Clermiston is a popular residential area some three miles west of Edinburgh City Centre. Good local shopping facilities can be found at nearby Davidson Mains including a Tesco supermarket, post office, bank, chemist and newsagents/general store. There is an excellent local primary school which feeds to the well regarded Royal High School. Properties in Clermiston vary from 1960's terraced family homes to up to the minute modern developments of detached and semi detached villas. Other popular areas nearby are Corstorphine, East Craigs, Blackhall and Davidsons Mains.

Recreation facilities include a local leisure centre together with a popular tennis club and two prestigious golf clubs at nearby Barnton.  A little further north at Cramond there are pleasant walks along the Forth shore and River Almond. Regular bus services run to the city centre and to the west Links to Edinburgh International Airport, Edinburgh City Bypass and all major motorway networks are all close at hand.