Based on the advertised rental prices for properties to rent by Your Move Inverness in the last 12 months from today's date.
Why move to Inverness?
Inverness is a city rich in history, where the River Ness meets the Moray Firth, within a few miles of the world famous Loch Ness. It's the largest city and the cultural capital of the Scottish Highlands. Its Old Town features 19th-century Inverness Cathedral, the mostly 18th-century Old High Church and an indoor Victorian Market selling food, clothing and crafts. The contemporary Inverness Museum and Art Gallery traces local and Highland history. The city has excellent road and rail links to the south, with Inverness Airport, offering flights nationally and internationally, located within 8 miles of the city centre.
Inverness is a bustling and vibrant city
It boasts a university, castle and cathedral. The University of the Highlands and Islands with around 8,420 students hosts around a quarter of all the University of the Highlands and Islands' students, and 30% of those studying to degree level. Inverness is also one of Europe's fastest growing cities, with a quarter of the Highland population living in or around it and is ranked fifth out of 189 British cities for its quality of life, the highest of any Scottish city. In the recent past. Inverness and the rest of the central Highlands showed the largest growth of average economic productivity per person in Scotland and the second greatest growth in the United Kingdom as a whole, with an increase of 86%.
There is a complete mix of residents ranging from students who may only be around for a few years to those who have lived and worked in the area all of their lives. Inverness is particularly well placed for the A9 road south, which is currently being upgraded with a dual carriageway way to Perth, with completion scheduled for around 2025. Many UK tourists who regularly travel to the Highlands for the outstanding outdoor activities have decided to make the area their home. The arrival of high speed broadband in the area has accelerated the demand for housing. In 2014, a survey by a property website described Inverness as the happiest place in Scotland and the second happiest in the UK. Inverness was again found to be the happiest place in Scotland by a new study conducted in 2015.