About Edinburgh West
- Carrick Knowe
- Wester Hailes
Edinburgh West at glance*
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About the area
Edinburgh West is a mix of residential suburbs, business premises and industrial estates.Home to the ‘haunted’ Dalry House and Caledonian Crescent’s Victorian-era swimming bath Dalry Swim Centre), Dalry’s historic roots appear to meld seamlessly with modern-day living; the wonderful city of Edinburgh is steeped in character and presents a stalwart but typically Scottish-friendly attitude to all who tread its ancient cobbled streets and contemporary avenues.
Some of the other enclaves making up the constituency of Edinburgh West are Roseburn, Ardmillan, Balgreen, and Carrick Knowe, across to Murrayburn and Sighthill with Balgreen, Stenhouse and Parkhead in its midst. ESPC has a comprehensive list of both office and home rentals and sales in the area.
Growth and development
Western Edinburgh Neighbourhood Partnership (NP) are involved in a local community plan as are the other 11 Neighbourhood Partnerships; their goal is to look at various ways of improving lifestyles within the locale. Refresher plans for the period 2014-107 are underway and if there are any suggestions from the general public, these can be entertained by the core membership of local Councillors and representatives from other organisations such as the Police, Health and local voluntary sector.
With a population of around 45 000 spread throughout the area, the Western Edinburgh NP support initiatives related to local needs and administer grants that are aimed at supporting community plans.There is also the ongoing West Edinburgh Planning Framework which the Scottish Government have set out as a long term strategy vision for the constituency.
Considered to be nationally important, the key targets of the plan include economic development, global connectivity, transport and environment.
Lifestyle and entertainment
The district is widespread and there are many recreational facilities to encourage activity and leisure such as the Pure Gym, 600 Gorgie Road. With over 50 free classes a week, and Haymarket train station just 2 miles north east of the club and regular bus services, their experienced team is on hand to offer fitness instruction and advice.
The area is also known as Rural West Edinburgh and despite its proximity to the city, there are large areas of countryside from the open moorland of the Pentland Hills in the south to the shoreline of the Forth estuary in the north with 3 significant waterways ; the River Almond, the Union Canal and the Water of Leith.
Great walking routes, all within range of local eateries, pubs and bistros, seem to offer the best of both rural and urban living.
Schooling options, both primary and secondary, are numerous with property sales proving very active in Edinburgh West; seemingly, this area of Scotland is a good place to call home.
Find your home in Edinburgh West
Edinburgh is a festive city with something happening on the calendar on a daily basis and as such is a very popular tourist destination. The need for quality accommodation goes hand in hand with this and, with that in mind, there are some fantastic investment opportunities around. Pop into one of the two ESPC showrooms for a chat with the experienced staff and discover more about the potential properties for further developing the hospitality industry in Edinburgh West.