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Area Spotlight Dun Laoghaire
Well-known to anyone who’s ever got the ferry to the UK, Dun Laoghaire, formerly known as Kingstown, is one of the most popular South Dublin neighbourhoods, largely because of its coastal location, and its large stock of beautiful Victorian terraces. And despite being just a short hop on the Dart from the city centre, Dun Laoghaire has a distinct village feel to it.
Where is it?
Dun Laoghaire is just seven miles (11kms) from the city centre. A pretty coastal town based around the harbour, Dun Laoghaire is bordered by Monkstown, Glasthule, Sandycove, Deansgrange and Sallynoggin.
Average house prices According to Ed Place of Douglas Newman Good, one-bed apartments in Dun Laoghaire start from around Euro385,000, while you could pay around Euro2.5m for a house on Vesey Place.
"First-time buyers looking to live in the Dun Laoghaire area tend to go out more towards Glasthule and Sallynoggin, although if they have a bigger budget and parental help, we find that Pottery Road and Whitethorn are very popular with young buyers, where prices start from about Euro600,000. At the other end of the scale we are selling a three-bed detached on Tivoli Road for Euro1.475m, " says Place.**
Type of houses Clarinda Park, Vesey Place, Cambridge Terrace, and De Vesci Terrace are all examples of fine Victorian homes, where you could pay anything from Euro1.5m to Euro3.5m. More modest Victorian two-up, two-down houses are available at Northcote Terrace from around Euro485,000.
You can also get ‘30s’ houses on Mulgrave Street, where again you could pay around Euro1.2m for a semi-d. Whitethorn is a good example of modern semis, where threebeds are Euro600,000-plus. The town also has a supply of new apartments near Georges Street and on Rochestown Avenue.
Best streets to live in Most parts of Dun Laoghaire are popular such as De Vesci Terrace, Clarinda Park and Cambridge Terrace. For those on more modest budgets, smaller redbricks on Northcote Terrace are also popular.
Rental market According to Daft. ie, a two-bed, two-bath apartment on Royal Marine Road, rents from between Euro1700 and Euro2000 per month, while a five-bed house in Crosthwaite Park is available for Euro4,500 per month.
Amenities Dun Laoghaire has a yachting club, golf club, the People’s Park, IMC cinema, Pavillion Theatre, Bloomfields Shopping Centre, Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre and St Michael’s Hospital.
Schools The area has plenty of primary, secondary and third level institutes including Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art and Design, Dun Laoghaire College of Further Education, and Dun Laoghaire Senior College.
Future development plans:
Under the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council’s Development Plan 2002 to 2012, the council have committed themselves to improving community and educational facilities.
June 10, 2007