Edinburgh South is one of Scotland's most exclusive areas. Below we've pulled together essential market information and an insight into what it's like to live in the area so you can decide if it's for you. 

Edinburgh South at a glance*

Average selling price
Median time to sell
19 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

What is it like to live in Edinburgh South?

Edinburgh South is home to some of the most coveted homes in the city. Bruntsfield, Marchmont, the GrangeMorningsideComiston, Fairmilehead and Mortonhall are just a few of these well-regarded areas. As well as being home to high-end homes, Edinburgh South is also home to recreational parks, excellent shopping facilities and good schools. 

Cricket enthusiasts will be delighted to know they have their very own Edinburgh South Cricket Club on their doorstep at Inch Park. This welcoming group run four teams in the East of Scotland Cricket Association league as well as participating and hosting various ‘friendlies’. They are founding members of the Inch Park Community Sports Club which is recognised as one of Scotland’s most exciting sporting projects. With a youth programme in seven primary schools and one secondary in the vicinity there is ample opportunity for aspiring young cricketers to improve their talents.

The ever popular Meadows, with seasonal tennis, as well as the range of hills nearby provide great spaces in which to take in some exercise. Swimmers can enjoy the recently upgraded facility at the Royal Commonwealth Pool and golf is a popular sport at great venues such the Braid Hills Golf Course.

Edinburgh is well-known for its higher education and attracts both regional and international students. The University of Edinburgh and Napier University both have campuses within Edinburgh south, making this an ideal location for students or families with older children. For younger children, on top of the state schools there are two independent schools in the area: George Watson's College in Morningside and Merchiston Castle School in Colinton. 

Property types in Edinburgh South

From newly-built, large family homes to modernised, re-invented post-war bungalows, Edinburgh South has a wide range of houses - many of which are high-end and highly coveted. 

ESPC's search allows you to specify the type of property that you want. Click here if you're interest in bungalows in Edinburgh South, here if you're looking for a flat in Edinburgh South, and here if you're interested in a 2+ bedroom in Edinburgh South. You can instead start your own search on our homepage

Find your home in Edinburgh South

With many years’ experience in the property market, ESPC's friendly advisors will be able to offer informative, pertinent suggestions regarding property in the city. 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 South 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.


Where to live in Edinburgh South

Convinced that Edinburgh South is for you but still haven't decided on which area? Click on each of our guides below to help narrow down your search!