Westend includes everything from modest garden city homes to spectacular gated beach estates.
The architecture in Westend House varies from Art Nouveau mansions to the ultra modern architecture of recent years. In early years buildings were designed by Westend-designers such as Georg Wigström and architects who commissioned workshops.
Westend runs through Espoo Beachbath, along which most of the Westend’s sandy beaches are located. There are also well-preserved early fortress fortresses in Krepost Sveaborgi, Helsinki’s earth and sea fortress.
THE PEOPLE AND LIFESTYLE
Westend Park School is a warm city school in a quiet area of Westend. There are both Finnish-language and Swedish-language language classes in the school. About 300 children are studying at school. After the school day, afternoons and clubs are organized in schools. International schools are located in Suurpelto and Ruoholahti. International day care is in Westend. Closest high schools are in Haukilahti and Tapiola and upper secondary school in Tapiola which is ranked one of the nations best.
Haukilahti shopping center and Westend shopping center has range of services from pharmacy to florists.
Shopping malls of Iso omena and Ainoa are few kilometers away
The Westend beach is located in southern Espoo, near the West Bank. The beach was renovated in summer 2017 and Toppelund’s small beach is located in Haukilahti. Toppelund is actually a series of beaches, if you would see a little effort, then Haukilahti would have a uniform one mile long beach from Toppelund to Mellsten. Address of the Toppelund Beach: Hietaniemenkuja 4, dressing rooms, shower, kiosk service and summer terrace.
Public transportation is available.
The closest Metro stations are located Matinkylä and Tapiola.
SPORTS AND LEISURE
The building of 100 exericise steps of Linnake slope in Westend has started.
Sport events like Westend Run and Espoo Beach Marathons are organized yearly.
Pro Westend is a village association founded in 1940.
Westend / Haukilahti has few nice restaurants with breathtaking sea views. Celebrate an intimate special occasion at Merihelmi or family time in cozy Cafe Melsten. Area has several Pizzerias and fantastic Creek restaurant. Sushi lovers have to try the Sushi Yuzu in Haukilahti shopping center.
Westend bar and Karaoke.