Nerul is an affluent residential and commercial node of the city of Mumbai and is better known as the Queen of Mumbai. It consists of about 50 sectors. It is the biggest and the most populated residential node of the city. Prominent housing societies like NRI Complex add glory to Nerul.
Nerul along with Seawoods-Darave is the second most developed zone of New Mumbai after Vashi. Nerul along with Seawoods-Darave is one of the costliest and one of most promising and developing realty locales in the city. Nerul has a huge floating and residential population moving in from south Mumbai and the western suburbs, making it more upmarket by the day.
Nerul however still has parts with an intrinsic rustic feel about it. The estimated population of Nerul is around 10,00,000. Nerul is the only node that has two railway stations namely Nerul railway station and Seawoods railway station. About one lakh people travel from Nerul and 50,000 from Seawoods railway station.