About Edinburgh North
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Edinburgh North at glance*
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About the area
Edinburgh North is an important district of this Scottish capital. A portion of this, known as New Town, was developed in the 18th and 19th Centuries to cater for the burgeoning population.
With thoughtful planning it has become home to several, well-known residential havens. Both Old and New Towns are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, with New Town boasting Georgian and neo-classical homes and buildings.
James Craig, a youthful architect entered and won a competition in 1766 with his designs of the practical yet stylish grid of avenues, its principal being George Street, bordered by the very well-known Princes and Queen Street.
Suburbs within Edinburgh North such as Stockbridge, North Trinity, Pilton and South Gyle have proved to be popular locations for home buyers.
There is such a range of property available catering to singles to growing families that it can sometimes be hard to know where to start looking. ESPC are pleased to be able to offer their experience through their property experts and expertise in this regard.
Growth and development
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.
Lifestyle and entertainment
Ainslie Park Leisure Centre lies just off Ferry Road, minutes away from Inverleith Park and the Western General Hospital. Quality schooling in Edinburgh North has options such as the popular Holy Cross Primary in Craighall Road, St George’s School in Murrayfield and Trinity Academy on Craighall Avenue.
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.
Stockbridge Market, in the park on Saunders and Kerr Streets, is a regular Sunday event with a fantastic range of small traders and artisan crafts to browse. Within the large area that is Edinburgh North, great retail opportunities cater to shoppers in the form of antique stores and book shops. Food and drink buffs will not have to venture far from home to delight in one of the many superb brasseries, cafes or upmarket restaurants available.
Find your home in Edinburgh
Edinburgh enjoys a growing economy and is home to a high number of professionals striving to make this glorious city their home. Banking, tourism and excellent higher education enterprises combine to encourage great investment opportunities; let ESPC guide you around the city’s property market, the task of purchasing a home in Edinburgh North will be made much less arduous by these well-known property solicitors.