Kannelmäki is 10 kilometres or 19mins by train from downtown Helsinki and 30mins from the airport. Schools such as Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences and Helsinki Business College are few train stops away.
The area offers parks for outdoor activists, but provides also wide range of daily services from grocery shops, to restaurants and coffee shops.
The area has also its own large shopping complex Shopping Centre Kaari, which has a department store, restaurants and approximately 80 specialty shops. Its the 5th largest shopping centre in greater Helsinki area and 9th largest in Finland.