Orchard Brae is conveniently located within walking distance of Edinburgh's West End and Princes Street. There is a choice of housing in Orchard Brae including both traditional and modern flats and family homes.

A variety of specialist shops can be found at nearby Stockbridge, a Waitrose store at Comely Bank and numerous High Street names at Craigleith Retail Park. Schools in both the public and private sectors are available from nursery to secondary levels. A variety of leisure pursuits are catered for locally including the Water of Leith Walkway, golf and health clubs.

An excellent bus service to the City Centre and main roads leading to Edinburgh City Bypass, Forth Road Bridge, the A1, M8, M9 and Edinburgh International Airport make this an ideal location for commuters.

Other popular districts in the area include Comely Bank, Stockbridge and Ravelston.