The Gärdeåsen residential area is located a stone’s throw away from the centre of Ljusdal. Today, several associations are active in existing community premises. However, both the residents and the people active in the area would like to see additional outdoor meeting places and new contexts where it is possible to meet people from different generations and ethnic groups, which would transform Gärdeåsen into an attractive destination.
The three-storey multi-dwelling units in Gärdeåsen were built in the late 1960s. In the area, the municipality organises a home for unaccompanied refugee children, retirement homes and schools. The buildings are interspersed with green and woodland areas.