The central residential areas of Valkeala are Kirkonseutu and Niinistö-Jokela.
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Valkeala church village has just the right services. Everything is within walking distance: daycare centres, an elementary school, junior high school and high school, health centre, service centre for older people, and the attractive Hurmanmäki residential area. There a variety of leisure facilities on offer, including an indoor swimming pool, ice rink, sports field and lighted skiing and jogging tracks.
Niinistö-Jokela’s residential areas are located between Kouvola and Kirkonseutu in Valkeala. Wonderful waterways, open green spaces and good services create plenty of opportunities for relaxation. The area has two schools, a daycare centre, lighted jogging track, canoeing route and racket sports hall. The number of residents has increased rapidly. In the districts of Koivuranta and Lautaro, many have found their dream home.
Jaala church village has all the local administrative and business services. Strolling through the village, you can admire the varied landscape, with its rolling hills, open fields and waterways opening onto Pyhäjärvi (Holy Lake). For many people, Jaala’s main attraction is the pure, fresh natural environment and peaceful atmosphere. The village is where residents and tourists meet. The character of the place is shaped by a mix of new and old buildings. The jewel in the village’s crown is the neo-Gothic church, which dates back to 1877.