Relocating to Kerry
Relocation is a big decision, but some destinations make the transition a whole lot easier. Living in Kerry has so many advantages that you will wonder why you didn’t make the move sooner.
An ideal environment for raising a family, Kerry offers clean air, short commutes, and smaller schools. Outdoor enthusiasts have the best playground in the world at their feet, with pristine lakes, miles of coastline, and mountain ranges strung out along the horizon. Urbanites are catered for too, with excellent shopping in the larger towns, a thriving restaurant and pub scene, and a vibrant events calendar. Add to that cheaper housing, great transport links, and access to quality training and higher education, and you really have to ask yourself, why aren’t you living in Kerry yet?
Outdoor and Recreation
If you love the outdoors, you have found your happy place in Kerry. From rowing, surfing, and swimming to hiking, cycling, and football, there is an outdoor pursuit for everyone in Kerry. Taking up a sport or activity is a great way to meet new people too, so if you’ve always wondered what it might be like to go midnight kayaking in our Gold Tier International Dark-Sky Reserve, now’s your chance.
Don’t think that moving to County Kerry means you have left all the pleasures of urban living behind. Kerry towns such as Tralee, Killarney, and Dingle have vibrant shopping and social scenes, with a world-class selection of restaurants, bars, and other outlets. Even the smaller towns and villages have lots going on, and you won’t have to go far to find a friendly local to fill you in.
One of the big reasons why people move to Kerry is to improve their work-life balance. If you want to spend more time with your family and see your children grow up in a beautiful, safe, and nurturing environment, you have made the right choice. Smaller schools, shorter commutes, and cheaper childcare all make family life easier in Kerry. Add to that an emphasis on sports and outdoor pursuits, and you have the perfect location to raise a family.
Kerry might be tucked into the southwest corner of Ireland, but getting in and out is surprisingly easy. A modern road network and reliable daily train and bus services make access effortless. Kerry County Airport offers flights to and from Dublin, Frankfurt Hahn, Luton, Stansted, Faro, and Alicante. You are just an hour from Cork Airport and Shannon Airport and less than four hours from Dublin Airport.
A Place to Live
Overwhelmed by the rent and property prices elsewhere? Houses are certainly cheaper in Kerry than they are in the major urban areas—the average house in Kerry is less than half the price of the equivalent in Dublin! You will also get more than twice the value for the average rental property in Kerry, compared to its counterpart in the capital. Find accommodation in Kerry by searching online or visiting a letting or estate agent. Searching online means you can weigh up your options before you move.
Kids To School
If you have children of school-going age, the county offers 144 primary-level schools and 27 second-level schools. You can find further information on local Kerry schools on the Department of Education website.