Time to find a new place to live

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been looking at various different locations around Dublin as my tenancy in the current flat that I’m in has run out.

There’s a bit of a housing problem in Dublin at the moment so it really hasn’t been easy but I’ve managed to find a place that ticks all the boxes. And you know what was the number one thing I looked at when searching for a place?

Broadband speed.

OK, so I didn’t just look at that. I did take the area, location to local amenities, and the size/price of the property into consideration but on all those things I was willing to compromise, not so with broadband.

I’ve been told that this is “a first world problem” and I agree but due to the industry I work in and my personal commitments, living in a place with terrible (or even worse, no) internet would be an absolute disaster for me.

The next year is going to be critical and I need a place that I can base myself and not have to worry about whether or not the internet is going to be an issue.

Hopefully the place I’ve found will provide that and I can concentrate on what matters. Really looking forward to it if I’m honest (apart from the actual process of moving, that sucks).

So, what’s the one thing that you look for when deciding on where to live? How high up is broadband speed on your list?

Have a good week!

2 thoughts on “Time to find a new place to live

  1. We declined to buy a house years ago because they didn’t have anything beyond ISDN (This was 2003-ish). We ended up checking on broadband at each places we visited.

    Hope things work out. I’ll expect a tour next time I’m in Dublin. I’ll bring the beer.

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