Living in Stockbridge
Stockbridge is perfect if you're looking to combine charming cobbled streets with easy access to Edinburgh's bustling city centre. Below we've compiled information about the housing market in Stockbridge and what it's like to live in the area so you can decide if it's right for you.
Stockbridge at a glance*
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Stockbridge is a striking area of Edinburgh that is just a stone's throw away from Princes Street, next to the New Town and Comely Bank. The actual Stock Bridge was built in 1801 and spans the Water of Leith, making it a popular location for people who want to live somewhere beautiful and rich in history. Other areas close to Stockbridge include Dean, Inverleith and Fettes.
Houses for sale in Stockbridge tend to be older as there has been very little new build development in the area. Styles of property in Stockbridge include town houses, tenements and colony homes. The colony homes are highly-sought after though, and they sell quickly when they do come to market. Like most of the city centre, flats are the most common property type in the area and you can view flats for sale in Stockbridge here.
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Amenities in Stockbridge
Below we've listed all of the key amenities that you'll find in Stockbridge.
Broughton High School
St Thomas Of Aquin's High
St Mary's RC Primary School
Stockbridge Primary School
There are no colleges or universities in Stockbridge, but students who attend the University of Edinburgh are only a 30 minute walk to the main campus.
Residents are between a 15 to 30 minute walk to Edinburgh Waverley Train Station where they can catch a train to a wide selection of destinations across the Lothians, Scotland and the UK. You can learn more about Edinburgh Waverley on the Scotrail website.
Lothian Buses run three routes directly though Stockbridge: the number 24, 29 and 42. Being so close to the city centre, residents can take a walk into the town and catch a bus to almost anywhere in Edinburgh, making it easy to live in Stockbridge without a car. Visit the Lothian Buses website for more details and to keep up to date with changes.
Residents are also only 15-30 minute walk from Edinburgh Bus Station where they can also catch long distance coaches to locations across Scotland and the UK. Visit the Megabus website for more details as well as the CityLink website.
For GPs, residents can register with Stockbridge Health Centre or if they want to join a private practice there is Plus Private Healthcare on Dundas Street. There are also several dentists to choose from, and there is a Edinburgh Endodontist surgery in Stockbridge dedicated specifically to root canal treatment and endodontics.
The Western General Hospital is only a 10-30 minute walk away from Stockbridge.
There is no large supermarket in Stockbridge, however there is a Co-op, Costcutters, Holland & Barrett, Sainsbury's Local, Scotmid and Tesco Express. There are also some local food shops, such as One 20 Groceries and Tariq's Greengrocers.
The main street in Stockbridge, Raeburn Place, is lined with independent shops and cafes as well as some well-known names. Residents are also only a 20 minute walk from Princes Street, where they'll find an generous selection of high-street names.
There is a good selection of pubs in Stockbridge where you can enjoy a drink with friends. If you're looking for a proper night out, you're a walkable distance from George Street where you will find nightclubs and high-end bars.
Church of Scotland
Stockbridge Parish Church
Saint Stephen's Comely Bank Church
Edinburgh North (Presbyterian)
St Vincent's Chapel (Episcopal)