Keskusta - tois pual jokke


The Northern Center (Keskusta) has everything a person needs for their free time within walking distance, such as welcoming cafés and restaurants, exciting shops, culture, and hobbies.

The River Aura (Aurajoki) divides Turku and the city center into north and south. The Northern Center is home to various well-known locales such as Marketplace (Kauppatori), traditional Market Hall (Kauppahalli), Turku Main Library (Turun pääkirjasto), Turku Concert Hall (Turun konserttitalo), and Turku Art Museum (Turun taidemuseo). Restaurants, in particular, have gained a great reputation across Finland. The center is the hub for public transport (Föli) and connections to other parts of Turku and neighboring municipalities are excellent.

Living costs in the Northern Center of Turku are naturally amongst the highest, yet in exchange, you get to live in the center of everything. The area offers renovated old stone buildings, compact 70's apartment buildings, or modern complexes. In contrast, in the northeastern corner of the area is a neighborhood called Lonttinen, full of idyllic and protected wooden houses.

The Northern Center, like the rest of Turku, is playfully divided into those living on 'this side of the river' (southern side) and those living on 'that side of the river' (northern side). The northern side has a residents' association called Toispual Jokke ry, which means ''that side of the river'' in Turku dialect.

Which side of the River Aura do you enjoy the most?

Neighborhood features

Natural environment
by the riverside
parks nearby

Built environment
city center
apartment buildings
close to the city center

Building types
high-rise apartment buildings
low-rise apartment buildings
wooden houses
newly built

Neighborhood characteristics
wooden house area

Area is

Articles about neighborhoods

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 54 % students 11 % retired 27 % under 14 years old 7 % others 11 %
% of residents

Housing types

home ownership 42 % renting 56 % other types of housing 2 %
% of housing

Average age of the residents

42 years
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