Welcome to live and work in Vaggeryd!
Welcome to Vaggeryd, Småland and Sweden! Vaggeryd is a smaler municipality in southern Sweden, 30 kilometres south of the city of Jönköping. Here you will find information that is good to know if you are a newcomer or thinking about moving here.
Living here is easy
Vaggeryd municipality has about 14.000 inhabitants. In this small town environment there are hardly ever any queues. Parking your car is free, and most places are only a bike ride away – your favourite bathing spot, football training, choir practice or the library, for example.
The district is home to a wide range of clubs and societies and leisure activities, including two indoor swimming pools, excellent golf courses and a ski slope. Our lakes and the natural world of Småland are right on the doorstep, where you can pick mushrooms, search for geocaches or perhaps go hunting, whatever your preference.
Shopping and services
If you need to shop, you’ll find most of what you need in the main communities of Vaggeryd and Skillingaryd. We have several well-stocked food stores, chemists and banks along with some unique, individual shops, restaurants and cafés.
Good transport links
Sweden’s main arterial road, the E4, runs through our municipality, so it’s easy to get about by bus or car if you need to commute. You can reach Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö within 2–3.5 hours. There are good train and bus connections here to, for example, the bigger cities Jönköping and Värnamo, and Jönköping Airport is your link for domestic flights and destinations abroad.
Vaggeryd municipality offers a variety of excellent housing options. You can choose to live centrally in a house or flat in either Vaggeryd or Skillingaryd. Or perhaps you dream of a wooden house in the countryside? There is also retirement housing and sheltered accommodation for those of more advanced years.
Schools and childcare
With both schools and nursery schools in the rural areas, even families with small children can live out in the countryside. For older children, there are middle and secondary schools in Vaggeryd and Skillingaryd. Fenix Arts and Skills Centre, our education and training centre in Vaggeryd, houses our upper secondary level and adult education courses and arts activity.
In Jönköping you can study at Jönköping University.
Work and business
Vaggeryd has a long tradition of making ideas become reality. The region is renowned for its entrepreneurial spirit and inventiveness and many people are employed in the manufacturing industry. We are one of the biggest furniture-producing districts in Sweden, and every third manufacturing job is connected to the furniture industry.
Along with Jönköping and Nässjö, we have one of the best strategic locations in Sweden, at the heart of Scandinavia and between the country’s three major metropolitan regions. So it comes as no surprise that international companies choose to locate their warehouses here.
To be a place where you can make a difference
A place for opportunities shaped with thought and care – where we are motivated by our desires and where happiness is infectious.
A place with a strong tradition of boundless creativity – where we share our determination and our knowledge to boost our lives and realise our ideas.
A place that’s on the move, built on diversity and sustainability – where everything is close by and everyone is important.