Living in Edinburgh North
Edinburgh North offers a generous selection of property for sale to suit all tastes and budgets. Below we've compiled essential property market information and advice on living here so you can decide if it's right for you.
Edinburgh North at a glance*
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Edinburgh North traces the edges of the city centre, then stretches north to the Firth of Forth, west to Leith and then east until the northern section of the bypass. It's a great location for anyone who likes having entertainment on their door-step, with some of Edinburgh's most well-known attractions located in the area (as well as some hidden gems).
Edinburgh North is also home to the independent school Fettes College, which is located in Crewe. Edinburgh College's Granton Campus is also situated within Edinburgh North.
There is a long-term project underway to regenerate Edinburgh’s Waterfront which comes under the umbrella of the City of Edinburgh Councils.
This very important regeneration form part of a programme of plans to address the physical redevelopment of North Edinburgh. Goals for new homes, schools, hotel and leisure facilities alongside retailers and other businesses are targeted with aims to improve transport accessibility.
The recession stalled this ambitious project but with an improving economy, this is on the planners’ table again.
Edinburgh North is home to BT Murrayfield, Scotland's national rugby stadium. On top of several rugby games a year, the venue also hosts some of the biggest names in music. Past acts have included the Spice Girls, Rolling Stones, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Not far from BT Murrayfield you'll find Edinburgh Zoo. The zoo is home to penguins, koalas, chimpanzees, sun bears, giraffes and - of course - the giant pandas!
For culture enthusiasts, the North Edinburgh Arts Centre is located next to the Muirhouse Library. With purpose-built spaces for exhibitions and theatre productions as well as a music studio, this facility is a flexible and accommodating venue.
On top of that, there's the outdoor attractions at the Edinburgh Waterfront and along the coastline, including Granton Beach, Silverknowes Esplanade, Lauriston Castle, Gipsy Brae Recreation Ground, and Silverknowes Golf Course.
Edinburgh North is home to a wide selection of property types. Near the city centre, you'll find the traditional Georgian and Victorian flats Edinburgh is known for. Then when you head towards the suburbs you'll come across spacious family homes, affordable flats and quaint bungalows.
With many years’ experience in the property market, ESPC's friendly advisors will be able to offer informative suggestions regarding property in Edinburgh North. Phone us on 0131 624 8000, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or pop into our Property Information Centre on George Street in Edinburgh.
We can also send the latest Edinburgh North properties direct to your inbox, simply sign up to a My ESPC account, tell us your search criteria, your wants and needs 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.
Decided that Edinburgh North 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 in Edinburgh North.
- Davidsons Mains
- Drum brae
- East Craigs
- Easter Drylaw
- Orchard Brae
- South Gyle
- West Pilton
- Wester Coates