Living in North Karelia
North Karelia provides a large range of living options for its inhabitants
. If you enjoy living in a peaceful environment and having room to breathe and wish to experience the magic of the wilderness, the rural areas and small villages of the region are for you. If you are more of a city person, Joensuu is a good choice as the central city of the region. Here you can enjoy a busier North Karelian way of life. The unspoilt and magnificent nature is present everywhere. In North Karelia, you can go hiking in national landscapes, ski on frozen lakes or go fishing in the middle of the city.
The regional centre Joensuu
is a vibrant, rapidly growing urban region with 124,000 inhabitants. During the last decade, many construction projects have been carried out in the city and the pace is accelerating. In future decades, Joensuu will sprawl to the eastern bank of the river Pielisjoki traversing the city. A new, modern residential area called Penttilänranta is being built a stone's throw away from the city centre in the historical Penttilä sawmill area.
Learn more about the different areas of North Karelia, which provide you with ample space, inexpensive living, a relaxed atmosphere and congestion-free traffic.