There are many areas of Edinburgh that are popular with private renting tenants and Marchmont is one of the best! Edinburgh itself is considered one of the most beautiful and best cities to live in the world and around 25% of properties in Edinburgh are home to long-term tenants. This is well above the Scottish housing average and it’s easy to understand why. So, what makes Marchmont so attractive?
Neighbours with Edinburgh University
Marchmont is home to a vibrant tenant population some of whom are students and employees of the world-famous University of Edinburgh. Student tenants tend to be in their 3rd or 4th years of undergraduate study or they are postgraduates. For some of the 15,000 people who are employed by the University, Marchmont is the ideal home due to the close proximity of the University’s main campuses but with enough separation of Edinburgh’s historic Meadows providing space from the University hustle and bustle.
The Quartermile Effect
Probably Scotland’s premier development of the last decade is the wonderful Quartermile development of the old Royal Infirmary (ERI). The ERI occupied this incredible site on the edge of Edinburgh’s Old Town for almost 300 years until it relocated to the outskirts of Edinburgh. The Quartermile team developed the site and retained many of the hospital’s breathtaking architectural features. An amazing community has been created over the last ten years that contains around 1,000 luxury flats and houses dozens of leading businesses from all over the world. For many of the people employed by businesses based in Quartermile, Marchmont provides an ideally situated home.
A Beautiful Perspective
Many of Marchmont’s tenants enjoy a short walk across the Meadows each morning on their way to Quartermile, the University or the City Centre. Walking from Marchmont to the City Centre provides a spectacular panoramic view of Edinburgh’s UNESCO World Heritage historic Old Town to the north and Arthur Seat to the east.
Local Feel on a Global Stage
Marchmont is home to some wonderful independent cafes and bars giving tenants the feel of a local community with the benefits of a capital city a short walk away. The historic Victor Hugo café on Melville Terrace or Cobolt Coffee (located in an old police box on Marchmont Crescent) offer some of the best coffee in the City. For an evening drink, the traditional Earl or Marchmont on Marchmont Crescent or the more modern Black Ivy on Alvanley Terrace are two excellent choices.
Whatever your interests or lifestyle, it’s hard to not feel at home in Marchmont! Find some properties to rent in Marchmont here.