Why Live in Edinburgh?
A living past, exceptional urban amenities and a cultured,
contemporary world view, shape Edinburgh City Region.
Edinburgh was recently voted
'Best UK City' 2012 for the 13th year in a row by Guardian and
Edinburgh was also voted ‘Favourite UK City’ by
Conde Naste readers(2010 Award Winner for Best City).
In 2009 Edinburgh was voted 'most desirable city in the UK in which
to live' by a YouGov poll of 10,000 adults. In 2008 Edinburgh was
named as of the world's top ten cities by travel magazine
Wanderlust. The quality of life in the city region is
endorsed by its residents who registered a 92% satisfaction rate,
the highest of any city surveyed in a 2006 MORI poll.
In 2007 Edinburgh was voted the best place to live in the UK by
Channel 4's Location Location Location programme.
Edinburgh’s Old and New Towns collectively form a UNESCO World
Heritage site. A centrepiece of medieval closes, bounded by a
masterpiece of Georgian town planning.
Wake to this ‘dream in masonry and rock’ as Robert Louis
Stevenson called the capital. It remains one of the world’s most
walkable cities. There’s a generous range of housing options in the
wider city region, which can be accessed easily by the efficient
Every August, Edinburgh hosts the biggest arts festival in the
world. It provides the impetus which sustains the cultural energy
of the city region throughout the year.
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