Nerul is a residential and commercial node of the city of Mumbai. It consists of more than 50 sectors. Nerul East houses odd sectors while Nerul West includes even sectors. It is one of the biggest, and most populated residential nodes of the city.
Nerul along with Seawoods is the second most developed zone of New Mumbai after Vashi. Nerul along with Seawoods-Dharave is one of the most expensive, promising and developing realty locales in the satellite 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–Dharave railway station. About one lakh people travel from Nerul and 50,000 from Seawoods–Dharave railway station.