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What it's Like to Retire in Lahinch

Lahinch is a town midway up Ireland's west coast. It is small with a population of under 1,000. The town is famous and attracts many tourists for having one of the finest golf courses in the world (Lahinch Golf Club), its sandy beaches, as well as being an important surfing center. Part of the charm of the town is the compact downtown with many restaurants and pubs. You can walk anywhere in this town to anything you would want. Some of the surrounding towns, particularly Doolin, which is up the coast a few miles, would also make pleasant places to retire. Photo of seaside courtesy of Wikipedia and Vanderven.

 

Where to Retire in Lahinch and Home Prices

You can live in the village or more likely in one of the developments clustered around the city. Some condos and homes were built near the golf course at fairly high prices, we are not sure how those fared after the Irish economic downturn starting in 2008-9.  A search of properties for sale in 2013 found some apartments and semi-detached homes for sale from about 80,000 Euros to those in the 2 and 3 hundreds. An approved building lot overlooking the golf course was on the market for 195,000 Euros.

 

What is special about Lahinch

One of the world's greatest golf courses, great beaches, a very inviting Irish downtown, seaside living in Ireland.

 

What is not special about Lahinch

It is a village and that might be confining for some.

 

Who will like retirement in Lahinch

People who want to live in Ireland, who love golf or the beach, who want to live in a seaside village.

 

Local economy is driven by

Tourism

 

Climate and Physical Environment

Lahinch is midway up Ireland's west coast. The average January low temp is -4 Celsius and the average July high is 23 Celsius.

 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Because this is a tourist destination there are several restaurants and pubs to dine in both in Lahinch and in nearby Doolin. There is often first rate music in the pubs.

 

Crime

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Medical facilities

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Transportation

There is public bus service.

 

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Facts about LAHINCH
  • State: IRELAND
  • Environment: Coastal,Small Town,Golf Community,
  • City Population: Less than 10,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $200,001-$300,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: <80 (Very low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Culture Index: <80 (Very low)
  • State Sales Tax: No
  • State Income Tax: No
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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