Kesklinn (the City Center)
- District Administration address:
Tallinna Kesklinna Valitsus
Reg. no. 75014221
Nunne 18, 15058 Tallinn
Phone: (+372) 645 7200
Email: [email protected]
- Area 30.6 km², population 62.311.
- Types of buildings: fairy tale-like Old Town (Vanalinn) featuring houses from the year 1230 A.D. to the 21st century office buildings.
- Renting price avg: €550 per month
- Buying price avg: €3000 per square meter
- Your typical neighbour: ranging from busy corporate people and hipsters to students and pensioners. Besides locals, also Finns and Belorussians, Scots, Italians, Americans and so forth.
- Why Kesklinn? Living in the center, it is the densest and busiest that you can get in Estonia but not as overwhelming as NYC or Hong Kong. Lot of culture and world class restaurants, not to mention pubs and clubs.
- History brief: besides the Old Town the regulated designing of the streets and dwellings of Kesklinn started in 1857 after Tallinn was excluded from the list of fortifications. Most of the buildings were completed from 1920s to 1940 and from 1945 to 1950s. It took off again in 1990s and has not stopped yet.
- Key center: the triangle between Vanalinn (the Old Town), Viru Keskus (shopping center) and Vabaduse väljak (the Freedom Square) has a lot to explore in a short distance that can be covered in less than five minutes on foot.
- Special events: you name it, you’ve got it. For example, in every September the Tallinn Marathon (10k, 21k and 42k distances), in November the internationally recognised PÖFF (Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival) and Restoranide Nädal (Tallinn Restaurant Week), during summer the Tallinn Bicycle Week (also known as Tour d’Öö), Uue Maailma festival, concerts (like Moby, Rammstein, Robbie Williams), festivals (the International Song Festival) and many others.