Örebro is very central in Sweden, almost midway between Stockholm and the Norwegian border. This small city has played a major role in Sweden's history as many roads have passed through the Örebro area since the 15th century. However, the city itself is only around 700 years old. Slättö builds and brokers rental apartments in Örebro and here we have put together a small guide that describes Örebro as a city to live in, the different neighborhoods and how you go about finding a rental apartment in Örebro through us.
Today, Örebro is home to just over 150,000 people and is the country's seventh largest municipality in terms of population. The city is home to people from over 154 different countries, and you can eat good food from all corners of the world in the many international restaurants and experience cultural days organized by the local associations. A very famous place in Örebro is the castle, which has stood here since the 13th century and today houses a restaurant, various conference rooms and the governor's residence.
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Örebro municipality is about 20 miles from Stockholm and 30 miles from Gothenburg. Here you live within a 30-mile radius of 70 percent of Sweden's population. When you live in Örebro, you are also always close to nature. There are far more green spaces here than people, and each person in Örebro has an average of 98 square meters of parkland in the municipality. If nature experiences are your thing, you will love living here. In Örebro, you live close to several nature reserves, Lake Hjälmaren, the bird paradise Tysslingen and Kvismaren, as well as many forests, lakes and skiing/hiking trails.
From Örebro Airport you have both the rest of Sweden and Europe close at hand. From the airport there are weekly charter, scheduled and freight flights to the rest of the country and the continent. Train traffic goes through Örebro on the Mälarbanan, Svealandsbanan, Bergslagsbanan and there are also trains south to Gothenburg. The E18, E20 and highway 50 also run through Örebro municipality and make it easy to take the car if you commute to e.g. Stockholm.
Örebro is a smaller city and although there are distinct neighborhoods here, it is easier to divide the city into the 4 cardinal points and the center. Here you can read about the different parts of the city before you start looking for rental apartments in Örebro.
In northern Örebro, you live close to Lake Hjälmaren and everything that goes with it: bathing areas, waterside exercise paths, fishing, boating and ice skating in winter. Living close to Sweden's fourth largest lake has its advantages if you are an outdoor enthusiast or have a boat. It's also in this part of the city that you'll find Svampen, one of the city's famous landmarks. Svampen is a beautifully designed water tower that today houses both a café overlooking the city and a conference facility.
Örebro University is located here and is therefore very popular with students. The beautiful city park and the Wadköping open-air museum are also located on the eastern side of the city.
South of Örebro feels more like a countryside than a city, with huge open green areas on the doorstep. Many people who love exercise and nature live in the area, as southern Örebro has many jogging paths, water parks, a golf course and a riding school. Södra Ladugårdsängen and the new homes in the area are today very attractive and perfect for families with both younger and older children.
Like the rest of Örebro, there are plenty of opportunities to walk close to forest and nature here, but western Örebro is probably the part of Örebro that feels most like a city. Here you live within walking distance of Örebro's city center and shopping streets. The E18 runs through western Örebro, which is optimal for those who commute to nearby cities.
Örebro is home to more than 12,000 companies ranging from major private employers such as Atlas Copco Rock Drills AB, Nobina Sverige AB and DHL to state employers such as Örebro Municipality, Region Örebro County, Örebro University and the Swedish Police Authority. While nearby Karlstad and Västerås have greater potential for ambitious workers, Örebro can instead offer a stable labor market in a smaller city where community and proximity to nature are in focus.
Thanks to Örebro University, many young people are also attracted to the city in the spring and fall and a large number of them choose to stay in the charming city after graduation. About 17,000 students live and study in Örebro and the city has become one of the country's smaller university towns.