Vampula is a distinctive and idyllic rural area away from the fuss of more densely populated areas. Vampula was an independent municipality until 2009, so its strong local identity is preserved in its vibrant communities.

Life in Loimijoki Valley with good transport connections

Vampula is located along the Loimijoki River about 15 km south of the center of Huittinen and borders Loimaa. The area is well-connected and the center of Huittinen is about 15 minutes away by car along road 41. Thanks to the highway, traffic connections to Pori, Turku, and Tampere are also excellent. Local traffic transports residents on Fridays between Vampula and Lauttakylä, or the center of Huittinen.

Vampula was an independent municipality until 2009, when it became part of Huittinen. Vampula is home to dozens of distinctive village communities across the rural landscape of the Loimijoki Valley. The most famous of Vampula's villages is Sallila, where you can find most of Vampula's services, such as the primary school, daycare, youth center, church, and other daily services. There is even a private field for small aircrafts here! In addition, there are local businesses and associations in other villages.

Vibrant villages and field landscapes

The building stock in the Vampula area consists mainly of detached houses and farms, inhabited by active farmers. Many enjoy their own peace, but at the same time, many of Vampula's villages are vibrant communities with their own identity. Active village associations promote village affairs and organize engaging activities. For example, in summer, Theater Hirvenpää attracts visitors even from further afield and Vampula week offers activities for all ages.

Other villages in the Vampula area include Hanhikoski, Harjunkylä, Honko, Horna, Huhtaa, Kotaja, Kärväselä, Matkusjoki, Murto, Punola, Riittiö, Rutava, Salmenoja, Siivikkala, Soinila, Soinilan Metsäkulma, Tamare, Pikku-Vampula and Vehka-Alho.

Kukonharja village - an active and distinctive community

For example, in the village of Kukonharja, north of Vampula, there has long been an active community of about 200 inhabitants. Its village association has organized a variety of activities, from volunteering events to stage dances on the Saunakoski stage. In recent years, new villagers and families with children have also moved to Kukonharja village to enjoy the town’s club activities and the events organized by the Kukonharja village association.

A countryside for tourists

Vampula is also an interesting destination for tourists. The delightful scenery of the Loimijoki Valley is something to be admired in the rural villages of Vampula. In the village of Sallila you will find the Sallila Dam, the Vampula Homeland Museum, the Vampula Church, and a café serving lunch. The Vampula goalie statues, an ITE art object, liven up the scenery along road 41 and Vampula Frisbee Golf Course serves avid frisbee golfers.

Neighborhood features

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

Building types
detached houses
wooden houses

Built environment
peaceful countryside
residential area

Area has
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 42 % students 6 % retired 37 % under 14 years old 15 % others 8 %
% of residents

Housing types

home ownership 86 % renting 11 % other types of housing 2 %
% of housing

Average age of the residents

48,5 years
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75 km to the Center of Turku
90 km to the Center of Tampere