If you choose to move to a new development in Edinburgh, there are a number of ways you can travel within and around the city, including great routes for buses, trains or by car. The major bus operator is Lothian Buses, with regular, express and night services across the city, as well as other bus and coach operators, such as First in Scotland East, E & M Horsburgh, Borders Buses, Scottish Citylink, National Express, and Edinburgh Coach Lines.
The two main train stations in Edinburgh are Waverley Station and Haymarket Station, providing quick and easy links to destinations across the country. The city’s own airport is the busiest in Scotland and offers international flights all over the world. Walking and cycling within the capital is also encouraged as it is easy to get around in this compact city – try the Cyclestreets app to help you plan your bike journey. Even with a growing population and many new developments, Edinburgh remains easy to navigate on foot or by car.
In addition to having great transport links to help you get from A to B, commuting is also extremely easy and stress free. No matter where you buy a new build in Edinburgh, you can rest assured getting to work will be straightforward. Edinburgh is reported to have some of the lowest commute times, which greatly improves the quality of life for residents.
Scotland’s capital is home to three universities: the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University, and Heriot-Watt University. The prestigious University of Edinburgh is one of the country’s ancient institutions, and is known across the globe as the sixth oldest university in the western world. The city also houses a number of colleges, such as Edinburgh's Telford College, Stevenson College, Scotland's Rural College, Scottish Agricultural College, Edinburgh Theological Seminary, and Leith School of Art.
For families with children looking for a new home in Edinburgh, there is a fine choice of primary and secondary schools across Edinburgh’s suburbs, with a few of the major schools being featured in Tatler Magazine’s list of ‘Best Schools in Britain’. Scotland as a whole boasts a first-class education system, highly qualified graduates and a high rate of school leavers enrolling for further education. Over 55% of Edinburgh's working age population are educated to degree level or equivalent. For families interested in providing the best education for their children, we highly recommend searching for new homes in Edinburgh.