Tân Bình (a prime area) was once the largest urban area in Ho Chi Minh City, until it was partitioned and split into two new areas: Binh Tan and Tan Phu. These three districts make up a large network of residential areas, which had sprung up over the last 40 years. Villas and apartments are popular types of homes in the area.

As the city’s international airport is here, Tan Binh is also a large transportation gateway for Ho Chi Minh City.