Newly built Viimsi Secondary School in Haabneeme.
|Population (2011 Census)|
Haabneeme is a small borough (Estonian: alevik) in Viimsi Parish, Harju County, in northern Estonia alongside Viimsi. It's located about 9 km (6 mi) northeast of the centre of Tallinn, on the eastern coast of Tallinn Bay. With a population of 5,634 (2011 Census), Haabneeme is the largest settlement in the municipality.
Haabneeme was first mentioned in 1271 as Apones. During the Middle Ages Haabneeme was settled by Coastal Swedes. Haabneeme garden city on the both sides of Rohuneeme road in the north developed in the 1960s. The central settlement was built from the 1960s to 1980s as the centre of the Kirov Fishing Kolkhoz (named after Sergey Kirov). In 1973 a new administrative building was opened. Shopping centre was built in 1976, hospital-polyclinic in 1979. As an addition to apartment buildings a pansion was opened in 1974, stadium in 1978, kindergarten in 1983 and a high school in 1981–1985.
During the late years a lot of new buildings like a spa hotel, new schoolhouse (2006), kindergarten and a supermarket have been raised.
- "Population by place of residence (settlement), sex and age". Statistics Estonia. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
- "Haabneeme alevik" (in Estonian). eestigiid.ee.
- "Viimsi to get a new shopping mall by 2015". BBN. 1 October 2013. Retrieved 16 October 2013.