Leioa is a town located between two big ones Getxo and Bilbao. Located on the right side of the river, the town is inminently focused on the third economical sector, and it that sense a lot of industrial complexes are being built. Leioa is also home to the biggest Basque Public University campus of the Basque Country with more than 20.000 students. As well as some shopping malls like Artea for example, which opened its doors in 2000 with a huge success.
The towns relief is virtualy flat, making easier to build. In fact, over the last couple of years a lot of houses have been constructed. Leioa has always grown and continues to do so, with 200 new residents every year.