Rathfarnham Castle dominates this area of town where there are tree-lined streets and well-kept houses set back from the road. There is a wealth of local amenities, including well-established junior and senior schools. The public transport connections into the centre of the city are good and the buses are frequent, but the roads are often blocked with traffic. There are small local shops and a golf course. The residents are a mix of middle income, professionals and families.