Until the industrialisation of the area and building of the harbour in the 19th century, the area of Gröpelingen was rather rural. Today it is a mixture of small commercial businesses and residential streets with apartment buildings or row houses. The section of Lindenhof has good infrastructure and inexpensive housing, and has started drawing students and artists. There are numerous retail stores, dicounters and specialty shops for your daily shopping needs, as well as the Lindenhofcenter shopping mall. Most of the residents of Gröpelingen live in the section of Ohlenhof. In this quiet, residential area you can sometimes find lovely, inexpensive Old-Bremen houses. In den Wischenis the least densely populated: In the idyllic garden allotment area with lots of water canals, live only eight elderly residents (Status 12/2015). The section of Oslebshausen is one of the most culturally diverse neighbourhoods in Bremen and has very inexpensive rental prices. The species-rich Oslebshauser Park impresses with a large, old stock of trees. The correctional facility is also worth seeing. A listed, gothic building, it’s been under construction since 1871. Oslebshausen has its own train station with a fast, direct connection to the Bremen city centre.