Waterford is a sustainable, dynamic and resourceful City where people seek to live, work, invest, experience and socialize, as a matter of choice. The City evolved and exists to support its citizens, and as Ireland’s oldest city we have drawn on the story of our past to help shape our future.
The City core is returning to its previous role as an environment in which to live, work and play, like the city used to be for hundreds of years. However, this ambition does not mark a nostalgic effort to recover what has been lost from Waterford’s past but for it to be re-imagined as a 15 minute vibrant city where all your needs including shopping, work, and amenities are all in close proximity.
Waterford is the centre of a green transformation connecting the City to its region by a network of 3 major greenways. The city centre is the terminus of these greenways, a ‘Walkable’ city at the heart of a sustainable network. The public realm is the ‘living room’ of the City, shared by all and open to a dynamic range of uses including ease of mobility, events and creative displays.
In September 2021, Waterford was voted ‘Best Place to Live in Ireland‘ in the Irish Times feature.
“The more the judges explored this historic, down-to-earth and affordable city, in a stunning location on the southeast coast of Ireland, the more they concluded it is great place to call home”. The judges also commented that the City is “woven together by a suite of outstanding pedestrian-friendly public spaces, facilitating outdoor dining, pocket parks, sculpture, history, culture and even chess, delivering walkable, liveable and happy communities, day and night.”