Living in Leith
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*
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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.
Holy Rood RC High
St Mary's RC Primary School
Lorne Primary School
Forbes Childrens 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
Water of Leith Walkway
North Fort Street Park
There are also smaller food shops available in Leith, as well as the Leith Farmers Market.
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.
Great Junction Dental Practice
Newkirkgate Dental Care
Pilrig Dental Practice
Townsend Dental Practice
Leith Mount Surgery
Mill Lane Surgery
Summerside Medical Centre
Leith Community Treatment Centre