Situated at the bottom of the Craigantlet Hills and more notably, Stormont Parliament Buildings, Dundonald provides a great location alongside the plethora of cafes, restaurants, convenience stores, nearby shopping centres, fast food eateries, sports facilities and one of Northern Ireland's highly regarded hospitals - the Ulster Hospital.
In 2016, Michael Chandler Estate Agents and David Lloyd Belfast joined forces and announced their plans to collaborate in a unique partnership, which has already seen a huge variety of luxury lifestyle benefits offered to their combined client base. Michael Chandler Estate Agents and David Lloyd Belfast will continue working closely together to offer an exclusive range of privileges to their customers.
David Lloyd Clubs is one of the premier health, sport and leisure club chains in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and has cemented itself as a market-leading business in its industry.
David Lloyd Belfast is set in the heart of East Belfast and its members consist mainly of residents from the surrounding area and North Down. David Lloyd Belfast includes squash, badminton and tennis courts (indoor and outdoor) of the highest quality, a recently refurbished, state-of-the-art gym and, both indoor and outdoor swimming pools and facilities.
The long-standing Ice Bowl provides the general public with ice skating and bowling facilities, children's indoor play park, indoor airsoft and outdoor, 18-hole Crazy 'Pirates' Golf.
Opposite David Lloyd Belfast and the Ice Bowl is the Eastpoint Entertainment Village, which includes the Omniplex Cinema, part of Ireland's largest multiplex cinema chain. Alongside the cinema, the Village is home to American, Italian and Asian eateries.
The Ards Shopping Centre is within close proximity to the residents of Dundonald and provides High Street retailers, chemists, fast-food eateries, coffee shops and leading British supermarket retailer ASDA, combining popular retail outlets and everyday essentials.
There are a number of local bus routes that commute into the city centre and also Newtownards and beyond. The Metro services 4a, 4b and 4c provide an efficient service, with buses running every 12-15 minutes and taking an arterial route into the city centre.
This service is extremely accommodating, not only for businessmen and women, but for school children and pensioners as well. The Ulsterbus service also operates throughout Dundonald, travelling towards the likes of Newtownards and Bangor. This is another efficient, economising and reliable means of transport, and remains a massive bonus to Dundonald's residents.
With many sporting facilities situated locally, sport has become a favourite pastime for many of Dundonald's residents.
The increasing popularity of golf throughout Ireland is ever present and locals can take advantage of Knock, Scrabo, Gilnahirk and Shandon Golf Clubs. Alongside this, the Billy Neill Soccer Pitches are close by. There are four pitches at Billy Neill, that accommodate many amateur league football fixtures throughout the year.