If you are looking for a house or flat to buy in Edinburgh East you have come to the right place. Below we have compiled information on the property market in the area and given an insight into what it's like to live in the area.  

Edinburgh East at a glance*

Average selling price
Median time to sell
18 days
Average % of Home Report achieved
Most popular property type
2 bedroom flat

To find out more about the local market, contact your local ESPC agent today. Find an agent

* Figures are based on properties marketed and sold through ESPC. Home Report valuations relate to properties where the Home Report was available on espc.com. Figures relate to the 3 month period ending on 31/08/2023

Living in Edinburgh East

Edinburgh East stretches from the trendy area of Leith in the north down to family-friendly suburbs such as Newcraighall and Niddrie in the south. To the west it shares a boundary with Edinburgh South, Edinburgh North, and Edinburgh City Centre. While to the east, the majority of Edinburgh East enjoys a coastline that looks out on to the North Sea and the southern suburbs share a boundary with the stunning area of East Lothian. It's a great location for people who love the city buzz, but also like having the option to visit the beach or easily escape to East Lothian or the Scottish Borders. 

As for education, Edinburgh East is home to Edinburgh College which is located near Brunstane train station for easy access from other areas. 

Edinburgh East is also where the Royal Hospital for Children & Young People is located. 

Lifestyle and entertainment

Edinburgh East's star attraction is Portobello Beach. Offering two-miles of sandy beach backed by a promenade, this award-winning beach is popular with locals and hosts regular events in the summer. Nearby you'll also find The Portobello Kayaking and Sailing Club, Portobello Swim Centre, a choice of several bars and cafés on the promenade and a market in Brighton Park on the first Saturday of every month. 

Fans of Hibernian F.C. will love living in Edinburgh East with its easy access to the club's stadium in Easter Road. The stadium also occasionally hosts concerts and other events.  

When it comes to shopping, Ocean Terminal in Leith is a very popular and stylish shopping centre filled with retail, leisure and dining options overlooking the Firth of Forth. When you're finished shopping, you can then enjoy Leith's other attractions including the Leith Theatre, The Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, and The Water of Leith Walkway. 

Another big shopping destination in Edinburgh East is Fort Kinnaird in Newcraighall. As well as being home to 70 shops, you'll also find a generous selection of restaurants as well as a cinema and a gym. 

Property types in Edinburgh East

Edinburgh East is home to a big selection of the traditional tenement flats that Edinburgh is famed for. There is also a generous selection of houses available in Edinburgh East too

Find your home in Edinburgh East

With many years’ experience in the property market, ESPC's friendly advisors will be able to offer informative suggestions regarding property in Edinburgh East. Phone us on 0131 624 8000, send an email to support@espc.com, or pop into our Property Information Centre on George Street in Edinburgh.

We can also send the latest Edinburgh East properties direct to your inbox, simply sign up to a My ESPC account, tell us your search criteria, and we’ll email you when homes are listed that match what you are looking for.

Once you’ve found your dream home, your ESPC solicitor agent can guide you through all the steps of buying a house or flat, such as putting in an offer and completing all the legal aspects of your purchase.


Areas in Edinburgh East

Decided that Edinburgh East is right for you and now need to decide on where to live? Click on the locations below to find out more about the different areas.