In Åland you are always living close to the sea, close to work, close to school, close to friends. The distances are short and traffic jams rarely occur.
There are plenty of alternatives, regardless whether you want to rent or own your housing. The alternatives available are everything from detached houses with gardens or semi detached homes to modern apartments.
The only town in Åland, Mariehamn, lies beautifully on a cape surrounded by water both east and west. Mariehamn is a lively small town with lots of detached houses, but also smaller areas with semi detached houses. The town has many new residential areas if you are dreaming of living in an idyllic small town near the sea.
There are rental housings and several planned residence developments also in the countryside and on islands in the archipelago.