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Leith is the port district of the Scottish capital of Edinburgh, located to the north of the city centre on the shoreline of the Firth of Forth. Boasting a hub of lively eating and drinking spots, creativity and cultural diversity. The area is famed as the location of the 5-star Royal Yacht Britannia, a fascinating royal residence berthed alongside Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre. Leith is connected to the city by several bus services and Waverly Train and Tram Station is a short distance away.

The market in Leith provides a range of property in the city from affordable property to highly desirable unique homes in the city centre location. Rental properties in the area move particularly fast as our lettings director says "everything we get we let". Property types and prices within the area vary greatly with one bedroom flats starting as low as £50,000 up to executive 5 bedroom villas at £725,000.

Leith has something to suit everyone from students, young couples and families, with both comprehensive and private schools in the area the offering is higher than average results making it a sought after area to live in. Leith is a cosmopolitan area of Edinburgh which is still being developed and has its own identity.

The area is known for its famous festivals and the historic ghost tours and the famous Edinburgh dungeons.

There is plenty of global attractions such as museums, galleries, world festivals, fireworks and quality dining venues, you will not only find the iconic castle overlooking that famous Georgian architecture but also a whole host of hidden gems you might not have associated the Scottish capital.

There is a varied range of properties in both the old a new town areas having some beautiful examples of Victorian Georgian and Edwardian properties still showing off the fantastic period features also having an increasing number of contemporary developments on Leith shoreline.

As one of Edinburgh's most successful and professional estate agents Your Move has properties for sale in and around the area to suit most budgets making your move the ideal choice in buying, selling, renting or arranging your mortgage for your next home.

The current rental prices in the area start from about £350pcm for a studio apartment - or £500 for a one bedroom. Two bedroom flats cost between £600 to £750 depending location to town centre. Three to Four bed can range from £800 to £2000. The rental property in the Edinburgh area is one of the most active market within Scotland. This is due to the recognisable Universities of Education, International employees from corporate bodies who seek accommodation.

The area has a hugely diverse selection of retail shops, bars and restaurants which cater for the tastes of everyone.

Leith is an ever popular area for everyone from children's play groups to rugby and football teams,most popular sports are represented in the area. Residents also enjoy the Gracemont Community Park offering grasslands and woodlands and in the evening talking time out to enjoy the Omni and Ocean terminal cinema complex offering entertainment for all.

The Leith area is ideal for sports and leisure activities meaning our Leith office will have no problem convincing potential buyers to buy in the area also having fantastic public, bus service, railway and tram links making properties in the area even more desirable.

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