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The Edinburgh House Pricing Guide

Apr 27, 2021
The Edinburgh House Pricing Guide

Overflowing with history and culture and surrounded by wonderfully diverse natural scenery, Edinburgh is a spectacular place to live. One of the most desirable spots to buy a new home in the UK, the Scottish capital has a thriving property market. Here we take a closer look at house prices in Edinburgh, and some of the best places to live in and around the city.

House prices in Edinburgh

Whether you want to live in the heart of the Old Town or away from the city centre in a beachside spot like Prestonpans, Edinburgh has a strong and resilient property market. Edinburgh house prices are often higher than the average across the rest of Scotland, although there’s certainly still plenty of variation between different areas and neighbourhoods.

Where to live in Edinburgh

From seaside living to towns on the edge of open countryside and city centre hotspots, we’ve picked out five great places to buy a new home in Edinburgh.

West End

One of the most popular areas to spend time in in the city, the West End also sees some of the most valuable and sought after homes. Taking in much of the New Town, this centrally-located area is brimming with independent shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. It’s the kind of place you rarely need to leave, which is what makes it so desirable among homebuyers.


Another area with a very strong property scene, Fairmilehead is a few miles south of the city centre just inside the boundary formed by the City of Edinburgh Bypass. This gives you excellent access to the national road network, with Glasgow only a 50-minute drive away. It also puts you right on the edge of beautiful open scenery, which encompasses the Pentland Hills Regional Park and stretches south towards more striking Lowland landscapes. You can live in this fantastic area when you buy a new home on our exceptional Heritage Grange development, where you’ll find a stunning selection of 4 bedroom homes still available.


If you have your sights set firmly on the seaside, the coastal town of Portobello is hard to beat. With a lovely sandy beach along the Firth of Forth, this pretty suburb has a flourishing property market. Whether you’re going for a stroll along the promenade, relaxing on the beach or going for a dip in the sea, you can also enjoy a strong sense of community in Portobello. There are plenty of cafes, bars, independent shops and other local amenities to make use of too.


Boasting a pleasant village feel yet only a few miles from the centre of Edinburgh, Corstorphine offers a slightly more relaxed pace of life compared to more central spots. House prices are still strong, but as a mainly residential area, you can find homes to suit a wide range of budgets in this part of town. Great transport links make travelling around Edinburgh as easy as Scotch pie, while if you’re quick, you could secure a spectacular 4 bedroom house on our Cammo Meadows development not far from Corstorphine.


If you’re searching for a more affordable area just outside the city, Kirkliston could be for you. Perfectly located for Edinburgh Airport and the M8 motorway, this small town also offers superb access to Queensferry and the Forth Bridge. A spot which has been identified as a hugely popular place to buy a new home in recent years, you can do just that at our Calderwood site just south of Kirkliston. A small number of contemporary 4 bed homes are still available, which put you on the edge of the countryside 11 miles from the centre of Edinburgh.