New Homes in Portobello
Occupying an enviable spot along the Firth of Forth on the coast of Scotland, Portobello is only a few miles from the centre of Edinburgh. A brilliant place to live if you work in the Scottish capital, new homes in Portobello are just along the coast from Musselburgh and also close to Dalkeith and Livingston.
A little further afield, Glasgow is just under an hour’s drive away, while it’s a similar journey to Stirling. You won’t need to venture far from home to enjoy the local beach though, once you pick out your new home from our developments closest to Portobello below.
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Living in Portobello
You can look forward to the coastal way of life when you buy a new home in Portobello. A charming part of Scotland to call home, you can also get excited about arrangements like our Movemaker scheme. With this, we could help you sell your existing home and take care of your estate agent fees for you. You’ll find more initiatives like this on our latest offers page.
Things to see and do in Portobello
You really can enjoy life by the beach in Portobello, and the town’s stretch of sand is a highlight all year round. From sunny summer days building sandcastles with your little ones to wintery dog walks with spectacular views out across the Firth of Forth, the beach is lined with cafes, bars and restaurants, as well as shops, boat clubs, markets and even a Victorian swimming pool.
Straiton Place Park and the Prince of Wales Fountain also lie along the promenade, while Rosefield Park and Friggate Park are both set back from the shore. With Holyrood Park just the other side of Northfield, a collection of beautiful local golf courses and easy access to the Pentland Hills and Scottish Lowlands, the centre of Edinburgh is only a few miles away too.
The town has many good options to choose between when it comes to schooling. Primaries include Towerbank Primary, which is only steps from the promenade, and St John’s RC Primary next to Figgate Park. The local secondary is Portobello High School on Milton Road, while Holy Rood RC High School is another option for older children in the town.
Transport links in Portobello
Portobello’s train station is Brunstane, which lies at the A1’s junction with the A199. Services into the centre of Edinburgh take just seven minutes, while cycling into the city is also popular among commuters. Trains to Glasgow take around an hour, while you can drive to Scotland’s biggest city in a similar amount of time along the M8.
The Portobello property market
The local property market has seen some incredible growth in recent years, marking this out as a wonderful place to invest your money. There’s usually a strong demand for properties, which often outstrips availability, so this is an area where you need to move quickly when you see something you like.
That goes for our 4 bedroom houses you’ll find along Frogston Road East just south of Portobello, so give us a call today to book an appointment with us. We can also provide you with more information about offers like the Part Exchange scheme when you do.