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Old 11-05-2008, 06:46 AM
 
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Anyone know what the nicest area in Ireland to live is ? Possibly within commutable distance to jobs (such as dublin etc)
Looking for something with a community feel, for no more then 400,000 US dollars. Somewhat country would be better then a complete cityish feel.
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:24 AM
 
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$400,000 ; good luck. You will get a cardboard box in Dublin for that. Ireland is beautiful, scenery is gorgeous, etc. But I left so I am biased.

It is a hard country to live in.

Good luck
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:47 AM
 
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Why is it a hard country to live in?
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:50 AM
 
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$400,000 ; good luck. You will get a cardboard box in Dublin for that. Ireland is beautiful, scenery is gorgeous, etc. But I left so I am biased.

It is a hard country to live in.

Good luck
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That is not true. From what I've been told, many bargains can be found in this current housing market. Just checked the exchange rate. You get 305,809.38 Euros for $400K. The OP will be able to buy more than a cardboard box for that both inside Dublin (where I use to live) and outside the city as the OP has initially said.

Your post was not very helpful.
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:54 AM
 
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I wasn't looking into buying IN Dublin anyhow, perhaps a town a bit outside as i'm not too keen on city life. More of a country gal...
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:55 AM
 
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I wasn't looking into buying IN Dublin anyhow, perhaps a town a bit outside as i'm not too keen on city life. More of a country gal...

look through this..it's a starting point to give you an idea



Thousands of Northern Ireland Properties for sale | Propertynews.com (http://www.propertynews.com/results.php?s=56288747 - broken link)
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:58 AM
 
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Why is it a hard country to live in?
KH02, I just checked other posts by this person and she really does not like Ireland so I would take her advice with a grain of salt.

I found Ireland to be a fine place to live ............ except for the weather, which was a deal breaker for me.
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:01 AM
 
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Thanks, looks like i can afford a nice place for that amount.
Yeah, rain is a bummer.
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:10 AM
 
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Yeah, rain is a bummer.
Yes, but it comes with nice rainbows (sometimes). And it keeps everything famously green.
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:25 AM
 
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Anyone know what the nicest area in Ireland to live is ? Possibly within commutable distance to jobs (such as dublin etc)
Looking for something with a community feel, for no more then 400,000 US dollars. Somewhat country would be better then a complete cityish feel.
Don't want to rain on anyone's parade (sorry for the pun!) but Ireland is in a recession and jobs are scarce. The reverse migration is already beginning. Really rough times are ahead for the Irish. Unless you are a doctor or a highly specialized engineer then getting employment will be nearly impossible.

That being said, ALL of Ireland is beautiful and most small towns have that community feel you are looking for. Might want to mention also (just in case you didn't already know), that unless you are a EU citizen (or married to one) then it won't be possible to move over.

Outside of Dublin city center and its surrounds, house prices are still very slow to come down and are still nowhere near a "good deal" by American standards. I still look into houses for sale in the area where I used to live and still can't believe that the prices haven't dropped as much. Just like in the US, it's currently very difficult to even get a loan. I'm honestly not trying to paint Ireland with a negative brush (and I don't think okDorothy is either), but just trying to give you honest opinion and knowledge. We both used to live in Ireland and are pretty familiar with what's going on over there. Also, if you're trying to "escape" the country for political reasons, Ireland (and the rest of Europe) is very pro-Obama (just thought I'd mention..)

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