Wednesday 15 August 2018

Accessibility is the key and ‘new transport links will make great place even better’

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Estate agent Paul Reddy at Swords Castle
Estate agent Paul Reddy at Swords Castle

Laura Lynott

HOUSE prices could increase by as much as 20pc in Swords after the construction of the planned Metro in the town, according to estate agent Paul Reddy.

For homeowners who live within walking distance of the proposed three Metro stops in Swords village, Seatown and Fosterstown, the new transport link could bring a hike in their property values.

For agent Mr Reddy, who runs Property Team Paul Reddy in Swords, the announcement of the Metro is nothing but good news.

“In other areas where new transport links like this have been provided, property prices have increased by up to 20pc and I believe the same could apply in Swords,” Mr Reddy said.

“Swords’ population is increasing dramatically and it’s fantastic there will soon be a quick way to get into the city centre and airport.

“This will be a real boost to the area, for those who live here already, for those moving to Swords and for anyone travelling in to work here.

“The benefits go far beyond that too. The improved transport links will no doubt Laura Lynott attract more businesses into Swords and also more tourists, who will be able to stop off and enjoy Swords Castle and the cultural quarter.

“Swords had been bypassed by a lot of tourists as there was no easy route here from the airport but, with the Metro, that will change.

“It’s great for the residents of Swords, who’ll now be able to get in and out of the airport with ease.

“I know some people don’t want to get taxis from the airport after they’ve returned from holidays because it seems too near for the cab drivers, but the Metro will get rid of all that hassle for them.

“It’s vital we have more than a bus route as a community because our population is increasing so quickly.”

With Brexit round the corner and more residents expected to land in Dublin for a new EU friendly home, Swords could offer the perfect location for families. Mr Reddy said: “It’s a great place to live and work already but the Metro will make Swords even better.”

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