Living in Edinburgh West
If you are looking for a home to buy in Edinburgh West you have come to the right place. Below you'll find information about the current property market and an insight into what it's like to live in the area.
Edinburgh West at a glance*
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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. It's also a more affordable area compared to the rest of Edinburgh.
You'll also find Edinburgh Napier University's Sighthill Campus in Edinburgh West, which is home to the university's School of Applied Sciences and the School of Health & Social Care.
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.
Edinburgh West is a small residential area but it still has a generous selection of entertainment for its size.
Murrayfield stadium is on the edge of its boundaries. 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.
The football team Heart of Midlothian also calls Edinburgh West their home, with the Tynecastle stadium situated in the Gorgie area.
Golf more your thing? Golfers can visit Carrick Knowe Golf Course for their weekend games. The course is a Par 70, 18-holes course with 9-hole twilight option. There is also a golf shop selling golf accessories, hot and cold drinks, and confectionery.
With many years’ experience in the property market, ESPC's friendly advisors will be able to offer informative suggestions regarding property in Edinburgh West. 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 West 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.
Convinced that Edinburgh West is for you but still haven't decided on which area? Click on each of our guides below to help narrow down your search!
- Carrick Knowe
- Wester Hailes