About New Town
New Town at glance*
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Original plans to create a New Town in Edinburgh date back to the late 17th century but today's layout came from an entry to a design competition in 1766 which was won by James Craig. Today, this prestigious Georgian New Town, only minutes walking distance from the retail and commercial City Centre and five minutes' drive from the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood, is considered a masterpiece of city planning and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. New Town houses are a mix of Georgian townhouses, flats and mews properties.
This exclusive area enjoys all the benefits of City Centre living with a wide variety of local shops, bistros and restaurants in the Stockbridge and Broughton areas. There are excellent local schools in both the state and private sectors. Regular bus services operate to all parts of the Capital. Waverley Station and St Andrews Square Bus Station are also close by.
There are several private garden areas within the New Town and the open spaces of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Inverleith Park are easily accessible as is the delightful Water of Leith Walkway.
What the locals say
Stuart McColl is a local resident, selling his home through ESPC. Here's what he thinks about living in the New Town.
"York place has so much going for it. Located in the centre of fabulous things to do and see. Whether it's shopping, eating out, socialising, walking, sightseeing, travelling, commuting or staying in but knowing everything is on hand, York Place is super placed.
Our favourite walks are Carlton Hill, the Botanic Gardens, Royal Mile up to the castle, West End, Stockbridge Sunday Market and so many more.
Since Princess Street, St James Centre and Mulberry Walk are all on the door step a last minute decision to visit the shops is no problem.
Places to eat whether planned or last minute are endless. Whether it is Chinese, Indian, Thai, Grill, posh, laid back, amazing views, or cozy, once again they are all on the door step and just waiting to be experienced.
Since we are two minutes from the bus station or about eight minutes from the train station getting out of the city is easy and means commuting or travelling to other areas is easy and convenient. With great links to the airport either by bus or team flying off to a warmer climate or with work is simple."