The City of Espoo comprises five regional centres and two local centres. Housing in Espoo is typically spacious and located close to nature.

Espoo has about 125 000 homes of which 51 000  are in detached houses. Over half of the housing stock of Espoo comprises owner-occupied houses, while rental houses make up one third. Additionally, Espoo has over 5 000 right-of-occupancy apartments.