Housing and services

Kalajärvi is the district centre of northern Espoo. Several neighbourhood services are located there, including the Ruskatalo Service Centre for Senior Citizens that also includes a library, a health centre and the Kalajärvi Chapel.

The district of Niipperi has two schools, several day-care centres, two grocery shops and other neighbourhood services.

There are approximately 5,500 jobs in Northern Espoo, and this figure is expected to increase by 50 per cent by 2030. The jobs are mostly located along Ring Road III in Juvanmalmi and Koskelo where one can find a large variety of small businesses and specialty stores. Landscaping and garden construction services have been centralised to Marketanpuisto. Located next to the Nuuksio National Park, the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia offers high-quality event and catering services. It also houses exhibitions.

The inhabitants of Northern Espoo are active and for example run several residents’ associations. One of them, Kalajärvi-Seura, aims to multiply the population growth in Espoo’s northern parts by six This would mean that the area would gain 25,000 new inhabitants by 2040.

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.