Saarniraivio is a subdistrict of the Espoon keskus district. The area provides all the basic services, such as a grocery shop, day care centre and primary and secondary schools. Shopping Centre Entresse with its extensive services is located in Espoon keskus less than a kilometre away. Forest environments are also close by, as the magnificent hiking trails and landscapes of Espoo Central Park are right around the corner.

Saarniraivio provides convenient bus access to Tapiola, Matinkylä and Helsinki, for example. From the railway station in Espoon keskus, commuters and those travelling for recreation can easily access other parts of the Metropolitan Area.