Sometime the hustle and bustle of the city can be a bit too much. We get it. That’s why we dove into the data to find you the best Dublin suburbs to call home. Thanks to DwellDown users who can rate their flats, neighbourhoods, and more, we have an excellent perspective about the next great places to live.
Last week, we looked at three Dublin city neighbourhoods DwellDown users rated particularly high, especially for things like value for their rent and easy access to work/nightlife.
This week, we’ll look at some gorgeous and peaceful neighbourhoods and towns you will love!
Just steps away from the deer in Phoenix Park and hugging the Liffey River, Chapelizod is a wonderful village within Dublin City. On average, DwellDown users gave it a 7.8 score.
A commute to Custom House Quay will take about 30 minutes, making this a reasonable place to live. It’s West enough to escape “work life” but not too far away. You get the sense of peace and quiet in Chapelizod that you simply can’t find in the City Centre.
Luckily there are plenty of businesses in Chapelizod to make you want to call it home. Full Stop Cafe and Ballyfermot Cafe are some of the local favourites for coffee and a bite. The smell of Tasty Treats Baker may be practically intoxicating.
On the weekends, get in a quick round at the Longmeadows Pitch and Putt Golf Course. Finish up that perfect day with a visit to Mullingar House Pub.
Belmayne / Clongriffin
Belmayne and Clongriffin may seem a long way out from the City Centre, but with such easy access to the Dart station in Clongriffin, it becomes easily within reach. DwellDown users, on average, gave the neighbourhood a score of 8.9.
The neighbouring neighbourhoods offer a lot to young professionals and families alike. Father Collins Park along Hole in the Wall Road provides a great outdoor space that can be hard to find in the city. Honestly, it is one of my favourite parks in Dublin with water, play space, and even a skate park.
There are plenty of great pubs like the Racecource Inn and restaurants like Ravello’s Italian. This neighbourhood is also home to Hot Yoga Dublin, which actually sounds quite nice in the middle of winter.
We are licking our lips over Cupcakes and Counting, a bakery that began as a cupcake bake sale to help survivors of a typhoon in the Philippines. Jen’s creations are amazing and her story is even more impressive.
Visiting the area, you get the sense that plenty of new developments will lead to many more people. Luckily, with those fast-growing communities, there are fun perks, like the weekly farmer’s market.
Of all of the neighbourhoods rated on DwellDown, Artane comes out on top. This neighbourhood on the north side of the city received rave reviews (9.2/10 on average!) and for good reason.
It’s close enough to offices and work for easy access but far enough away for an escape. Some of our favourite spots for a bit and bit of the tipple are the Goblet Pub and Brook's Café & Wine Bar. For a bit of a pick-me-up check out Woodmill Cafe.
You can find your zen with pilates and yoga at Studio 72 just down the street. Needless to say, we don’t blame anyone for wanting to nest up in Artane.
A little about our methodology
DwellDown is an innovative way for regular people to share their experiences about a property and neighbourhood. It’s also a chance for landlords to highlight the best aspects of their properties with real data like the average rents and ratings.
With all that information, you can make the best decisions about where to live.
In this survey, most of the users fell into the category of “young professionals.” They described themselves as “50 percent hipster, 50 percent suits.” The average person in this survey lives with two other roommates.
Our favourite piece of data about these neighbourhoods is that they all rate really well (4.5 out of 5) for value of the rent paid compared to the standard of living.