Heby

Last updated: 22 7 2020

Close to Stockholm, Uppsala, Västerås and Arlanda, with good commuting opportunities, yet plenty of security and peace. And in Heby municipality, there is real wilderness, a smiling agricultural landscape, frothing rivers, wide-open bays, a national park within the borders of the municipality, several lively population centres and a broad range of associations.

Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

14,079

Size by area

1,226 km²

Distance to larger towns

  • Stockholm 111 km
  • Uppsala 48 km
  • Västerås 53 km
  • Örebro 145 km

Housing

In the municipality there are accommodation companies where you can search for flats with the right of tenancy, cooperative flats and other types of accommodation. On the municipality's website you can read more about the vacant accommodation and the companies which provide them.

Language groups in the locality

Kurdish, Arabic, Persian, Dari and Kirundi.

Associations and organisations

In the municipality there are a large number of associations with different emphases. For example, sports associations, cultural associations, churches and different communions. On the municipality's you can search in the association register for an association which matches your interests.

What is available in the immediate area

Citizens' offices are found in Heby and Östervåla. There are libraries in Heby, Morgongåva, Vittinge, Tärnsjö and Östervåla. The social services office is located in Heby. The employment service is in Heby. Tax office can be found in Uppsala. There are no refugee guides in Heby municipality, but the refugee reception speak Kurdish, Arabic and Persian. There are well-stocked second-hand shops in Heby and Östervåla. There is an IKEA in Uppsala. There are food shops in most population centres. The low-price department store Karlsson.se is located in Morgongåva.

Heby municipality markets itself as a horse municipality, and with a festival week in the middle of summer.

Childcare

The municipality offers a school system for those who are at home with children. The municipality has teaching facilities such as preschools and family day nurseries for children aged between 1 and 5 years. See the municipality's website for more information.

Compulsory schools and upper secondary schools

The municipality provides comprehensive schools for pupils up to year 9. On the municipality's website you can find more about comprehensive schools and also the opportunities for upper secondary education.

Education opportunities

The municipality offers different types of adult education and Swedish for immigrants, sfi. On the municipality's website you can read more about the available opportunities.

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Health and medical care

Within the municipality you'll find a number of different forms of care. Here there are amongst other things a welfare centre for general issues and access to child care, antenatal care and dental care. On the municipality's website you can find more information about who you can turn to for different areas of care.

Interpreter assistance

With all contact with the authorities, the municipality and health services, you are entitled to interpreting help if you do not speak or understand Swedish. This is booked in advance of the actual meeting.

Public transport

There are public transport links in the municipality. Information on timetables and different ways to travel can be found on the municipality's website.

Work and entrepreneurship

Uppsala county council, Arlanda airport, schools in Uppsala municipality.