Situated in the western suburbs of Mumbai, Andheri East has rapidly transformed into a manufacturing hub of the city. The area has attracted companies of every scale and sector to set up offices in this region, which has catalyzed its growth further. The presence of Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC), Santa Cruz Electronic Export Processing Zone (SEEPZ), Saki Naka and the Solitaire Corporate Park are amongst the big commercial expansions of the area.
This centrally located area is well-linked to the other key parts of the city. Highways like the Jogeshwari Link Road JVLR, and NH 8 play a crucial role in enhancing its connectivity. This area also boasts of being well-connected to the domestic and international airports. The Sahar International Airport is only 4.1 kilometres from here, while the domestic terminal is 4.5 kilometres away. The Western Highway connects Andheri East to commercial centres such as the Bandra-Kurla Complex, Lower Parel and the eastern suburbs of Powai, Vikhroli, and Mulund. Andheri has a railway station on the Western Line and the Harbour Line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway, which connects it to Churchgate, Dahanu, Panvel, and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. This locality is also served by Line 1 of the Mumbai Metro. The international terminal of the citys Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport lies near Sahar village in Andheri East.
Andheri East boasts of a perfect blend of commercial and residential areas coupled with smooth connectivity and the availability of bigger spaces at an affordable price. Many prestigious real estate developers have been launched in the area which are popular with middle and upper middle class.
St. Xaviers High School, St. Dominic Savio High School, Holy Family School, Canossa Convent Primary School, Divine Child High School & Junior College, St. Anthonys High School, Hasanat High School, and many other schools abound this area. There are also quite a few reputed colleges in this area, such as Tolani College of Commerce, Shri Chinai College of Commerce & Economics, Shri GPM Degree College of Science and Commerce, besides others.
SevenHills Hospital, Holy Spirit Hospital, ESIC Model Hospital & ODC, Sanjeevani Hospital, Sugun Hospital, Sunita Hospital, Kiran Care and Cure Hospital, Chiranjeevis Childrens Hospital, and many other hospitals provide health care facilities.
Central Bank of India, State Bank of India, State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of India, State Bank of Mysore, ICICI Bank, Bank of Maharashtra, and other leading banks of the country have their branches here. Andheri East is also dotted with other basis amenities such as ATMs, petrol pumps, bus stops, etc.