Often simply called Derry, Londonderry is the second-largest city in Northern Ireland. Sitting on the west bank of the River Foyle the old walled city has been joined by development on the opposite bank and now extends into the rural areas to the southeast.
Transport within Derry comprises many old and more modern roads and the two bridges that cross the River Foyle, the Craigavon Bridge and the Foyle Bridge. The city is also a major transport hub for County Donegal. Despite its size Derry's road and rail links to other areas are not as good as might be expected.
Derry is well served by primary and secondary schools as well as by the Magee Campus of the University of Ulster. The city is the north west's foremost shopping area with two large shopping centres and numerous other shopping streets. Leisure facilities are extensive as is to be expected.
Property nearby ranges from that offered in the walled part of the city, which is renowned for its architecture, and the newer areas on the other bank of the Foyle. Housing stock varies extensively but can offer good opportunities for purchase and rental.