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 Post subject: Re: Greystones gone mad??
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:32 pm 
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I used to live in Greystones but now live near Roundwood. Believe it or not, its faster to get into Dublin during rush hour than in Greystones. The traffic/tailbacks getting from Greystones to the N11 at 8am is just crazy. Mind you, I dont commute anymore. Much prefer where I live now.

8am? I believe the Greystonians used to have to leave by 7.30am. And then it was 7am. Maybe now they just sleep in the office.

This is supposedly one reason why there are few good restaurants in Greystones. Everyone is in bed by 9pm.

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 Post subject: Re: Greystones gone mad??
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:39 pm 
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I was out there at the weekend to do the cliff walk, started in Greystones. Last time I was there was a bout 10 years ago. I barely recognized the place, it has completely lost it's sleepy seaside village now, I thought it was very sterile, and for goodness sake people in Greystones, will you pick up your dog litter!! It was rampant, I was starting to think it was a protest by the locals against all the construction in the harbour.

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 Post subject: Re: Greystones gone mad??
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:53 pm 
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This house doesn’t match my tastes, but I am surprised that folks think that it needs further renovation/extending. I think it looks grand.

As for the dog excrement in Greystones and on the Cliff Walk, have to agree, it’s everywhere, and the dog owners are despicable people.


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 Post subject: Re: Greystones gone mad??
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:57 pm 
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croquette wrote:
This house doesn’t match my tastes, but I am surprised that folks think that it needs further renovation/extending. I think it looks grand.

As for the dog excrement in Greystones and on the Cliff Walk, have to agree, it’s everywhere, and the dog owners are despicable people.


120sqm for a 4 bed family house is pretty tight


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 Post subject: Re: Greystones gone mad??
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:51 pm 
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cyrusir wrote:
croquette wrote:
This house doesn’t match my tastes, but I am surprised that folks think that it needs further renovation/extending. I think it looks grand.

As for the dog excrement in Greystones and on the Cliff Walk, have to agree, it’s everywhere, and the dog owners are despicable people.


120sqm for a 4 bed family house is pretty tight


There's worse there believe me. In hillside across the road I viewed a few places there a concluded that they were small 'big houses'. Four bedrooms alright but not enough room to swing a cat in the rooms.

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 Post subject: Re: Greystones gone mad??
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:39 am 
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Greystones is the best location in Wicklow.

It is beside the sea, has very nice surroundings, has a semi-regular train, and has nice retail.

Important for some, it has almost no social housing.

The traffic at peak hour is a drag, but if you are not a regular commuter it really is a very nice place to live.


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 Post subject: Re: Greystones gone mad??
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:24 am 
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Skippy 3 wrote:
Greystones is the best location in Wicklow.

It is beside the sea, has very nice surroundings, has a semi-regular train, and has nice retail.

Important for some, it has almost no social housing.

The traffic at peak hour is a drag, but if you are not a regular commuter it really is a very nice place to live.



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 Post subject: Re: Greystones gone mad??
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:41 am 
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bilbot79 wrote:
Is it just me or does this price not make any sense? Ok it's close to the dart and village but 640 for a 120sqm gaff that could really do with an extension. Sold in 2010 for 385, today asking 640. Can this be justified?

https://m.myhome.ie/residential/brochur ... ow/4269185

That house ticks a lot of boxes for a lot of people who have enough money to buy it.
Nice house (though a dormer, not a proper 2 storey), good sized back garden, green in front for the kids when they grow up a bit, short walk from the many cafes on the main street etc etc.

And "no skangers".
So for the better off who want to be insulated from the lower orders, it's a good choice. All the neighbours will be "nice".


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 Post subject: Re: Greystones gone mad??
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:42 pm 
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Mantach wrote:
bilbot79 wrote:
Is it just me or does this price not make any sense? Ok it's close to the dart and village but 640 for a 120sqm gaff that could really do with an extension. Sold in 2010 for 385, today asking 640. Can this be justified?

https://m.myhome.ie/residential/brochur ... ow/4269185

That house ticks a lot of boxes for a lot of people who have enough money to buy it.
Nice house (though a dormer, not a proper 2 storey), good sized back garden, green in front for the kids when they grow up a bit, short walk from the many cafes on the main street etc etc.

And "no skangers".
So for the better off who want to be insulated from the lower orders, it's a good choice. All the neighbours will be "nice".


Greystones is utter chinos n' cargoshorts-with-brogues dullsville. Has been for a long time but now with whatever character it had gone (the "beachfront" is a horror show in concrete). Plenty of development going on all round the perimeter of the town and more to come. There's only so much queuing-for-quiche space outside the Happy Pair.

Sure, it's safe but the teens will just want out as soon as they can. My early 20's niece and nephew absolutely hate the place, realising that they missed out on actual life for all those safe years.

There's virtually nothing of substance in the village - it's a consumer strip for day trippers more than anything else. Little by way of amenities around. The DART service is shite and buses virtually non-existent. Car commuting: nevermind the N11, you've to get out of Greystones first.

Greystones is the residential equivilent of Magnolia paint. Safe, boring and loved by many.


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 Post subject: Re: Greystones gone mad??
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:31 pm 
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york wrote:
Greystones is utter chinos n' cargoshorts-with-brogues dullsville. Has been for a long time but now with whatever character it had gone (the "beachfront" is a horror show in concrete). Plenty of development going on all round the perimeter of the town and more to come. There's only so much queuing-for-quiche space outside the Happy Pair.

Sure, it's safe but the teens will just want out as soon as they can. My early 20's niece and nephew absolutely hate the place, realising that they missed out on actual life for all those safe years.

There's virtually nothing of substance in the village - it's a consumer strip for day trippers more than anything else. Little by way of amenities around. The DART service is shite and buses virtually non-existent. Car commuting: nevermind the N11, you've to get out of Greystones first.

Greystones is the residential equivilent of Magnolia paint. Safe, boring and loved by many.


wow - tell us how you really feel.

anyway here's a cheaper bigger option in the same estate: https://www.myhome.ie/residential/broch ... ow/4264800

the house in the OP is way overpriced.


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