Tuira was built on the northern banks of Oulujoki. This residential area is one of the most desired places to live in due to the short distance to city centre and good public transport in all directions. People from all age groups love it here because the services around Tuira are preeminent – school, daycare, health care centre and several stores are all within walking distance. The bridges across Merikoski are a known landmark connecting Tuira and the city centre.