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Commuting by rail

Here's the priciest (and the cheapest) places to buy next to a rail station in Dublin

The latest figures pinpoint how much it costs to buy a house next to a commuter station near the capital.

179899589_2a5b8ecffe_b William Murphy William Murphy

A NEW SURVEY has pinpointed the most expensive (and the cheapest) places to buy next to a rail station near Dublin.

The Dublin Rail – House Price Map sets down the average asking prices on the various commuter rail lines – DART and Luas – around the capital.


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Commuters living on Dublin’s coastline pay on average the most for a property, with homes close to Sandymount DART station on the city’s south side showing the highest values at €727,000.

In fact, properties on the coastal DART route occupy all five of the top positions in the survey. They are:

  • Sandymount – €727,000
  • Dalkey – €690,000
  • Sandycove & Glasthule – €671,000
  • Salthill Monkstown – €658,000
  • Sydney Parade – €652,000

All five of those stations are situated on the city’s south side.



The highest property prices on the Green Luas line are:

  • Ranelagh – €650,000
  • Charlemont – €626,000
  • Beechwood – €615,000
  • Cowper – €614,000
  • Carrickmines – €582,000



On the Red Luas line the top five are:

  • Spencer Dock – €573,000
  • Mayor Square – €526,000
  • George’s Dock – €494,000
  • Jervis – €427,000
  • The Point – €425,000



The lowest prices to be found are unsurprisingly located further from the city on the various lines surveyed.

The three lowest available asking prices on the DART line meanwhile are:

  • Clongriffin – €271,000
  • Howth Junction – €329,000
  • Kilbarrack – €360,000

All three stations are on the city’s north side.

The three cheapest areas on the Red Luas line are:

  • Cheeverstown – €138,000
  • Fettercairn  - €144,000
  • Citywest – €175,000

On the Green line the cheapest places to buy are:

  • Cherrywood – €386,000
  • Leopardstown Valley – €374,000
  • Glencairn – €404,000

The figures represent average asking prices for three-bed, semi-detached properties taken from a sample of nearly 10,000 homes in the 12-month period up to September 2015.

The overall map can be downloaded here.

Note: Journal Media Ltd has shareholders in common with publisher Distilled Media Group.

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