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Dublin, where to live?

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1. Posted by start01 (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

Which neighborhood should I avoid when looking for apartments?
I have my eyes on an apartment near DCU, is this a good place to stay while I'm there? Easy access to transporatioin to and from the city centre is an important factor in my decision and reasonable price would be nice too since I'm only a college student without a stable job for support. Any input will be appreciated. Thanks!

2. Posted by Ava_Aus (Inactive 21 posts) 10y

I have been in Dublin since September and I find that the southside of Dublin is much nicer and safer than the Northside. Anywhere in Dublin 2 is close to both Luas lines, the dart and most bus routes.

To find a place most people use Daft.ie. I hope that this helps you out a little bit

3. Posted by lo2004 (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

I have lived in dublin for twenty odd years and i can tell you that the northside is not less safe than the south but the area around DCU is a little rough. Dublin two and anywhere city centre can be quite expensive for poor quality places. Santry, Whitehall , Artane and Coolock are all quite close to Dcu and are fine for living in.

4. Posted by rifarrel (Budding Member 34 posts) 10y

Most students from DCU live in the Glasnevin/Drumcondra/Phibsboro areas, all of which are pretty safe and are all very close to the city centre.Some DCU students also live in the Finglas East/ Glasnevin North areas as well.There is accomodation for DCU students on campus as well as in Ballymun which is only a few mins away.
If you decide to live on the southside. Dublin 2 is going to be too expensive for students as mainly professionals live there.The 19A travels from the southside( Rialto, Inichicore etc which are fairly rough)to DCU..There are just as many areas on the southside that are just as rough as some areas on the northside.Glasnevin and Drumcondra are as nice as anywhere else in the city.