Houses for Sale in Greystones
Local Area Guide
The postcard pretty Co. Wicklow town of Greystones is one of the most popular commuter towns for property purchasers looking for a little R&R after a long day’s work. Bordered by the sea and nestling under the shadow of the Wicklow Mountains it has a relaxing, village vibe – even though it’s not too far from the hustle and bustle of Dublin City.
For all that Greystones has to offer, it’s also possible for property buyers to get a little bang for their buck. The town boasts a wide range of new starter houses and apartments as well as homes in long-settled estates and all tend to be priced lower than similar properties in Ireland’s capital.
Greystones is located approximately 50-minutes from Dublin City via the N11 or M50. A coastal town and seaside resort, it was named for the half-mile stretch of grey stones between two Blue Flag beaches on the seafront.
Facing east towards the Irish Sea, the imposing Wicklow Mountains are to the area’s west. Just north of the town is Bray Head, while surrounding villages include Delgany, Newcastle and Kilkoole (this latter handsome hamlet providing the live set for RTÉ’s popular soap series, Glenroe).
Well linked with Dublin, Greystones is the southern terminus for the Dublin Area Rapid Transit (DART), though commuter and intercity trains also link it with Wicklow, Arklow, Gorey, Wexford and Rosslare’s Europort to the south and Dublin Connolly to the north.
A variety of bus routes (84, 84N, 84X and 184) also serve the area, while the regular 702 Aircoach will bring international fliers to Dublin Airport.
With a population of just over 18,000, Greystones is also the second biggest town in Wicklow - Bray being the first – and boasts a reputation for being a great place to raise families.
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House Prices and Types
The original building types date back to Greystone’s heritage as a fishing village and seaside resort for Victorian wealthy classes.
However, alongside the large, decorative Victorian homes on Church Road, Victoria Road and Trafalgar Road, are houses built in Edwardian homestead and mock Tudor style.
One of Ireland’s very first housing estates, the Burnaby Estate, was completed in 1910 for retired colonels and generals of the British army. Now it’s home to the more well-to-do members of the Greystones community, with large, detached homes and manors priced at €1 million and more.
Other mature estates include Applewood Heights and Rathdown Park, which were first developed in the 1970s. Stylish apartment blocks and 3- to 5-bedroom houses were also erected after the arrival of the DART and the Celtic Tiger while in recent years, more new apartments have developed near the marina and boatyard in the harbour area of the town.
Expect to pay €400,000 and more for a large-sized family home, though smaller houses and apartments are to be found under €300,000.
Amenities in Greystones
The big draw to Greystones is the seafront. With two, clean beaches, a marina and cliff walks and coastal promenades, the seafront is a key amenity and a large part of the town’s identity. The impressive marina was only developed in 2013. Now, alongside amenities for individual sailors, there’s an angling club, dive club, sea scouts and other water activities for others in the community.
There’s great hiking to be had on the Bray to Greystones cliff walk, with dramatic views across to Killiney and Dublin Bay.
Those interested in other active sports will be pleased to know that the area has a huge range of clubs from GAA, football, rugby, tennis, athletics and golf.
An all-inclusive playground near the beach is also a popular spot for families with young children, as is Burnaby Park, a substantial urban green-space with a bowling green, lawn areas, and woodlands.
The centre of Greystones boasts an array of quality boutiques, vintage shops, quirky cafés and great bars. There is also an Aldi, Lidl, Tesco and SuperValu so locals are never short of a place to get all their local groceries.
There are no fewer than eight primary schools in and around Greystones, St. David’s mixed pupils Secondary School looks out across the beach, while Temple Carrig, a second post-primary school can be found in nearby Blacklion.
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