Andheri East has several pockets of residential areas, with quiet, tree-lined streets, easy connectivity to the Western Express Highway, and without the congestion and perpetual traffic jams that afflict most residential areas in suburban Mumbai. In Andheri West there are old houses of the Parsi community around the station on the west side. Some of the famous Parsi bakeries include Merwan's and Ahura, which are thronged by patrons throughout the day. The road running parallel to the station is called Madhavdas Amarsey Road or M.A. Road. The Madhavdas Amarsey Road has been derived from the Madhavdas Amarsey School on this road. S.V. Road is the main artery.
The new Link road connects Andheri West to the recently developed and fast growing areas stretching up to Borivali and beyond. Today Andheri West is an affluent place buzzing with sound and energy. Residential complexes have sprung up like mushrooms. Andheri has become a pin code to proudly announce. Some key landmarks in Andheri West include Andheri Sports Complex, Juhu Circle, Infiniti Mall, Lakshmi Industrial Estate etc.
Andheri today has a population exceeding 1 million and, as per record, is by far the most populous suburb of Mumbai. Contemporary West Andheri is largely a residential area, whereas East Andheri has a mixture of commercial and residential areas, includingMIDC–SEEPZ (Santacruz Electronic and Export Promotion Zone), Saki Naka (an industrial area), etc.