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City of Edinburgh

As Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh is the whole package for people looking for a new build home. Excellent schooling and employment opportunities, outstanding culture and a walkable size contribute to it consistently featuring at the top of lists of the best cities to live in the UK.

Thanks to the excellent transport system, you’ll easily be able to enjoy all that the city has to offer. No matter the location of your new home, you can have access to both the centre and the suburbs, as well as the surrounding regional parks, beaches and countryside.

Buying a house in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a historic location with an exciting future. While it has all of the amenities and activities you’d expect to find in a capital city, it’s manageable in size and green spaces are easy to access. It is the perfect location for career-focused first-time buyers, retirees who want to benefit from all that the city has to offer and families who want to provide a great education and vibrant upbringing for their children.

Living in City of Edinburgh

Get around the city and travel further

Lothian Buses operates more than 70 services around the city and the surrounding areas of Midlothian, East Lothian and West Lothian, and the tram system runs from the airport and through the centre to Leith and Newhaven. So, wherever your new home is located, commuting to work or school is simple.

There are frequent trains to many UK destinations, with services to Glasgow taking less than an hour and direct links to London. You can also fly to more than 150 destinations from Edinburgh Airport, making it easy to travel further afield and for friends and family to visit your new home.

Culture at your fingertips

Edinburgh is famous for its arts and culture. From its festivals to its world-class museums, many of which are free to visit, the city has no shortage of attractions that you’ll be able to enjoy with a new property in Edinburgh.

Whether you’re retired, want to enjoy cultural activities at the weekends or want access to stimulating activities for your children, it’s the perfect city to call home.

A city of opportunities

The city has a range of excellent primary and secondary schools and four universities. This includes The University of Edinburgh, which is consistently ranked as one of the best in the country. If you have children, a new build home opens up these educational opportunities to them.

Despite being an ancient place, Edinburgh is a future-focused city in terms of industry. Leading the world in Life Science Research, Fin-Tech and renewable energy solutions, there are also large digital tech, filmmaking and creative industries, plus an advanced robotics sector. With proximity to all these, your career can benefit from a home in a new development in Edinburgh.

Our developments in Edinburgh

Persimmon has developments in and around Edinburgh. Browse our available properties and find your perfect home with Persimmon. If you’d like to know more, get in touch with us today.