Pasdaran is a neighborhood of northern Tehran centered on Pasdaran Avenue. This avenue connects Niavaran avenue (from the north) to Shariati avenue (in the south). It is about 8–9 km long and is a major commercial thoroughfare for northern Tehran together with northern parts of two other long streets: Valiasr Street and Shariati Street.
Pasdaran in Persian means “guardians”. Prior to 1979 Revolution this neighborhood was known as Saltanat Abad, which means “built by the monarchy”.
Pasdaran Ave., along with the network of streets that extend out from it, make up the Pasdaran Neighborhood of Tehran, which includes areas like Farmaniye, Darrous, Rostam Abad, Saltanat Abad, Zarrabkhaneh, Mehran, Ekhtiyariyeh, Ehteshamiyeh, Doulat, Dibaji, and Chizar.
In this district you can find so many modern shops. There are also some good restaurants offering a variety of qualified food. Pasdaran neighborhood is very popular and many rich people live there. In addition, it has become a lively street where young people spend special time on weekends and eat out.
The symbol of this quarter is the Borj-e Sefid, which is (meaning ‘White Tower’ in English) a skyscraper built along Pasdaran Ave. within which is a fashionable shopping center as well as many offices. The tower has cemented Pasdaran’s status as an attractive, upscale suburb of Tehran, raising the area’s profile and spurring a series of developments in the surrounding areas.
Pasdaran has good access to main ways such as Sayyad Shirazi Highway & Babayi Expressway. In addition it has good weather specially in spring & summer.