Kerttula and Pirilä are active neighborhoods near the center of Raisio, offering a wide range of opportunities for those who fancy sports and outdoor activities. Kerttula is characterized by a diverse building stock, while Pirilä boasts a more rural atmosphere.

In terms of the population, Kerttula-Pirilä is the largest residential area in Raisio; about one-fifth of the city's residents live here. The neighborhood hugs the center of Raisio and expands to the north. Getting around the Kerttula-Pirilä area is as efficient as it is effortless. While the center of Raisio is easily accessible by bike or on foot, the Turku region's Föli bus takes you with convenience to the other parts of Raisio and Turku center, which is only about seven kilometers away.

There are plenty of opportunities for different housing, as the building stock consists of terraced-, multi-story-, and detached houses. Those looking to live in an apartment building will find themselves in the eastern part of the area in the Venhe neighborhood. Those looking to have a bit more space to stretch out, should instead head to the forested residential community called Kuua, or then find their way to the western-most area in the Pirilä's green surroundings. As a living environment, Kerttula-Pirilä is a serene space. Its landscape is adorned with woodlands, fields, and Raisio Factory rising in the field's horizon.

The services offered in the Raisio city center are just a stone's throw away, and Kerttula is only a few kilometers away from Mylly, the largest shopping center in Southwest Finland. Kerttula school provides primary education for children up to the sixth grade. For pupils possessing more years and knowledge, Vaisaari junior high school and Raisio high school provide teaching in the adjacent neighborhood in the center of Raisio.

The Kerttula Sports Center offers a variety of facilities for sports fans. From outdoor fields to indoor spaces, the area includes a jogging track, ice rink, tennis courts, and a sports hall, among others. Here, nature is also right at your fingertips, as the Kerttula nature trail offers a lush mixed forest path with rugged spruces and straight-trunked elderly pine trees and the rocky Kuuanvuori site. No need to look for extra motivation to go for a run or a recharging power walk.

Neighborhood features

Natural environment
parks nearby
next to a forest
by the fields

Built environment
close to the city center
residential area
apartment buildings

Building types
detached houses
high-rise apartment buildings
terraced houses
newly built

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 41 % students 8 % retired 36 % under 14 years old 15 % others 12 %
% of residents

Housing types

home ownership 64 % renting 34 % other types of housing 2 %
% of housing

Average age of the residents

46 years
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9 km to the Center of Turku