Shahrak-e Gharb or Qarb Town (Persian: شهرک غرب – Šahrak e Qarb, "West Town"), also known as Qods Town (Persian: شهرک قدس – Šahrak e Qods, "Hallow Town"), is a planned town built as a massive project of modern apartment buildings and villas in the north-western part of Tehran, Iran.
Originally built based on the model of upscale American suburbs, today it is considered as one of the most affluent neighborhoods of Tehran. It is one of the largest districts of Tehran, including easy access to expressways including Chamran Expressway, Hemmat Expressway, Niayesh Expressway, Sheikh Fazl-allah Nouri Expressway, and Yadegar-e-Emam Expressway, proximity to four major hospitals, as well as three large and famous shopping centers, numerous parks, cinema and cultural centers, police and fire stations, and post offices.
Around 1980s, there was only one central shopping center there, named Bāzārče ("mini-bazaar"). Construction of the Golestan Shopping Center began a few years after the Iran–Iraq War. It was designed by Jordan Gruzen Architects in 1978 and built by another American company by the name Starrett, although some sections were never completed. Today, several modern shopping centers including Golestan, Iran Zamin, and Milad-e-Noor are located in this area.
An international school is located nearby, within the town, and a second is minutes away in Sa'adat Abad. Because of the eastward current of the air in Tehran and its constant purification by the adjacent mountains, this town is less polluted compared to other northern parts of the city. These and many more advantages have made this area a prime and pleasant location for living, attracting many foreign temporary residents, diplomats and expatriates.
The girls' school of Tehran International School is in this community. An elementary school, a middle school, and a high school all by the name of Fajr-e Danesh (but under separate management) also offered non-public schooling to boys in three separate locations in proximity of one another. Sometime between 2010 and 2016, the Fajr-e Danesh schools offering elementary and high school education moved to different locations close-by. Coordinates:
Milad Tower seen from Hormozan street
Shahrak Gharb seen from Milad Tower
Shahrak Gharb view from Chamran Expressway
Shahrak Gharb entrance from Hemmat Expressway
- Dagres, Holly. "Memories of Tehran International School" (Archive). Your Middle East. April 29, 2013. Retrieved on September 16, 2015.
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