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Considering a move? BT7 is one of Belfast's most exciting areas.

Posted on 05 October 2017
Considering a move? BT7 is one of Belfast's most exciting areas.

The BT7 area of South Belfast is one of the city’s most vibrant, up and coming districts, with an eclectic range of restaurants, leisure facilities and arts venues.

Whether you’re a young professional or a commuter craving easy access to the city centre and motorway networks, or a family considering excellence for their children’s education, BT7 has it all.

From Botanic Avenue to the Ormeau Road, you’ll find a great range of house types, styles and sizes. With safe streets, stylish bars and restaurants, and leisure and culture facilities to suit all interests, demand is growing as more and more people see this is the perfect place to settle down and make a home.


One of the most important considerations for any young family looking for a new home is the availability of local schools. We all want the best for our children and finding the right school for your children could be the deciding factor when buying a new home.

BT7 offers a great catchment area with plenty of options for parents when considering where they should send their children. For parents with young children there are a number of nurseries for them to consider, including Botanic Nursery and Hillcrest Day Nursery.

The area also includes a number of primary schools including Rosetta, Botanic and St Malachy’s Primary Schools, as well as Scoil an Droichid for parents who want their children to be educated through the Irish language.

There is also a good selection of secondary schools including Wellington College, Lagan College and Aquinas Grammar School.

Keep fit.

Finding ways to keep fit isn’t going to be a problem living in BT7. The Ozone Complex on the Ormeau Embankment has great facilities available, including a gym, climbing walls, fitness classes, personal training and a tennis court.

The Ormeau Road is also home to a number of gyms including Exsto 361 and Club Vitae, while Ormeau Runners caters for people who would rather take their exercise outdoors and the Namaste Yoga Centre offers a more relaxing way to keep fit.

Eating out.

BT7 has some of the best options for eating out in Belfast, with everything from great pub food to international cuisine.

Botanic Avenue’s Sakura offers a taste of Japan, while the Falafel café will introduce you to Lebanese Moroccan flavours. Curry fans, meanwhile, will love Nepalese and Indian restaurant Kathmandu Kitchen. With branches on both Botanic Avenue and the Ormeau Road, the Danish themed Kaffe O will make sure any vegans and vegetarians are taken care of.

For high quality pub food, Lavery’s in Bradbury Place has an extensive menu.


BT7 won’t disappoint you if you’re looking to make the most of Belfast’s thriving arts and culture scene. Queen’s Film Theatre on University Square is a brilliant independent cinema screening all the latest
blockbusters while also helping to build an audience for independent and world cinema.

The Hallows Gallery, housed in a beautiful old red brick building on the Ormeau Road, works to promote original Irish art, with a particular focus on Ulster artists.

The Mandela Hall in Queen’s University’s students’ union is one of the best live music venues in Belfast, with some of the biggest UK and international touring artists taking to the stage there over the years.

Many independent bookshops have found themselves struggling in recent years, but No Alibis on Botanic Avenue, is still going strong. No Alibis specialises in crime fiction, but will have something for any audience.

So, if you’re ready to make the move to one of the most interesting and exciting areas in Belfast, take a look at the Aria website or drop into our Lisburn Road branch and let us help you find your new home.