Dublin Property Price Guide 2020

The Sunday Times, Irish Property Price Guide 2020is now out. We’ve taken a look at the findings to bring you 5 of the most affordable areas with property for sale and 5 of the most expensive areas to buy a three bedroom house in the capital in 2020. We‘ve also got a quick summary of each of these areas to give you a flavour of what each of them has to offer when you’re looking at houses or apartments for sale.

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We’ll start with 5 most affordable areas to buy a three bedroom house where you can get the most bang for your buck.

1. Clondalkin €230,000 (avg)

Clondalkin is a suburban town situated 10 km south-west of Dublin city and only a twenty minute drive from the city centre. The areas also has excellent public transport links including the 13, 68, 69 bus routes and the Luas Red Line (Red Cow Stop).

The N7 & M50 motorways are also very easily accessed, as is the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre. The area also includes excellent and sports and recreational clubs and many shopping outlets.

There are also highly regarded primary and secondary schools including Colaiste Chilliain, Scoil Naomh Áine & Moyle Park College.

Bordering Clondalkin to the west you will find the picturesque Corkagh Park, one of Dublin’s largest parks covering over 290 acres, where local residents enjoy many amenities such as a large playground area, fishing lakes, pet farm, a dog park, cycling, running and a host of other sporting facilities.

2. Clonsilla/Mulhuddart €250,000 (avg)

Clonsilla used to be a small village in the inner western part of County Dublin, but it is now a large residential suburban area, with Ongar and other localities developing their own subsidiary identities

Clonsilla railway station is the main exchange station for commuter services going between Dublin and Maynooth and M3 Parkway lines. Passengers travel to Maynooth to transfer to the Sligo to Dublin intercity service.

Clonsilla is served by several Dublin Bus routes including the 39, the 39a and the 239 from Blanchardstown Shopping Centre.

Clonsilla has a number of national schools, including St. Mochta's, St. Patrick's, St. Philip's, St. Ciaran's (Hartstown), and Scoil Choilm Community National School (Porterstown).

There are five secondary schools in the vicinity: Hartstown Community School, Castleknock Community College, Coolmine Community School, Luttrellstown Community College and Castleknock College.

There is also an Educate Together primary and second level school located in Hansfield, Clonsilla.

Mulhuddart is an outer suburb situated 12 km north-west of Dublin, Ireland.

Public transport in Mulhuddart is provided by Dublin Bus routes 38, 38a, 38b, 39n and 220

3. Ongar/Clonee €260,000 (avg)

Ongar is centred on the townland of "Hansfield” or “Phibblestown" and is contained within the old civil parish of Clonsilla. The village of Clonee is 2 kilometres to the north, while Clonsilla is roughly 2 km to the east, and Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, and the actual village of Blanchardstown, are 3−3.5 km away.

The area includes a mix of apartments and houses. The main street has a pub, supermarket, grocery shops, off-licence, bakery, betting shop, medical centre, hairdressers, florist and a number of restaurants and cafes.

Ongar is served by Dublin Bus route 39a.

There is a nearby railway line at Hansfield railway station and its position on the Dunboyne commuter line sees it served by 45 trains daily, with a peak journey time of 25 minutes to Docklands or Connolly Station, itself a spur off the Maynooth to Dublin commuter route to the west of Clonsilla Station. Connection to the Luas Green Line, and ultimately the whole Luas system, is possible via the Luas Broombridge stop.

4. Clonshaugh €280,000 (avg)

Clonshaugh is included in the larger suburban area of Coolock on Dublin’s north side.

Notable retail facilities include Northside Shopping Centre, situated near accesses to the M1 and M50, with more than 70 outlets and a city council swimming pool.

Other businesses include: Odeon cinema, Leisure Plex centre, Power city, McDonald's, Crown paint, a Montessori etc. all of which are located on the Malahide Road.

Coolock easily links to the M1 via the N32 and Oscar Traynor road, and is also serviced by the following Dublin Bus routes: 17a, 27, 27a, 27b, 27x, 42, 43, 15.

There are a number of schools in the area including Chanel College, Donahies Community School, Coláiste Dhúlaigh Post Primary, Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education, Mercy College, and St Paul’s Junior and Senior National School.

5. Crumlin/Drimnagh €280,000 (avg)

Crumlin is a southside suburb of Dublin where the majority of houses were built in the 1930s. A densely populated residential area, it is also the site of Ireland's largest children's hospital.

Dublin Bus routes serving the Crumlin area are: 9, 17, 18, 27, 56A, 77A, 83, 83A, 122, 123, 150, 151.

Schools in the area include Loreto College, Rosary College, Scoil Úna Naofa , Marist National School, St. Kevin's College and Scoil Íosagáin. Scoil Úna Naofa is renowned for its music programme.

There are a number of greens and parks in the area, including the 17-hectare Eamonn Ceannt Park which has an athletic track, cycling velodrome, playing fields tennis courts and children’s playground. Crumlin village is a very traditional village with a variety of shops, a café, restaurants and pubs. The area is also serviced by the Ashleaf, Crumlin and Sundrive shopping centres.

Neighbouring Crumlin is Drimnagh which is also serviced by the Luas Red Line.

From Dublin’s most affordable areas we move to those areas in which the most high value three bedroom homes are sold.

1. Sandymount €620,000 (avg)

Sandymount is an affluent coastal suburb on Dublin’s south side.

