Sävsjö

Last updated: 29 1 2021

Sävsjö municipality has a wide variety of services, a creative economy and is located in an environment of great natural beauty. Sävsjö is the small municipality in the heart of Småland.

Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

11,673

Size by area

730 km²

Distance to larger towns

  • Vetlanda 27 km
  • Värnamo 50 km
  • Jönköping 70 km
  • Växjö 77 km

Housing

Moving to Sävsjö is easy. There are all types of accommodation in Sävsjö municipality. The municipal accommodation company Sävebo is one of several accommodation companies in the municipality.

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    Language groups in the locality

    In Sävsjö municipality there are residents who speak a variety of different languages aside from Swedish, for example Arabic, Dari, Somali, Tigrinya, Thai, Dutch, English and Russian.​

    Associations and organisations

    There are a number of associations in Sävsjö municipality, in the association register there are 153 associations. For example, there are educational organisations, sports associations and different church organisations.

    What is available in the immediate area

    Sävsjö municipality has a lively centre. In the urban centre of Sävsjö itself there are three food shops, a number of smaller shops, a library and a job centre. There are two second-hand shops: Erikshjälpen and Röda korset.

    Sävsjö municipality is located in the county of Jönköping. The municipality is currently in a very expansive stage. Attractive plots of land for building with a view over lakes mean that families have to join a queue to buy land and build their dream house here.

    In tourist circles, Sävsjö municipality is best known for its unique churches, the "Njudungskyrkorna" build in the 12th century. In the year 1600, Jonas Bronck emigrated from Sävsjö and founded the Bronx area of New York, something which is observed by the municipality. In Sävsjö it's mostly about things on a small scale. It's easy to get close to nature either by preferring to live by yourself in peace and quiet or together with others.

    Childcare

    Sävsjö municipality has an open preschool and several other preschools. The aim of the municipality is that "all children create the best possible foundation on which to grow and develop".

    Compulsory schools and upper secondary schools

    Sävsjö municipality has several comprehensive schools and an upper secondary school. The latter is in the centre of Sävsjö and the preschools and comprehensive schools are spread across the municipality. Eksjö municipality has several independent schools (Preschool class–Year 9) and independent pedagogic activities. It also has municipal recreation centres as well as one run by a civic association.

    Pupils who speak a language other than Swedish at home can receive tuition in their own language, so-called mother tongue tuition. The tuition helps the pupil to develop their language and learn more about their own culture.

    Education opportunities

    There are good opportunities in Sävsjö municipality to study as an adult. The municipality is situated between Växjö and Jönköping where a university and college respectively are located.

    There are also different adult educational associations active in Sävsjö municipality. SFI are Komvux are provided at Aleholm training centre.

    Health and medical care

    Sävsjö has its own welfare centre. Here you'll find a women's health clinic, a child health clinic and dental clinics. The nearest hospital and A&E department are located in Eksjö.

    Interpreter assistance

    Sävsjö municipality has access to interpreting services if these are necessary or required.

    Public transport

    It is easy to travel by public transport to and from Sävsjö.

    See SJ ​or Jönköpings länstrafik (JLT) for timetables.​​

    Work and entrepreneurship

    The basis of a good life is a creative and well-functioning economy. Sävsjö would be in quite a bad position were it not for its companies and shrewd entrepreneurs. It is the latter which are the hub of our prosperity. For this reason that Sävsjö municipality actively collaborates with other participants for a strong corporate climate where ideas and entrepreneurs can develop and grow. If you have a good idea, the municipality will provide you with support and help to realise your future as an entrepreneur.

    In Sävsjö there are several companies involving the timber industry, sawmills and house building. Garages and the metalworking industry are also important employers.