Askainen is a typical area of the south-west coast. Its rural and coastal atmosphere please both its residents and visitors. Askainen is a culturally significant area –after all, it is the birthplace of Mannerheim and the Louhisaaari manor is one of the region's most famous attractions.

Plenty of fields and sea

Askainen, Lemu and Masku formed the municipality of Masku in 2009. The seashore surrounds an area where tranquility and your own space are guaranteed. However, you don't have to be alone here, because there are plenty of villages in Askainen.

The distance between Askainen and Naantali and Masku is approximately 25 km. The journey lasts less than half an hour by car. When on the road, the idyllic rural landscapes open up beautifully, making any car journey a peaceful scenery. On the other hand, it takes less than 40 minutes to get to Turku. All necessary services are therefore located within a reasonable driving distance.

Local education, community spirit and cultural history

Askainen has a local library and its own cozy village school which offers education for 1st to 6th graders. The middle school, on the other hand, is located in the center of Masku, which can be reached by school bus.

Askainen is an eventful and communal place – especially in summertime. Locals often meet each other at Marski market, and in the recreation area of Pikisaari you can gather to take a sauna and spend relaxing moments on the beach. The annual “kurkkumarkkinat” (eng. cucumber market) also gathers people together. The Askainen village association takes well care of its residents.

The local history is significant, for the Baroque-style home of the Mannerheim and Fleming families – the Louhisaari manor castle with its gardens – is located in the area. The old stone church built in 1653 is also worth visiting, and the Askainen ritaripuisto park next to the church is an essential touristic destination.

Haapaniemi and Koskoinen plots now up for sale

The municipality has zoned the area for large and affordable lots in Haapaniemi and Koskoinen, where you can not only build your own home, but also the garden of your dreams. The plots are particularly well suited for those who value a peaceful country life and those who wish their children to attend an idyllic village school.

Neighborhood features

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

Building types
detached houses
holiday homes
wooden houses

Built environment
peaceful countryside
residential area
vacation homes

Neighborhood characteristics
village of the month

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 48 % students 6 % retired 28 % under 14 years old 18 % others 8 %
% of residents

Housing types

home ownership 87 % renting 11 % other types of housing 2 %
% of housing

Average age of the residents

44 years
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27 km to the Center of Turku