Our closest friend is moving to Edinburgh with a job transfer. She has asked if any of you could help her out. She is a single parent with two daughters aged 14 and 9 and would like to know which area to avoid and where the good schools are. She intends to rent at first before buying. Can anyone give any info and also what internet sites could she look at regarding a rental property.
I live near Edinbrugh now, and used to live in the city some years ago. Her budget will determine where she lives - property is very expensive. Do you know what her budget will be, and does she want to live in or near the city?
i used to live in edinburgh, its fabulous, i miss it a lot, but it became too expensive for us
i used to live down Easter road, there used to be quite a lot of rental properties there and its quite a nice area to live, i dont know anything about the schools im afraid, but its a walkable distance from the town
portobello is another area i stayed in, a little self-contained area of its own, and i think portobello high is not too bad
morningside and bruntsfield are lovely areas, i think bruntsfield has a lot of rentals, its very close to the uni and has many students (and great shops)
Ferry road has lots of rentals too, thats pretty nice too, the botanic gardens are there are there and they are fab
tell her to buy the Evening News and check out the
I'm moving to Edinburgh with my husband and 2 year old son from the US. I keep hearing about how expensive Edinburgh and the UK is in general compared to the US. I've been told many times to do all my shopping here in order to avoid high costs there. What does everyone recommend? Other then the obvisous things what else will I need for my 2 year old? Any advice will be appreciated.
jojo your friend should have a look at the Edinburgh schools guide. If you google it you can find it for sale online. It has a comrehensive list of all the schools etc, and in conjunction with looking at the ESPC should help her figure out what locations are in her price bracket and still have decent schools.