Why Edinburgh with David Lauder
ESPC Mortgages Consultant shares his reasons for making Edinburgh his home.
Hello, my name is David Lauder and I’ve been a mortgage consultant at ESPC for over nine years. Here are my top recommendations for those looking to buy property in Edinburgh or, for anyone just planning a visit for the first time!
Below David fills in the blanks on some of our questions to him. He offers advice, tips and local knowledge on why Edinburgh is a great place to live.
- Best Area to live: I live in Corstorphine, a nice quiet area with good schooling nearby and also enough shops, bars, supermarkets and restaurants. I quite like that we’re situated near to Cramond which is close enough for nice quiet walks. It is nice that it has a small town feel within a city.
- Best place to eat: For the best food visit 21 Princess Street It has a good location with a bar next door and lovely food with views over the city.
- Favourite place for a pint: For a pint you have to try Murrayfield Hotel which is great for a quiet drink reasonably close by with a beer garden. Le Monde is nice for in town for a livelier night.
- Shopping pick: My top shopping spot is Run and Become. This is a shop I like for my hobby as a runner. Everything from new trainers to special socks!
- I still need to…spend more time seeing the Edinburgh festivals in coming years and more shows; this is difficult with a young family.
- Why Edinburgh? Edinburgh is an ideal place to live because it has plenty to do and not too big a place to go where ever you want. You can do a variety of things from different types of sports bars to restaurants. There are a lot of soft play options for my kids and decent local leisure facilities. I love that there are nice walks reasonably close by also.
- Top recommendations... My Edinburgh recommendations would be:
- Cramond for nice walks, biking, running. It is peaceful and relatively flat (compared to the rest of Edinburgh) with nice views.
- You also must try the Edinburgh Zoo, great day out for the family.
- I have to also say you should try a day up town at Princess Street on the weekends during the festival or Christmas time as it is worth paying visit; always plenty going on and there is a festive buzz all around the town at these times of the year.
Talk to David
ESPC is all about real people. David is a professional but personable mortgage adviser who makes a great part of the ESPC Mortgage team. David offers independent financial advice and you can pop in to see him for a no obligation chat at our Edinburgh Showroom (George Street) or give him a call on 0131 620 8680.
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