If you want to live close to the city centre and enjoy easy access to public transport, then Haymarket might be the correct choice for you. Below we've compiled information on the housing market and what it's like to live in Haymarket so you can decide if it's for you or not.

Haymarket at a glance*

Average selling price
Median time to sell
51 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

* Sales statistics shown here are for the wider Edinburgh City Centre area, due to data availability. 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 29/02/2024

Haymarket is a small but popular residential area that lies just west of the main city centre. It is home to Haymarket Station, which provides rail access to stations across Scotland making it a great option for buyers who require easy access to public transport. 

When it comes to property choices, Haymarket mainly offers traditional tenement flats. Though houses, mainly townhouse style, do occasionally come on the market. 

Haymarket is also a popular place for landlords looking for a new buy-to-let investment. Please speak to ESPC Lettings for more information. 



There are no schools within the Haymarket boundaries itself, though Haymarket is included in the catchment for the following schools: 

Primary Schools
Dalry Primary School
St Cuthbert's RC Primary School

High Schools
St Augustine's High
Tynecastle High School

Higher Education
Students can walk to the main University of Edinburgh campus in 30 minutes. Edinburgh Napier University's Merchiston Campus is also a 30-minute walk away. 


Haymarket Train Station is located in the area and offers regular train services to Glasgow, Central Scotland and other locations across the UK. Near Haymarket Train Station residents will also find an Edinburgh Tram station. The trams journey between Newhaven and Edinburgh Airport back and forth from early morning to late evening. Visit the Edinburgh Trams website for more information. 

Lothian Buses offer multiple bus route that travel through Haymarket. Residents can also walk to the city centre where there are even more buses travelling right across Edinburgh and the Lothians, allowing residents to reach a number of destinations without a car. Visit the Lothian Buses website for more information

Edinburgh Bus Station is less than half an hour's walk from Haymarket. From here residents can take a Megabus or Citylink bus to locations across the UK. Visit the Megabus website for more details as well as the CityLink website


There are currently two dentists to choose from in Haymarket: Haymarket Dental and Stuart Steven Dental Practice. There are no GPs in the area itself but West End Medical Practice, Tollcross Health Centre, Polwarth Medical Practice and Gilmore Medical Practice are within walking distance. 

Food Shopping

There is no large supermarket in Haymarket itself. There is however a Sainsbury's supermarket at nearby Murrayfield. Residents can still pick up a local weekly shop from the likes of M&S Simply Food, Tesco Express and Costcutter. 

Other Shopping

Haymarket itself is home to a generous selection of independent shopping. Residents are also only a 20-minute walk from the high-street shops that line Princess Street. 

Residents travelling by car can leave the city via the A8 westwards through Corstorphine, which connects to all major motorway networks, Edinburgh Business Park, Edinburgh International Airport and the Forth Road Bridges. 


The Union Canal walkway and Fountain Park leisure complex provide recreational and leisure facilities.


Acts Church Edinburgh
Charlotte Church (Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches)
Palmerston Place Church (Church of Scotland)
Scottish Episcopal Church Mission Association

Dar Al-Arqam Mosque is a 20-minute walk away.

Chabad Jewish Community of Edinburgh is a 10-minute walk east of Haymarket.