Craigleith is an increasingly desirable residential area just ten minutes' drive from Edinburgh's West End and the City Centre. First class retail amenities are to be found at Craigleith Retail Park and excellent local shopping in Stockbridge, only a short drive away. There are excellent schools in the vicinity in both state and private sectors including Fettes College, Stewart Melville College, The Edinburgh Academy, St George's,  Mary Erskine's and Flora Stevenson schools.

Leisure opportunities nearby include pleasant walks along the Water of Leith, Inverleith Park, The Royal Botanic Gardens and Murrayfield and Ravelston Golf courses. Craigleith is also well placed for access to all major motorway networks, Edinburgh City Bypass and Edinburgh International Airport.

The choice of houses in Craigleith varies from traditional bungalows and villas to architect designed homes and modern family developments. Areas nearby that are also popular with househunters are Blackhall, Ravelston and Fettes.