Magazine Road and the adjoining streets are in the parish of Glasheen, one of the most historic parts of Cork. It is located between UCC to the north, Togher and the Lough to the south, Wilton to the west and the city to the east. The area is in close proximity to University College Cork, the Bon Secours hospital, Cork University Hospital, the bird sanctuary at the Lough and the Mardyke recreational park. Schools in the vicinity are the Glasheen Boys National School, Glasheen Girls National School and the Presentation Boys Secondary School.
The Resident’s Association was formed in 2017 to represent the local residents with regard to issues that directly affect the neighbourhood, in particular the planning decisions of Cork City Council and problems arising from the high density of UCC students in the area.