Velenjak is located adjacent to the Tochal Complex, a ski resort area with a gondola lift up to Mount Tochal. Because of the popularity of the recreational facilities, visitors are advised that Velenjak is always overcrowded on Fridays.
Many embassies are located in Velenjak, including the embassies of Brunei, Côte d'Ivoire, Malaysia, Serbia and Montenegro, Algeria, and numerous ambassadorial residences. Shahid Beheshti University and Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, are also located in this area.
Usually the price of properties in this area is higher than that in most other suburbs of Tehran as well as the cost of living. Although it varies depending on many regional factors.