In Katariina, the sea and outdoor activities are always nearby. It is a beautiful and peaceful neighborhood with idyllic townhouses.

Katariina or Katariinanlaakso is well known for its nature reserve, covering most parts of the area. It offers both residents and visitors various woodland and seaside activities. Katariina is located by the sea, about five kilometers south from the center of Turku and is close to the border of Kaarina. The area has good public transport connections.

The residential area consists mainly of detached houses, terraced houses, and small apartment buildings that have been built around the Housing Fair area in 1988. Around 1000 people are living in the area. Most of the services are in the surrounding neighborhoods within a few kilometers from Katariina's residential area.

In Katariina there is an active residential association, Meripuistoseura ry, whose aim is to promote community, pleasant living environment and atmosphere, recreational opportunities and knowledge of Katariina's history as well as represent residents' views on city planning. Besides Katariina, Meripuistoseura also represents neighboring areas of Uittamo and parts of Puistomäki.

Is your dream to live next to a nature reserve?

Neighborhood features

Natural environment
by the sea
next to a forest
parks nearby

Built environment
residential area

Building types
detached houses
terraced houses
low-rise apartment buildings

Area has
nature conservation area

Area is

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 47 % students 11 % retired 24 % under 14 years old 18 % others 14 %
% of residents

Housing types

home ownership 50 % renting 49 % other types of housing 1 %
% of housing

Average age of the residents

40 years
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6 km to the Center of Turku