In Yläne, the surrounding nature offers space for relaxation and the trails of the national park start almost at your doorstep.

Lively villages surrounded by lakes 

In 2009, Yläne became part of the municipality of Pöytyä. This former municipal center boasts a variety of services and specialized shops, thanks to its lively business scene. The Yläne comprehensive school covers grades 1-9, and the municipality’s high school is located in Kyrö, approximately half an hour away. From Kirkonkylä, you can reach Turku in less than an hour, and if needed, buses from Matkahuolto can take you to nearby towns.

Yläne’s churchyard and rectory are nationally significant cultural sites, making living near the charming falu red church a truly unique experience. The picturesque countryside around Yläne is dotted with villages like Uusikartano, renowned for its dance hall and theatre; Heinijoki, surrounded by six lakes; and Kalikka, offering breathtaking views of Lake Pyhäjärvi (learn more about these villages in the Villages of Pöytyä [Kylien Pöytyä] brochure). In summer, Yläne's population swells with the arrival of holiday cottagers.

Dancing, music and much more to do in your free time

The vibrant villages of Yläne are buzzing with activity, offering a plethora of options for your free time. Local associations cater to diverse interests, ranging from scouting to music and sports, providing ample opportunities for newcomers to engage with the community. Explore the various associations on Yläne’s website. The Auranlaakso Adult Education Centre (Auranlaakson kansalaisopisto) also hosts a variety of activities.

A true gem in Yläne is Valasranta, upholding the Finnish dance hall tradition and renowned nationwide for hosting the largest summer dance camp in Finland. In winter, Valasranta even offers a weekly winter swimming session. Winter swimming is also possible at the municipal beach Kalikka!

Nature at your doorstep

For nature enthusiasts, the Luontokapinetti Nature Centre provides experiences for all ages. Adjacent to the center, you’ll discover a Time Trail (Aikapolku) and an observation tower, both offering insights into geology. Immerse yourself in local history at the Yläne Local History Museum (Yläneen kotiseutumuseo), where you can learn about rural life from the 1700s onwards and participate in various summer events.

Yläne’s natural beauty and hiking opportunities beckon just outside your door. Embark on a canoe trip along the Yläne River, enjoying the serene surroundings of Lake Pyhäjärvi. The 20 km-long ring trail in Vaskijärvi Nature Park is a day’s walk, or you can opt for an overnight stay in the park’s lean-to or cottage accommodation. Kurjenrahka National Park is also a mere 15-minute drive from the church village of Yläne.

Neighborhood features

Natural environment
near the lake
parks nearby
next to a forest

Built environment
residential area
business cluster
vacation homes

Building types
detached houses
terraced houses
holiday homes

Neighborhood characteristics
village of the month

Area has
national park
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 40 % students 6 % retired 37 % under 14 years old 17 % others 9 %
% of residents

Housing types

home ownership 85 % renting 12 % other types of housing 4 %
% of housing

Average age of the residents

46,5 years
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