Edinburgh is an incredible city, and is often regarded as one of the best places to live in Europe. Not only is it very beautiful, it’s also full of things for people to do, regardless of the time of year. Although Edinburgh is best known for the various festivals and events that take place throughout the summer months, the city is a great place to be all year round and can cater to a wide range of tastes.
We’ve helped countless people move to, around and from Edinburgh, so we are very familiar with the city and feel more than capable of listing reasons why it is such a great place to live! Without further ado, here is our list of reasons to move to Edinburgh:
Nightlife – It wouldn’t be much of a list if we didn’t start with the nightlife. Let’s face it, although many of us might not like to admit it, the standard of the nightlife in a city will play a big role in whether or not we will enjoy our time there. Edinburgh is renowned for arguably the best nightlife in Scotland, and is a common destination for people across the UK who want a fun weekend away. Regardless of what you’re into, Edinburgh has something for you – whether you want to enjoy a classy cocktail on George Street, or you’re keen to get stuck into something a bit heavier at one of the various music venue scattered across the city, you’ll find something for everyone at affordable prices.
Accommodation – We’ve already published a blog post that discusses some of the most expensive areas to buy a house in Edinburgh, but even if your budget is limited there is plenty on offer for you to choose from. For example, many of the surrounding areas around Edinburgh are very affordable, and you can stay in a property in Slateford or Haymarket for similar prices to what you’ll see in Fife. It is cheap to commute into the city centre from these areas, and the Lothian bus service around the city is very reliable and frequent.
Security – Like most cities within the UK, Edinburgh is a very safe place to live. The council takes security measures very seriously, especially around events like the Hogmanay street party, where hundreds of people gather on Prince’s Street to watch live music and fireworks. Edinburgh also has a very low crime rate, and there are always police patrolling if there is ever a need for their assistance.
Architecture and Scenery – When it comes to architecture, Edinburgh has some of the most incredible examples that Europe has to offer. The castle is one of the most famous in the world, and is reason enough for tourists to visit the city. The buildings and architecture in Edinburgh mainly reflect Georgian design, although there is older architecture that can be found in the Old Town. On the other side of the coin, there is plenty of ultra modern architecture to be admired in the city too, including the polarizing Parliament building (which many say resembles a modern art gallery!) The Old Town boasts several buildings that are centuries old, yet which stand comfortably alongside many modern buildings. Undoubtedly the best way to explore the architecture of the city is to travel but if that sounds like too much work then it is perfectly acceptable to make your way by bike!
Travel Connections – Edinburgh airport has great transport links with the rest of the world, and the city itself is perfectly located in the centre of Scotland. Areas like Fife and Glasgow are well within reach, and a daytrip to either place could easily be managed by car, train or bus.
Diversity – Owing to the huge amount of students from around the world who choose to study in Edinburgh, the city is incredibly diverse and is home to a variety of nationalities who are all welcomed by the locals.
As you can see, we feel very passionately about how great Edinburgh is and we love working in this city every day! We also love to help people move to and from the city (not even the cobbled roads will stop us!)
If you’re planning a move to or from Edinburgh (or you know somebody who is) then get in touch with us today.