Lahti has an active urban life and high-quality services, and it is known for its events. A wide range of opportunities are available for housing, from urban housing to detached house districts and from garden city-like residential areas to idyllic villages.
Lahti is a rapidly developing growth centre of nearly 120,000 residents. In Lahti, people live with sufficient room and close to nature. The services of a major city and the close proximity to numerous lakes give Lahti a unique image and plenty of options for free time. The dense and urban city centre is surrounded by the Salpausselkä ridges and Lake Vesijärvi, which reaches all the way to Lake Päijänne.
Lahti is a provincial centre and an internationally well-known environmental city where energy-efficient decisions are made for the good of the citizens and environment. Lahti’s excellent location guarantees effortless commuting and good transport connections to the rest of Finland – via water routes, for example.