Leppävaara is the largest and busiest of Espoo’s city centres. It is the third-largest traffic hub in the capital region, providing convenient and fast train and bus connections to various parts of the capital region. The long-distance trains that run between Helsinki and Turku also stop at Leppävaara.
The upcoming City Rail Link and Jokeri Light Rail will improve Leppävaara’s excellent public transport connections even further. The Jokeri Light Rail line will provide a steady connection between Leppävaara and Otaniemi and the metro.
For those who live in Leppävaara, all aspects of urban life are within easy reach. The area includes Sello, the largest shopping centre in Finland in terms of visitor numbers, Vermo Race Track which is the leading trotting arena in Finland and the largest sports park in Espoo and several riding schools. Leppävaara also has several municipal and private services, shops, schools and day-care centres.
There are approximately 30,000 jobs in Leppävaara, which stands for one fourth of all jobs in Espoo. The most important sectors are retail and wholesale trade, ICT and education. Leppävaara is at the centre of the largest information and technology cluster in Finland.
The greater district of Leppävaara includes the districts of Leppävaara, Karakallio, Kilo, Laaksolahti, Lintuvaara, Lippajärvi, Sepänkylä and Viherlaakso.