From hip neighbourhoods full of trendy bars and restaurants to leafy suburbs popular with families – there is no shortage of desirable places to live in Scotland’s picture-postcard capital.
We asked our readers where the best places in Edinburgh to live are – take a look through our photo gallery to find out what they told us.
1. Edinburgh's best areas to live
We asked our readers where the best places in Edinburgh to live are – take a look through our photo gallery to find out which ones they opted for. Photo: Pixabay Photo: Pixabay
Leith hasn't always been a part of Edinburgh, but it is now many local's favourite place to live! The historic port area is home to many cool cafes, bars and restaurants, as well as the picturesque Water of Leith Walkway. The lively area was even named one of the top five “coolest” places in the world by Time Out Magazine in 2021. Photo: Jolene Campbell
Morningside, a thriving residential suburb in the South of Edinburgh, is a popular place to live in the Capital. Being a resident has many advantages, as the area has a variety of independent shops and cafes, as well as a public library, a cinema and a popular Fringe venue - the Church Hill Theatre. Photo: mov8
This Edinburgh neighbourhood is full of charming cafes, bars and independent shops. It is also home to the Bruntsfield Links, which is the perfect spot for a relaxed walk. Photo: Lee Chalmers