Mitchelstown has many of the advantages but few of the disadvantages of a larger town or city and is an ideal location in which to live. It can provide all the services but without the hustle and bustle. House Prices are significantly lower than in Cork City

House prices are significantly lower than larger centres of population, yet is only 30 minutes away.
Plenty of shops and a selection of pubs and restaurants.
The total population of Mitchelstown, including its hinterland catchment is current at 11,968 (CSO, 2002). The population of the town itself increased by 4.7% from 1996 to 2002 (to 4,621 persons) and is predicted to continue to increase over the coming years.

47.1 ha has been zoned for open – space and recreational use. The majority of this land is situated in three distinct land parcels on the eastern side of the town, and in the vicinity of the Castle Demesne, which will act as a recreational emenity focal point for the town. Areas of amenity also include the river bank and its proposed associated walks and the St. Fanahan’s Well walkway.