Located off Mumbai - Pune route, Ambernath is one of the fastest growing suburbs of Northeast Mumbai around Kalyan. Being an industrial zone, it is a home to several small and large chemical factories. The self-contained town consists of four Industrial Areas (4 MIDC'S). An Ordnance Factory of the Ordnance Factories Board has been established by the Government of India which is one of the reasons for Ambernath developing into a residential neighborhood. Also, a large manufacturing facility of WIMCO, India's largest manufacturer of safety matchsticks, is located in Ambernath on the Kalyan - Badlapur Road. It consists of one of the planned and largest bungalow areas in entire Asia (Suryodaya Housing Society) which contains more than 655 plots. Murbad Road acts as a vital stretch for the residents to commute towards Kalyan and beyond. Ambernath is also considered as one of the best places to live in the neighborhood of Mumbai, since it is far away from the pollution of the main city. There are a large number of textile-based cottage industries in close proximity to Ambernath. Rich in culture and holy places, Ambernath is a prominent place to reside in.