Espoo is a combination of fresh nature and cultural, business and student life. Learn more about this thriving city and find a cozy rental apartment.
Known for its fabulous nature and seaside atmosphere, you might not realise at first sight that Espoo is the second-largest city in Finland as, instead of one, it actually has several city centres, providing Espoo with a small-town feel. This is a city where you will find urban rental housing as well as rural landscapes for singles, DINKs as well as families with children.
The city is known as an international centre for competence and research, with stars of the future graduating from the main campus of Aalto University in Otaniemi and the Universities of Applied Sciences in Leppävaara. Famous for its high-tech enterprises and head offices of international companies, Espoo offers career paths for professionals in many fields, and our rental homes are located in smart areas as regards access to workplaces, including Tapiolassa, Leppävaarassa, Matinkylässä and Niittykummussa.
Those into nature will love the Central Park and Nuuksio National Park. The Central Park is great for cross-country skiing in the winter and orienteering or geocaching in the summer, while in Nuuksio you can totally forget about the city and do even longer hikes in the stunning scenery of Lake Pitkäjärvi. You can also visit the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia.
Espoo is developing its already diverse supply of leisure opportunities by building the city's second-largest indoor swimming centre in Matinkylä where SATO has a lot of rental homes (linkki: Matinkylän vuokra-asuntoihin).
A thirst for culture can be satisfied at establishments such as Tapiola’s WeeGee Exhibition Centre, while insights into the wonders of time are provided at the Finnish Museum of Horology. For moments of magic there is the Espoo Circus.
Espoo is located along the Turku–Helsinki motorway and Länsiväylä highway, and the three Ring Roads of Helsinki Metropolitan Area also pass through the city. In addition to excellent connections by car, Espoo also has flexible public transport, with bus services inside Espoo as well as to Helsinki's Kamppi bus terminal. There are also extensive commuter and long-distance train connections from Espoo to Helsinki and elsewhere in Finland.
In the future the West Metro will make Espoo’s public transport services even more diverse. The metro will provide a fast connection via the centre of Helsinki all the way to Eastern Helsinki. A total of 13 new stations will be built along the metro line, ensuring quick access to areas around the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, and a good number of SATO RentHomes can be found dotted around the metro stations.