Back To School

Posted on 04 September 2018
Back To School

In social media this week, it will be full of beaming children stood smiling on front doorsteps, all in their new uniforms to start a new school year with all manner of possibilities before them. It is that time of year again where parents can breathe a sigh of relief that the summer school holidays have come to an end and normal routine is re-introduced.

The Belfast property market has no such holiday and here at Pinpoint Property, we have had a very busy summer with many delighted families moving into their new dream homes. For some, being close to their children’s school is a necessity. Whether it is shortening the school run or living close to other classmates and parents, moving close to the ideal school is so important for the majority of parents and in Belfast, this is no different.

With such an abundance of excellent primary and secondary schools located all around the city and beyond, we have selected a few properties available today for families looking to live closer to the local schools.

Just a stone’s throw away from our Cavehill office is Belfast Boys’ Model School. Founded in 1857, it is based on the Ballysillan Road and the outstanding new school building was built to be a beacon of education and opportunity in the community. The school is on high ground at the entrance to Carr's Glen and overlooks the city and Belfast Lough.
Only fifteen minutes’ walk away and currently for sale is 36 Brae Hill Park, Crumlin Road.  Priced at £109,950, this property is a superb semi-detached family home, with garage and private gardens in this sought after and quiet Crumlin Road cul-de-sac location. A perfect home for families with boys from Year 8 onwards.

Catering for over 1,200 pupils, Rathmore  is a Catholic co-educational grammar school. The school, which is situated in extensive grounds on the southern side of Belfast is halfway between the city centre and Lisburn and is a popular school of the area.
Located nearby is 13 Lakeside Drive, Finaghy Road South.  This property can be found at this quiet residential setting near the lake and we are delighted to offer this 4 bedroom well-presented family home for rent for £900 per month. Plenty of room for a growing family and with a school run of around 10 minutes, it is a fantastic opportunity for any family searching in the area.

Located close to Belfast Castle and Fortwilliam Golf Club is Trinity College.  With 11 to 18 year old boys and girls in attendance, this popular school is integral to the community in the North of the city.  
Available for sale nearby is the fantastic 20 Downview Park West, Antrim Road. Priced at £325,000, this stunning contemporary designed detached residence is in one of North Belfast`s most mature and sought after locations. It enjoys 4/3 bedrooms (depending on your needs) and includes a guest bedroom suite on the ground floor with unparalleled quality and standard of refurbishment throughout. A fabulous family home less than a mile from Trinity College.

Set in Newtownbreda, the Breda Academy opened its doors for the first time in 2015 to over 900 students and is one of the largest schools in South Belfast. Formed from the amalgamation of Knockbreda High School and Newtownbreda High School, the new school has taken full advantage of the breadth of resources and curriculum opportunities which come with being a large new school.

Just a short 7 minutes’ walk is 13 Lenaghan Avenue, Saintfield Road  which is available to buy at £225,000. This attractive red brick, detached family home in a sought-after location is sure to appeal to a variety of buyers. Only being a few minutes’ drive from the extremely popular Forestside Shopping Centre, it gives parents to ability to pick up last minute ingredients for a student’s pack lunch or additional PE kit.

Belfast has many opportunities for students of all ages so should you need advice on schools and colleges in the Belfast area, the Pinpoint staff can give you unparalleled advice from decades of local selling and letting properties and, given many of our staff live locally, we can offer first-hand experience to any would-be family thinking of moving in the near future.

It’s never too early to start thinking about schooling for the coming years, so get in touch with us so we can help you find your perfect home close to the ideal school.