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Edinburgh Property Guide

Although Edinburgh is a relatively compact city it still packs a great variety of areas in which Glenham property has a number of properties. If you are investing in a property it is good to have a degree of knowledge about the local area and the types of tenants and market value you are likely to attract.

Properties in New Town

Although coined New Town the area is not that new and dates back to the 18th Century and still boasts traditional Georgian features such as cobbled roads, sandstone block facades and black wrought iron railings.

The original Georgian townhouses now present modernised tenement flats and although quirky the mews style properties remain popular.  Communal gardens are scattered around the area providing greenery and pleasant views.  This area is particularly well suited to young professionals and empty nesters alike.

Extremely close to the city centre with an abundance of amenities including bars, restaurants, offices,  delis, supermarkets, galleries and easy access to public transport.

Properties in Stockbridge

Although only a 10 to fifteen minute walk from the Edinburgh’s city centre, Stockbridge has a village atmosphere and strong community feel.

Always popular, the area seems to becoming even more so since the surge in developments along the main street including lots of new and high quality bars, coffee shops, restaurants, delis, the local Sunday market and a good selection of supermarkets  (including Waitrose).

Just a stone’s throw from the Botanic Gardens and Inverleith Park – it’s like city living with a country feel.

Similar to the properties in New Town most are Georgian and Victorian style flats, mews properties with a few new build developments.  Highly popular with young professionals, start-up families and empty nesters.

Properties in Murrayfield

Known primarily for the stadium, the Murrayfield area is an affluent residential area popular with many families and down-sizers. Properties vary from large detached houses with great garden space set further back from the main road to traditional tenement block flats closer to town.

The area provides easy access to the A8 which is convenient for the airport and travelling west. Haymarket is the closest train station with frequently running public transport services.

Properties in Edinburgh’s Old Town

The Old Town retains many of its medieval characteristics with the Royal Mile and GrassMarket (both popular tourist areas) at its heart.

The properties in the area are mainly traditional flats, however in recent years there has been a number of new tasteful courtyard style developments which blend well with the original buildings are a popular choice for residents wanting a modern city centre location with a historic feel. Popular with students, holiday makers and young professionals.

Close to lots of convenience stores, bars, restaurants and public transport if wanting to get out of the city centre buzz.

Properties in Southside

Close to Newington, Holyrood Park and The Meadows the park life feel is a great contrast considering how close the area is to Edinburgh’s city centre.

The majority of properties in this area are traditional tenement flats with a significant number of modern apartment complexes.  Local amenities include; convenience shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants with the Royal Commonwealth Pool just a short distance away.

A regular bus service operates to the City Centre and beyond and there is easy access to Edinburgh City Bypass and major motorway networks.

Popular with students.

Properties in Bruntsfield

Bruntsfield is approximately 20 minutes’ walk from the city centre and sits with Morningside to the south and Tollcross to the North. Bruntsfield Links is a popular hot spot when the weather is fine and is an extension to the popular outdoor space known as The Meadows.

Again the majority of properties are traditional flats and with a unique mix of independent shops and boutiques give this area an independent character.

Highly popular with students and young professionals.

Properties in Morningside

Morningside is renowned for its affluent, expansive and suburban homes making it highly desirable to families and those wanting to establish roots in Edinburgh.

Located only a pleasant and leafy 30 minute walk / 10 minute drive from Edinburgh City Centre the area definitely presents its own identity.

There are an abundance of coffee shops and independent shops (ideal for yummy mummy’s and ladies that lunch!) with a good selection of bars, restaurants, supermarkets, convenience shops and schools.

If you are looking to invest in Edinburgh, please do get in touch.

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