The Finnish dream is to live in a detached house by the water, near the city, but with some privacy, according to a study examining the dream homes of Finns, commissioned by S-Bank in 2018. That dream can come true in Kuopio. The 10th largest lake in Finland, Lake Kallavesi, encompasses the city on all sides, which guarantees that almost every resident has access to the water. Here, you can find apartment buildings, terraced houses and detached houses built in different decades according to the style of structural architecture at the time, and new homes are constantly being built. Population growth is most rapid in the southern parts of the city where roughly one fifth of all residents in the Kuopio region live.