The largest and most densely populated suburb of Mumbai, Andheri started developing as early as 1915. This locality, situated on the west of Mumbai, on the Salsette Island, has the busiest railway station in the country. Andheri’s contribution to the country as a major industrial hub cannot be denied. Both the sections – Andheri East and Andheri West have a number of industrial and commercial centres.
Andheri East is mostly known for being an industrial and commercial hub. Despite that, there are plenty of residential colonies here. The people settling down here are mostly from middle-class background and the residential areas are cheaper than those in the more upscale western neighbourhood. Andheri West is almost entirely residential, with most of the communities here being dominated by Parsi households and luxury apartments and villas. It is more posh than Andheri East, and the property prices are higher.
The Andheri skyline is dotted with skyscrapers and high-rises.