The Top 4 Areas To Rent in Edinburgh

Considering moving to Edinburgh? We look at 4 of the best places to rent in the Scottish capital and what makes them so appealing

Edinburgh is one of Britain’s (and the world’s) loveliest cities. With gorgeous architecture, friendly locals, a vibrant arts scene, centuries of rich history and some of the most desirable properties on the market, there are many reasons to call this great city home. Especially if you’re a Harry Potter fan (JK Rowling famously wrote parts of the novels in the city and it clearly influences much of the mythology).

But where in this sprawling city is the best place to call home? A specialist letting centre like Edinburgh Letting Centre will help you to find the perfect property for your lifestyle and budget. You can Click Here to check out their website. However, we have some suggestions when it comes to finding a home in Edinburgh and the Lothians. Let’s take a look…


If you’re moving to the city for the first time, Stockbridge is a great way to experience the vibe of the city, while still enabling you peace and quiet when you need it. The area itself is alive with the trendy cafes, restaurants and bars you’d expect from a vibrant suburb. But despite the verdant village feel, the amenities of the city centre are within walking distance.

While your budget may need to be slightly higher, it’s the perfect vantage point from which to get to know the city.


Famous home to The Proclaimers (and where the events of the film Trainspotting transpire), Leith has come along leaps and bounds in recent years. Yet it’s still far enough on the right side of gentrification to offer good value for money.

Significant renovations along Leith Walk have made this area a safe space to enjoy your younger years or settle down to raise a family. There’s no shortage of cool cafes, or green spaces. Again, it’s also only a short distance from the city centre.

Gorgie and Dalry

Like Leith, the twin neighbourhoods of Gorgie and Dalry have overcome a troubled history to become highly desirable and eminently family-friendly areas. Once plagued by traffic issues and abandoned buildings in a state of disrepair, the area is now hugely popular with couples, families and young professionals. It is a place to settle down.


An abundance of charming green spaces, as well as chic bars and cafes. The residential area of Bruntsfield is a great choice for young professionals, families, couples and… just about anyone. With a relaxed atmosphere and the gorgeous Bruntsfield Links offering endless walking opportunities, this is a great place for a relaxed lifestyle within easy reach of the city.

Younger residents may enjoy Bruntsfield’s neighbour Polworth. Traditionally a student neighbourhood, the affordable prices have attracted a range of first-time buyers and young couples. A very up and coming area, that’s worth considering should you decide to buy a place in the city.

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