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Mo i Rana is not a big city, but has succeeded in creating a certain urbanity and at the same time retaining much of the rural. This development is carefully planned, and will be continued in Mo i Rana's urban development plan which is being prepared. Many people are pleasantly surprised how much vegetation there is inside the city itself, and this contributes to bird and animal life and greater well-being. Seeing the a hare from the town hall is no rarity, and out in the districts foxes, deer and elk are almost like neighbors to count. The housing stock is very varied, but well maintained. There are block of flats of all sizes, villas and terraced houses, and in recent years housing construction has created apartments of a high standard close to the city center.

The city's history and fairly rapid housing establishment in the 50s and 60s, created several time-typical housing associations with block of flats. Most apartments sold today are renovated and of a high standard, and the housing associations are well-run with solid finances and maintenance. The oldest blovk og flats are located within walking or cycling distance of the industrial park, which was the most important workplace at the time.


The housing construction of the 70s and 80s was characterized by villas, while the housing construction over the past 25 years has been characterized by apartment complexes, terraced houses and detached homes with professional developers.


Mo i Rana is roughly divided into four by the rivers Tverråga and Ranelva, as well as by the steep mountain slopes we call Ågaflåget. South of the city center are Åga and Hauknes, east of Tverråga is Gruben, and north of Ranelva is Selfors in the east, and Båsmo and Ytteren to the west. 

Mo i Rana, Giga Arctic, housing

The majority of Mo i Rana's inhabitants live in the districts illustrated above, but in the vast municipality there are a number of alternative and popular places to live, some of them with their own schools and kindergartens. Skonseng primary school, Storforshei primary and lower secondary school, Utskarpen primary and lower secondary school are 15-30 minutes drive from the city center, but have great housing well-being and good upbringing environments for children and young people. In Dalselv and Grønnfjelldal, the small municipal schools have been closed down, but replaced by Montesorri schools. Many families with children also live there.

Many people with jobs in Mo i Rana choose to commute from the neighboring municipalities, especially from Hemnes municipality in the south. The settlements Finneidfjord, Bjerka, Korgen and Hemnesberget are popular places to live.

The price level for homes in Mo i Rana has always been medium high, and is now rising sharply. Much is due to the establishment of Freyr's battery cell factory, but also a general optimism in industry and business in general, creates new employment and greater demand for housing.

In the Business Tendency Survey for Northern Norway (2021), prices in and around Mo i Rana are described as follows:

" The price per square meter for houses in the city center is slightly above the price for houses in the central zone. In 2020, the difference between the city center and the central zone was NOK 1,300 per square meter, while the price was much lower on the outskirts of the municipality. of Rana center, you had to pay an average of almost 8,500 kroner more per square meter for the house you were moving into. "

Mo i Rana, Giga Arctic, housing

Click on the illustration to read KBNN's entire analysis of the housing market in Mo i Rana. Facsimile from KBNN 2021

Mo i Rana, Giga Arctic, housing

New and modern school buildings

Mo i Rana, Giga Arctic, housing
Mo i Rana, Giga Arctic, housing, bolig
Mo i Rana, kindergarten

Our kindergartens cares for our valuable future

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