Life in the Saale-Orla-District is usually relaxed and calm, often even idyllically quiet.
Townscapes display more and more facades in their old glory behind which you can find refurbished flats with high-class comfort. Newly designed places and grounds, cafes and displays bring life in the old historic town centres as for example in Pößneck.
In the southern district parts blue is the colour of many towns. Intact villages, traditional timber-framed buildings and typical four-sided courtyards characterise the rural areas. The traditional slate houses, fondly renovated and looked after, are made from many different nuances of the “blue gold” – the local commodity sleet.
New residential developments and neat single family houses emerged in many places of the district and offer excellent housing spaces. Leisure and recreational facilities are on offer; everywhere is a diverse community life. Shopping facilities for the daily convenience are on offer extensively. For entertaining shopping trips people also visit Jena, Plauen, Gera or Hof.