Next to the village is a park, known as Sandymount Green, which is surrounded by shops, restaurants, and cafes.

Sandymount Strand is located next to the village and is a popular place for locals to take a walk.

The area is served by the DART which stops at both Sandymount and Sydney Parade.

Dublin Bus routes 1, 18, and 47 also service the area.

2. Cabinteely €610,000 (avg)

Cabinteely is a suburb of Dublin’s southside. It is located in the jurisdiction of Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown.

Cabinteely lies just off the N11. It is also accessible from Dún Laoghaire and the M50, via junction 15 Carrickmines.

A number of bus routes operated by Dublin Bus, as well as Go-Ahead Ireland, serve Cabinteely such as routes 63, 84, 84a, 84x and 145. The Aircoach Greystones route also stops at Cabinteely Cross. Finnegan's operate a bus service from Bray DART station to the Luas stop in Sandyford, via Cabinteely.

The Luas Green Line passes fairly close to Cabinteely with a stop at Loughlinstown (about 20 minutes’ walk from Cabinteely); there is also a stop at Carrickmines (about 30 minutes’ walk to Cabinteely), with a journey time of less than 40 minutes to Dublin City Centre.

Cabinteely has several shops, including a boutique and estate agency, and several restaurants and cafés, as well as hairdresser, barbers and dental surgery. Cornelscourt shopping centre and "The Park" shopping centre also serve the area.

Cabinteely Park spans 45 hectares, and includes a children's playground. Kilbogget Park hosts rugby, soccer, Gaelic clubs and pitches, as well as a recreational area with floodlit car parking and paths.

There are numerous primary and secondary schools serving the area, such as St. Brigid's Girls National School, St. Brigid's Boys National School (Foxrock), Cabinteely Community School, Clonkeen College and Loreto Convent.

3. Rathmines/Rathgar €580,000 (avg)

Rathmines and Rathgar are neighbouring suburbs on Dublin’s southside.

Location is the main draw for these areas as both lie about 3km south of Dublin’s city centre.

Rathmines has thriving commercial and civil activity and is often said to have a cosmopolitan air.It also has a diverse international population and has always been home to groups of new immigrant communities and indigenous ethnic minorities.

Rathgar is a largely residential suburb with amenities that include primary and secondary schools, nursing homes, child-care and sports facilities, and public transport to the city centre. The housing stock largely comprises red-brick late Georgian and Victorian era terraces and much of the area lies within an architectural conservation zone.

Schools in Rathmines and Rathgar include the High School, Stratford College, St Louis High School, St Mary’s College, and Rathgar Junior School.

Rathmines is served by the Luas: Ranelagh on the Green Line is the most convenient for access to the main street, while the Charlemont and Beechwood stops are also within walking distance of the area.Dublin Bus routes 14, 15, 15A, 15B, 18, 65, 65B, 83, 140 and 142 serve Rathmines. The area is also served by the Dublin Bus Nitelink routes 15N and 49N on Friday and Saturday nights and on public holidays.

4. Clontarf €555,000 (avg)

Clontarf is a popular coastal suburb on Dublin’s northside.

Clontarf lies between the coastal and inland roads from Dublin to Howth, and its seafront is served by the 130, 104 and 32X bus routes, while the inland parts are covered by buses on the Howth Road, such as the 29A, 31 series and 32 series. The area's historic railway station, on the Howth Road, closed many years ago, but a new station, Clontarf Road railway station, the first stop north of the city centre on the DART, is located between Clontarf and Fairview.

Local primary schools are Belgrove National School, Greenlanes National School and Howth Road Mixed National School .

At second level, the area is served by Holy Faith School, Belvedere College S.J., St. Paul's College, Raheny as well as the mixed Mount Temple Comprehensive School.

Clontarf's most notable amenity is its seafront, with a promenade running continuously from Alfie Byrne Road to the wooden bridge at Dollymount.

Clontarf also reaches into Saint Anne's Park, which it shares with Raheny. As well as extensive walks and green areas, the park contains numerous sporting facilities, such as playing pitches and non-sport amenities.

5. South City Centre- Clonskeagh/Goatstown/Churchtown €550,000 (avg)

Clonskeagh, Churchtown and Goatstown are primarily residential, southern suburbs of Dublin.

It has a small village green with a few local shops. The district has changed in character as the population grew and the nearby Luas improved commuter access to central Dublin.

St. Kilians Deutsche Schule and the secondary campus of the Lycée Français d'Irlande share a "Eurocampus" in Roebuck Road, offering private schooling in a multicultural and multilingual environment, claimed to be unique to Ireland. The 11 and 17 Dublin Bus routes serve Clonskeagh.

Churchtown has a number of shops and pubs, including a mid-size supermarket, which has one of Dublin's few kosher sales facilities. Nutgrove Shopping Centre was opened in the area in October 1984 in what was then still a rural part of Dublin.

The Good Shepherd National School is a co-educational national school in the parish of Churchtown while the boys' secondary school is De La Salle College. The local girls' secondary school is Notre Dame de Missions.

Goatstown The area is roughly centred on a pub named the Goat Grill, at the intersection of Goatstown Road and Taney Road.

The Luas green line runs through the southwest of Goatstown and the Dundrum Luas stop is nearby, with the entrance off Taney Road.

The bus routes of the 11, 11a and 75 run through Goatstown as well, linking Goatstown to the city centre, Dún Laoghaire and Tallaght.