Sauvo Municipal Government Office

Vahtistentie 5

21570 Sauvo, Finland

Tel. +358 2 474 4100

Fax +358 2 474 4121

Welcome to the Maritime Municipality of Sauvo!


Entering the municipality of Sauvo, you are instantly transported from busy urban life to a relaxed rural atmosphere. Our location in the immediate vicinity of the development area between Turku and Salo is very convenient. Turku is just twenty minutes and Salo less than thirty minutes by car from the municipal centre. Sauvo is currently home to more than 3,000 people and the population is steadily growing.

Besides gorgeous scenery, we offer services and amenities that can compete with many larger localities. Young children can attend daycare close to home, in either family-run nurseries or bigger day care centres. Preschool is available, and the primary and lower secondary schools, as well as the library are located in the centre. Most upper secondary pupils from Sauvo attend school in either Paimio or Turku. Sauvo takes care of its people through compassionate and modern social, health and elderly care services.

Sauvo has a lively cultural scene and ample leisure activities. These include amateur dramatics, an adult education centre, sports clubs, a 4H club, hunting societies and many other associations. Sauvo is also home to many artists and artisans.

For an idea of the different businesses that exist in Sauvo, refer to annual publications of the Sauvo branch of the Federation of Finnish Enterprises. New companies are steadily being set up in both production and services. Most of them are SMEs employing one to five people. Their operating sectors range from metallurgy to IT, transports and educational services. There are many farming enterprises, specialising in areas such as rare plants, berries, herbs, organic farming and beef cattle.

Sauvo’s convenient location makes it an excellent place to run a business. The industrial areas are less than ten minutes from the Turku-Salo motorway. Large commercial and industrial sites are available at affordable prices.

The towers of the grey granite church in Sauvo have been home to jackdaws for seven centuries. The bird is commemorated on the municipality’s coat of arms.

Seaside Air and Historic Flair

Sauvo is a historic locale with long traditions and roots that go way back. Here, extensive fertile farmland shares the landscape with dense forests and the open sea. Old farmhouses and manors and the well-preserved idyllic village with its medieval stone church and high street demonstrate the locals’ appreciation for history and tradition.

Nature is never far from your doorstep, even in the centre of town. Sauvo forms a part of the Turku Archipelago. The municipality is 252.5 square kilometres in size and has an impressive 140 kilometres of seashore. No corner of the municipality is far from the seaside; even the main town, located in the northern part, is only seven kilometres from the nearest beach.

There are sandy beaches along the shore, offering diverse sporting and leisure opportunities.

Sheltered coves with deep water welcome those who enjoy rowing and sailing. Osmalahti, for example, located at the shore in Paimionselkä, is an ideal place to live for the sailing enthusiast. The wide and deep waters here lead straight to the Archipelago Sea.

A Safe and Wholesome Living Environment

Sauvo is a great location for families who want to live in the peaceful countryside but close to a city. This beautiful part of Southwest Finland offers a gorgeous setting for houses and holiday homes. Choose from gently undulating farmland, lush forests and seaside locations.

Those planning to build a house will find a selection of plots of various sizes and prices in several different development areas. They all have in common plenty of space at affordable prices. The council strives to make building planning as easy as possible. This is facilitated by the fact that there are many construction companies operating in the area.

Sauvo also welcomes many summer residents, with nearly 1,400 holiday homes within the municipality. The population grows significantly in the summer months, further livening up life in the towns and villages, and attracting numerous summer events. Many people are currently turning their holiday homes into permanent, year-round residences.

Quality of life in Sauvo is enhanced by clean, fresh air, pure groundwater and a safe rural environment.