Wherever you are in Edinburgh, it’s likely you’re gazing at a picturesque, postcard-perfect view. Scotland’s Capital City is a metropolis of medieval cobbled wynds and iconic Georgian tenement buildings, crowned by the impressively imposing Edinburgh Castle- set some 400ft above the city’s Old Town. It has a history filled with battles, forts, and armies, but nowadays Edinburgh is a calm and charming city known for its booming culture and arts scene. The worlds largest arts festival, Edinburgh Fringe, takes place every summer and attracts thousands of visitors across it’s 25 days, 55,000 performances and 317 venues.
Despite all the buzz and activity, Edinburgh has a relaxed lifestyle as only the 14 th most populated city in the UK, and its suburbs have been described as having more the feel of a friendly, cosy village than a sprawling metropolis. It has even been voted the worlds third-safest city, also topping the UK chart. There are more trees per person than anywhere else in the UK, 112 parks and has some of the highest air quality and lowest pollution levels in Europe. There are plenty of desirable areas to live outside the centre, offering a mix of terraced, detached, and semi-detached houses, one of which could be your dream first home!