Greystones is a strong growth town served by high-quality transport links to surrounding towns and the Dublin area. The town is located on the DART/rail line and has good-quality bus links and easy access onto the M/N11 road. Greystones is a desirable place to live, due to its strategic location with easy access to the employment markets of Dublin, coastal facilities, attractive town centre and significant amount of social and recreational facilities. Dublin Airport is located not more than 35km from the town centre and Dublin City Centre is only 24km away. The DART leaves every 30 minutes at peak times and the Carrickmines LUAS Park and Ride is located not more than 15 minutes' drive away.
The town was named the "world’s most liveable community" in 2008 by LivCom. The population of Greystones is 18,140 and expected to increase to 24,000 by 2028.
A 60 acre site in Greystones, owned by the IDA and suitable for the headquarters of a major international organisation or a financial services, presents a prime development opportunity for Greystones. This adjoins a strategic parcel of land owned by Wicklow County Council comprising some 12 acres of zoned town centre.
Greystones Harbour is by far one of the most exciting and innovative projects developed in Co. Wicklow. The centrepiece of the development is its dramatic public square on the waterfront, which serves as a focal point for the town at the very heart of the old harbour area. The redeveloped area includes a 230-berth marina, retail facilities, including cafés and restaurants.
There are many reasons why Greystones is an excellent location for retail business. Greystones is a vibrant business location offering a unique retail experience ranging from the Meridian Shopping Centre to bespoke shops, family-run businesses, boutiques and specialist food stores. An active forum works to incentivise job creations as well as improving the general lifestyle for business and residents alike.
Leisure and entertainment
Greystones is a vibrant town with a wealth of leisure facilities and activities to suit all ages. There are a wide range of leisure and sporting activities including championship golf course, rugby club tennis club, badminton, bowling, GAA, bridge and soccer clubs. There are also many water-based recreational facilities such as sailing, canoeing, rowing, fishing and diving. Greystones is an excellent base from which to explore the Garden County.
Key assets for economic development and employment
- A sophisticated modern and well developed town on the door step of Dublin
- Easy access to the M50 via the N11/M11, Dublin Airport, Euro Route E01 (N11/M11) from Rosslare to Dublin – Belfast Corridor
- Well-developed business parks and modern office accommodation – space to grow your business
- The availability of zoned and serviced land owned by Wicklow County Council as well as the availability of zoned and serviced land owned by the IDA
- Excellent telecommunications and internet infrastructure
- Strong, active and vibrant retail sector
- Proximity to universities and third level institutions so employers can expect to recruit from a highly skilled and educated workforce
- Wealth of leisure, entertainment and tourism products
- A quality of life that can only be described as unique