Living and working

Living in Växjö means having many possibilities, rather than having to choose between them.

Växjö is a dynamic, forward-looking city and the optimism is well merited. Växjö has a increasing population with a young age profile. The 1.2 million inhabitants within a radius of just over 100 km combined with the exciting cultural life make Växjö a commercial centre of the region. Shopping centres and malls complement the small boutiques and stores of the city centre. 

There is a full range of accommodation available in and around the city. Lake Växjö reaches right into the city and is surrounded by lush greenery. This provides countryside walks close to the heart of the city, that are popular with all ages. A rich quality of life is given by the proximity to beautiful countryside around Lake Helga with its inland archipelago. There is bathing in secluded bays, water skiing, canoeing and sailing.

Fast track to an apartment

If you are an expert or have chosen to work in an upstart business in Växjö you may be eligible to being prioritised in the queue to getting somewhere to live, so-called "näringslivsförtur". A basic requirement is that your current residence is more than 60 kilometres away from Växjö and that you have been offered at least a 6 month contract. Your employer applies for your placement in the priority queue which is valid for Vidingehem.


Senast uppdaterad: 28 April 2023