Neighborhood in Trondheim
View of the Ladestien, the walking path along the fjord in Lade
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Lade (Old Norse: Hlaðir) is a neighborhood in the city of Trondheim in Trøndelag county, Norway. It is situated the borough of Østbyen, just northeast of the city centre of Midtbyen and north of the Lademoen neighborhood. Lade is located on a peninsula bordering the Trondheimsfjord, an important waterway dating back to the Viking Age. It is the site of historic Lade estate (Lade gaard) and the site of Lade Church (Lade kirke) which dates to around the year 1190.
Historically, the Lade estate in Trondheim (Lade Storgård i Trondheim) was the seat of the Jarls of Lade (Ladejarler) who ruled Trøndelag and Hålogaland. The Jarls of Lade were a dynasty of Norwegian rulers, influential from the 9th century to the 11th century. The Lade farm remained crown property until sometime in the Middle Ages when it was operated by the Bakke Abbey. The abbey was dissolved in 1537 during the Reformation at which time the site became crown property once again.
The present farm buildings were erected in 1811 at the direction of Hilmar Meincke Krohg. The farm was purchased by the city of Trondheim in 1917. From 1922 until 1960, Norges Teachers College was in the buildings. Lade farm was acquired by the Reitan Group (Reitangruppen) in 1992. The buildings were restored and became their headquarters in 1995.
Today, the area is dominated by suburban housing, superstores, industry, and some recreational areas, and is zoned for high car access. Two secondary schools are located at Lade; Ladejarlen Secondary School and Ringve Secondary School. The latter is close to Ringve Museum and Ringve Botanical Garden. Other institutions located at Lade include the shopping centre City Lade and the Norwegian Geological Survey.
Lade is connected to Lademoen by the Nordland Line, but only two stations offer services to Lade; Haakon 7th Ave and Rotvoll. In 1958, the Ladelinjen tramway, was built from Lade to Prinsen's Street, but the line was closed with the rest of the Trondheim Tramway in 1988, because the city of Trondheim did not have adequate funding to keep it going. Some sections have not been removed and can still be seen.
Lade also has one of few beaches in Trondheim. Due to the nature and location of Lade, property and housing prices are known to be on average 20% higher than the rest of the city. The recent years, Lade has become attractive to young people with a high and stable income so therefore you don't see many students or immigrants living here. A regular condo apartment can go for over 4 million kr, and a villa with a view of the Trondheimsfjord can easily go for over 10 million kr.
Lade has many locally famous people living in it. Per Ciljan Skjelbred (born 1987) is one of the new crop of successful young footballers. Skjelbred built his 10 million kr villa there. The multi-millionaire members of the Reitan family (Reitan Group) also live there. Øyvind Christensen also has their home at Korsvika in Lade.
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