In recent years Leith has emerged as one of Edinburgh's most popular locations for young professionals. Below we've compiled information about the current housing market and listed the local amenities so you can decide if it's for you or not. 

Leith at a glance*

Average selling price
Median time to sell
18 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 Figures relate to the 3 month period ending on 30/09/2023

You'll find the ever-popular suburb of Leith in the furthest north-east corner of Edinburgh, looking out onto the Firth of Forth. In recent years Leith has undergone significant regeneration and is now a busy port with stunning cruise liners regularly making an appearance. It is the home of the Royal Yacht Britannia, Ocean Terminal, and an extremely generous selection of shops, bars and restaurants. There are also several business parks and offices in the area.

Leith is home to wide range of flats, including the traditional tenement flats that Edinburgh is known for as well as modern apartments. You'll find a selection of houses for sale in Leith too


Amenities in Leith 

Below you'll find a list of the amenities available in Leith. 


High Schools
Leith Academy
Holy Rood RC High

Primary Schools
St Mary's RC Primary School
Lorne Primary School

Forbes Childrens Nursery
Pilrig Nursery


Leith does not have its own train station, however Lothian Buses operate several routes in the area. Currently the number 7, 14, 16 and 49 travel between Edinburgh's city centre and various parts of Leith. Have a look at the Lothian Buses website to stay up-to-date

The southern boundary of Leith borders the city centre, with many of Edinburgh's top attractions within walking distance. The northern areas of Leith are also still no more than an hour's walk away from Edinburgh's city centre. 

Several cruise itineraries depart from Leith Harbour. Most of these cruise liners are heading around the UK and Ireland, with some heading up to the Faroe Islands or Northern Europe. Some however, are long haul and heading for an adventure in North America. 

Green Space and Parks

Leith Links
Lighthouse Park
Taylor Gardens
Water of Leith Walkway
Pilrig Park
North Fort Street Park

Food Shopping

Asda Superstore
Tesco Superstore

There are also smaller food shops available in Leith, as well as the Leith Farmers Market. 

Other Shopping

Leith is home to Ocean Terminal, one of Edinburgh's premier shopping centres which boasts a cinema, gym and numerous food outlets as well incredible shopping. 

You'll also find a very generous selections of shops, both high street and independent, along Leith's bustling streets. 


Barron Dental
Great Junction Dental Practice
KF Dental
Newkirkgate Dental Care
Pilrig Dental Practice
Townsend Dental Practice

Leith Mount Surgery
Leith Surgery
Mill Lane Surgery
Summerside Medical Centre

Leith Community Treatment Centre