Housing and services

Some 10,000 new residents are expected to move to Espoon keskus in the next three decades. In other words, new homes are needed! As the district develops further, some 2,000 new jobs will also emerge.

Housing construction has already began in Espoon keskus. Four blocks of flats are being built next to the old Town Hall which will be demolished, with the railway station and services within easy reach.

A versatile location for events and encounters called the Vaakunatori square will be built next to the residential block.

In addition to the surroundings of Vaakunatori, new homes will also be built in Suviniitty in the near future. The construction of the Suviniitty neighbourhood will continue for approximately three years. Its new day-care centre will be completed in 2020. About a thousand new residents will move to Suviniitty in the coming years.

Espoon keskus has Finnish- and Swedish-speaking schools and day-care centres, a health centre, swimming hall, sports park and other city services and a variety of commercial services.

Children sit among colourful beanbags on the floor in Entresse Library.
Entresse Library. Photo: Kimmo Brandt / Compic.

The shopping centre Entresse includes a library, the City Archives and more than 40 specialty stores. The shopping centre Espoontori includes one of the Service Points of the City of Espoo and more than 30 shops. The shopping centres are expected to expand their operations in the near future. New homes for some 350 people will also be added to the shopping centres.

The nearby areas of Muurla and Lommila include more specialised stores, and grocery shops will also become available in these areas.

The campus of the Omnia municipal federation of education is located in the area, providing versatile vocational education. Omnia is attended by more than 10,000 students every year. Half of them study in Espoon keskus.

Espoon keskus is the gate to the capital region and to nature in Nuuksio. A convenient bus runs from the station to the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia and other fascinating outdoor services in the northern parts of Espoo.

Service tokens on the map:

Purple: Daycare

Green: School

Red: Hospital or health center

Turquoise: Dental Clinic

Clicking on the color mark will display the name and address of the service.

Click the "Maximize map" button to enlarge the map. A large map opens in a new tab.

From the top left of the big map, you can select more services to display: Click on the icon at the top left, which is the bottom of the list to open several menus. The Services menu is also available there. Clicking on a small blue triangle will display the list of services. Check the services you want to appear in the map view.