Originally Posted by dashdoll
Thanks for that! Am considering Dromcondra area also as have friends there and could get the train into Grand Canal Dock for work. Does this sound feasible or a lot of hassle?
Clontarf/Fairview could be good areas to look? Clontarf Road Dart station is between the two (Darts go directly to Barrow St from there), and Drumcondra is only a 15-20 minute walk away if you want to be close to your friends.
I've lived on Barrow Street myself, and the apartments in Barrow St/GCD/Ballsbridge are way overpriced, and there's always hassle trying to find somewhere with parking. And the rent for a parking space separately is extortionate!
Originally Posted by ProudDUB
These 3 properties are all in the IFSC. They all seem to have parking included in the rent.
Divide that rent in two and its only 75 euros over your 450 budget. You deffo have a space to stash a car. You are a 10 minute walk to and from work. You don't have to pay to commute to and from work or pay for taxis home after a night out. Up to you to decide if the 75 quid is worth it.
Private parking available. Not sure what that means. Call and find out.
Says it has secure underground parking. Not sure if that means you have your own space. Again, call and find out.
The problem with the IFSC is that it's not the nicest place to live, there seems to be quite a bit of anti-social behaviour there (especially in recent months, phones/handbags being grabbed), and it's absolutely deserted at weekends ... which just isn't particularly nice. In my opinion it's nice to live somewhere with a bit of a sense of community.
And I definitely would not feel safe walking through the IFSC late at night - I've done it plenty of times, but it's not a nice feeling. You get plenty of the neighbours from Sheriff St, just around the corner, hanging around there in the evenings.