects have transformed the place into a wealthy suburb. Popular residential localities include Unnat Nagar Vibhag 1 to 4, Jawahar Nagar, Bangur Nagar, Motilal Nagar, Sree Nagar, Lokmanya Tilak Nagar Road 1 to 6 (earlier called Peoples Colony), Shastri Nagar, Siddharth Nagar, Piramal Nagar, BEST Colony, Madina Manzil, Mahesh Nagar and Jaiprakash Nagar.
Like most neighbourhoods in Mumbai, Kandivali is divided by a train station into Kandivali West and Kandivali East. Popular areas here include Thakur village, Thakur complex, Samata Nagar, Damu Nagar on the east and Irani Wadi, Mohite Wadi, Dhanukar Wadi, Mahavir Nagar, Poisar and Charkop on the western side. Vasant Vihar is a popular mini-township in the area with its own high school, shopping arcade, gardens, children’s play area, swimming pool and clubhouse. This is a great option for anyone looking to move away from the congested city life and enjoy their space.
Another factor that makes Kandivali popular as a residential area is that the Sports Authority of India has developed a huge training ground here dedicatedly for the Mahindra United Football Team. Other teams such as F United and FC Greens also use this ground to practice often.
With a number of options to choose from, Northern Mumbai is soon becoming one of the most sought after places to live in Mumbai.