Lokhandwala, Andheri, also known as Lokhandwala complex, is one of the most sorted out and posh residential cum commercial neighbourhood in Mumbai. The name Lokhandwala came from the construction firm which first submitted plan regarding the development of this region named as Lokhandwala Construction Pvt. Ltd. This area started taking shape from 1978 and at present it is one of the most desirable suburbs of Mumbai. Some of the most famous residential landmarks of the whole Mumbai are located here which include; Golden Heights, Royal Accord, Oberoi Sky gardens, Royal Resorts etc. Well known builders in India prefer Lokhandwala for their projects and the reason behind the flourishing residential properties in Mumbai can be credited to Lokhandwala to a large extent. The reasons why Lokhandwala is most coveted as a housing destination are quite a few.
* Connectivity: -Lokhandwala provides great connectivity to the other parts of the city. Roads like Jogeshwari-Vikhroll Link road (JVLR), Western Express Highway (WEH), Swami Vivekananda Road and Jai Prakash Road. The western line of the Mumbai railway connects it to the Mumbai central and other parts with ease through Andheri station which is approximately 5 km away from Lokhandwala. The best part is it is closest to the Mumbai Airport comparing to any other desired residential areas (10km).
* Educational Facilities: -One of the prime needs for being a coveted housing destination is god educational facilities. In Lokhandwala there are a number of pre-schools and schools for proper education. Pre-schools like The tree House, kidzee high are commendable. Schools like Ryan Global School, St. Marys High School, City International School, Marble Arch School and Jankidevi Public School are some of them.
* Medical Facilities: -Next and most important need in a coveted residential location are proper medical facilities and Hospitals. Lokhandwala region is quite sorted with proper medical facilities too. Sanghvi Hospital, Ashirwad Hospital, Shivam Netram Eye Hospital are in immediate vicinity of Lokhandwala. Hospitals which are in less than 2 km distance from Lokhandwala complex proper are; Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital (1.32 km), Bellevue Multispecialty Hospital (1.7 km), Aviva Multispecialty Hospital (0.77 km) offer great medical care.
* Safety Issues: -The prime thing to look for in a locality to live in s women’s safety and safety in general. Lokhandwala is quite safe for women both in the day and night. There are no such issues regarding feeling unsafe in case of night shift working women. Also, the residential areas are safe in terms of theft and antisocial activities. All in all it’s a sound locality to have a house.
Shopping malls, Restaurants and Meet-up places: -being one of the most posh suburbs of Mumbai it has a huge number of restaurants, coffee shops, hang out places. From these aspects also Lokhandwala has become a delight for builders of India. Restaurants like, Breadkraft, Mc. Donalds, Pizza Hut, Subway, Oh! Calcutta, Swenska, Time and Again, Blanco, Too Asian! are famous dine out destinations.
Café and hang out places like, Tall grass café , Costa coffee, RolaRossa , LaBraco, Dales Eden are pretty famous.
Infiniti Mall, Orion Mall, Crystal point mall, Citi mall are some of the shopping malls in the vicinity. Lokhandwala shopping centre, Centrium Shopping Center and several other shopping centres dot the neighbourhood.
So, these are some reasons which have made Lokhandwala most preferred housing location in the Mumbai suburbs and it continues to be a major attraction as far as Mumbai real estate buyers are concerned.