Inkeroinen, a settlement on the banks of the Kymijoki River, is home to approximately 4,000 residents. The village encompasses the Tehtaanmäki area within the Ankkapurha cultural park, where the rugged history of ironworks and modern industry intertwines with the delicate touch of Alvar Aalto.

Located just a 20-minute drive from the center of Kouvola, Inkeroinen offers convenient access to nearby towns. Hamina and Kotka are easily reachable within a half-hour drive. Additionally, a new train stop along the Kouvola-Kotka line has recently been completed, providing a two-hour train journey from Inkeroinen to Helsinki. The train ride to Kouvola and Kotka takes about half an hour.

Inkeroinen is undergoing exciting developments, including the construction of a new multipurpose building with day care, comprehensive school, and library. The area also boasts good basic services, catering to the needs of its residents. The locals particularly enjoy exploring the surrounding nature and engaging in various active hobbies. Notably, the village offers its own swimming pool and ice rink, adding to the recreational options available.

Ankkapurha cultural park brings the past to life

Inkeroinen's Tehtaanmäki is part of the Ankkapurha cultural park. The ironworks-like area represents a living industrial tradition, showcasing a blend of late 19th-century wooden houses, villas, and modern architecture. The area is home to functioning paper and cardboard factories. The renowned Anjala paper factory and the Inkeroinen cardboard factory are recognized as nationally significant built cultural environments by the Finnish Museum Agency and offer a glimpse into the country's industrial heritage.

In 1872, Kymenlaakso’s first groundwood plant was established near the Ankkapurha rapids. The Inkeroinen cardboard factory later acquired Finland’s first continuously operating cardboard-making machine, an innovation that started running in 1897 and got stopped in 1978. Today, the Ankkapurha Industrial Museum, housed in authentic premises within an old cardboard factory, preserves the heritage of this era, including this historic cardboard machine. 

The Tehtaanmäki area also showcases the architectural genius of Alvar Aalto. He was hired in the 1930s to design the Anjala paper factory and apartments for the factory's employees. Aalto’s designs grace the landscape, including Rantalinja’s master houses, Mäntyrinne’s engineers’ houses, Tervalinja’s townhouses, and three apartment buildings. Just a short distance away stands Tehtaanmäki School, the only school building designed by Aalto that remains in original use.

Neighborhood features

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

Built environment
residential area
peaceful countryside
business cluster

Building types
detached houses
terraced houses

Neighborhood characteristics
ironworks village
wooden house area

Area has
nature conservation area

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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 39 % students 7 % retired 40 % under 14 years old 15 % others 13 %
% of residents

Housing types

home ownership 72 % renting 26 % other types of housing 2 %
% of housing

Average age of the residents

47 years
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25 km to the Center of Kouvola
35 km to the Center of Kotka
85 km to the Center of Lahti