Westburn is an established residential area of Edinburgh ideally placed for quick easy access to the City Centre. Houses in Westburn are mainly flats, including a number of recent modern developments, and are popular with first time buyers, young professionals and young families. Similar areas nearby include Sighthill and Wester Hailes.

The Westside Plaza shopping centre, which also houses a cinema complex, provides a variety of shopping amenities and the Gyle and Hermiston Gait retail parks with major supermarkets and high street names are also near at hand. Schooling from nursery to secondary level is located nearby. Stevenson College, Napier University, Heriot Watt University and the Gyle Business Park are all easily accessible.

For the commuter, there are frequent public transport services to the City Centre, and convenient access to Edinburgh City Bypass, Edinburgh International Airport and major motorway networks.