The locality offers intra-city connectivity through a comprehensive city bus network, run by the Indore City Transport Limited as well as private players. The locality is part of the railway network connecting cities such as Akola and Ratlam. The locality offers railway connectivity with Indore, Mhow, Ujjain, Ratlam and Akola stations. The Indore Junction BG Railway Station lies 18 kilometres from the locality. Areas like Krishi Mandi, New Rani Bagh, Rajendra Nagar, Sudama Nagar, Morod, Bijalpur, Mirjapur and Malharganj are located close to Rau.
Rau real estate has witnessed significant growth over the years. The Rau property market offers several residential apartments, plotted developments and villas in 1, 2, 3 and 4 BHK configurations. Rau has many upcoming projects by leading developers such as Landmark Developers and Associates, Aman Builders, Man Developments, Amrapali, Coral Reefs India, RajLaxmi Developers, Sarthak Builders, Laxmi Land Developers, Radhika Builders and Developers and Shubham Developers.
The locality offers great connectivity to the State Institute of Hotel Management (SIHM), which is located along the Rau Bypass. The Indian Institute of Management is located in Rau, along with several engineering and management colleges affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi Technical University and the Devi Ahilya University, Indore. The locality is also home to the Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore Institute of Science and Technology, SD Bansal College, Medicaps Group of Institutions, Sanghvi Institute of Management and Science and the Indore Professional Studies (IPS) Academy.
Popular eateries in the area include Mamaji Ka Dhaba, Hotel S-47, Mashal Hotel and Nakhrali Dhani. The Umiya Dham Temple is a major religious attraction in the locality.