As a city which boasts plenty of jobs, restaurants, museums and green spaces, Edinburgh is home to a lot of professionals. And local property experts have been looking at the best areas in the city for professionals to live in. Professionals are easily catered for locally with the array of flats available to buy including traditional tenement styles with period features and low maintenance new build developments. Whether you want to live in a property in the city centre, by the sea or in nearby commuter towns, here are the areas that will best suit professionals.
Figures are based on properties marketed and sold through ESPC. Figures relate to the three-month period ending on February 28, 2023.
Dreaming of a life beside the sea with good city centre access? Look no further than Portobello, situated just three miles from Edinburgh city centre.
Portobello boasts a fantastic sandy beach, as well as a plethora of local bars, restaurants, cafes and shops, green spaces, excellent transport links and a friendly community spirit. The average selling price in Portobello is £305,867.
An ESPC spokesperson said: "People looking for a flat in Portobello are spoiled for choice. There are the traditional tenements, as well as sleek and modern apartments." Photo: Getty
7. North Berwick
An ESPC spokesperson said: "Often regarded as one of the most desirable places to live in Scotland, North Berwick is positioned on the shores of the Firth of Forth. With beautiful beaches, a bustling high street filled with fantastic local businesses, luxurious hotels and renowned golf courses, plus an easy commute into Edinburgh, North Berwick is an ideal place to put down roots."
The average selling price in North Berwick is £490,795. Photo: Pat Christie
Dunfermline in Fife has a population of nearly 60,000 and was awarded city status last year. Lovers of the great outdoors living in Dunfermline will find stunning walks and climbs a short distance away, including Loch Leven and the Fife Pilgrim Way trail.
The ESPC said: "It’s a popular choice for professionals and first-time buyers due to its reasonable property prices (an average selling price of £210,896 compared to £293,096 in the City of Edinburgh), easy commuting distance to the Capital and Perth, as well as offering a generous selection of employment opportunities in its own right." Photo: Google