Wester Hailes is in the south west of Edinburgh close to Baberton, Sighthill and Kingsknowe. The area was not substantially developed until the early 1970s. This is reflected in the dominant housing styles in Wester Hailes, mainly custom-built flats. The area was extensively redeveloped during the 1990s and 2000s with a large number of properties renovated and others replaced with newer "low-rise" housing.

There are a variety of local shops and recreational facilities with more extensive shopping at the Gyle Shopping Centre. There are local primary and secondary schools within close proximity and Stevenson College, Napier University, Heriot Watt University, and the Gyle Business Park are all easily accessible.

There is an excellent transport system which can take you to the City Centre in approximately 15 minutes. The City Bypass is easily accessible giving swift and easy access to Edinburgh International Airport and the M8 and M9 motorway networks.