Houses for Sale in Castleknock
Local Area Guide
An affluent, leafy suburb on the north-west of Dublin, Castleknock is one of the city’s most desirable addresses. (And, yes, this is the old home and stomping ground of Colin Farrell!)
Positioned at the edge of the Phoenix Park and yet a stone’s throw from the city centre, the area is known for having a fair share of swanky detached dwellings. Yet, the truth is, there’s a wide variety of property available for different budgets.
So whether you’re looking to live it large or are starting out as a first-time property buyer, Castleknock may just be the place for you.
8km (approx. 5 miles) west of the city centre, Castleknock is super-close to the centre of town and yet has all the comforts of settled country living. Much of this is due to the 1,750 acres of parkland that separates the suburb from the city. The Phoenix Park is the largest enclosed urban public park in Europe, and as well as being home to Dublin Zoo and the Irish President, it boasts beautiful rolling hills and verdant walkways not to mention a multitude of sports facilities and football pitches.
Having such a large and lovely green space on your doorstep is reflected in house prices, however, and the closer your dream home is to the park entrance, the higher the price tag typically is.
The village of Castleknock sits between the River Tolka and the River Liffey. While it remains a pretty mix of arts and crafts style cottages, small retail outlets and cafés, a post office plus several supermarkets including a recent Lidl, the neighbourhood has developed and extended around it. In fact, the population of Castleknock is currently just under 25,000, an increase of 40% in the last two decades.
With the Phoenix Park to the east, Castleknock is bordered to the west by the large urban area of Blanchardstown. To the north is Dunsink, while the preserved riverside village of Chapelizod is to the south.
The suburb is located just inside the M50 motorway ring road, which makes access to the rest of Ireland by road easily achieved.
Dublin International airport is also a 10-minute drive away and the area is well served by Dublin bus with routes 37 and 38 running via Chapelizod and Blanchardstown respectively. Irish Rail operates a commuter service to the city through Castleknock Railway Station and also a service from Dublin to Longford.
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House Prices and Types
As noted earlier, Castleknock housing offers something for individuals of all tastes.
New luxury builds and refurbished period homes provide residents with modern amenities, old-world charm, spacious living quarters, and high-end energy efficiency.
Castleknock dwellings are resplendent in Georgian, Edwardian, Victorian, Tudor, Italianate, arts and craft, and contemporary styles.
West of the village towards the Royal Canal, estates such as Oaklawn, Beechpark, Laurel Lodge and Carpenterstown offer spacious homes at affordable prices for first-time buyers and young families.
Though the average house price in this settled, comfortable suburb comes in at just under €490,000, one- and two-bedroomed apartments and new-build terrace houses can be found for between €180,000 to €250,000. Areas to check-out for these home types include Fernleigh Vale, and Collegefort.
On the higher-end of the market, stunning, detached homes with prices closer to and above the €I million mark can be found along Porterstown, Georgian Village and Deerpark Road.
Amenities in Castleknock
A further big attraction that Castleknock holds for many home buyers is its close-knit community. Generations of the same family still live in the area and for young families hoping to buy their “forever” home, the idea of becoming part of a settled neighbourhood is appealing.
Alongside the friendly village feeling is the fact that the area boasts a range of recreational amenities including the largest tennis facility in Ireland.
Sporting facilities are of high priority to many Castleknock residents. St Brigid’s GAA and Castleknock GAA clubs are always looking for new, young members for their intermediate teams.
In addition, there are many parks and historic landmarks such as The Royal Canal, Castleknock Marina, and Castleknock Green.
Just outside the park, you’ll find the 18th century Farmleigh House with its walled and sunken gardens, and scenic lakeside walks.
In Castleknock village itself, a wide choice of eateries and bars means that locals never have to venture into town for a good night out – even if the city centre is only down the road! All culinary tastes from Chinese and Pakistani to Italian and traditional Irish are catered for.
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Local Schools & Education
The options for education are also great. There are six primary and three secondary schools in the town with both the Castleknock Educate Together and the post-primary Castleknock Community College being multi-denominational.
Castleknock National School recently received a Roll of Honour from the GOAL Humanitarian School Awards while St. Brigid’s was awarded the Digital Schools of Distinction award.
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