The approximately 12,000 inhabitants of Havixbeck enjoy THE GOOD LIFE in the countryside in the immediate vicinity of Münster. The municipality consists of the core town, a village and ten farming communities.
Havixbeck lies to the west of Münster and borders on its districts of Roxel and Nienberge; the city centre is about 25 minutes away by car. You can reach Münster/Osnabrück Airport (FMO) almost as quickly, and the district town of Coesfeld is only half an hour away by car. Dortmund or the Dutch city of Enschede are about an hour's drive away.
Another plus for commuters: from Havixbeck station you can also take the train to Münster and Coesfeld. You want to travel to another destination but don't have your own car? Then rent one from the car-sharing provider Stadtteilauto. Three vehicles are available for rent in the car park of the city administration.
Tip: Münsterland is a cycling region! 4,500 kilometres of cycle paths offer you almost unlimited possibilities in the city and in the countryside: you can commute to work comfortably by bike and go on great tours with friends and family.
Most of the 12,000 inhabitants of Havixbeck live in the town centre, but the municipality also includes the rural village of Hohenholte and ten small farming communities. Around the town centre, with its shopping facilities and museums, there are extensive housing estates. Adjacent to these are three industrial estates, which are mainly home to medium-sized companies.
Even if rental and purchase prices follow the general real estate trend overall, there are still numerous niches to be discovered in Münsterland when building, buying or renting. In the rural area of Münsterland, the average rental price per square metre is between five and seven euros, the average purchase price per square metre for flats and houses is 2100 euros.
Those who want to realise their dream of owning their own home have good chances in the new Masbeck building area. It is possible to register on an interest list for this building area as well as for communal building plots in general here.
In the south of the town centre lies the magnificent moated castle "Haus Havixbeck". It is still inhabited by the owner family, but you can walk through the castle park and admire the buildings from the outside. The moated castle "Haus Stapel" to the north is also privately owned. On the other hand, you can visit the beautiful Hülshoff Castle, which is located in the Schonebeck district at the easternmost edge of the municipality. The famous poet Annette von Droste-Hülshoff grew up here.
In Havixbeck you are well provided for in everyday life: you can shop in several supermarkets and twice a week at the market . In the pedestrian zone in the city centre you can browse through clothes shops, two decoration shops, a fabric shop, a bookshop and an equestrian shop. Of course, you can also get everything you need for your tour by bike or e-bike in the bicycle shops. A different kind of shopping? The Designer Outlet Ochtrup is only 40 minutes away by car.
The educational opportunities in Havixbeck enable pupils to complete all school-leaving qualifications up to the Abitur: there is a primary school and a comprehensive school in Havixbeck as well as the Münsterlandschule Tilbeck, a primary and comprehensive school based on Montessori education.
Your children can attend secondary schools and grammar schools in the surrounding towns, for example in Nottuln and Münster.