Ballyhackamore has a vast array of restaurants and bars that cater to all. With a huge selection to choose from such as Greens Pizza, Oliver's Restaurant, and the Mandarin City, there really is something for the whole family. If you fancy something a little sweeter look no further than Spoon Street, Al Gelato or Café Maud’s, all located along the main Upper Newtownards Road. For Saturday night out, dinner, drinks and a disco call into Horatio Todd’s and dance the night away!
Ballyhackamore housing market is as diverse as it can get. With stunning detached properties along Cyrus Avenue, Knocklofty Park and Earlswood Road packed full of period features and large gardens these properties are in high demand for growing families, and with excellent schools, shops and parks all within walking distance it is a popular choice for many families. For the young professionals among you, look no further than the likes of Ormiston Park, Pasadena Gardens, Holland Park and Orby. Property in these areas are highly sought after, packed with original features with the bonus of allowing any purchaser ‘to put their stamp’ on their new home. For the first time buyers out there, it’s worth looking at the Orangefield Park area, Eastleigh Drive, Enid Parade to name a few. You’ll be sure to find something that fits your taste and more importantly your budget.
Over the last number of years East Belfast, particularly Ballyhackamore, has become more and more popular among young families, professionals and first-time buyers. As a result, it has become a hub for independent retailers and family focused amenities. Greenville Park, along Grand Parade is a great green space for children to play in, with regular keep-fit classes and fun runs for teenagers and adults. Stormont Estate is also a firm favourite with locals and there are beautiful gardens, a variety of walks, adventure trails, a children's playground, picnic and barbecue areas, historic buildings and monuments. The estate also hosts many events throughout the year, including a weekly park run. Whilst attracting large numbers of visitors, the estate is also important to the local community and is popular for dog walkers, runners and families. Given Ballyhackamore's central location you are only a short 10-minute drive to the popular Dundonald Ice-Bowl and Crazy Golf, a firm favourite for young and old. Looking to catch a movie, head over to one of Belfast’s most well known landmark, The Strand Cinema. It’s one of the only cinema’s that show ‘golden oldies’ such as Ghostbusters (the original), Friday the 13th and Enter the Dragon to name a few! The SSE Arena is only 10-minutes away by car where kids young and old can explore W5, the amusements, 10-pin bowling and catch a movie at the Cineworld Cinema.