Houses for Sale in Lucan
Local Area Guide
An attractive Dublin suburb with one foot in the countryside, Lucan is a great place for families as well as commuters keen to be away from the hurry-scurry of daily life in the city.
For property buyers of all ages and wallet-sizes, there’s a wide range of homes to choose from. The fact that the village and surrounding area boasts a surprising number of amenities from shops to schools, banks to Pirate Villages (Ok, so they’re not real pirates!) also ticks several boxes on house-hunters’ must-have list.
Oh yeah, and Lucan is also the home turf of Jedward and Conor McGregor. So, that’s something else to be impressed about!
A suburb of south-west Dublin, Lucan is close to Leixlip in Kildare and approximately 12 km from the city centre. Ronanstown is to the south-east of the village, while Strawberry Beds separates the area from the verdant fields and woodlands of Phoenix Park.
The village sits on the confluence of the River Liffey with the River Griffeen, a smaller waterway that flows through several of the suburb’s housing estates before reaching Griffeen Valley Park.
This picturesque park is a 20-minute walk from the village centre and home to the ruins of King John's Bridge, believed to be the oldest bridge in Ireland.
The neighbourhood is a popular place for property buyers looking to commute regularly into Dublin city centre. Located just off the N4 road that joins onto Dublin’s major ring road, the M50, Lucan is also well-served by Dublin Bus with the 25, 66 and 67 routes all passing through the suburb.
In addition, travellers to the city can depend on the south/southwest commuter line into Heuston Station from Adamstown Railway Station, which is located south of Finnstown in Lucan.
News that the Luas is planned to be extended to the area under the government’s “Project Ireland 2040” transport plan makes buying property in Lucan right now even more attractive.
Amenities in Lucan
Once a famous spa town and popular 18th-century resort for the rich and idle in search of yet more R&R, Lucan has since expanded to become one of the largest urban areas in the country. Its population of nearly 50,000 equals that of Waterford.
However, the heart of Lucan remains its pretty village centre, which is flanked by the Liffey and striking scenic countryside.
There’s ample shopping to be done in the various quality boutiques and grocery stores along Main Street and locals can be assured of great pubs and eateries to suit all palates.
For further shopping sprees, Liffey Valley and Blanchardstown shopping centres are virtually on the doorstep, while a trip into the city centre is only 30 minutes by bus.
Though the area is primarily residential, the many retail outlets in and around Lucan do offer job possibilities to anyone moving to the area, as do the global corporations such as Intel and Ebay which are based in nearby Leixlip and Blanchardstown respectively.
Photo Credits: Irish Mirror
Schools and Social Activities
The neighbourhood is very well-suited to families of all ages. For starters, there’s a pick of 17 primary schools in the area, including three Educate Togethers and a Gaelscoil.
Families with secondary-school aged children can breathe a sigh of relief that there won’t be the usual cat-fight to continue their kids’ post-primary education: there are seven secondary schools including one mixed gaelscoil and three multi-denominational schools serving the area.
Alongside, the large number of schools, families can enjoy the many sports clubs and social venues spread around the town. Most notable are: Liffey fishing and canoeing activities, Fort Lucan Outdoor Adventureland, Lucan Leisure Centre, Lucan Golf Club, Grifeen Valley Park, Pirates Village, Lucan Village Park, Hermitage Green Golf Club, Lucan Spa, and Circus Gerbola.
Photo Credits: Hermitage Green Golf Club
As a hopeful homebuyer, you may be surprised to discover that there are all sorts of property types on offer in Lucan. Houses range from Victorian terraces and old style cottages to mature modern estates and contemporary apartment blocks.
Long-settled areas such as Adamstown and Vesey Park remain popular with families, and a three-bedroom semi-detached property here is typically priced upwards of €380,000.
Those looking for property in a lower price range would do well to check out the stylish two-bedroomed apartments and duplexes in Esker or The Orchard, which overlooks Lucan Demesne.
Newer estates such as Shackelton Park feature a range of quality two, three, four and five-bedroom homes embellished with modern amenities, spacious design, and sustainable energy-efficiency.
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