The average home in Edinburgh changed hands for £222,759 during the last quarter.
Nationally the number of Scottish homes sold rose sharply, according to the latest official figures.
A total of 24,274 properties were sold between July and September - 22.5% more than the same period last year.
It was the highest quarterly figure recorded by Registers of Scotland since 2008.
Average prices across Scotland rose by 1.5% year-on-year, raising the average cost of a home to £161,748.
The figures also showed a 24.4% year-on-year increase in the total value of residential property sales, which stood at £3.92bn.