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Kallio

Posted 6 Days Ago at 12:52 PM by T-bag
Kallio is one of the main district in Helsinki,located on the eastern side of the Helsinki about one kilometer north from the citycenter. It is the most densely populated area in Finland. Kallio (literally "the rock") is separated from the city center by the Siltasaarensalmi strait, over which is a bridge called Pitkńsilta ("long bridge"). Traditionally, the bridge marks the symbolic divide between the bourgeois center and the more working class areas around Kallio.

However, working-class families as the most typical Kallio residents have long ago been replaced by young adults and elderly people living alone, in a process which could be seen as some sort of gentrification. For many people who move into Helsinki from elsewhere in Finland, Kallio is the area where they first settle. Most flats are small (one bed room flat -like my flat ), and rents are typically somewhat lower than elsewhere in central Helsinki( but still more than lots of other districts), lots of student resident this arera .

as I am living there and observing the life style Kallio has a reputation as a "bohemian" and liberal area more than any other district in Helsinki. Among other things, it is distinctive for its heterogeneous population and large number of bars and pubs, usually with relatively low price level ,there is the old style bars with all kind of annoying drunk peopole and also the new wave of bars like (HOLA ) (Rytmii) and others that I havnt visit yet . The area...
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