Rent in Waterford City, winner of the Irish Times coveted prize for Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021! Founded by the Vikings in 914, Waterford city is believed to be Ireland’s first city…and 1107 years later it continues to go from strength to strength with lots of employment opportunities and rental properties on offer.
For anyone thinking of relocating to Waterford city, here is a town rich in history and strategically positioned - a renter’s dream location. Nestled between County Cork, County Kilkenny, County Tipperary and County Wexford, Waterford city makes the perfect base to conveniently explore or work in neighbouring counties.
Built on the banks of the river Suir, the city gives off a nautical feel. When you rent an apartment on main street you will be able to enjoy the town quay lined with working fishing boats and friendly seagulls.
Offering pristine beaches, woods and valleys to explore, year long cultural events and a fine selection of gastronomy that does not disappoint, this is a great city to visit and an even better spot to live in. There is a choice of affordable housing options available for anyone seeking to rent a house in Waterford.
Waterford city is part of the geographical location that has been dubbed ‘The Sunny Southeast’ because it is Ireland’s sunniest region. For a country with a lot of wet days, this is a nice little bonus. More sunny days equal more time to enjoy the outdoors. So if you like being out in the open, you will love renting in Waterford.
In comparison to Dublin and Cork, apartments and houses to rent in Waterford city and county are very competitive. Availability and affordability of rental properties is great, making renting in Waterford city and its surroundings attractive to people on a variety of incomes. The city is well connected by rail and motorway and is less than a two hour drive to Dublin.
Also, renting in Waterford offers such variety! You have your pick from coastal town properties only a few miles outside the city in picturesque towns such as Dunmore East, Tramore or Dungarvan. If you prefer to rent a larger country home among valleys and mountains, Waterford is home to the Comeragh Mountains (40 minutes from the city) home to Mahon Falls, an 80 meter high waterfall. For people looking to rent in Waterford city but still feel like they are in the country, charming villages on the city outskirts like Faithlegg and Woodstown offer family homes with large drives and gardens.
Tourism is a strong economic sector for Waterford attracting over one million people annually. When you rent an apartment in Waterford, you will be able to take advantage of the city’s rich history, archaeological sites and festivals. Visitors entering Waterford city centre are greeted by Reginald’s tower, an important landmark built 800 years ago as a defense tower and later used as a mint. Right around the corner is the Medieval museum full of interesting facts and eye-catching artefacts. The city also boasts several art galleries and two theatres, the Theatre Royal, in the Viking Triangle, and Garter Lane, in Waterford’s Cultural Quarter.
The city centre is a great place to live offering a selection of affordable 2 or 3 bedroom flats for rent. The centre gives off an intimate feel full of narrow alleyways, handsome buildings and pedestrian friendly public spaces. Whether it’s just coffee and a rasher (bacon) ‘blaa’ (a specialty bread roll from Waterford) with friends in People’s Park or browsing through specialty and locally produced foods at the Apple Market on a Friday, there is always something happening to keep the boredom at bay. Have a look at all rental properties in Waterford right now here at Rentola.ie.
Waterford city has grown steadily over the past decade in opportunity for business, careers, investment, and tourism. It is also home to global company brand names such as Glanbia; Bausch and Lomb; Red Hat; Zurich; Burnside Engineering; and Cartoon Saloon. The region shows continuing positivity, with new job announcements, new investments, and major infrastructural projects underway making it a great spot to rent a house and build a sustainable career.
With more people now opting to work from home, Waterford city makes a cheaper and very sensible base for people to rent a house. With so many excellent properties to rent in Waterford, you will have the space to live and work more comfortably than if you were in a larger, more expensive city.
For the self-employed or serial entrepreneur, Waterford offers plenty of coworking spaces and remote-working hubs, as well as initiatives such as the Crystal Valley Tech start-up umbrella - an initiative to promote the development of cutting edge technology in the area. With so many great properties to rent in Waterford city and suburbs, you can enjoy a comfortable lifestyle while building your business practice.
Unlike other areas of Ireland, students will be spoiled with a huge selection of affordable to premium properties to rent in Waterford city. Waterford city is home to the Waterford Institute of Technology, an accredited university offering degrees in Business, Science and Arts to over 10,000 national and international staff and students. Students can easily find studio apartments or houses to rent in the city.
There is an excellent selection of pre-schools, primary and secondary schools such as the notable Newtown School Waterford, a private turned public co-educational school, established in 1798 and St Augustine's College in Dungarvan.
If you’re looking to settle in a place with friendly folk and plenty of year round activity, you should seriously consider renting in Waterford city. Not only do you get the mildest and sunniest climate in all of Ireland but also plenty of affordable rental properties to choose from and lots of fun stuff to participate in throughout the year.
Whether you're renting a house in Waterford city or in one of the neighbouring coastal areas, Waterford is renowned for its exciting festivals and events such as the West Waterford Festival of Food, Spraoi, Winterval, Harvest Festival, Taste Tramore, Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival and Waterford Film Festival and many more.
Winterval, Ireland’s largest Christmas festival, transforms the entire city into a winter wonderland. Rent an apartment in the city centre to get a bird’s eye view of Winterval’s exciting programme list.
If festivals aren’t your thing, you can take advantage of the scenic countryside all around. When you rent a house in Waterford city, you don’t just get a pretty backyard, you get a great outdoors! Cycle the Waterford Greenway, a dedicated off road path for walkers and cyclists stretching 46 kms through many towns and little villages from the city to Dungarvan. Go sailing in Dunmore East or windsurfing in Tramore. Discover the magical woods and groves of Lismore. Rentola.ie can help you find your dream rental home in Waterford quickly and easily.
Renting a house in Waterford will give you access to a great quality of life, friendly people, all modern amenities (hospitals, gyms, airport), excellent schools and a diverse demographic.
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