The popular city of Aberdeen has it all
Known as the ‘Granite City’ because of its pristine ‘sparkling’ buildings, Aberdeen has something for everyone. A cosmopolitan and vibrant city, it offers a fantastic range of activities, cultural events, leisure facilities, shopping and entertainment venues.
Aberdeen is also used to doing extremely well in polls, its recent accolades include; the best place to live in Scotland, the sunniest city in the UK and also one of the UK’s happiest cities. It’s no wonder that it continues to be such a popular place to call home.
Shop ‘til you drop
Aberdeen's main high street shopping areas are Union Street and George Street although its five main shopping centres seem to be where it’s at these days and boast some of the biggest designer and high street names. You’ll also be able to discover hidden gems in independent boutiques and enjoy the wares at craft and vintage markets, and delicious local produce at outdoor farmers’ markets.
Lots to do in the local area
One of the few large UK cities with a beach, Aberdeen is in the perfect location for you to enjoy the stunning coastlines of North East Scotland and the beautiful surrounding countryside. If you’re a lover of the outdoors there’s a wide range of leisure activities to get involved in including windsurfing, kite surfing, hill walking, golf, and a little further afield, snow sports. The city also has a good range of indoor leisure centres and a thriving arts and theatre scene.
Aberdeen has long been famous for its numerous parks, gardens and floral displays. With its six city parks, including Duthie Park and Hazlehead Park, seven local parks, 32 neighbourhood parks and many more green spaces around the city it’s easy to while away a few hours whatever your age.
Great transport links
Aberdeen is approximately two and a half hour’s drive from Edinburgh, three hours from Glasgow and nine hours from London. The main roads in and out of the city are the A96 which heads out west towards Inverurie, Elgin and Inverness; and the A90 north towards Peterhead and south to Stonehaven and Dundee.
Aberdeen airport has a wide range of domestic and international flights and is conveniently situated for those working in the oil and gas industry. Aberdeen train station links the city to the rest of the UK.
A good education available for all
There is a strong educational community in Aberdeen (indeed its students help to keep the city buzzing) with an impressive range of facilities including two universities, the ancient University of Aberdeen, Robert Gordon University. There are approximately 12 secondary schools and 54 primary schools which are run by the city council, the most notable being Aberdeen Grammar School, Harlaw Academy, Cults Academy and Oldmachar Academy.
Living in Aberdeen means you get the best of both worlds as you’ll be living close beautiful countryside and pristine coastlines, yet able to enjoy a thriving city with a fascinating heritage and excellent road, rail and air links. There's never been a better time to buy a new Persimmon home in Aberdeen and we're here to help every step of the way.