Property in Edinburgh's New Town vary in size, but all share the area's characteristic neo-classical style, first conceived in designs by New Town architect James Craig. As such, typical options there range from a townhouse converted into apartments of different sizes or townhouses in their entirety (some of the most sought after properties in the country). The New Town is usually denoted as the area to the north of Princes Street in the middle of the city, up as far as Bonnington.
One of the biggest draws of the New Town is its ideal position for both Edinburgh's City Centre and Old Town, as well as surrounding areas such as Stockbridge, Dean Village and Broughton. Other areas for high end property that border the city centre include the Quartermile, West End and Bruntsfield.
The New Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and provides plenty opportunity to discover more about the history of Edinburgh, as well as offering many opportunities for contemporary shopping, dining and entertainment.
Rents in the New Town tend to be amongst the highest in Edinburgh (next to Morningside and the Old Town), so the convenience and attractiveness of property there comes at a premium. If you’re looking for a more affordable area in which to live, consider Leith of East Craigs.