If you want to live in the city centre but want green space nearby? Try Lauriston on for size, which lies beside the Edinburgh Meadows. Below we've compiled information on the housing market and what it's like to live in Lauriston so you can decide if it's for you or not.
Lauriston at a glance*
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Lauriston is an area in Edinburgh City Centre close to the Capital's business districts, universities and courts and bordering Tollcross and the Old Town. Adjacent to the large park area known as The Meadows, it was once home to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary but is now undergoing a major re-development known as Quartermile, which incorporates apartments, hotels, restaurants and office accommodation. Other houses in Lauriston range from traditional tenement flats to terraced homes.
St Peter's RC Primary School
Tollcross Primary School
James Gillespie's High School
St Thomas Of Aquin's High
The University of Edinburgh is only a 10 minute walk from Lauriston.
Haymarket Train Station is a 15 minute walk away and offers regular train services to Glasgow, Central Scotland and other locations across the UK. Near Haymarket Train Station residents will also find a Edinburgh Tram station. The trams journey between Newhaven and Edinburgh Airport back and forth all day. Visit the Edinburgh Trams website for more information.
Lothian Buses have multiple bus routes travelling through Lauriston. 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 hours walk from Lauriston. 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 Lauriston: Lauriston Dental Care and Bite Dentistry. There are also two GPs to choose from too: City Clinic and Meadows Medical Practice. Chalmers Hospital is located along the eastern boundary of Lauriston.
There is no large supermarket in Lauriston itself. Though residents can still pick up a weekly shop from the likes of Tesco Express, Co-op and Sainbury's Local. There is also a health food store, Real Foods, on Brougham Street. There is also Oriental Supermarket on Lauriston Place.
Lauriston 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.
Saint Michael & All Saints (Episcopal)
Central Church (non-denominational)
Jesuit Church of the Sacred Heart (Catholic)
Dar Al-Arqam Mosque
Chabad Jewish Community of Edinburgh is a few minutes north of Lauriston.