Kärsämäki is a peaceful and verdant neighborhood, which in some places offers almost a rural feel, yet it is relatively close to the city center.

Kärsämäki is a tranquil and lovely neighborhood originally constructed as a working-class area, yet it has transformed itself and become more versatile nowadays. It lies about 4 kilometers north of the center of Turku. Along its western border runs the Tampere highway and there are excellent connections public transport connections in the area. The river Vähäjoki marks off Kärsämäki in the east.

The residential area consists of detached houses, terraced houses, and small apartment buildings from different decades, and its housing prices are relatively low, considering its splendid location. Kärsämäki also includes an area of 1970s apartment buildings called Paltta. There are also two small industrial areas; Hiidenvartti, situated along the railway in the eastern part, and Orjasmäki, situated along the bypass road (Turun kehätie), as a part of the Urusvuori industrial area.

Kärsämäki offers a variety of services, including two elementary schools and Turku Adult Education Foundation. There are also good private sector services: two supermarkets, Prisma and Lidl, are in the neighboring Kaerla in the south. Kärsämäki also has excellent sports facilities, including the Leaf Arena sports center and sports parks. Besides, the distance to the Impivaara sports center in western Kaerla is quite short. Kärsämäki has four hills surrounded by forests with many glacial erratics. Fields and open landscape areas of the river Vähäjoki represent a valuable cultural landscape.

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Neighborhood features

Natural environment
parks nearby
next to a forest
by the riverside

Built environment
residential area
apartment buildings

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

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 41 % students 8 % retired 38 % under 14 years old 14 % others 16 %
% of residents

Housing types

home ownership 54 % renting 43 % other types of housing 3 %
% of housing

Average age of the residents

46 years
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4 km to the Center of Turku