|Nerul is an upmarket residential and commercial node of the city of Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra, India and is better known as the 'queen' of Navi Mumbai. It has 50 sectors. It is the biggest and the most populated residential node (by area) in the city of Navi Mumbai. Nerul along with Seawoods Darave makes it the second most developed zone of Navi Mumbai after Vashi. The estimated population of Nerul is around 600,000.
Nerul is the second most developed node by CIDCO in the city. Unlike most other towns in the country, and in contrast to its older and larger neighbour Mumbai, Nerul developed at a speedy rate.
In recent years, real estate prices in Nerul (as with the rest of Navi Mumbai) have risen, due in part to the creation of new businesses, and due to more businesses moving or expanding into Nerul from Mumbai. Nerul's reputation for being organized and self-sufficient, large but not too crowded like "the big city", has led to the continued growth of its resident and commuter population.|