Where to live in Dublin

Old Jul 29th 2016, 10:11 pm
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I will be moving to Dublin from the UK in early 2017 with my wife and two pre-school daughters (I am a working professional with employer's office near IFSC, my wife a full time mum). We would like to live (renting initially, maybe buying later) somewhere with a good state primary school, somewhere for children to play outside and good transport links to Dublin centre (or walking distance). We anticipate being in Dublin for 3-5 years. I would appreciate any advice on which districts/suburbs we should be considering.
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Old Sep 5th 2016, 11:17 pm
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Rent.ie and Daft.ie are the two best sites for rental properties.
North of the River Liffey are odd postcodes, South are even postcodes, D2, D4, etc.
You will find the further you move away from the city centre (in any direction) the cheaper the rent gets. D1 and D2 are the most expensive for example (the centre).
A good option for the IFSC is to live in the North side and get the DART (train) into Dublin Connolly as its close.
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I will be moving to Dublin from the UK in early 2017 with my wife and two pre-school daughters (I am a working professional with employer's office near IFSC, my wife a full time mum). We would like to live (renting initially, maybe buying later) somewhere with a good state primary school, somewhere for children to play outside and good transport links to Dublin centre (or walking distance). We anticipate being in Dublin for 3-5 years. I would appreciate any advice on which districts/suburbs we should be considering.
Not in Dublin myself but heard a lot of positive things about Blackrock and especially along the coast you have the Dart. However, all of these places will be very expensive so depends on your budget.
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Originally Posted by EndaKenny View Post
Rent.ie and Daft.ie are the two best sites for rental properties.
North of the River Liffey are odd postcodes, South are even postcodes, D2, D4, etc.
You will find the further you move away from the city centre (in any direction) the cheaper the rent gets. D1 and D2 are the most expensive for example (the centre).
A good option for the IFSC is to live in the North side and get the DART (train) into Dublin Connolly as its close.
My budget if buying is circa EUR500K, or equivalent rental. Which are good DART suburbs? Also I notice the residential area immediately north of IFSC seem quite cheap (compared to south of river) - is it unsuitable for families?
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My budget if buying is circa EUR500K, or equivalent rental. Which are good DART suburbs? Also I notice the residential area immediately north of IFSC seem quite cheap (compared to south of river) - is it unsuitable for families?
The rents are cheap for a reason. You should go Southside, with the possible exception of Malahide, but it's a fair ride out.
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The rents are cheap for a reason. You should go Southside, with the possible exception of Malahide, but it's a fair ride out.
Although Howth also seems OK Northside. I suppose with a 500K budget Dun Laoghaire would be a possibility.
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Fairview is within walking distance of the IFSC, has a large parks, and a good shopping district.
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I live in Dalkey. You may like it here. We don't have many Eastern Europeans.
I suppose they cannot afford to rent or buy here. Natural selection really.
Its mainly affluent middle-class Irish homeowners rather than tenants.
Not utopia, but well insulated from the immigrants nonetheless.
No Dublin junkies begging either. Most refreshing after a day in Dublin city centre telling them to <snip> off.

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Enda displays all the usual Irish attitudes to foreigners ! Welcome to Dublin !
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I live in Dalkey. You may like it here. We don't have many Eastern Europeans.
I suppose they cannot afford to rent or buy here. Natural selection really.
Its mainly affluent middle-class Irish homeowners rather than tenants.
Not utopia, but well insulated from the immigrants nonetheless.
No Dublin junkies begging either. Most refreshing after a day in Dublin city centre telling them to *******.
How ironic that you are giving this advice to prospective immigrants
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How ironic that you are giving this advice to prospective immigrants
I should have typed Eastern European immigrants.
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How ironic that you are giving this advice to prospective immigrants
Yes and EndaKenny has mentioned it in nearly every post that he has a problem with immigrants (sorry, mainly EE) . I don't even know why he's bothered by them if they apparently can't afford to live where he does.
Please note that he lives in one of the most expensive places in Ireland (Dalkey) and has neighbours like Bono.
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I will be moving to Dublin from the UK in early 2017 with my wife and two pre-school daughters (I am a working professional with employer's office near IFSC, my wife a full time mum). We would like to live (renting initially, maybe buying later) somewhere with a good state primary school, somewhere for children to play outside and good transport links to Dublin centre (or walking distance). We anticipate being in Dublin for 3-5 years. I would appreciate any advice on which districts/suburbs we should be considering.
Dalkey.
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