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Bangor Area Guide

Bangor is a beautiful seaside town located just over 13 miles from Belfast. Bangor offers a wide variety of property with something to suit all. Bangor Marina is one of the largest in Ireland and attracts plenty of visitors when the sun shows its face. Tourism is a big factor in this part of the world.

The property market in Bangor is strong, and demand is consistently strong for all property types.The Bangor area has had numerous hugely successful developments in the last 20-30 years which has increased its population in that time. Semi Detached properties in the general Bangor area tend to start in the region of £115,000-£130,000. One of the most expensive parts is the Bangor West area with the majority of detached period homes here fetching £500,000+.

The schools in the BT19 and BT20 areas attract many families as each postcode offers numerous options for grammar, secondary and primary education. Local schools include Bangor Grammar, Glenlola Collegiate, Rathmore Primary, St Comgalls Primary and Bangor Academy and Six Form Centre. Young professionals are also attracted to these postcodes given the abundance of amenities, restaurants, and public transport links to Belfast including bus and rail.

Bangor is probably best known for its large Marina and the ever popular Pickie Fun Park!

The older type of properties in Bangor tends to be closer to the town centre itself. As you move out of the town, the properties are newer with many being developed in the 70-80's. Ballyholme which is located between Bangor and the town of Donaghadee is also a much sought after location with again many period homes on offer, the average price of a property here would be above the Bangor average. Some large developments over the years in Bangor are Lord Wardens, Silverbirch, Pinehill, Millbank, Deanfield, Bexley, Tadworth and Hanover. One of the most recent is College Green which has been released in the last few years on the site of the old Bangor Grammar School before it relocated.

Given our prime location on the main street in Bangor itself, we sell property in all parts of the Bangor area and other nearby areas such as Helens Bay, Carnelea,Groomsport, Donaghadee, Crawfordsburn and Conlig. The main postcodes for our core business are BT19 and BT20.

The most sought after location in Bangor would arguably be the Maxwell Road area in Bangor West. This area has some of the most sought after Edwardian/Victorian houses on offer in Northern Ireland with prices reaching up to £1 million+ in some cases. Some of these properties also enjoy stunning sea views.

A 2/3 bedroom property in the Bangor town area tend to achieve in the region of £450-£550 on average per calendar month on rent. For larger semi-detached and detached properties rents start from approximately £600 pcm. The larger properties in the area such as 4 bedroom semi-detached or detached homes will fetch over the £1000 mark.

Bangor town centre itself has a diverse list of local shops, cafes and restaurants/bars on offer. Bloomfield Shopping centre/retail park which is a few minutes drive from the town centre offers large number of shops, restaurants, M&S and Laura Ashley and much much more.

There are lots of activities to do in Bangor, not just in the Marina area of Bangor. The well-established Bangor Rugby Club also enjoys plenty of busy weekends with their large numbers of members. The recently constructed Bangor Aurora and Aquatic complex offers state of the art leisure facilities. In addition, Ward Park in Bangor is hard to beat on a Sunny afternoon stroll with kids or pets!