Edinburgh property focus: New Town

Often regarded as a masterpiece of city planning, Edinburgh New Town is one property location you should definitely consider looking in to.

In stark contrast to the Old Town, Edinburgh’s New Town offers neat and ordered grid-like street patterns wherein the properties lie. The streets boast spectacular neoclassical and Georgian architecture, with some buildings preserved from the 18th and 19th centuries.

In 1995, Edinburgh New Town, combined with Old Town, was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status and it’s easy to see why when you take a closer look at this gem of a location.

Edinburgh property focus: New Town

Edinburgh New Town includes notable streets such as Princes Street, George Street and Rose Street. But what can your money really get you if you fancy living in this world-famous part of the city?

Right in the heart of New Town lies the award-winning St Vincent Place development where you will find impressive Edinburgh properties. The architecture here is sublime and they have the price tag to match. At the higher end of the scale for a three-bedroom apartment you will be looking north of £650,000*.

Further afield in the Broughton Road/Dundas Street/Stockbridge perimeter you can expect to find 1 or 2 bedroom properties in the £200,000* area. These  locations are phenomenal and most come with public rooms to spare.

But what really sells this area is the local amenities that are available.

Local amenities

Take a trip to the Georgian House on Charlotte Square where you can catch a glimpse of how the upper classes lived in the 18th Century, open from March to November.

Or maybe take a trip to the newly refurbished Scottish National Portrait Gallery where you can feast your eyes on an outstanding collection of paintings and photographs of some of Scotland’s most iconic figures.

Additionally, there are other attractions that might take your interest including: The Assembly Rooms, Charlotte Square Gardens, New Town Theatre and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. There really is so much on offer in Edinburgh New Town – too much to fit in to one day that’s for sure!

If you feel like you’ve reached your peak of cultured activities, then maybe you would enjoy the many shops, boutiques, quirky cafes, restaurants and chic bars that are scattered throughout.

It goes without saying that a trip down Rose Street is also a must for a night of entertainment, friendly custom and craft beer.

Interested in buying or selling Edinburgh New Town property?

If Edinburgh New Town sounds like the property destination for you then get in touch. Likewise, if you are looking to sell a property in Edinburgh New Town then talk to us today.

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*Prices are examples of recent ESPC sales and do not account for all properties within or around the New Town area.