A strikingly more affluent part of Mumbai which is much better than its eastern part is Santacruz (west) which is primarily a residential area and is bordered by Khar, Bandra, Juhu, and Vile Parle. Because of its proximity to major commercial and industrial complexes, most of the working class people prefer to buy a residence in this location.
Santacruz (west) is a hub of many well developed residential colonies which include 1st & 2nd Gauthan Lane, Amar Subway Society, the Reserve Bank of India Quarters, Vithaldas Nagar Colony, Sangeeta Apartments, Shree Sai Darshan CHS, Girnar CHS and many more. While in the past the area comprises of many small bungalows, they are now being replaced by high rise buildings.
So, let’s take a look at the types of properties available in this suburb:
According to real estate experts, “Santacruz (west) offers a balanced mix of developments, including corporate office spaces and commercial areas. Due to the presence of domestic terminal (T1) of the Mumbai Airport, many people find it easy to commute from this place and hence prefer to buy property here.”
The main roads in Santa Cruz (W) are Swami Vivekanand Road, Juhu Road, Juhu Tara Road and Linking Road which is now officially called Vithalbhai Patel Marg. However, the area is well connected with other regions via rail and road. The recently built Milan Flyover has improved connectivity between Santacruz east and west, thus, making it easier to commute to and from the Western Express Highway.
“Having a property that is close to the airport always helps employees to save on hotel expenses. As a result of the demand for properties in the area, is increasing.” expert.
Also, the Mumbai Metro is planning to improve connectivity to Santacruz west, with Line III between Colaba in south Mumbai and the Santacruz Electronic Export Promotion Zone (SEEPZ).
Santacruz (west) is known for the famous Sadhana School which produced Film Musician Anu Malik. Also, the famous St. Lawrence High School is also one of the oldest schools which are located just adjacent to the Saraswat Colony. The Juhu’s airplane garden is too a popular place amongst children and senior citizens.
The famous Saraswat colony is one of the oldest areas of Santacruz (west) which belongs to Saraswat Brahmins is one of the most beautiful areas with its private gardens, a private playground, and pebbled walkways.
Apart from these, the area has good shopping markets and malls, banks, hospitals and other recreational facilities. Prominent business hubs like Bandra-Kurla Complex and SEEPZ are just a few kilometers away.
In Santacruz (west) many developers are offering apartments with luxurious amenities. With the change in the property trends now builders are focusing more on hi-end amenities like gymnasiums and swimming pools in the complexes. Prospective property buyers can easily get 2, 3 BHK apartment or even a Bungalow at a good price here.
Average property values in Santacruz west range between Rs 28,000 and Rs 45,000 per sq ft. So with good price option and luxurious amenities, you must check-in this area of Mumbai to enjoy a serene lifestyle.