The often forgotten underrated hub that boasts proximity, community and all round deadliness in its quaint sensibility.
Shaped by the canal and numerous patches of green - this no-nonsense suburb has housed many and left a mark in the hearts of so much more.
And sure why wouldn't it? In terms of neighbourhood goodness - it gets full marks all 'round.
1. It's a multicultural haven
Rathmines is a beautiful melting pot of cultures which specialises in opening its arms to each and everyone it has the pleasure of meeting.
There are often social meet-ups for those who haven't yet gotten stuck into community life - with regular actually fun nights out for anyone who's interested.
2. The doors
No, not the sixties rock band. The gorgeous entries to some of Dublin's most prestigious and beautiful homes.
I mean... Just look at them.
3. It has an Aldi, a Lidl, a Tesco AND a Dunnes
No mean feat.
Where do we start?
You've got the kitschy beauty of the Pot Bellied Pig, the Asian goodness of Tippenyaki and the fast food delight that is Ho Ho.
You really can't go wrong.
5. An abundance of facilities
A cinema, gyms, pools, parks, playgrounds, restaurants, library, shops, pubs, music venues - the list is endless.
6. This omni-present graffiti sign
Speaks for itself.
— Daragh McGrath (@mcgrathdar) October 25, 2014
7. Really, really good pubs
It's seldom you find more than one really deadly pub in one area - but Rathmines boasts them in droves.
You have pub quizzes and comedy in Mother Reilly's, board games and craft beers in Blackbird and cocktails with huge sports screens in Rody Bolands - but to name a few.
8. The best vintage and charity shops in Dublin
9. The Mart Gallery And Studios
For those of you not au fait with the utter magic of Rathmines - you may not have heard of The Mart.
The Mart is a renovated fire station with a primary aim to create a platform for new media, installation, sculpture, experimental film and performance artists.
It's basically the coolest place you'll ever go to - and is inspirational as can be.
10. And finally, The Bowery
Yes, the live music venue that turns us all into the sailors we all want to be. They’ve everything covered from Rock ’n’ Roll to Ska, Acoustic to Funk and everything in between.
Nautical and nice.
So, there you have it.
Don't say we didn't warn you...