If you are looking for a home in Stockbridge, you've come to the right place.
Stockbridge is located towards the north of the city, next to
the New Town and
Bank. The actual Stock Bridge was built in 1801 and spans the
Water of Leith. Other areas close to Stockbridge include Dean, Inverleith and Fettes. There are a mixture of homes
for sale in Stockbridge but the majority are flats.
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. These are a type
of housing found in various parts of Edinburgh. Some consider the
colonies to be a village in their won right.
It is a popular area in view of the local services and great
central location with Princes Street is a short walk away, if
We ask people already living in the area to tell us what they
think of it. For Stockbridge, this is our own Chief Executive,
- Favourite watering hole: Hamilton's is a great
place to eat with a bright open dining area, good value quality
food and a good buzz about the place. It also doubles as a great
wine bar/pub. However, the best pub in the area is the Baillie on a
Tuesday night when the pub quiz is run.
- Favourite place for eating and why:
Stockbridge has a great selection of carry out food outlets from
Indian and Chinese to chippies. By far the best is Franco's on
Raeburn Place offering great fish and chips, superb pizzas and a
- An interesting fact about the area: The
Edinburgh Academicals rugby club plays its home games in Raeburn
Place and this was the site of the first ever international rugby
match (played between Scotland and England in 1871).
- What I love the most: The proximity of
Inverleith Park and the Water of Leith makes it simple and quick to
get away from traffic noise and the buzz of the city while still
being only 10 minutes' walk from the West End.
- Favourite local business: Stockbridge has many
high quality local businesses including an award-winning butcher, a
top fish-monger, expensive furniture shops, a great cheesemonger
and two delis in addition to countless coffee-shops and eateries.
It really is the Notting Hill of Edinburgh! Obviously there are a
lot of charity shops too but these all have high quality
merchandise in them.
- Best kept secret: not telling
- How would you describe the style of properties in the
area: Properties in the area, like most in the New Town of
Edinburgh are predominantly Georgian and Victorian with very few
new build developments.
- Describe the area in 3 words: Chic, beautiful,
- Is there anyone famous associated with the
area: Sir James Simpson the surgeon who discovered the
anaesthetic use of chloroform lived in Stockbridge.
What's your favourite thing about living in Stockbridge?
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