Living in Leith Walk
Leith Walk is a lively area connecting the suburb of Leith to Edinburgh's city centre. 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 Walk at a glance*
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Leith Walk is a wide boulevard that runs from Princes Street to Leith. The area is a busy residential and shopping area with plenty to see and do, and easy access to both the city centre and Leith itself.
The area is very popular with young professionals and students looking for a lively atmosphere. As such flats are the most common type of property in the area and there are usually several for sale. Click here to see the flats we currently have for sale in Leith Walk. Houses are occasionally available to buy and are usually townhouses. Click here to see houses that we currently have for sale in Leith Walk.
Amenities in Leith Walk
Below you'll find a list of the amenities available in Leith Walk.
Drummond Community High School
Holy Rood RC High
St Thomas Of Aquin's High
Broughton Primary School
Leith Walk Primary School
Pilrig Park School
St Mary's RC Primary School (Edinburgh)
Bright Horizons Annandale Early Learning and Childcare
Leith Walk does not have its own train station, however people who live in the southern parts of Leith Walk can walk to Edinburgh Waverley Train Station in just over 10 minutes, where they can take a train to a wide selection of locations across the UK.
Lothian Buses also run several routes along Leith Walk. Numbers 7, 10, 14, 16, 25 and 49 all run close to Leith Walk and take residents to several locations across Edinburgh. Visit the Lothian Buses website to download timetables and keep-up-to-date with changes.
There are currently four GP surgeries in Leith Walk: Annandale Medical Practice, Brunton Place Surgery, The Hopetoun Practice and Leith Surgery. There are also a few more GPs on the outskirts. There are also three dentists: LW Dental, Montgomery Street Dental Care and Pilrig Dental Practice. There is also the Leith Walk Denture Studio.
Leith Walk has no shortage of places to go if you fancy heading out for dinner, catching up over a pint, or a night on the tiles. Residents in the southern end of Leith Walk are also within walking distance or a short taxi ride of the nightlife surrounding Princes Street and the Royal Mile.
Dalmeny Park, Greyfield Square and Hopetoun Crescent Garden are all small patches of greenery within Leith Walk itself.
The more expansive Calton Hill, Leith Links and Pilrig Park all lie on the outskirts of Leith Walk and are within walking distance.
There is a Tesco Superstore at the northern end of Leith Walk. There is also a Sainbury's Local and Tesco Express near the southern end of Leith Walk. There are also smaller, independent food shops along Leith Walk.
There is a generous selection of independent shops along Leith Walk. Residents at the southern end of Leith Walk will also be within walking distance of Princes Street and St James Quarter. The Ocean Terminal shopping centre in Leith is a 20 minute walk from the northern end of Leith Walk.
Grace Church Leith
Abbeyhill Baptist Church
South Leith Baptist Church