Don’t we all want to live in a place that is made of love, fantasy, and imagination. Well, if you are of those souls who love greenery, castles, and a fairytale-like world, then you probably belong to Edinburgh.
The capital of Scotland, Edinburg is the GREENEST city in the UK. It is the home to 112 parks which means it has more trees per head of the population. And, here is the secret sauce, if you are a Harry Potter fan then you must be enlightened to hear that the Harry Potter movie was filmed in Edinburgh. Can’t stop smiling?
Well, now that you are all set to go to Edinburgh, let’s some of the best places to live in Edinburgh
Known as the hub of students, Haymarket is a place where you can satisfy your budget and location preferences. If you are worried about renting a place in Haymarket, you will be glad to hear that you can find places at much affordable rates and it’s Haymarket’s best selling point that it helps you to get the most out of your money.
Haymarket’s location is simply the icing on the cake as it is just a 10 minute walk to the town centre. Moreover, if you are a fan of rugby, Murrayfield Stadium is situated around the corner. The city features some amazing bars and restaurants which means your weekends are going to be fun here. You can find any suitable apartment for you at an average price of £347,573.
2. West End
While shifting to another city/country, one of the things that we all miss is cultural beauty but if you are thinking of the west end, you will enjoy every single moment here. The city has been blessed with cultural beauty in abundance. Walking down Princess Street, West End offers the best experience with it’s best theatres, art galleries, restaurants, bars, etc.
The regular events like music concerts, dance, opera, etc, you are literally gonna have a life full of fun and enjoyment. Not only this, the West End is also famous for the beautiful Cathedral of St Mary Church. And, it is a financial and commercial hub which means some of the biggest companies like Scottish Widows, Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management are located here. Hence, you don’t even have to worry about getting opportunities here.
The average price of property in West end is around £471,889.
3. Edinburgh old town
If you want to time travel and explore the best of history, Edinburgh old town is an ideal place for you. The city has been declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO. While you take a walk in the long streets of the old town, you get to experience a mesmerizing feeling that more or less feels like taking a break from the crowded world.
Edinburgh host 4500 buildings that reflect the richness of history. All in all, Edinburgh old town is a perfect place for you to live a happy and peaceful life. The average price for property in Old Town stood at £253,058.
We all have seen enough greenery in movies and books but when it comes to living close to nature, it has kind of become impossible due to growing deforestation and industrialisation. But here is one place where you can reconnect with mother nature again and that is Marchmont. A mile to the south of the old town, Marchmont is one of the most popular places for its greenery and pleasant atmosphere.
The meadows, and the large open green space make the Marchmont stand out. Especially during cherry blossom season when the entire place sleeps in a pink blanket. Marchmont is a place for nature lovers who want to enjoy life at a low pace. The average price for property in Marchmont Road stood at £424,154.
Polwarth is one of the most sought after places in Edinburgh. Surrounded by Bruntsfield and Merchiston, Polwarth is quite famous among students. The city is also known for “Polwarth Sheep” which makes it a rockstar in the sheep and wool world. The Polwarth Sheep are beautiful and their appearance is little different too which means they are used for eating meat and wool production.
Polwarth is a great place to enjoy life at its best. There are so many famous restaurants, bars, and pubs that you don’t have to worry about planning your weekends. Moreover, you can easily find any good place for accomodation that fits under your budget. The average price for property in Polwarth Terrace stood at £626,847.
Don’t you know about the famous personality, James Bondt? If yes, then you will be happy to hear, James was born in Fountainbridge. Fountainbridge is an industrial area benefiting from the transport facilities. As fountainbridge is a home to Edinburgh’s International Conference Centre, it has gone under redevelopment scale which means life is going to be quite comfortable here.
One of the most beautiful things about the city is its tranquility and picturesque Union Canal that is popular among locals. It is kind of a hidden gem of the city. Fountainbridge offers everything you can ask for a fulfilling stay, from work opportunities to bars, everything is going to be perfect for you. The average price for property in Fountainbridge stood at £374,095.
7. North Edinburgh
The new town or north Edinburgh is a place to discover what life really means. The town has many attractions, restaurants, reasonable and accommodation services.If you are planning to settle down with your family and worried about the schooling options, Edinburgh north offers popular options to secure the future of your child.
Moreover, if you are a cultural enthusiast, Edinburgh north offers many entertainment options throughout the year like theater, drama, music studio, etc. Hence, Edinburgh north is quite welcoming for new people and you don’t have to worry about anything while shifting here. The average price for property in Edinburgh North stood at £334,336.
8. South Edinburgh
An ideal place for every type of crowd, south Edinburgh offers great opportunities to students. But not just to students, the Victorian architecture, unique coffee shops, great shopping experience (great for bargaining), cheap food, entertainment options, beautiful boutiques & luxury shopping brands all make south Edinburgh a perfect place to wander and settle down. Be it entertainment or education, shopping or food, south Edinburgh has covered everything for you.
To give you a homely feeling, South Edinburgh will take you to an entire new world during the festival season. We can’t recommend this place enough. The average price for property in Edinburgh South stood at £361,383.
North of Edinburgh’s city centre, Stockbridge is a tranquil village on the Water of Leith. It ranks as one of the best places to live in Edinburgh. The cobblestone streets and Georgian architecture of the city creates a vibrant atmosphere while serving you delicious food that is sure to make you lick your finger. Just spend a single afternoon wandering in the twisting alleyways of Stockbridge and you will realise how beautiful life is.
Stockbridge has many public spaces and parks to help you stay closer to nature and soak up the sun. During the nightfall, Stockbridge arranges authentic pubs where you can enjoy live music with lip smacking food. If there is any place you can live happily ever after then it’s Stockbridge.
The average price for property in Stockbridge stood at £382,534.
With all the information above, you can realize one thing is common among all the places and that is every city in Edinburgh is blessed with nature’s beauty. Although every city has something unique to offer you , it is guaranteed that you are going to enjoy life closer to mother nature while soothing your eyes with its beautiful cultural heritage site.
J.K. Rowling has written the Harry Potter series here which defines how creative and imaginative this place can get. Edinburgh is more or less like a hidden gem of earth which is untouched and somewhat unexplored. It’s upto which city you choose to live in but it is sure that you are going to have an exceptional experience.