Built and developed since 1907, Kandivali is one of the oldest suburbs of Mumbai. A leading locality in the city, it has been a sought-after residential area for Gujarati communities since the early days.
The area is situated around 40km from the Mumbai city. Its century-old railway station bears the same name, and is the second station to Borivali on Western Railway. The distance from this station to the international airport is just 15km.
This quintessential residential area is well developed with basic physical and social infrastructure such as schools, hospitals, banks, grocery stores, shopping malls, and cinema halls. One of the most noted areas in Kandivali West is Mahavir Nagar. This area started developing largely after the year 2000, and came to be known a lot more after Sachin Tendulkar Gymkhana was set up here. The club is open to general public, and hosts many cricket and football matches.
Kandivali also possesses a handsome population of Dawoodi Bohra Muslims.