Are you thinking about making a move? Finding the right place to live in Dublin isn’t always easy. There are lots of things to consider such as public transport and local amenities.
One neighbourhood that is becoming increasingly popular in recent years is Harold’s Cross. Located in the south west of the city, this lively area was often overlooked in the past thanks to its proximity to residential strongholds such as Rathmines and Terenure. However, Harold’s Cross has its own charm and appeal.
Here are just a few reasons why you should consider moving to this neighbourhood.
If you want to live in an area that is bustling in its own right but still close to the city centre then Harold’s Cross really should be at the top of your list. It's near the canal which means you can easily zip around the city’s south sideor pop into nearby Rathmines or Kimmage to get your groceries.
It is served well by Dublin Bus (routes 9, 16, 49, 54A and 83). And don’t forget, Harold’s Cross is just a 20 minute walk from the city so you can always make the most of your morning commute and get some exercise in.
Harold’s Cross almost feels like a village (despite it’s proximity to the city centre). Neighbours speak to each other, there’s plenty of local clubs to join and the area is well-known for its community events and fundraisers
The Harold’s Cross Community Festival is probably the biggest event on the neighbourhood calendar. Founded in 2009, the festival takes place in May each year and includes a children’s carnival, music, art, literature, history and walking tours. To comply with social distancing rules, this year they ran the HX Stay @ Home Festival which allowed locals to tune in and watch events online.
It can be hard to find good quality accommodation in Dublin but there are currently some great options in Harold’s Cross.
For example, Mount Argus is a brand new apartment complex in the area. This exclusive development offers brand new, never lived in before spacious apartments with a gorgeous designer-inspired furniture package.
Residents can benefit not only from the developments proximity to the city centre and the surrounding amenities in the area but also the numerous on-site facilities including resident’s cinema, private gym, concierge service and residents lounge. There is even an online app to look after all the resident’s needs and the development even allows for people to bring their own pets.
If you’d like a sneak peek inside these fab apartments the Mount Argus website offers virtual tours and the letting agents are happy to talk people through the development and the range of different apartment types available as well as arrange appointments to view.
Living in Dublin doesn’t mean that you have to settle for a concrete jungle. One of the great things about Harold’s Cross is the abundance of recreational green areas nearby.
Mount Argus Park, Harolds Cross Park, Eamonn Ceantt Park and numerous sports grounds are located in the neighborhood. The canal is also great for cyclists and walkers especially on the weekend.
Active types will find plenty of clubs and classes to join in Harold’s Cross. From Bikram yoga (9 Greenmount Industrial Estate) to bowls (Kenilworth Bowling Club, Grosvenor Square) and gyms (Your Fitness Gym,) to soccer clubs (Harold’s Cross Youth Club), there’s a club or society for everyone in this small but bustling neighborhood.
Sign up or come along to a club open night. It is a great way to meet your neighbors and immerse yourself in community life.
Let’s face it, before you move to a new location you want to know what your foodie options are. In Harold’s Cross, you’re in for a treat.
If you want to dine out, try Konkan for one of the best Indian meals in Dublin. Or, if you’re looking for Irish fare with a modern twist book a table at the award-winning Craft on Harold’s Cross Road.
3fe Five Points café is a must if you like your coffee or nip into Peggy Kelly’s and The Harold House if you want something a little stronger. The best part about Harold’s Cross is you can spend an entire weekend eating and drinking without having the leave the area. You’re simply spoilt for choice.
Browse the Mount Argus website and get in touch to start living your best life!