This Garden city has been lovely....several years ago. Now it's under construction. The tube(metro) is coming soon and buildings are built or torn down. But, you can still find interesting architecture. If you don't like the noise around you, go shopping! This place will be nice after a couple of years, again:)
Tapiola is a part if Espoo, in its time a new type of city planning. Nowadays normal suburb but with some gems. Ice skating in winter, occational open air conserts in summer between the cultural center and the public bath house, the latter also being quite nice. You have Silkkiniitty grass field for play, the nice museum complex WeeGee and...
Tapiola is quite dead at the moment. They are building a metro and is really shows. Metro will ve ready in August, but the construction will continue for at least a year.
However, if you happen to go to Tapiola anyway, the cultural center is very nice and the pool area next to it quite beautiful.
We moved to Tapiola 1976 and had the priviledge to have a wonderful panorama vieuw from the highest point. after a few years we changed into a rowhouse due to growing family - more space and no need to an elevator.
Since then especially all services, particularly small shops for
everyday alimentary, have dimished and centralized in Heikintori - not...