We knew it long before National Geographic named it the coolest place on the planet.
We knew it long before being crowned the country’s hidden gem. Donegal is a great place to live.
Here’s the Sherry FitzGerald Rainey lowdown on what makes Donegal the ideal location for that home of your dreams.
You get much more bang for your buck.
The county saw a double digit rise in average house prices in 2016, but house prices remain below the national average and there’s no doubting the fantastic value across the county.
By way of example check out our current listing for a beautiful four bedroom family home in the quiet cul-de-sac of Brookfield Heights.
An attractive detached property, it’s conveniently located close to Letterkenny town centre but has an asking price way below what a similar detached property with large garden space would set you back in Derry or in Dublin.
All our latest residential properties can be found here.
The natural beauty and stunning scenery knows no bounds.
Our location is borderline brilliant and we revel in our role as Ireland’s wildest county. While the Wild Atlantic Way stretches for 1500 miles, it’s in Donegal where it really comes into its own.
Pat Riddell, editor of National Geographic Traveller, sums it up beautifully: “It’s a warm-hearted place but wilderness always feels just a stone’s throw away. And it is wilderness… world-class wilderness.”
That Donegal has been lauded for “its “weather-nibbled coast spotted with sea stacks, Blue Flag beaches and offshore islands” is no coincidence, and with a population of 150,000 spread across the county, it’s the ideal mecca for anyone looking to escape city life.
But amidst the rural…..
…..there’s the urban and commercial hub of Letterkenny – a great place to live, work, educate your kids, and put down roots for life.
In business terms, it’s home to global market leaders like Pramerica Systems and UnitedHealth Group. The town’s schools consistently rank among the best in the country and with more than 3,000 students studying at Letterkenny Institute of Technology’s first class facilities, education is alive in the town. It also gives local students a chance to acquire third level qualifications and in turn, employers access to highly qualified local graduates.
And we’re well connected.
We might love the wilderness and sell the remoteness, but Donegal is also well connected, both in terms of communications and transport infrastructure. Improvements in technology mean the county is an ideal place for creative freelancers to work remotely, while the road network will have you in Dublin in just over three hours.
Of course we have our very own airport connecting us to not just the capital but to even further afield while City of Derry airport is under an hour’s drive from Letterkenny.
Check out our latest residential and commercial property opportunities here or get in touch with the Sherry FitzGerald Rainey team by calling +353 74 91 22211 or via Facebook.