Marttilan maaseutu


A tranquil countryside covers most of Marttila. Characterized by farmland landscapes and thick woods, rural Marttila is known for its distinctive village communities and opulent opportunities for hiking in the wild.

The Paimionjoki River historically divides the Marttila countryside into southern and northern villages. The most well-known southern villages in the countryside are Heikola, Laurila, Palainen, Ruskolainen, and Simala. The Heikola village club is an active one; for example it upkeeps the Huhtaanmaja hut, which serves as the starting point for the Marttila’s wilderness trekking route. Most of the northern villages are located in the cultural landscapes of Hämeen Härkätie.

About one-fifth of Marttila's residents earn their living from agriculture. This is especially evident in rural Marttila, which has a beautiful backdrop of fertile fields and farmhouses aplenty. MTK Marttila is a local interest organization for farmers, forest owners, and rural entrepreneurs that operate in the area.

For nature enthusiasts, Marttila countryside offers unforgettable opportunities for hiking and trekking in the wild. The Marttila Korpi’s wilderness route circles the southern parts of the municipality across the unique landscapes of forests, swamps, and high rock cliffs. No surprise that this area is often called “The Southern Lapland.” The area also hosts the popular Palainen Beach, where you can swim a few laps, sunbathe, enjoy beach activities and sauna. Apart from the leisurely activities, Marttila Wilderness Association is mainly focused on game management and hunting, but also sets up special campfire spots for hikers to enjoy and rest their bodies with picture-perfect views.

Highway 10 passes through the northern parts of the rural Marttila, along which you can quickly set your route to Turku. This road between Turku and Hämeenlinna and a road between Aura and Salo guarantees an excellent location for Marttila's entrepreneurs: the Tiipilä industrial area serves as a great example. When it comes to the nearest services, such as Marttila School, a library, and local specialty shops, one must make their way to the center of Marttila.

Neighborhood features

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

Built environment
residential area
peaceful countryside
vacation homes
business cluster

Building types
detached houses
holiday homes

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 44 % students 7 % retired 30 % under 14 years old 18 % others 8 %
% of residents

Housing types

home ownership 92 % renting 5 % other types of housing 3 %
% of housing

Average age of the residents

43 years
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45 km to the Center of Turku
30 km to the Center of Salo