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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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Just south of the center of Boden is Sanden, an area characterized by single-family housing with both villas, rental and cooperative apartments. The area is also home to a variety of businesses, such as a racecourse with stables, supermarkets, a fish shop with its own smokehouse, schools, a sports hall and a water park. The municipality’s police and courthouse are also located here. Residents in Sanden are close to the city’s commercial, cultural, leisure and entertainment facilities. Good bus connections make it easy to travel both within the municipality and to commute to other places. The area has preschool and primary school up to grade 9 and a health center. Qualities that residents like to emphasize about Sanden are the combination of central location and tranquility. It is also close to recreational areas. “I put my skis on at home!”

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  • 1. Close to the center In Sanden there are supermarkets and within walking or cycling distance is the city center with its range of shops, restaurants and cultural activities.
  • 2. Leisure time Nordpoolen is a popular bathhouse that offers water sports, exercise swimming and relaxation. The area also includes the Boden Energi Arena where sports events, concerts and events are organized. It hosts handball, football and floorball teams. There is a padel court and gym adjacent to the arena. The local gymnastics club and a dance club also have their premises in Sanden. Bodentravet is almost iconic and, in addition to racing and restaurants, offers other activities such as a racing school for both children and adults. The Midnight Sun Race is held annually in June and attracts many trail enthusiasts.
  • 3. Health center The Sanden health center lists 12,000 of the municipality's residents. The call center, which is common to the various health centers in the municipality, is also located here.
  • 4. Retro shops and recycling At Kårbacken there are second-hand and retro operators Pingstkyrkans returning idea, Magasin V and the municipality's recycling station. At the latter, items can be left and picked up by the Recycling Market for further sale. Leisure items can be left in a labeled container to be reused through the Fritidsbank.
  • 5. Good connections From Sanden it is easy to take a bus between different parts of the municipality and to other places in the county. There are several local and one regional bus stop in the area. Medborgarplatsen - the hub of all bus traffic - is within walking distance. Buses run from here to places like Arvidsjaur, Älvsbyn, Luleå, Jokkmokk and Gällivare. From Resecentrum, also within walking or cycling distance, there are both bus and train connections.

About the area

In the 19th century, the Sanden consisted of farmland and forest. At the end of the 19th century, the Malmbanan and Stambanan were built in the area. Around the turn of the century 1900, in connection with the construction of Boden’s garrison, a brickworks was built next to the ore railway. The mill operated until the late 1930s. It is from this time, with the city plan adopted in 1932, that Sanden began to be built with small houses, detached houses and small apartment buildings. There are several culturally and historically important buildings in the area, such as Tingshuset, Tallboskolan, Sandenskolan and Druidgården. Bodentravet, built in 1944, is one of the country’s oldest racetracks and has been an important meeting place since its establishment.


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