The Kuusisto island is known for its magnificent nature and the ruins of the Kuusisto Episcopal Castle, but there is also a peaceful residential area in the neighborhood. Kuusisto has a great location along the Archipelago ring road and is close to the services offered in the Kaarina city center.

Kuusisto is an island about 10 kilometers long and 2.5 kilometers wide south of the Kaarina city center. The island is connected to the center of Kaarina by a bridge less than 2 km away. Both bus lines from Turku to Parainen and Kaarina’s internal Föli go through the island. In addition to residential areas, Kuusisto has many attractions such as the Ruins of the Bishop's Castle, the Kuusisto Wooden Church and Manor, and villas designed by Erik Bryggmann.

The Kuusisto island has it all: woods, rocky hills, open fields, all surrounded by calming sea views. Kuusisto's two main neighborhoods, Empo and Kylliäinen, are low-rise and atmospheric areas in the immediate vicinity of nature. In addition to residential areas, Kuusisto is home to villas, seaside plots and detached houses. Many of the sites have their own berth for boat.

There are some services in Kuusisto, such as primary school and daycare. Otherwise, the services in the Kaarina city center are only a couple kilometers away from Empo and Kylliäinen. Kuusisto also has lodging services for travelers, a campground, as well as restaurants.

Neighborhood features

Natural environment
by the sea
in the archipelago
next to a forest
parks nearby
by the fields

Built environment
residential area
peaceful countryside
vacation homes

Building types
detached houses
terraced houses
newly built
holiday homes

Neighborhood characteristics

Area has
nature conservation area

Articles about neighborhoods

Price level in the neighborhood info

Housing sales prices

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

Neighborhood residents info

Primary life situation

working 48 % students 7 % retired 21 % under 14 years old 25 % others 6 %
% of residents

Housing types

home ownership 95 % renting 3 % other types of housing 2 %
% of housing

Average age of the residents

39 years
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12 km to the Center of Turku