The local Ormeau Park is extremely popular with residents, and in particular sports fans. The park accommodates footballers, tennis players, basketball players and lawn bowlers. Also enjoyed by walkers and joggers there is a range of orienteering routes and eco trails. The Ozone Complex is situated inside Ormeau Park and has fantastic indoor tennis courts, an intimate gym and laser quest facilities. Throughout the summer season, Ormeau Park holds weekly concerts and band performances in the bandstand, which provides free entertainment to be enjoyed by all. Also close by is the Queen's University PEC, which boasts fantastic sports facilities including indoor basketball/football and a modern gym, filled with the most recent equipment. Nestled in the famous Botanical Gardens the PEC proves a popular venue for exercise. Keeping with the sporting theme in the area, the recently-renovated Kingspan Stadium and Windsor Park, home to the Ulster Rugby and the Northern Ireland football teams respectively are a short commute away. Both the Kingspan and Windsor Park have some of Northern Ireland's finest talent on show on a weekly basis.
Furthermore, the new Lyric Theatre is 5-10-minute drive away and provides great entertainment. As well as providing Northern Ireland with fantastic plays, music and even wine tasting, the Lyric has a quaint cafe with views over the River Lagan. This is a fantastic spot to relax and enjoy 'light bites' and a hot/soft drink. The Ravenhill Road is a short distance away from Belfast City Centre with a regular bus service that arrives every 12-15 minutes. It is also extremely accessible for cyclists, walkers and joggers to get from the Ravenhill Road into the City Centre. With the Forestside Shopping Centre a stones-throw away, residents don't have to go far to do their weekly food shop. Also in Forestside there are phone shops, chemists, banks, jewellery shops and high street clothing stores. Forestside provides an excellent day out and has everything you will need.
There is no shortage of local schools, both primary and secondary to the residents of Ravenhill Road. Nearby, there are some of Northern Ireland's leading primary, grammar and secondary schools.
The Ravenhill Road is a short distance away from belfast city centre with a regular bus service that arrives every 12-15 minutes. It is also extremely accessible for cyclists, walkers and joggers to get from the ravenhill road into the city centre. With the forestside shopping centre a stones-throw away, residents don't have to go far to do their weekly food shop.
Forestside Shopping Centre