raheny red Registered User
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Pheonix10 said:
Thanks for the detail. So would you say it's a safe place to live with kids and family? The first bit of your response doesn't bode well :/ but then you said there is young families moving in? For the record, the house is 165 Edenmore Crescent...thanks for this by the way!


Yeah sorry, the first bit and last part seem contradictory all right. But as I said in my first reply, I'd buy in the other 95% of Edenmore in a heartbeat. That's a nice house, built about 25 years ago? The majority of Edenmore is older and smaller housing

If you're keen on Edenmore then keep an eye on this cul dac sac: 5 min walk to Raheny Dart/Village https://www.sherryfitz.ie/residential/for-sale/85914

Pheonix10 Registered User
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raheny red said:
Yeah sorry, the first bit and last part seem contradictory all right. But as I said in my first reply, I'd buy in the other 95% of Edenmore in a heartbeat. That's a nice house, built about 25 years ago? The majority of Edenmore is older and smaller housing

If you're keen on Edenmore then keep an eye on this cul dac sac: 5 min walk to Raheny Dart/Village https://www.sherryfitz.ie/residential/for-sale/85914


No I appreciate all the detail! Would you say the 165 falls into the "bad" side or 5 percent. I suppose my question is if there is trouble in the area and it's not a large area, would that not make it unsafe? Like walking at night passed the bad area to get home. Cheers for all this info!

Samuel T. Cogley Registered User
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Pheonix10 said:
No I appreciate all the detail! Would you say the 165 falls into the "bad" side or 5 percent. I suppose my question is if there is trouble in the area and it's not a large area, would that not make it unsafe? Like walking at night passed the bad area to get home. Cheers for all this info!



If it's anything like Briarfield it's perfectly safe in that regard. It's the odd idiot with a dog barking until all hours, parties and whatnot. Generally if you keep your head down you'll find people who do likewise and find you've great neigbours. You're doing exactly the right thing in looking for info that you don't end up moving into proximity of the local bollox.

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raheny red Registered User
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Pheonix10 said:
No I appreciate all the detail! Would you say the 165 falls into the "bad" side or 5 percent. I suppose my question is if there is trouble in the area and it's not a large area, would that not make it unsafe? Like walking at night passed the bad area to get home. Cheers for all this info!


I'd walk past that area at any hour. I just wouldn't want the people along that stretch as my neighbours.

Juwwi Registered User
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OP looking at property price register that house was bought in March 2015 , they haven't stayed that long .

Pheonix10 Registered User
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Juwwi said:
OP looking at property price register that house was bought in March 2015 , they haven't stayed that long .


Hm I wonder could it be a legitimate reason or bad neighbours?

Juwwi Registered User
#22

No idea , but given some of the reply's here and then seeing they are selling up after 3 years its a bit suspicious , could be a genuine reason for selling but l'd be weary .

Do you have to buy around that area if you moved out abit further towards Swords you'd get better value imo .

Samuel T. Cogley Registered User
#23

The attraction of the DART line is difficult to beat.

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Sleeper12 Registered User
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A friend of mine lives in the newer houses on that road. He's close to the shops. He's living there since they were built, I'm guessing 20 odd years ago now. He owns a successful business about two miles away. I've never come out right & asked his opinion of the area but he could easily have moved to "better" parts of Raheny years ago if he wanted. His two adult kids managed to grow up without joining gangs or getting addicted to drugs.

I'm thinking that it's not as bad an area as some might think.

Sweet.Science Registered User
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Edenmore is big enough as in i live there and wouldnt know a lot about the Crescent. All i know is that part of the shops is where teenagers hang out

Where i live in Edenmore i havent had one bit of trouble , Not even seen a tennager littering near my house. Its so handy with the Dart line.

I would literally recommend every part of Edenmore to people except that stretch because of the numbers of teenagers that are sometimes there when i pop into Centra . My advice would be to wait a few weeks as Edenmore is an old area and houses are always going up for sale due to people passing away

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Sleeper12 Registered User
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Sweet.Science said:
Edenmore is big enough as in i live there and wouldnt know a lot about the Crescent. All i know is that part of the shops is where teenagers hang out

Where i live in Edenmore i havent had one bit of trouble , Not even seen a tennager littering near my house. Its so handy with the Dart line.

I would literally recommend every part of Edenmore to people except that stretch because of the numbers of teenagers that are sometimes there when i pop into Centra . My advice would be to wait a few weeks as Edenmore is an old area and houses are always going up for sale due to people passing away



Might be an idea for OP to sit outside the shopping centre or outside the house they are looking at for a few hours between 8 & 11pm. It would give them an idea of what to expect.

Sweet.Science Registered User
#27

Yeah that would be a good idea .

I have lived in bad areas of Dublin and Edenmores bark is well worse than its bite. It was always going to change over time due to its location and the fact it was surrounded by Raheny and other nice areas.

Its just shops are notorious for groups of teenagers to hang out and we all know what happens when they get bored.

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Pheonix10 Registered User
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Sleeper12 said:
Might be an idea for OP to sit outside the shopping centre or outside the house they are looking at for a few hours between 8 & 11pm. It would give them an idea of what to expect.


Have you experienced anything bad in the area yourself?

Sleeper12 Registered User
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Pheonix10
Have you experienced anything bad in the area yourself?



I'm living in Raheny 50 years but the closest I got to Edenmore was living in woodbine for around 3 years.

Edenmore got a bad name 40 or 50 years ago when the estate was young. There was a gang called the Dragons and they would have running battles with another gang called STAB from St Anne's housing estate. Eventually everyone grew up & both estates quietened down.

There was a shooting outside the pub a decade ago. For what it's worth there was also a shooting in clontarf around the same time.

Some of the original houses are 2nd generation occupied. As said before the shops might have young people hanging around. That's all I can tell you.

If you are looking at one of the newer houses on that road near the shops I can tell you that my friend lives in one. I've been in his house and done plumbing work for him and from what I've seen the build quality seems to be OK. I never felt worried that my van would be damaged or broken into.

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doylerkelly Registered User
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HI Op
My dad grew up in Edenmore Cresent back in the early 60's when it was a newly built development. Throughout the years Edenmore had a bad reputation , but it's now manly older people like my grandparents in their 80's that still live in the area so it's quietened down and has a lot to offer. It has it's own parish church, an extensive municipal park which offers a range of sporting facilities, including a golf course.
it has become a more mature and settled area and has become an area in it's own right over the years. Check it out on Wiki

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edenmore

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