Fantastic! We're sure that you're going to feel right at home. We're expanding at a rapid pace right now, so it's truly a great time to be moving here. Let us tell you all about it.
The starting point for the East Sweden region is Östergötland and the cities of Linköping and Norrköping. In fact, we’re not so picky about the map of our region. Why not? Well, because we live in a globalized world where curiosity, knowledge, and innovation move borders. Just like in East Sweden.
We've got companies of all sizes operating within a wide range of business areas. When highlighting a few industries that we're particularly proud of, we usually talk about our four growth areas; visualization, aeronautics, logistics and cleantech.
You can read all about our growth areas at our East Sweden Business website.
Our region keeps expanding at a rapid pace. At this time, we've got a number of exciting projects coming our way.East Link ProjectC LinköpingNext:NorrköpingMjärdevi Science ParkNorrköping Science ParkWahlbecks business park
In the year 2017 the East Link project kicks off – a high-speed railway service connecting Stockholm and Linköping.
The East Link will be Sweden's largest infrastructure project to date, contributing to the further expansion of our region.
Linköping is changing. Nobody knows exactly what the future holds, but there are currently general plans being made for the city's on-going development. The inner city will cross over the river, where the new district of Stångebro will make room for residences, commercial spaces, sports facilities, town squares and parks.
The heart of the district will be the river Stångån. Stångebro will also house the new central station, serving as a commuter hub. With the upcoming East Link running through the city, travelling times will be shortened and the job market will grow. Keep up with the development at www.linkoping.se/clinkoping
Norrköping's journey towards the future has begun. In the upcoming years, the city will be going through a big transformation. The East Link, the new high-speed railway that will run through the city, will enable traveling to Stockholm from Linköping in just 75 minutes. At the same time we're building two new city districts.
The first one is the inner docks area, which in a few years time will be turned into a natural part of the Norrköping city centre. The inner docks district will offer buildings of varied architectural styles as well as beautiful waterside views along the docks of the canal. Get updated at www.next.norrkoping.se.
Mjärdevi Science Park is a professional environment aimed to bring companies closer together. The science park is characterized by world-renowned, high-technological, innovative and successful companies. It's part of Linköping's knowledge- and science cluster,
which provides access to world leading research environments, attracting expertise from all over the world. Mjärdevi Science Park truly lives up to the Linköping city slogan: "where ideas come to life". See www.mjardevi.se for more information.
Discovering and stimulating new business opportunities is perhaps the strongest driving force behind Norrköping Science Park. We create the right conditions for companies to set up, expand and establish themselves, and we specialize in companies in interactive and visual media.
Through our project and development arenas, as well as our unique test environments, we form a natural hub for stimulating innovations in Norrköping and the entire region. Read more at www.nosp.se.
The New Wahlbecks business park serves as a hub for many of Linköpings know-how companies. Currently the park is in the middle of an expansion phase, which will bring 50 000 m2 of new office space to the innovative companies of the region.
Read more about Wahlbecks Business Park and other cluster environments active in the region at http://www.sanktkors.se/vara-fastigheter.
Meet the people of East Sweden, who've followed their dreams, exceeded their goals or just followed their own path.
We think that you might be surprised by how inexpensive cost of living can be here, compared to in some of Sweden’s larger cities. The average price of a detached house in the region stands at 1,8 million SEK. That's half the price of a house in Stockholm. That means great potential for finding your dream home.
Chances are that you'll find your dream home right here. Exactly where you choose to live probably depends on where your priorities are. Find your home with booli.se.
No matter where you choose to stay, getting to work is never a hassle. These are our most common commuting routes.
Gota Canal. Vätternrundan and Varamon. I Motala har du aldrig mer än 5 minuter till vattnet. Nära till allt, både strand och stadsliv – det trivs Motalas över 42 000 invånare med. Många av invånarna arbetspendlar dagligen in till Linköping – ca 45 minuter – med Östgötapendeln eller bil. I år blir bron färdig och Motala får ännu lite närmare till allt. I Motala finns utbildning med kvalitet för alla åldrar. Här utbildas fler utomhuspedagoger än någon annanstans och här finns riksidrottsgymnasier för segling och triathlon.
Norrköping boasts a geographical location for both people and companies accentuated by an efficient transport hub featuring the railway, a net of highways, the airport and the second largest port, measured by the value of the cargo handled. By train you can reach Stockholm in 75 minutes and the same journey by car takes 90 minutes.
If you would like to stay a little longer, or even settle down here for good, we can promise opportunities for both active leisure and good, affordable accommodation. Boxholm also has a good communication network with the surrounding towns (30 minutes by train to Linköping). Those who have visited Boxholm consider it only natural to keep returning, unless of course, they choose to stay for good.
Finspång is growing, and with almost 21 000 inhabitants, it’s an active industry-centred community with a unique structure of small firms, medium-sized industries and numerous global companies. Career opportunities in Finspång attract many professionals and more commute into town than commute out. If you like an active lifestyle, perhaps paddling, cross-country running or cycling, there are fantastic opportunities in the town renowned for its many lakes and dramatic nature.
