Khar is a Western suburb of Mumbai situated between Bandra and Santa Cruz on the Western Highway. The word Khar comes from the Marathi word khara which means salty and earlier, this area was nothing but a marshland of salty sea water. While East is lesser developed, West on the other hand is one of the most posh and high rated areas of Mumbai and is home to many industrialists and Bollywood celebrities. A fishermen folk area called Dhanda is also situated in Khar.
Khar also has its own railway station on the western line that goes by the same name and it also located close to areas such as Bandra East, Bandra West, Bandra- Sea Link, Bandra- Complex (BKC), Santacruz East, Santacruz West and Vile Parle East. Originally a village of fishermen, Khar today is a rapidly developing area which has become one of the plushest areas to reside in Mumbai. When compared to Andheri and Bandra, Khar is more peaceful, less crowded and greener.
The Road connects every prominent junction of Mumbai. It connects Khar to Pali Hill, Juhu and Santa Cruz. Andheri is at a distance of 6 kilometres from Khar while the International Airport is 10 kilometres away. The Western Highway, a major 8-10 lane arterial road almost 25.33-kilometre long connects Khar with other prominent suburbs of Bandra, Juhu, Vile Parle, Goregaon, Kandivali, Malad, Dahisar and Borivali. It further links with NH 8 that connects Mumbai and Delhi and has played an important part in reducing the congestion on SV Road.
Schools and Hospitals
Khar boasts of some of the most well-known schools like Laxmi Narayan Marathi High School, Gujarat search Society's Jasudben M.L School, G. A. Kulkarni High School and High School. Hospitals in this locality are Zen Eye Centre, Beams search Co P Ltd, Pearl Biotech, Hospital and Kaumoni Hospital. A number of options for shopping are also available in and around Khar including Elco Market at Hill Road and malls such as liance Trends and Globus.
al Estate in Khar
The development of Khar as a preferred residential destination was backed by the development of Andheri, BKC and Goregaon as new corporate destinations. Due to excellent connectivity and close proximity to business, IT, entertainment and retail hubs, the demand of property in Khar is rapidly increasing. Proximity to Bandra is the biggest benefit for Khar as buyers unable to afford apartments in Bandra are now happily investing in properties in Khar. The Bandra-Khar belt is attracting high-income buyers hunting for luxurious homes close to their work places. Improved connectivity due to Bandra-Worli sea link, proposed metro and upcoming Santacruz- Link road have enhanced the prices of residential properties in Khar. Several renowned developers like Rustomjee, S Raheja, Ekta Group and Dheeraj Realty have launched numerous luxurious residential projects in Khar. Rustomjee Le Reve, Natraj sidences, RLE The Amazing, Ekta Group Ekta Maplewoo and Dheeraj Realty Izarra are amongst few of them. A total of 23 projects are currently under construction and 7 are expected to get possession in 2014. Unit size of apartments in Khar ranges from 630 sq. ft. to 3,000 sq. ft. It is believed that in the next five years, Khar as a western suburb will witness large-scale development of high profile residential houses, thus becoming a more expensive destination than Bandra.