Läntiset kylät


The western villages of Huittinen are warm-hearted communities close to nature and Lauttakylä's services. The villages are surrounded by calming farm and river landscapes, and Puurijärvi-Isosuo National Park is attracting visitors from further afield.

Village living close to Huittinen’s center

The western villages of Huittinen are mostly concentrated in the vicinity of Loimijoki and the center of Huittinen - Lauttakylä. These villages are Jokisivu, Karhiniemi, Korvenkylä, Lauha, Raijala and Vesiniitty. In addition to the villages, the area has very sparsely populated countryside, which is mainly a flat field landscape, dotted with rugged forests and large marshes.

The western part of Huittinen is bordered to the north by Kokemäki and to the west by Säkylä. Highway 2 crosses the area. Taking this highway you will reach Pori or Helsinki directly, while Highway 12 leads to Tampere or Turku. The center of Huittinen, Lauttakylä, is about 15 minutes away by car even from the further villages.

Karhiniemi – the river landscape at its best

Karhiniemi is considered to be the oldest village in Huittinen. It is located right between the national park and Highway 12. The peninsula where the village stands is bordered by the Kokemäenjoki River. For many locals, the Karhiniemi bridge and swimming area is a familiar and cherished landscape. There is also a boat dock next to the Karhiniemi bridge for those who want to enjoy the scenery from the river. The beautiful scenery of the Kokemäenjoki River can also be enjoyed on the other side of the river, as Ripovuori, located in the village of Sampu, offers magnificent views over the Kokemäenjoki River and the surrounding field landscapes.

Lauha – inspiring and active community

The active village of Lauha is located at the edge of vast fields and the Kokemäenjoki River. The active village association takes care of the village hall, Maija's cottage (pirtti), and organizes energizing activities for the residents. Lauhan Local Food Festivals were popular for a couple of summers and now the villagers are renovating the boat haven, building a lean-to, and sowing flower fields. Here you can also head to the river, rent a canoe, and head towards the national park or even to the city center, where you can get your boat to the dock.

Vesiniitty – great outdoors and local food

The village of Vesiniity, located in the middle of fertile fields, encourages a wide range of outdoor activities. You can rent a kayak from the kayak kiosk, for example, and head towards Puurijärvi-Isosuo. There are also farm shops in the village where it is easy to pick up root veggies and eggs for your kitchen.

Korvenkylä – traveling in rural landscapes

To reach the village of Korvenkylä one drives through Mauriala along a winding asphalt road, through beautiful rural landscapes. The village has a lot of business activities, such as Rahgamo Resort, which offers spaces for meetings in addition to accommodating tourists. Korvenkylä road is popular among motorcyclists because it leads to the coffee house in the Säkylä garrison area, where one can enjoy a coffee with donuts. There is also an active village association in the area - the Loima-Jokisivu club.

The beauty of a national park and the charm of river valleys

The Puurijärvi-Isosuo National Park is a real dream for bird watchers. The wide Kokemäenjoki river dominates a landscape full of forests and bogs. The nature trails of the national park offer a couple of kilometers of routes to the bird towers, and the peace of nature will win the hearts of residents and tourists alike.

The valleys of the Kokemäenjoki River and its tributaries provide excellent soil for modern agriculture, which is extensively practiced in western villages. Small businesses can also be found in this versatile entrepreneurship-friendly environment.

Neighborhood features

Natural environment
by the riverside
by the fields
next to a forest

Building types
detached houses
wooden houses

Built environment
peaceful countryside
residential area

Neighborhood characteristics

Area has
national park
nature conservation area

Articles about neighborhoods

Price level in the neighborhood info

Housing sales prices

Below average
Average price in Turku: 2090 €/m2
The price level is indicative.

Neighborhood residents info

Primary life situation

working 43 % students 6 % retired 34 % under 14 years old 16 % others 9 %
% of residents

Housing types

home ownership 75 % renting 23 % other types of housing 2 %
% of housing

Average age of the residents

43,5 years
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90 km to the Center of Turku
75 km to the Center of Tampere