Buyers priced out of the Capital look to Meath
Ashbourne, Dunshaughlin, Trim, Navan are now popular with commuters priced out of the Dublin Market. Dublin buyers now account for 40% of the Meath Market. Navan has a frequent express bus service to Dublin with routes operating every 10 minutes at peak times but it still awaits a much needed train service. Great value can still be had in Meath whether couples decide on affordable Georgian country houses, cute cut-stone cottages in beautiful isolation or townhouses in its main centres that offer real value to those who neither want nor need to be Dublin-based. These towns have great appeal as they are busy thriving towns with great amenities, coffee shops, fashion boutiques and restaurants etc.
There are many Tourist Attractions in Meath for those lazy weekend days out with the family, which include Trim Castle, The Hill of Tara, Newgrange and the Battle of the Boyne Tourist Centre. Another great attraction in the area is that of Tayto Park which is Irelands only theme park and offers a huge variety of things to do from Zoo type animals to Rollercoaster rides. Also within reach are the coastal towns of Bettystown and Laytown. Both these towns have train connectivity and seaside charm.
You can't beat the strong community spirit in all towns in Meath together with their love of Gaelic Football. The town of Navan are very blessed to have the wonderful Solstice Art Centre. It was opened on Railway Street in 2006 and it houses an Art Gallery and 380 seat Auditorium for Theatre, Music etc. It is now a thing of the past that people have to travel to Dublin to see the Arts as the Solstice Arts centre is right on the doorstep.
Trim Punches above its weight in terms of heritage with one obvious site, that of Trim Castle which has been used in such blockbuster movies as Braveheart. The town is one of the decentralisation success stories with The Office of Public Works based there. This might give options of employment for families who wish to move here. The average price of a three bedroom semi-detached house being €250,000. Meath Towns have a great sense of Community Spirit and put their all into supporting local people and business. This can be see with the work that goes into the Local Tidy Town competitions each year. These awards are hung with pride by each town lucky enough to receive this coveted award.
The trend of people looking beyond Dublin to the commuter towns will continue as prices in Dublin are only starting to ease. But one thing is for sure Meath is a great place to live.