New Homes in Edinburgh
One of the most popular places to live in the whole of the UK, never mind Scotland, Edinburgh is a captivating city that pulses with world-class culture, history and landmarks. The second largest Scottish city after Glasgow, new houses in Edinburgh are always highly sought after.
Whether you’re looking at charming towns on the outskirts such as Prestonpans, Portobello with its popular beach, or South Queensferry over by the Forth Bridge, new builds with great access to the Scottish capital are always in demand. So scroll down to see our developments closest to Edinburgh, and start planning your next move.
West Craigs QuarterTurnhouse Road, Edinburgh, EH12 0AE
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Living in EdinburghFor some it’s what they’re used to, for others it can feel like a dream to live in Edinburgh; as one of Europe’s most handsome, culturally rich cities, buying a new home in the Scottish capital rarely disappoints. You certainly won’t be disappointed with our latest offers, where you could benefit from an arrangement such as our Part Exchange scheme. With this, we could save you a small fortune on estate agent fees - not to mention a huge amount of stress - by serving as a guaranteed buyer for your existing home.
Things to see and do in Edinburgh
When you think of Edinburgh, many people’s first thought is the world-famous Edinburgh International Festival. The city’s pulsating cultural calendar also throws up treats like the annual Fringe festival, while you can also set your pulse racing with a walk up extinct volcano Arthur’s Seat. From here you can soak up unbeatable panoramic views back over the city and out over the Firth of Forth.
For other people, Edinburgh Castle is the first thing that springs to mind. The iconic fortification is perched grandly on top of a rocky outcrop in the Old Town, giving you more great views as well as a fascinating heritage to devour. Back down on street level, don’t miss the Scottish National Gallery, the National Museum of Scotland St Giles’ Cathedral and the Palace of Holyroodhouse on your cultural tour of Edinburgh.
Edinburgh has a fine selection of schools, with top primary options including Sciennes Primary School. Close to Holyrood Park, it’s the biggest school in the city as well as one of the best in terms of performance. A popular route from this school is for children to continue their education at the highly regarded James Gillespie’s High School, although Boroughmuir High School in the Fountainbridge area is another top secondary that may be of interest.
Transport links in Edinburgh
Edinburgh has great connections both for getting around Scotland and the rest of the UK. And indeed beyond, thanks to its busy international airport just a few miles from the city centre. Back in town there are two major train stations, Waverley and Haymarket, while you can also rely on lots of regular bus routes to get around. There’s also a tram service which you can use to get between the airport and the New Town area, while the M8, M9 and M90 motorways all start close to Edinburgh. You can use the former to get to Glasgow in less than an hour.
The Edinburgh property market
House prices in Edinburgh are far higher than the Scottish average - getting on for double, in fact. This shows the strength of the local property market, which seems a certainty for long-term investment.
You don’t need to be thinking about the future too much though when you buy a charming 4 bedroom detached home at Heritage Grange along Frogston Road East on the southern outskirts of the city. Or if you’re looking at the Barnton area with its great access to the airport and collection of everything from 1 bed apartments to 2 bed terraces and 3 bed detached houses.
Don't forget to take a look at our Scotland property buying guide, which includes all the information you need to know about buying a home in Scotland.