Borivali also spelt as Borivli is located in the north western part of Mumbai. Some Portuguese churches, the Mandapeshwar and Kanheri Caves are present here. The locality is known as the “suburb of gardens” as there are many gardens present here. The region is divided into Borivali East and Borivali West by the railway line. A part of Sanjay Gandhi Park falls in Borivali East.
Borivali East is well connected by road and rail. NH 8 (National Highway 8) commonly known as the Western Expressway which connects Mumbai with Delhi passes through this locality. SV Road and other roads provide the locality with good connectivity. The region is served by the Suburban Railway Network. The locality is served by BEST buses, taxis and auto rickshaws. The airport is just 15 kilometers from the region and can be reached in less than half an hour. The micro market is surrounded by localities like Kandivali East, Kandivali West, Borivali West and Dahisar East.
The locality has schools like St Johns High School, Chogle High School, and Abhinav Vidya Mandir. Colleges which are located around the locality include Indian Institute of Business Management & Studies (IIBMS), Aditya Institute of Management Studies and Research, and MK College. The locality has a number of coaching classes.
There are a few hotels in and around the locality. Sangam Hotel, Hotel Check Inn, Hotel Granville and Hotel Honest are present here. The locality has a number of restaurants where a variety of cuisines are served. Some of the restaurants present here are Neelam E Punjab, Raju’s Kitchen, All Seasons, Pangat Restaurant, and Kuku’s Chinese Restaurant. Pubs and lounges like Onyx Lounge and Asha Bar & Restaurant are present here.
Annex Mall is located here. The locality has a number of standalone retail outlets of both national and international brands like Pantaloons, Croma, Rainbow fashion Men’s Wear, K-Fashions and Bata. The region has super markets, departmental stores and other grocery shops. Few super markets present here are METRO Cash and Carry, Chandan Supermarket and Royal Super Market.
The locality has multiplexes and theatres like Carnival cinemas, Inox and Sona Gold Cinema. Amusement parks like Vardhman Fantasy, Essel World and Fantasy Land can be accessed with ease from this area. Sanjay Gandhi Park which is located here provides the residents with activities like Tiger Safari.
The locality has multispecialty and general hospitals. Multispecialty hospitals present here are Narendra Hospital, Ashtavinayak Hospital & Swami Samarth Health Clinic, Mohit Hospital, National Hospital, Narendra Hospital, Parmar Hospital and Purnima Hospital. The locality also has a number of clinics and pharmacies.
Places of worship
Shree Pushtipati Ganesh Mandir, Omkareshwar Mahadev Mandir, Sai Dham Temple, Ambaji Temple, Christ the King Church, Jamalia Gausiya Madrasa Masjid and Habibia Rizvia Masjid are some of the places of worship located here.
The locality’s accessibility and connectivity to the offices present in the western suburb and the infrastructural development has lead to its growth. These factors have made this area one of the favorite markets for investment in the city. Some of the projects developed here have a beautiful view of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. The average property values are lower in the eastern part when compared to Borivali West. The locality is preferred by mid-segment home buyers.