We are a close community with a diverse range of homes to suit an ever increasing diverse population in Belfast. This is a place to call home.

The benefits of living in Sandy Row are huge. The area is, and always has been, a close community with people working together and looking out for each other. Despite the many transitions that the area has gone through over the years, we think that community has remained as the soul of the area.

Since 2000 there have been a number of new housing developments, many being luxury apartments, to add to the traditional streets which have housed some families for many generations. These new developments have brought about an increase in local trade and offer young professionals an affordable option within walking distance of the city centre.

As well as being close to Belfast City centre with its many attractions and shops, the area benefits from being a few minutes walk from transport links that can take you across Northern Ireland. In the evenings you are spoilt for choice with places to go out for dinner and entertainment. Sandy Row itself also offers a busy shopping street with small local businesses catering for most every day needs.

Sandy Row has something to offer all our residents. We feel that providing local people with access to employment and training opportunities, educational resources, sports facilities and personal support is essential for the growth of our community and the individual.

Living in Sandy Row gives you opportunities to go, and do, whatever you wish to. Below is a list of useful contacts if you live within the area or are considering the move. If there is anything else you want to know about living in Sandy Row that you can’t find below then go to our contact page and get in touch.

Local Contacts

Children & Young People
Surestart, Mon-Fri mornings in Sandy Row Community Centre. Contact Collette on 9032 5403 for place details
Arellian Nursery - 9032 5280
Blythefield Primary School - 9032 8343
Charter Youth Club - Every Week Night Contact Bobby - 9032 2039
Kids Into Training & Education Afterschools Activity Programme: Contact Barley - 9023 8446

Community Facilities
Belfast South Community Resources: training & employment support: Contact Nikki - 9024 4449
Belfast South Community Transport: To enquire availability of minibus Contact Billy - 9024 4449
Sandy Row Community Centre: To enquire about activities or room hire contact Karen/Joni or Julie - 9032 5403
Sandy Row Boxing Club: Contact Ian McSorely on - 9024 6425
Sandy Row Orange Hall: Contact Jim Dunbar on - 07766 505 228

Health & Wellbeing
Vere Foster Medical Group, 132 - 136 Sandy Row - 9032 3973 / Out of Hours: 9074 4447
Kensington Medical Centre, 15a Donegall Road - 9032 5679 / Out of Hours: 9079 6220
Bradbury Medical Practice, 10-12 Lisburn Road - 9032 5820 / Out of Hours: 9079 6220

Sandy Row Community Forum: Information on Area & Developments Contact Area Team - 9023 8446
Sandy Row Women’s Group: Contact Lynne or Margaret - 9024 4449
Sandy Row Residents Group: Contact Margaret on - 9031 2717

Local Churches and Halls
St Aidan’s Parish - 9031 1409
Sandy Row Methodist Church - 9066 4172
Great Victoria Street Presbyterian -  
South Belfast Friendship House - 9032 2733
Sandy Row Free Presbyterian - 
Maranatha Gospel Hall - 9087 1756


Local Community Groups and Volunteering Info coming soon!