This is becoming a trendy area. Mainly inhabited by lower and middle income families, foreigners and students. There are mainly semi-detached houses and apartment blocks.The city centre is about two kms away and the area is within easy reach of Lansdowne Road stadium and the Royal Dublin Soceity exhibition centre, Dublin's main venue for sporting events, exhibitions and concerts as well as Palmerston and Dodder park. There is excellent local shopping, restaurants and entertainment. It is about to 15 minutes walk from Grafton Street, and the centre city museums and galleries.