Hakaniemi, apartment complex's facade

Urban living and the lively markets of Hakaniemi in Helsinki

Hakaniemi (“Hakis” in Helsinki slang) is a meeting place in Helsinki, where people come to enjoy the seaside scenery, the market’s atmosphere and the delicacies of the area’s restaurants. Hakaniemi is a world of street-level shops and boutiques and it is a great place to live because the excellent commuting makes everyday life easier. Would this be the place to rent a home from for your new beginning?

Enjoy your life by the seaside

People of Hakis get to enjoy seaside scenery in the middle of urban surroundings since from Hakaniementori and Hakaniemenranta you can see the beautiful view of Siltavuorensalmi. From Hakaniemenranta you may also find restaurant ships which offer various delicacies for different tastes.

Hakaniemi is an exceptional place to live since the public transportation is excellent. The tram and the bus lines go by the legendary Ympyrätalo. You can walk to Helsinki centre within 15 minutes and if it’s raining, metro trip is always a great choice. You don’t need a car in Hakaniemi, since the distances are so short.

Marketplaces close to home

Hakaniemen Kauppahalli was founded in 1914 and it is a historical marketplace. Restaurants, small businesses and tiny boutiques located in Kauppahalli tempt people from all around the Helsinki and other cities to visit. There are some 140 entrepreneurs working in Kauppahalli and they all offer their expertise to customers. If you are looking for design, handmade crafts or quality food and ingredients, you will find them in Kauppahalli.

In Hakaniementori you may enjoy a relaxing cup of coffee or the shining of the sun, but occasionally the marketplace is filled with events and sales. Country fair is organized on the first Sunday of every month. During that time the producers and traders gather to sell their produce and handmade items.

A Christmas fair is organized every December. Atmospheric boutiques conquer the whole marketplace selling handmade gifts, ornaments and delicious food. There is lot to see for the little ones too, since you may end up bumping to Santa and his little helpers.

Why Hakaniemi is a good place to rent a home from?

Hakaniemi is a perfect place to live if you appreciate easy commuting and services and shops being close to home. The historical buildings are a sight to see. For an example Hakaniemenkatu 9, which was completely renovated from top to bottom, is filled with history but modernized to fit into this day and age. Hakaniemi is the place of urban living!

Sources: Hakaniemi's marketplace and Uutta Helsinkiä

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