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Living at the heart of the action

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Get to know Skövde's everyday life.

Make a move

Thinking of moving to Skövde? Great!

We’re doing all we can to make you feel welcome. Skövde is a constantly evolving city. Every year hundreds of new recruits come to join the regiments and thousands of new students arrive to attend the university. Not to mention all the newly arrived talent relocating from near and far to join our expansive local companies. In recent years we’ve upped the pace considerably and are now building around 400 new homes a year. 

So, what’s your housing preference? Rural but close to the city, newly built, amidst the buzz of the city or near the rail station? You’ll find most options covered here. For those who want to live in a lively location, plans are under way for Skövde Science City, a unique new city-centre district with sustainable housing for a varied age range intermingled with business premises and innovative meeting places.

Any questions or concerns? That’s only to be expected. Relocating is a big step. We’re happy to help you on your way and answer any questions about what it’s like living in Skövde.

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Get Closer

Tyre tracks on the conference floor and leaves in your hair? Nothing strange about that in Skövde.

Nature and activities are so handy here that you can do more than you think in your lunch break. You can easily enjoy a mountain-bike ride on Billingen, a brief shopping excursion in the city, a visit to the art museum or cross-country skiing in winter. Most things are within easy reach, which makes life simpler. 

As a family, it feels safe and easy with pre-schools, schools and sports facilities within walking distance. More time for family, leisure and what you love basically. That’s the way we do things in Skövde.

Enjoy the ride

Helmets on, hold onto your hat and look up. 299 metres up to be exact.

On Billingen, the mountain literally at the heart of the city, you’ll find mountain-biking trails, pump tracks, high rope courses, running tracks and hiking trails. When winter comes and the temperature drops, we up the tempo a little. Billingen is an official Vasaloppet centre, with over 35 kilometres of cross-country trails worthy of elite skiers.

Mountain – check! What else does Skövde have to offer? Well, if there were a competition for the number of nature reserves, we’d definitely be on the podium. There’s a host of different nature areas, offering magical forests, open pastures, mountain landscapes and entrancing views.

Go explore!


Living at the heart of the action

Now you can live in Skövde Science City and become a neighbor to a whole cluster of game development companies or Fintech companies. Here, sustainable housing is interspersed with exciting meeting places and business premises. Best location! Not least because you can walk to the city center, university, travel center and Science Park Skövde in just a few minutes.


Easy peasy

Families. Listen up! Family life is a little easier in Skövde. Nature, shops, pre-schools and schools are all close at hand. Did you know, by the way, we also have private schools that focus on the English language?
380 opportunities

380 options

Did you know that Skövde has 380 different clubs, many of them sports-related? So whether you want to play rugby or handball, learn more about bee-keeping or sing in a choir, you’re sure to feel right at home. Just take your pick!

Live here, work there?

No worries! We are the fourth largest labour market region in Sweden. A population of 250,000 live within a 50-km radius of Skövde and many of them commute to or from nearby towns and cities every day. You can travel from Stockholm in two hours, and from Gothenburg in one.

From rock to opera

Did you know that Skövde is one of the country’s biggest film and theatre centre’s outside of our major cities? The city offers you at least one cultural event every day, 365 days of the year.



Go 48 holes

Love golf? Perfect, Skövde actually has three really great golf courses to choose from, with several other fine courses to visit in the surrounding area. And don’t be surprised if you meet elite players out on the course. They often play here.


Meet up?

Skövde has plenty of venues for creative meetings. How about Kulturhuset, Balthazar Science Center, Bahnhof co-working, Arena Skövde, Billingen, ASSAR Industrial Innovation Arena or the University of Skövde? Have we forgotten a venue? Probably. It’s difficult to keep track.
city life

City life

In the city center there are charming shops, large shopping centers and many restaurants and cafes. For those who want to experience Skövde by night, there are of course bars and nightclubs.


kids zone

Kids Zone

For youngsters (and the young at heart), there’s the Skogsmulle Kingdom, Billingen Bikepark, play areas, mini-golf and Billingebadet (swimming pool) – with fantastic views over Skövde.

Let's play!

extended version

Extended Version

Skövde is part of Skaraborg, which boasts impressive landscapes with lots to explore. What about checking out the cranes at Lake Hornborgasjön, visiting the Göta Canal or experiencing a sense of wilderness at Tiveden National Park, where the ice age has left its mark in the form of ten-metre-high boulders and deep caverns?
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