In Kinda there is a feeling of closeness to nature, culture and each other. We care about each other and live in a safe environment. With less stress and queues, we find harmony. There is good housing in beautiful surroundings that are close to both lakes and forest.
Söderköping has an ancient history, Göta Canal streams through the town and S:t Anna archipelago nestles on the coast. All this attracts many visitors every year. Söderköping is characterised by small businesses as well as larger employers. Here, you find the genuine countryside, archipelago and yet proximity to the big towns. About 4 000 inhabitants commute daily, mostly to Norrköping. In the idyllic town centre, you can find charming houses and in the countryside and archipelago there are numerous, beautiful residential opportunities.
Vadstena is a gem on Lake Vättern, located between Stockholm and Gothenburg. Here you can find all the benefits of living in a small municipality: security; an attractively-priced housing market; and just a stone’s throw to the shops, services and schools. Here you can find both municipal and independent childcare services. Vadstena offers a combination of cobbled alleys and medieval environments with boutique shopping, rich cultural and recreational possibilities and fantastic nature just around the corner.
Valdemarsvik is the place from where Henning Mankell gets his inspiration, in the beautiful archipelago with many islands. Valdemarsvik is one of Östergötland’s smaller municipalities with 7 500 inhabitants. Many make the 45 minute commute into Norrköping by bus or car to work. If you are interested in living on one of the islands, Östgötatrafiken will guarantee you passage on a boat to the mainland all year round. Valdemarsvik’s inhabitants are proud of their good schools, from nursery to secondary school and its rich club activities.
Västervik, with its 36 000 inhabitants, is a future-oriented municipality with exciting companies and retail developments. Its location on the Baltic Sea and the beautiful archipelago on its doorstep make Västervik an attractive municipality to visit and live in. You can live on the shore, close to and even on the water. Our latest property range includes floating houses moored to the shoreline. Västervik also offers great shopping and restaurants for all tastes.
Ydre is Östergötland’s smallest municipality with 3 600 inhabitants. Here you can find a place to develop your talents and interests – from theatre and vintage cars to sports and physical exercise – and why not get involved in a village team? Regardless of whether you want to live out in the countryside, in a beautiful church village or in the heart of the community, you are close to both nature and cultural activities. Entrepreneurship here is on a grand scale with every fifth inhabitant running their own company. What do you dream of doing? It takes just over an hour to get home from Linköping or Jönköping.
Åtvidaberg has a population of 11 500 of which the majority make the short 40-minute commute to Linköping with the good public transport system available. Unique for Åtvidaberg is the beautiful oak landscape which is the largest in Northern Europe and the town’s incredibly active club activities. Here you can also find a road network without traffic lights which makes it easy to get where you are going.
Ödeshög is conveniently situated between Linköping and Jönköping and the E4 makes nearby towns easily accessible. Ödeshög has a population of about 5 000. Many commute to nearby Mjölby which is just 26 km away. A detached house in Ödeshög costs a third of a property in Linköping making Ödeshög living very attractive. Here you can find desirable lakeside plots, serene lake views, dramatic nature and a leisure boat marina.
Got green thumbs? Enough for a thriving garden, or just a small patch of culinary herbs?
The dream of a house on a quiet street – where the kids can learn to rider their bikes and you can have your morning coffee outside in the garden – does not have to be just a dream. We've got it all; detached houses, townhouses and ranches – in the city as well as in smaller towns. The choice is yours.
Customize your future home in the LinköpingsBo 2017 project, where a brand new city district focused on sustainability is taking shape. Or why not settle down in the picturesque Oxelbergen area of Norrköping.
A latte to go, a business meeting over lunch and drinks at the bar before hitting the clubs at night. With the gym within walking distance, there's no excuse to not work out. If you, like Big-city Bella, treasure being close to the shopping districts and cultural offerings that comes with big city life, you're in the right place. All you have to do is decide if you'd rather live carelessly in a rented apartment, or invest in a condo.
Enjoy brunch in historic alleys at the Brasserie och Bageri in the Knäppingsborg area of Norrköping, or hit the nightclubs at Ågatan in Linköping.
Wellingtons by the front door and green pastures by the front yard. Having a kitchen window view of both meadows and forests. Cats purring on the patio and cows mooing in the nearby pasture. If you're like Countryside Carol and appreciate farm life, there's every opportunity for you to fell right at home in this region. You can moonlight as a farmer, keep your own stable or just live close to nature while working in the city.
Hop onboard the new commuter train from Linköping to the medieval town of Skänninge. Or visit the Berg locks, one of the many tourist spots of Göta Canal.
Slipping out at the break of dawn to empty the nets. Right there between the islands of the archipelago, with a tablet in your hand. Archipelago living – a life filled with boating, fishing and swimming – can easily be combined with working in the city. If you treasure the sound of waves lapping the shore as much as you love the pulse of the city, this region is the right choice for you.
Dream of a summer house in Arkesund in the Norrköping archipelago, or enjoy the beautiful lake Vättern in Motala.
Basically that's why we think you'd really like it here. Sounds interesting? We hope so.
We're ready when you are.