Types of buildings: Ranging from housing from 19th century to Soviet era 1950s blocks of flats to modern private housing that have been built there since 1970s, alongside with brand new buildings. It is not uncommon to see a private house with a large garden next to a Soviet-era apartment building.
Renting price avg: €400 per month
Buying price avg: €87,000
Your typical neighbor: Families with kids, working class, pensioners. People that like to live away from the Soviet-era projects but close to the city center.
Why Kristiine? Very close to the center, but away from the busy vibe.
History brief: In 1653 the Swedish queen Christina gave an order to survey the area into plots for citizens to purchase. Most of the housing stock was built during 1880 to 1980.
Key center: Kristiine shopping center; the suburb is quite homogenous and there is no other urban center.
Special events: Queen Kristina day at the historical Löwenruh park is the most famous event of the Kristiine area. It happens in the first Sunday of September every year. There are also other events at the Löwenruh park year around.