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In Boden we live a life of #Närhetsliv. By that we mean the life where you’re close to everything that matters and more – your children’s activities, your job, schools, cultural events, attractive homes, shopping and nature.

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Torpgärdan is a mature residential area located in the southern part of Boden, bordering Svartbyträsket to the east. Originally the area consisted of fields and meadows with a few small farms distributed along the lake. The 1960s saw the beginning of the site’s transformation into a modern, American-style residential area where the idea of the car permeated the planning. Each house had its own driveway and/or garage, but at the same time measures were taken to minimize through traffic. Great emphasis was placed on green spaces for recreation and play. The area has the advantage of relative proximity to both the city center and access to hiking areas. There are excellent walking and cycling paths, lawns and pine groves. Dog owners will find great walking routes, especially along the lake. The area’s primary school, Torpgärdsskolan (F-6), has a large schoolyard with a wooded area and grassy areas, which provides good opportunities for outdoor activities.

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  • 1. 'Proximity to everything' Proximity is the quality most often cited when the area is mentioned. From Torpgärdan it is easy to get to work, school, grocery stores, as well as leisure activities and cultural activities. Bus communications are good, making commuting easier. In the vicinity there are, for example, the Nordpoolen water park and the multi-sports arena Boden Energi Arena with an adjacent padel court.
  • 2. Svartbyträsket The lakeside location provides ample opportunities for canoeing, skiing and snowmobiling.
  • 3. Gruvberget recreation area The popular recreational area Gruvberget is located a short distance from Torpgärdan. The mountain has high natural values with an old pine forest and rare orchid species such as norna and woodruff. Friluftsfrämjandet has its clubhouse here and organizes outdoor activities all year round.
  • 4. Riding school and dog park On the edge of Torpgärdan's western industrial area, Bodens Ridklubb offers riding activities for different target groups. For dog enthusiasts there is the Hundhallen, which can be rented by both individuals and clubs for training, courses and competitions.
  • 5. The Church Within walking distance, in the neighboring Södra Svartbyn, is the Matteus Church, which with its variety of activities is an important meeting place. Some examples of activities include a children's choir, "After School", music events and a biodiversity garden.

About the area

In the 19th century, Torpgärdan consisted of so-called “inägomark”, i.e. fields and meadows that were enclosed with a fence to keep grazing animals away. Instead, grazing took place in the open fields, where the villagers could also hunt and collect firewood. Torpgärdan developed from an agricultural area into a residential town with adjacent industrial areas. Development accelerated in the late 1960s, and the dominant building style was the Swedish catalog house with panel, brick, or Mexican style. (Some of the houses were given a distinctly American character with pitched roofs and integrated garages). The plots were designed to be easy to maintain with a few shrubs or trees and lawns for children’s play. The design assumed that someone, by implication the woman, was at home during the day looking after the children, giving rise to the term ‘housewives’ for the living environment. An important factor in the attractiveness of the area was Svartbyträsket, which until the 1980s was a popular swimming and fishing lake. Today the swamp is mainly used for canoeing, skiing and snowmobiling, but for some years now extensive work has been going on to restore the balance of the water with the aim of recreating a living swimming and fishing lake.


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