Itäinen keskusta


The Eastern Center of Turku (Itäinen Keskusta) is well-liked amongst students as the neighborhood has most of the university buildings and lunch places. Also, the river Aura and the Turku Cathedral are close by.

The Eastern Center of Turku is just a couple of blocks away from the Marketplace (Kauppatori). The area holds many historical buildings, including Turku Cathedral (Turun Tuomiokirkko). The Turku University Hospital (TYKS), the University of Turku and the Swedish university Åbo Akademi are also in the area.

The University Hill is full of historical buildings belonging to the Åbo Akademi and traditional wooden houses. In Hämeenkatu, there are various apartment buildings. A former barrack area of Sirkkala has apartment buildings from different decades, from the 1840s to the 2000s.

The Eastern Center has a variety of services and Hämeenkatu especially has a wide range of popular restaurants. The area has excellent public transport connections. Community is important to many people living in the Eastern Center, which is why the area has many active residents' associations like Tälpual Jokke ry, Kerttuli ry, and Piispankatu - Biskopsgatan ry.

Are you dreaming of being surrounded by a historical Turku?

Neighborhood features

Natural environment
by the riverside
parks nearby

Built environment
city center
close to the city center
apartment buildings

Building types
high-rise apartment buildings
wooden houses
terraced houses

Neighborhood characteristics
village of the month

Area is

Price level in the neighborhood info

Housing sales prices

Above average
Average price in Turku: 2090 €/m2
The price level is indicative.

Neighborhood residents info

Primary life situation

working 53 % students 21 % retired 21 % under 14 years old 6 % others 10 %
% of residents

Housing types

home ownership 27 % renting 71 % other types of housing 2 %
% of housing

Average age of the residents

37 years
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1 km to the Center of Turku