Portobello property is always sought after and the seaside suburb lies four miles east of the city centre and is perfect for families and those looking to commute to the city for work.
Portobello was once a bustling seaside town popular with holidaymakers but is now a more relaxed suburb with a beautiful promenade and beachfront.
The majority of Portobello property is of Georgian and Victorian architecture with most properties close to Portobello High Street being one, two and three bedroom flats and properties further out from the High Street being larger terraced houses.
A one-bedroom flat on Portobello High Street will sell from between £70,000 and £90,000 and a three-bedroom terraced house on Regent Street, just off of the High Street is valued at around £370,000.
Potobello property that’s closer to the beach tends to be more expensive than those near the High Street with a two-bedroom flat on Promenade Terrace selling in the region of £260,000 and a one-bedroom flat on Kings Place selling for £180,000.
This two-bedroom bungalow on Durham Terrace in Duddingston is around a mile from Portobello High Street and is available for offers over £330,000.
Portobello is home to one of the most popular beaches on the east coast of Scotland. During the summer, it’s filled with crowds from Edinburgh. A walk along the promenade is filled with cafes, restaurants and pubs as well as a Victorian swimming pool equipped with traditional Turkish baths. Portobello also features a local rowing club welcome to everyone over 16, regardless of experience.
If golf is more your thing then Portobello hosts a stunning nine-hole golf course which has the picture-perfect Arthurs Seat as a backdrop.
There are many supermarkets available in the area with a Sainsbury’s Local, a Morrisons on Portobello Road and an ASDA Supercentre less than a mile away at the Jewel. As well as this, Fort Kinaird, the second largest retail park in the UK, is only a five-minute drive away.
Portobello also hosts a market in Brighton Park on the first Saturday of every month selling local organic fruit, vegetables, meat, fish and baking as well as stalls featuring local crafts.