Full disclosure - I am completely and utterly biased.
Having lived in Stoneybatter for the past three years, I can safely say that it is one of the coolest neighbourhoods I've ever come across.
The people are friendly, it's full of great independent businesses and it brings together all of the best bits of Dublin in one small, terraced package.
It's getting more difficult to rent or buy in Stoneybatter as prices rise (and this rave review from The Guardian won't help!) but it's well worth enduring the soul-destroying property search if you get to call this corner of D7 home at the end of it.
Here are a few reasons why...
It's full of legendary Dublin characters
You're tripping over incredible coffee shops
It's home to some of the city's finest pubs
Living in Stoneybatter means you never need to venture into town on a night out if you don't want to. Mulligan's is perfect if you fancy a bite to eat, The Glimmer Man has tons of character and The Barbers in Grangegorman is a great new addition to the area.
The location is really handy for getting into town
A leisurely 30 minute stroll will get you to the city centre or you can hop on the Luas Red Line or 39A if you're feeling lazy. What more could you want?
Phoenix Park is your back garden
One of our favourite things about living in Stoneybatter is being able to go for a mid-week run or a Sunday stroll in the park. It's also the ideal location for an al fresco picnic dinner once the weather improves. And then there's Dublin Zoo, aka the best spot in Dublin.
It's a stone's throw from The Light House Cinema
Dublin has several cool cinemas but The Light House is our favourite. A bar, a tasty café and a steady stream of indie movies and documentaries means that you'll never be stuck for something to do in the evenings.
And the Cobblestone...
Is there anything better than a good trad session? No, we don't think so either!
Heuston Station is your next door neighbour
If you do a lot of travelling around the place, being in such close proximity to Heuston is a definite plus. You're also directly connected to Busaras and Connolly on the Luas so the world is your oyster.
The food options are endless
We couldn't possibly give a shout out to all of the tasty restaurants in the area but Slice is a winner for brunch, Cowtown for an quick after-work bite, Lilliput is great for stocking up on supplies and Cotto does some seriously good pizza.
And there's The Green Door Bakery for something sweet afterwards!
— Marie Madden (@dontmaddenme) January 21, 2017
You never know what you'll see next
Stoneybatter is a weird and wonderful place and after a few years of living there, you won't bat an eyelid.
JESUS CHRIST! Have just passed a hipster wearing a double denim shorts suit take a selfie of himself. On blackhall place. Oh stoneybatter
— Frillseeker (@frillseeker) May 30, 2013