Your Move Edinburgh Local Area Guide

How is the Edinburgh property market performing?

Your Move for sale

Average sales price in Edinburgh

£245,722
Based on the advertised sales prices for properties for sale by Your Move Edinburgh in the last 12 months from today's date.
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Average rental price in Edinburgh

£1,169
pcm
+25.0%
Last 12 months
Based on the advertised rental prices for properties to rent by Your Move Edinburgh in the last 12 months from today's date.

Why living in Edinburgh?

Edinburgh the heart of the City. All the benefits of city centre living can be enjoyed with a wide range of cultural activities, and a variety of specialty shops, bistros and restaurants in nearby Stockbridge.

 

Retail and leisure

The main shopping and commercial thoroughfares of Princes Street and George Street are close by including Harvey Nichols and John Lewis. In addition there are leisure facilities at the Omni Centre which includes a multi-screen cinema, a Virgin Active health club and various restaurants. The Edinburgh Playhouse theatre is also close by. Locally there is a Sainsbury’s, a Waitrose supermarket at Comely Bank and a larger Sainsbury’s supermarket and range of retail stores at Craigleith Shopping Park close to Blackhall.

 

Travel

The green spaces of The Royal Botanic Gardens, Inverleith Park and the Water of Leith Walkway are also nearby and the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood is within a short drive. Waverley and Haymarket rail stations and St Andrew Square bus station are all easily accessible with regular bus links throughout the City, and an express bus and tram runs from Waverley Station to Edinburgh International Airport. Excellent schools in both the state and private sectors are easily accessible.

 

Education

Edinburgh is home many universities and colleges providing an excellent choice of learning facilities. The University of Edinburgh is Scotland's most prestigious institution. It is ranked as one of the best universities in the world for arts and humanities, but also for law and psychology. Students have the privilege of studying in some of the oldest and most enchanting buildings in the city.

  • Heriot Watt University.
  • Edinburgh Napier University.
  • Queen Margaret University.
  • The University of Edinburgh.
  • Royal College of Surgeons.
  • Scotland's Rural College (SRUC)

 

Local market

Scotland’s capital has had a consistently strong market over the past few years but recently, the rate of house price growth is still rising ahead of other areas. There is still a significantly higher number of homes coming to market compared to last year. Putting housing market factors to one side, one of the main reasons for Edinburgh’s property price surge is due to its popularity as a place to live.