How and where do you want to live?

Live in the town, in the country, or by the water

Move to Denmark’s biggest municipality - Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality

How and where do you want to live?

Do you want to live in a flat, a small town house, or your own detached house?

Do you want a home with lots of indoor space as well as outdoor space for vegetables and a trampoline in the backyard?

Do you want to live in the middle of nature - in a village or in the countryside?

You can find your dream house in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality.

 

There are about 57,000 inhabitants in the biggest municipality in Denmark, so we have lots of space, houses appealing to everybody, and good offers. In round figures, half of us live in the biggest towns. One fourth lives in the villages and the last fourth lives in the countryside.

Many newcomers choose to start renting a home instead of investing in buying a home. By renting a home you get the opportunity to check out the area, before binding yourself to an owner-occupied home.

 

Live in the town

If you prefer to live in the town you can read more about the five biggest towns: HVIDE SANDE, RINGKØBINGSKJERN, TARM and VIDEBÆK

 

 Butiksliv

 Foto: hvidesande.dk

 

In the towns there are people and life around you. There is a good and varied selection of shops, cafés, and restaurants plus a lot of sights and cultural offers. The selection is both bigger and more exciting than in many other towns of the same size, because we are lucky also to have tourists to improve the customer base.

You can both rent or buy a home in the towns. Compared to other places in Denmark the price level is low, but compared to the prices in the villages of the municipality or housing in the countryside they are higher.

 

Live in the countryside 

If you prefer more peaceful and relaxing surroundings, you can move into the countryside or close to the water. There are many options in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality.

 

Foto: Jørn Deleuran

 

You can live in the countryside with lots of space and far away from neighbours, but it is also like living in the countryside if you choose to move to one of the many major or minor VILLAGES or just outside one of these.

The villages are located right in the middle of nature and can also offer housing overlooking both the fields and with room for a trampoline, a rabbit cage, and vegetables in the backyard.

 

  Foto: AGM

 

In the villages you will get close to the day care institution, school, shop, and especially closer to the neighbours. This gives your children good playmates just around the corner and a chance for the adults to become part of the local community. 

We have a tradition for an active associational life in the villages, and you will quickly get a sense of belonging, no matter whether you choose a home in the village itself or a place further out in the countryside. For information about life in the villages, click on the MAP.

 

Lyne Friskole

Foto: Ralf Andersen

 

To find a Home from Abroad

It may be a little bit difficult to find the home of your dream when you have just had a job and are to move to Denmark from abroad. It may be useful to have a little time to get to know the area a little better and have a look at the various options. Therefore, most foreign newcomers choose to start out by renting a home. Instead of having tied yourself financially to buying your own place it is also easier to be released from a place you have rented if - contrary to expectation - it turns out that you or your family are not happy to live in Denmark.

For more information, click on FIND HOUSING FROM HOME, RENTAL COSTS? and BUY YOUR OWN HOME.

 

 Skjern Aa dalen

Foto: RKSK

 

Charlotte and Ian

 
Danish/English couple:

Wish of living the good life

”Above all, we just wanted to be together and live the good life. We love being together” says the Danish/English couple Charlotte and Ian Coles who have settled down in an idyllic old farm house at Kloster, halfway between the Ringkøbing Fjord and the Stadil Fjord and close to the town of Ringkøbing.

It is not surprising that the couple had a wish of the good life in peaceful surroundings with lots of nature. Ian was a Major in the British Army, which meant the couple had moved around military bases in England and Germany for years. Ian had also been deployed close to the world’s war zones, leaving Charlotte alone and suffering months of deprivation during their first year in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality.

They bought the old farmhouse overlooking the Stadil Fjord in 2013, and Charlotte moved in full-time, while Ian could only come home as work allowed. But now the good life has really started as Ian retired this summer.

Ian is 48 years old and he has just landed a job with Vestas - the wind turbine manufacturer – as a Project Training Leader. 

Charlotte and Ian - Read the full story here

Johanna and Malte

 
German family:

Good working conditions leaving room for a family life close to the North Sea

The North Sea. Proper wages – on time – and working conditions leaving room for a good family life with children. Those are the really big advantages pointed out by the German couple Malte and Johanna Mayrberger when moving from the city of Berlin to the seaport of Hvide Sande. Well yes – into the bargain is also the possibility of buying your own house and the fact that people are friendly and polite.

”We would never have been able to buy a house in Germany. You need to provide a down payment of half the price to obtain a loan for the remaining, and yet it is very difficult and sometimes impossible to qualify for a mortgage,” Malte explains, and Johanna adds:

”At any rate we would not have been able to afford having a child, a car, going on holidays, which we do every year, and have time for leisure activities.”

Malte and Johanna moved to Hvide Sande on the 1st November nine years ago and have settled in fine. 

Johanne and Malte - Read the full story here