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Renowned as one of the most stunning cities in the world, those who live there love its history and culture. From Edinburgh Castle, to prestigious academic establishments, to the cosmopolitan shopping district, there is something that each resident of the city finds captivating.
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Moving to Edinburgh
Edinburgh is split up into many different towns and districts, much like London, and it can be confusing for potential new residents. One of the most desirable areas to live in the city is New Tone, which forms part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It boasts some impressive Georgian architecture and is located just north of the main shopping street, Princess Street. The sweeping crescents house some of the most sought after property in Edinburgh. Murrayfield is similarly popular, but dominated by Victorian properties.
Professionals in their 20s and 30s are drawn to Stockbridge and Comely Bank for their boutique shops and proximity to Inverleith Park and Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh. The majority of properties in this area are Victorian and Georgian cottages and flats.
First time buyers tend to head to neighbourhoods in central Edinburgh such as Haymarket, Gorgie, Dalry, and Shandon. Properties here tend to be flats or terraces.
Families who want to live in close proximity to the city centre but require a leafy setting should look in the suburbs of Morningside, Barnton, Cramond, and The Grange. These areas are ideally suited to families and boast some impressive period homes. The Grange, in the south of Edinburgh, is home to some of Edinburgh’s most exclusive properties.
Schools in Edinburgh
Both Edinburgh’s state and private schools are considered some of the best in the country. Blackhall Primary, Wardie Primary, and Cramond primary are popular state schools in the north of the city, whereas Sciennes Primary, Bruntsfield Primary, and South Morningside Primary are popular in the south. Boroughmuir High and James Gillespie’s High are popular secondary schools.
Popular private schools in Edinburgh include Edinburgh Academy, Fettes College, George Heriot’s School, Merchiston Castle School, George Watson’s College, and Erskine Stewart’s Melville School.
The historical and prestigious Edinburgh University is understandably the most recognised, but did you know the city is home to three other universities? Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Napier University, and Queen Margaret University also bring students to Edinburgh.
Transport Links Edinburgh
Edinburgh Waverley is the city’s principal railway station and located in the city centre. Links to Glasgow and England are strong, and there is a high-speed train to London Kings Cross, and a sleeper service to London Euston. Edinburgh Gateway and Edinburgh Park are two other stations, but there are also a number in the villages and towns that make up the Edinburgh and East Lothian area. This makes getting into the city very easy.
Those living in Edinburgh will also benefit from being around eight miles away from Scotland’s busiest airport, Edinburgh Airport. Flights from Edinburgh travel to UK and European destinations, as well as North America.
Buses operate throughout Edinburgh, look out for Lothian Buses and First operators.