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There is no doubt that Mumbai is one of the most sought-after cities in India, in spite of its traffic congestion and exorbitant property prices. Scarcity of land has pushed up the real estate values in the city, which has now become unaffordable for many mid-segment families. However, many families still prefer staying close to schools and educational institutes, to save time and to avoid burdening their kids with traveling time. Therefore, if you are planning to upgrade your home and move to areas with good schools, here is Housing.com’s list of best places to live in Mumbai for families with kids:
Average property rates in Malad: Rs 14,799 per sq ft
Malad has a number of good schools which you can consider, such as Children’s Academy school, Mahindra Academy, Carmel of St Joseph, etc. The area has a number of good residential societies and other recreational options, which make it a perfect place to make your child’s day more productive. For outing, Aksa beach is close by, from where you can get ferries to Esselworld and Water Kingdom.
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Average property rates in Goregaon: Rs 16,588 per sq ft
Goregaon has some distinguished schools like Ryan International and St John Universal School. The area also has mid-segment and high-end residential complexes, along with a lot of green spaces. If you are inclined towards international educational standards, Goregaon is the best area for your housing needs. It also has several colleges and other places of interest like the Film City and the Aarey Colony.
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Average property rates in Matunga: Rs 32,327 per sq ft
This is one of the premium suburban areas of Mumbai that has a range of fine schools, including the Don Bosco High School, where eminent personalities like Azim Premji and Boman Irani have studied. Besides this, there is also the Shishuvan School, which is at par with others when it comes to providing education and life skills to young pupils. This suburb is full of great educational institutes and has the first engineering college of Mumbai, the Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI). When it comes to its residential neighbourhood, Matunga has a number of housing complexes that offer spacious 2BHKs, ideal for family needs. A number of new housing societies are also coming up in the area, which can serve your need for more space and open area.
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Average property rates in Thane: Rs 11,303 per sq ft
If you are fine with moving to the farther suburbs where there is more greenery, spacious homes along with good schools, there could not be a better area than Thane. Thane is a popular destination when it comes to schooling. Schools such as Sulochana Devi Singhania School and Hiranandani School, fall under the top 20 schools in Mumbai and are great choices to ensure a better future and brighter minds for your kids. With metro connectivity, new entertainment and recreational hubs coming up in Thane, the area is preferred by families who want to enjoy the luxury at an affordable cost, as compared to Mumbai. The area is developing fast and can offer you good returns as well, if you plan to upgrade again in future.
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Average property rates in Mazgaon: Rs 27,884 per sq ft
Mazgaon is one of those areas which has a number of good schools in Mumbai. This includes St Peter’s School, St Mary’s School and Fazlani L’Académie Globale. The area has a number of residential complexes offering 2BHK and 3BHK apartments in the range of Rs 1.5-3.4 crores. The area is finely connected to other parts of Mumbai, which makes it a preferred location for families with kids. The area has all the amenities and facilities, which makes it one of the best residential locations in Mumbai.
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Average property rates in Mahim: Rs 29,413 per sq ft
This area is well known for housing the very famous Bombay Scottish School. This school ranks fourth in the list of top schools in Mumbai. This is another reason why families prefer staying in and around Mahim. There is the Swami Vivekananda Garden, Mahim Causeway, Paradise Cinema and many more landmarks to make sure that no aspect of life is left unexplored for the children. While there is a dearth of open spaces in Mahim but the beach in close proximity fills in this need.
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Average property rates in Santacruz: Rs 33,602 per sq ft
Santacruz is the place where a very popular group of schools originated. Poddar International School, which is one of the most reputed and well-known names among schools, provides fine education and ensures all round development for its students. Being situated right in the middle of the city, Santacruz has very good connectivity with all the other places in Mumbai and the transportation options ensure that commuting between home and school is easy. The area was once listed as one of the most expensive residential areas in Mumbai. There are a number of posh residential societies in the area where spacious 3BHKs and 4BHKs are available at a starting value of Rs 3.5 crores.
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Juhu, Vile Parle
Average property rates in Juhu: Rs 46,690 per sq ft
This area can be considered as the educational hub of Mumbai. The SVKM Group of Institutes, which has some of the finest and popular colleges in Mumbai, Jamnabhai Narsee School and Utpal Sanghvi School can be found in this place, which has a high literacy rate an offers a wonderful lifestyle. The area has a lot of open spaces, playgrounds and gardens while also providing an excellent learning atmosphere with a plethora of classes near the schools to make sure the children excel in all fields. A popular locality, Juhu also has wonderful restaurants and places of entertainment. Being one of the posh areas in Mumbai, residential options in Juhu start at Rs 6 crores for a 2BHK apartment.
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Average property rates in Fort: Rs 41,600 per sq ft
Fort is also considered to be one of the upmarket areas to live in and has two of the finest ICSE schools in Mumbai – Campion School and JB Petit High School for Girls. These top educational institutes, both coming under the top 10 schools in Mumbai, increase the lifestyle quotient of the area. One should definitely consider this place if one wishes to enjoy the town-life of Mumbai and a posh lifestyle. It gives one the opportunity to live in south Mumbai, where one can find plenty of gardens, some great museums, etc., while being close to the offices in the city.
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Bandra Kurla Complex
Average property rates in Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East: Rs 32,648 per sq ft
Often listed as one of the best places to live in Mumbai, Bandra Kurla Complex in Bandra east has gained its reputation due to the presence of one of the finest schools in India, Dhirubhai Ambani School. Besides this fact, it is a buzzing area where a lot of commercial buildings and complexes exist, making it the perfect blend of job opportunities, residential societies and excellent education. Also, Bandra is one of the most popular localities where one can find loads of coaching classes, activity centres, gardens and playgrounds, to make sure that the children grow all-round in every aspect.
Which is the best area in Mumbai?
There are a number of good areas in Mumbai which are preferred by families. Check out the list above to know the top 10.
Which is the best areas to live in Mumbai for families?
Check out this article to shortlist locations for your next home if you want to upgrade to a family home.
Where is Bombay Scottish School?
Bombay Scottish School is located at Mahim, in Mumbai.