Edinburgh's West End is nestled in between the bustling city centre and the peaceful suburbs, creating an eclectic mix. Below we've compiled a comprehensive guide to help you decide if living in Edinburgh's West End is the correct decision for you.

West End at a glance*

Average selling price
Median time to sell
26 days
Average % of Home Report achieved
Most popular property type
2 bedroom flat

To find out more about the local market, contact your local ESPC agent today. Find an agent

* Figures are based on properties marketed and sold through ESPC. Home Report valuations relate to properties where the Home Report was available on espc.com. Figures relate to the 12 month period ending on 31/08/2023

Just minutes from the renowned shopping establishments on Edinburgh's George Street and Princes Street, the West End enjoys all the benefits of City Centre living without the hustle and bustle. The West End is also one of Edinburgh's most beautiful areas and The West End Conservation Area even forms part of the UNESCO Edinburgh World Heritage Site.

Flats are the most popular type of property in the West End, especially flats in a Georgian or Victorian style. You can also find modern flats in the West End too. Houses in the West End also tend to be of Georgian and Victorian style, including classic townhouses and beautiful terraces. 


Amenities in the West End

Below you'll find a list of amenities available in the West End of Edinburgh. 


High School
James Gillespie's High School
St Augustine's High
St Thomas Of Aquin's High
Tynecastle High School

Primary School
Dalry Primary School
St Cuthbert's RC Primary School
Tollcross Primary School

Higher Education
The University of Edinburgh is located not far from the West End. Students who live in the eastern area of the West End would have no more than a 20 minute walk to the main building. 


Haymarket Train Station is located within Edinburgh's West End and residents located in the eastern end of the West End are only a 10 minute walk from Waverley Station, where they can take a train to numerous locations across the UK. The trains between Haymarket and Waverley are frequent. Plus, a lot of the longhaul trains heading in the eastern direction from Waverley stop off in Haymarket as well. 

The Edinburgh Tram also passes through Edinburgh's West End, with two stops. One in the heart of the West End itself and the other in Haymarket. The tram is one of the easiest ways for residents to travel out to Edinburgh Airport. Visit the Edinburgh Trams website to stay up-to-date with timetables

Lothian Buses also run several routes through the West End, including the number x18, 12, 26 and 31. Visit the Lothian Buses website to keep up to date with timetables and route changes

For motorists, there is direct access, via the A8 westwards through Corstorphine, to all major motorway networks, Edinburgh Business Park, the Gyle shopping centre, Edinburgh International Airport and the Forth Road Bridge.

Food Shopping

Edinburgh's West End does not have large supermarket. All food shops are convenience stores or medium sized supermarkets. Tesco Express is commonly found in the West End. 

Other Shopping

You'll find a beautiful selection of boutique shops in the West End. Princess Street, with its impressive high-street shopping, lies partially within the West End. 

Green Spaces and Parks

Princes Street Gardens is partially located in the West End, which is great for a picnic or sunbathe on a sunny day. The Water of Leith Walkway also passes through the West End, via the Dean Village

Residents who are located in the southern and eastern ends of the West End will also be able to walk to the Meadows in just over 10 minutes. 


There are several GPs and dentists to choose from in the West End. Being close to the city centre also means that there is a wider range of specialist health care. 


Churches (other denominations)
Central Church

Dar Al-Arqam Mosque

Chabad Jewish Community of Edinburgh