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5 Reasons Why Portobello in Edinburgh is a Great Place To Live

As our Edinburgh estate agency office is located on Portobello High Street we thought we would share with you why we think it is a great place to live.

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Fantastic Reasons Why You Should Move to Portobello

  1. By the beach
  2. For most people, the draw of Portobello is its long sandy beach. It is busy all year round with adults and children walking and playing, the resilient swimming and kayaking, and even people playing beach volleyball. The beach is kept clean but also has a wide promenade if you don’t want to walk on sand. It is also popular with runners and cyclists. Along the promenade, you will find some lovely cafés and restaurants where you can enjoy ice cream in the summer and hot chocolate and cake on the colder days.

  3. Close to Edinburgh city centre
  4. Walking along Portobello’s beach feels a long way from the city but you are actually only 3 miles away. It takes only 10 minutes by car to reach the city centre or 15 minutes on one of the regular bus services. If you prefer cycling it is an easy commute to the city centre by bike.

  5. Lots to do
  6. Portobello boasts more than beach activities. There is an Edinburgh Leisure swimming centre with Turkish Baths, Tumbles is a gymnastics and soft play centre for children, and there are 5 and 7-a-side football pitches. Within a short distance, you will find plenty of walking opportunities at Figgate Park, Holyrood Park and Portobello Golf Course.

  7. Shopping and eating
  8. Portobello High Street is full of local shops, cafes and restaurants. There is also a market held on the first Saturday of every month selling local produce and crafts. If you wish to find out more about Porty and what it has to offer you can find lots of information on the local website Portobello Online.

  9. Homes for everyone
  10. House types in Portobello & Joppa Edinburgh


    From modern 1 bedroom flats to grand Georgian homes, we believe Portobello and it’s neighbouring areas have a great selection of property to suit every taste and budget. If you would like us to help you find your perfect home, please get in touch. We can show you the properties we currently have for sale and keep a note of your requirements on our email alert system so you will be made aware as soon as new properties come onto the market.

    Our independent mortgage advisers can help you find the ideal mortgage for your Portobello property.

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