Get to know Leppävaara
Leppävaara is the largest and busiest of Espoo’s urban 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 planned City Rail Link and Jokeri Light Rail will improve Leppävaara’s excellent public transport connections even further. The Jokeri Light Rail will run from Leppävaara via Otaniemi to Keilaniemi. You can follow the construction of the Jokeri Light Rail on the Jokeri Light Rail website(external link). For further information, see facts about the Jokeri Light Rail (in Finnish).
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 (the leading trotting arena in Finland), the largest sports park in Espoo, an outdoor swimming pool 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 accounts for one fourth of all jobs in Espoo. The most important sectors are retail and wholesale trade, ICT and education. Leppävaara is the largest information and technology cluster in Finland.
The Greater Leppävaara area includes the districts of Leppävaara, Karakallio, Kilo, Laaksolahti, Lintuvaara, Lippajärvi, Sepänkylä and Viherlaakso. The Greater Leppävaara area is currently home to some 71,500 people. The number of residents is expected to grow to 100,000 by 2040.
Are you a property developer or an investor? Read more about the development and investment opportunities in the Leppävaara area.