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Tajrish Neighborhood

Tajrish Neighborhood

Tajrish neighborhood is a city in Shemiranat County, Tehran Province, Iran, which has since been absorbed into Tehran.

The Tajrish neighborhood is located along the northern edge of Tehran. This neighborhood is one of the oldest parts of Tehran. During the last few decades, Tajrish has become popular with the wealthy by virtue of the low levels of pollution, in turn created by the area’s favorable location along Tehran’s northern hills. Tajrish has long been regarded as a lovely summer resort for the citizens of the Iranian capital.

Until the 1920s, Tajrish and neighboring Shemiranat were a collection of small villages along Tehran’s border, often used as a summer retreat by city residents. The area was relatively disconnected from Tehran’s urban with the exception of Old Shemiran Road, currently known as Shariati Avenue. With the construction of Valiasr street in 1930s and Modarres Highway, the Northern suburbs became highly accessible from downtown and rapid extension became possible. Valiasr is the longest and, along with Shariati Avenue, one of the most important streets in Tehran.

Tajrish Square is currently one of the busiest parts of Tehran, with bus terminals, cab terminals, and shopping malls including the popular Tandis Center. The square is where Valiasr Street terminates. It is also one of the busiest transportation hubs in Tehran. Many other suburbs are accessible from this square. A major metro station, the northern terminus of line one (the red line) is located here.

Tajrish is the at the junction of streets that lead to Saad Abad Palace, Velenjak, Asad Abad, Zafaraniyeh, Elahieh, and Niavaran as well as many of the other places in northern Tehran.

There are several Qanats in Tajrish district, and some of them still have water supplies. As people moved from other parts of the country to Tehran and its suburbs, some of them settled in Tajrish. As a result, Tajrish became a part of the city and was not a sheer summer resort anymore.

Today, the only thing left from the old Tajrish neighborhood is its traditional market. The old market, the great Tajrish Tekyeh and Imamzadeh Saleh Shrine are among the most beautiful attractions of this neighborhood.

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