Vanhakartano exudes the old-fashioned charm of a village community. There is plenty of safe space where children can play and have fun. Lake Pitkäjärvi is located right by the district, providing breath-taking shorelines for relaxing hikes, for example. However, this peaceful area in the countryside does not feature many local services. The nearest day care centres, schools and commercial services are located a few kilometres away in the districts of Niipperi and Järvenperä. The best way to access other areas of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area is by car, but buses to Leppävaara and the centre of Helsinki do run through Vanhakartano.