Five of the Best Places to Live in Edinburgh
It is perhaps no secret that Edinburgh is one of the best cities to live in in the UK. The city truly offers something for everyone from beachside family homes in Portobello to city centre apartments, and from stunning Georgian properties in the New Town to luxury modern apartments at Quartermile.
We asked some of Warners expert estate agency team to talk about their ideal place to live within the city, and what makes it special to them.
For Nick Adams, New Business & Purchase Negotiator with Warners, nowhere beats the Craiglockhart district in the south-west of the city. He loves the fact that bungalows in the area all tend to differ from one another, with many having their own unique characteristics.
Explaining what makes a bungalow so appealing, Nick said, “a bungalow offers a potential home for life given the possibility to convert the attic in the future if your family grows, so you’re future proofing for when you get older.”
Nick also points out the fantastic nearby amenities in the area, with leisure centres, golf course and the Water of Leith all within easy reach.
Latest figures from ESPC show that the average price of a property in Craiglockhart over the last 12 months was £445,038.
Jordan McKenzie, Sales Negotiator with Warners, opted for another area to the west of the city, picking Ravelston as his perfect place to live. He loves the fact that the area has that “out of town feel” with lots of nice walks and yet is still within easy reach of the city centre and all of its fantastic amenities. Corstorphine Hill, the Modern galleries and Murrayfield Golf Club are also close by for Ravelston’s residents.
When it comes to properties in the area, Jordan loves the diverse mix of family homes with lots of character and nice gardens for his kids to play in.
Latest figures from ESPC show that the average price of a property in Dean Village over the last 12 months was £645,206.
Daniel Ferguson has been working as a Purchase Negotiator at Warners since 2021, helping hundreds of buyers to secure their dream home. His idea of the perfect place to live is the fashionable and much sought-after district of Stockbridge to the south of Edinburgh’s city centre.
Stockbridge is within easy walking distance of the city centre (albeit most of that distance is uphill on the walk into town!) and still offers picturesque walks down by the Water of Leith . There are some fantastic pubs and cafes in the area, and Dan loves shopping for local produce at the Stockbridge market where there are some great independent trader stalls.
When it comes to properties in the area, he loves the “incredible” Victorian tenement flats with high ceilings, cornicing and large bay windows.
Latest figures from ESPC show that the average price of a property in Stockbridge over the last 12 months£370,212
April Harper, a Sales Negotiator at Warners’ Portobello branch must be happy with where she’s based at work because her dream place to live in Edinburgh is none other than Portobello itself! A detached home overlooking the sea would be perfect for April, making Portobello with its uninterrupted views across the water a perfect choice for her.
As well as the beautiful walks along the prom, April loves the fact that Portobello offers plenty of options when it comes to popping out for coffee or food, with choices ranging from The Beach House on the prom itself, or the more recently opened Porty Vault.
Latest figures from ESPC show that the average price of a property in Portobello over the last 12 months was £301,645.
David Marshall, Operations Director with Warners has been working in the Edinburgh property market for almost 20 years and for him, nowhere in the capital beats Dean Village. Just north-west of the city centre, Dean Village features some beautiful traditional apartments as well as some stunning mews properties.
Despite being just a short walk from the West End and city centre, Dean Village offers some beautiful walks over Dean Bridge and along the Water of Leith. Commuting is made easy thanks to the nearby Haymarket station, and nearby amenities span everything from the new Johnny Walker Experience, to the definitely-not-new Edinburgh Castle.
Latest figures from ESPC show that the average price of a property in Dean Village over the last 12 monthswas £386,656.
If you have a question about selling or buying a property, get in touch with Warners today on 0131 662 4747, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our team will be delighted to help.< Back