When it comes to searching for your dream home, one of the best places to consider is that of Scotland. The country is full of both rich history and culture which make it a very pleasant place to live. You can bypass the poor weather conditions when you visit the most stunning sites and get to know all that the beautiful country has to offer.
Choosing exactly where to live can be slightly more difficult than we think. Out of the different cities and towns to live in, it is very important that you consider what you want from your residence; amazing views, good schools, great people, a vibrant city life? Once you can pinpoint your top needs, you can put a shortlist together of some of the best places.
To help give you some inspiration, let’s get into finding out the most beautiful places to live in Scotland.
City of Edinburgh
If you like city life, then Edinburgh might be exactly what you are looking for. It is a stunning city with beautiful scenery and historic sites, fabulous shopping and job opportunities as well as great food. Edinburgh – particularly the city – is a very popular tourist destination for people from across the globe. It poses a fantastic opportunity to experience Scottish history and culture and is usually a trip never to be forgotten. Leith (Edinburgh’s surrounding area) has been voted the best place to live in Scotland.
As well as having breath-taking architecture, another reason people love living in Edinburgh is that it is full of opportunities. As it is the capital of Scotland, you can access a lot more shops and other general things that you might not get the chance to elsewhere. For example, Edinburgh is home to the Fringe Festival every summer where you can experience the arts, culture, great food and music. What’s better than having all of this at your fingertips?
If you don’t want to experience the city life but still want to be close to job and shopping opportunities, then we recommend Stirling and the surrounding areas. It serves as the perfect in-between when it comes to city life and rural living. Depending on where you live, you can be close to plenty of shops and necessities whilst having space away from busy life. The city has beautiful landscapes and scenery and is the ultimate gateway to Loch Lomond and the surrounding areas. If you love the outdoor life while being close to some life, Stirling is a great option.
Home to many stunning developments by Muir Homes, Inverclyde is also the perfect destination between the city and rural life. While being very close to Glasgow, you are also even closer to some stunning towns and islands off the coast of the River Clyde. While there isn’t much city life in Inverclyde, it is known for its high-quality living experiences with great shopping and food amenities.
Where do you think is the most beautiful place to live in Scotland?