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17-04-2016, 15:13   #16
 
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It would be interesting to see how this border would eventually look like, replacing the current litter strewn fence[/quote]

I think I understand what you're saying. The houses themselves are beautiful but the area just looks unfinished. I understand it's still is a building site but it just hard to visualise the end product.

I'm still 50/50 on putting down a deposit. We're moving up from down south and have the kids enrolled etc in Raheny. We were hoping to rent there but no joy so far. I'm thinking I'll rent in balgriffin to get a feel for the place first.
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17-04-2016, 18:08   #17
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I rented in Belmayne for two years prior to buying in Parkside, I never had any issues living there. What are your concerns specifically ?
So you've lived in Belmayne for two years , up to last year yes?

When I went into the estate last month, first sights were of the litter and a person sitting and drinking cans of cheap beer on the path outside the shop. My specific concern is of these kind of less social activity I saw becoming commonplace and meeting me as I walk to and from where I work in Northern Cross or Malahide road bus stop
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The area between Belmayne/Parkside and Castelmoyne on the otherside has been greatly improved, there is a new playground, running track and fitness equipment. The rest of it I would describe more as wild brush rather than scrub land .. I quite like the look of it, each to their own though.
The school buildings are only temporary with full planning permission granted for permanent structures to the south of Parkside.

With regards to Belmayne, I lived there for two years, moving out in January of this year. Over at the shop/chipper you will see the odd gang of kids hanging around but you get that everywhere. Have a walk around the inside, by the play ground and you will see its grand.
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I was wondering that about the schools, will they build the schools bigger? They really don't look like temporary structures. Is there a community centre in the area? Or a sports club? If you are standing at the showhouse, you are looking out at the playgrounds and running track - what is the estate behind it?

I must go out there again and walk around.
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If you are standing in Parkside looking north past the playground, the estate in the back ground is Castlemoyne. Lovely houses, massive price tag though... starting at 540k I believe.

I seen the schools on the overall site plans for Parkside but couldnt tell you if they will be any bigger, looked like normal schools to me, play grounds, playing pitches etc.

Not sure about a community center, not something I have ever looked for in places I have lived.
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I live in the area, and find it most convenient, Tesco is minutes away, dart lines you have the choice of portmarnock or Clongriffin. I mostly walk to clongriffin now. There is a balgriffin hall nearby that has a good few clubs in it. There is a swimming pool at trinity sports and leisure, its basic but a good size. Sadly lacking in a nice pub. As for our 'neighbours' I've never seen them on our estate, i believe there have been a few breakins and the builders have had trouble with theft but I guess you get this with nice estates in dublin anyway. The guards are only in coo lock and if you have any issues they are out very quickly. I love the proximity to malahide, portmarnock and Howth, its great for getting to pavilions in swords too. As for traffic, I've never seen any that I would say is an issue! I've been here for 4 years. Parks are a plenty, Clongriffin is nice, there is one beside belmayne, a small park for Parkside, there is another in Belmayne estate itself which also has a half basketball court and Castlemoyne will be getting one soon. As for Belmayne, never seen any issues in there other than dog waste which is bad. As for flight path, you get very used to it. I rarely have an issue with it at all, after a while you don't notice it.
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In the end we decided to buy a house and signed a contract. A bit shaky but looking forward for a move.

I have couple of questions for people who are living in Parkside already.
Has anybody got bill for electricity and gas? How much did you pay?
Who did a flooring for you?

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Congratulations Mmarika! We have put a deposit down for a house in Parkside as well, hopefully they will be finished by June. As many people above we were a bit concerned about the area as it wouldn't have been our first choice. However I believe once all houses are sold the majority of the neighbors will be young couples and families so hopefully there will not be many issues. I have been driving around Belmayne/Clongriffin a lot for the past month and, besides a few tracksuit wearing teenagers, I haven't seen nothing too concerning. The train station doesn't seem to be well looked after (broken window...) but it could just be lack of maintenance. One thing I notice is as soon as we move in I will be contacting the council to get bins in the park beside the schools, there is not a single one in the whole place so it will make it hard to keep it clean.
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We have put a deposit down for a house in Parkside as well, hopefully they will be finished by June
Hi, just curious about your new house being finished in June because there are finished houses already there which are empty. Was there a reason why you didn't go for one of those?
(I live in Parkside already btw, happy with it so far)
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Hi - my wife and I moved into Parkside recently and so far everything is great. The finishing foreman and his team are great to work with and will sort out any teething issues without fuss.

I wasn't sure what to expect from the area, but so far the neighbours I've met are decent people - young families or planning on kids, and no buy to let, which doesn't seem to be encouraged by the sales agency. There's an Educate Together and a Catholic primary school 100 metres from the estate, and planning permission has apparently been granted to build a school on the other side of the neighborhood.

A few drawbacks, including the phone reception (a Vodafone booster attached to our modem has solved that), and only Virgin (so far) can provide broadband. Eir were absolutely rubbish at helping us transfer our account, and as it turned out weren't set up in the area. Virgin is more expensive, but has a good service. The gardens are not great as the soil doesn't seem to drain much, but can be sorted by digging up the topsoil.

The house prices are still good value, especially compared to the so-called mature neighborhoods. We don't hear much outside noise as the insulation is very good and the houses have a quality finish (not an expert, but that's the way it seems so far) - well certainly from what we had rented (pre-2000 houses).
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Yeah, I am finding the mobile signal atrocious despite Eirs coverage map showing 4G in the area, I barely get E
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It's not the reception in the area, it's the reception in the house that's the problem. I think they have some kind of foil-backed insulation that causes it.

The only way I was able to overcome it was by switching to vodafone and buying the sure signal box (http://www.vodafone.ie/sure-signal/).
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I'm with 3 and I do get 4G in the house but no signal sometimes. I think the kitchen seems to be the worst.. need to do more testing though. I suspect its the insulation too. Nice warm house.

About Virgin, took them ages to do the house move to here and I made a complaint on the website(which I don't normally do), got it installed quickly then and they gave me the next 6 months half price
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Hello, I have a question to people who already moved in: is water pump on a ground floor noisy?
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