In recent years, Rae Parish, located alongside Tallinn has become one of the most popular residential areas. It is close to the city, yet has a peaceful, suburban atmosphere. In testament to the area’s popularity, over the past decade the population has risen by 9000, to 16,000. Rae Parish consists of 27 villages and 5 boroughs.
Bordering Tallinn, Peetri borough has gained popularity due to its suburban location and new infrastructure. Tallinn is a seaside city that has been “stretched” along the shoreline. The Northern part of the Rae Parish has a clear logistical advantage compared to the Eastern and Western regions at Tallinn’s seaside (e.g. Kakumäe, Tiskre, Pirita and Viimsi). It takes only 10–15 minutes to reach the city centre from Peetri using the renovated Tartu highway and the Ülemiste junction.
Information about public transport is available on the municipality’s website. Tallinn public transport buses also go to Peetri. In addition, Rae municipality’s public transport system also has school buses to take children to and from school.
Rae municipality’s infrastructure has developed rapidly over the last few years. Together with the construction of new residential areas, the road network, green areas, playgrounds, and sports and hiking trails have been created. Moreover, many new schools and kindergartens, such as Peetri Kindergarten-Primary School and Aruheina Kindergarten in the Peetri borough, have been built in the area. A new Järveküla school for 650 pupils was opened in autumn 2016.
The nearest major shopping centres are Sikupilli and Ülemiste – Estonia’s largest shopping centre. A new Selver supermarket has also been recently opened in Peetri.
There are nearly 1,000 companies operating in the Rae Parish. The business parks located near the Tartu highway are the business centres of the area. These too are expanding, beginning with the Tallinn’s city border and reaching out to Jüri borough. The business development Ülemiste City ( also increases the attractiveness of the region.
At the beginning of 2016, the adventure sports park, Spot of Tallinn, was opened in Peetri. This state-of-the-art facility offers extreme sports including skateboarding, snowboarding, trick skiing and BMX. In addition, it is possible to participate in acrobatics, street dance, parkour, along with many other popular modern sports and activities. The centre is located on an area of 13,500m2, of which 4,000m2 is covered by the indoor hall.