Jyväskylä is safe and pleasant to live in. It is cosy and international, youthful and innovative at the same time. Thanks to the short distances and the lively urban centre, all the services, shops, schools and work are close at hand.The close proximity of nature with lakes, forests and attractive parks characterizes the city.

The residents of the city enjoy a broad diversity of high quality services, provided by the municipality. These include education, culture, social and health services, technical infrastructure, environmental protection and sport services.