Vähäheikkilä - Puistomäki


Vähäheikkilä is extremely beautiful, especially if you’re into colorful wooden houses and lush gardens. The area is easy to reach by walking or cycling from downtown and it’s close to nature, river Aura, and the sea.

The idyllic and loosely built wooden house areas of Vähäheikkilä (northern part of the neighborhood) and Puistomäki (southern part) are located close to the city center with good public transport connections. The buildings in the area are mainly wooden houses and detached houses built in the early 1900s. In the western part of Puistomäki there are also veterans' houses that were built for soldiers and their families after the Second World War. Nestled in the area are also a few apartment buildings and small industries.

The area is surrounded by nature and parks, perfect for active lifestyles. If you are in need for more sport options, Vähäheikkilä's sports ground is to your service. There is also a special vocational school Spesia located in the area.

There is an influential and active neighborhood association, Martinrantaseura, operating in Vähäheikkilä. From Martinrantaseura’s magazines you can read the history of the area and get to know its social activities. The neighborhood association for Puistomäki is Meripuistoseura ry, which aims to promote communality, recreational opportunities and historical knowledge in the area as well as represent residents views in city planning.

Does colorful wooden houses make you happy?

Neighborhood features

Natural environment
parks nearby

Built environment
residential area

Building types
detached houses
wooden houses

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 52 % students 9 % retired 27 % under 14 years old 12 % others 12 %
% of residents

Housing types

home ownership 47 % renting 51 % other types of housing 2 %
% of housing

Average age of the residents

42 years
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3 km to the Center of Turku