A laid back enclave nestled between the New Town, Comely Bank and Inverleith in Edinburgh, Stockbridge boasts many relaxed cafes, traditional and modern bars and restaurants as well as unique independent boutiques and delicatessens.
In many ways it resembles an independent village that happens to be a short walk from the centre of a major capital city, merging convenience and community in a rare combination. That makes property in the area highly sought after, and it attracts rents higher than most of the rest of the city. If you are looking for a place to live bordering the centre of town but need something more affordable than Stockbridge, try Tollcross.
Stockbridge properties range from traditional town houses to Victorian terraces and more modern flats, as it runs from the Georgian New Town to the modern West End of the city. It is all bisected by the charming Water of Leith walkway, which winds from the Pentland Hills and Juniper Green outside Edinburgh, through the city to Leith on the shore.
As well as convenience for the centre of Edinburgh, Stockbridge also offers easy access to Ferry Road and the A90, which travels out of the city through Silverknowes to Fife, Dundee and the M90 (which connects the city to Glasgow). As such, the combination of atmosphere, location and convenience make Stockbridge a hugely attractive area to rent in.