Halinen has a magnificent countryside landscape, yet located relatively close to the center of Turku. The majority of residents can reach the woods or the banks of the River Aura right from their doorsteps.

Halinen is mostly a low-rise district filled with rural landscapes and forests. It is located only four kilometers from the center of Turku and has good bus connections. the center can also be reached by walking or cycling along the lovely riverside. Halinen is a multicultural neighborhood and popular amongst students.

Halinen has both an area of detached and terraced houses, as well as several inexpensive apartment building blocks. The city of Turku owns the majority of the rental apartments and the Student Village Foundation (TYS) owns and operates student housing. The public and private sector services are good, including a school, a grocery store, and a parish. In Halinen, there is an active residential association, Halinen-Räntämäki Ry, whose aim is to promote the sense of community among residents, good living environment and atmosphere.

One of the most popular places in Halinen is Halistenkoski (Halinen Rapids), where you can find the dam, a summer café, and it is possible to go kayaking in the River Aura. It is also a popular place for fishing. Without a permit, you may fish with a rod and line, and through an opening in the ice during wintertime. Get to know what other activities are allowed due to the Everyman's rights in Finland.

Next to Halistenkoski, there is a historically significant village called Halisten kylämäki, which has been continuously inhabited since the Iron Age and whose buildings are mainly from the 19th and 20th century.

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Neighborhood features

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

Built environment
apartment buildings
residential area

Building types
high-rise apartment buildings
low-rise apartment buildings
detached houses
terraced houses

Neighborhood characteristics

Area is

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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 48 % students 18 % retired 18 % under 14 years old 16 % others 14 %
% of residents

Housing types

home ownership 40 % renting 59 % other types of housing 1 %
% of housing

Average age of the residents

36 years
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5 km to the Center of Turku