Edinburgh Neighbourhood Spotlight: Stockbridge
Stockbridge, regarded by locals and visitors alike as one of Edinburgh’s great village neighbourhoods, is just a 10 to 15 minute stroll from the city centre but it has a personality entirely its own. Since being integrated into Edinburgh’s New Town development of the late 1700s, Stockbridge has evolved into a vibrant and liveable combination of Bohemian charm and Georgian architectural elegance.
Edinburgh property guide: Stockbridge
The quiet residential streets of Stockbridge, some of the favourite spots for locals looking for Edinburgh property sales and letting, branch off of a lively commercial district full of restaurants, cafes, pubs, art galleries, and vintage bric-a-brac shops.
A rich array of local merchants, from cheese and fish mongers to butchers and whisky sellers, help convey the character of a village from a bygone era. There is a popular farmer’s market every Sunday in the square across from Café Nero, and even a grumpy hardware store owner on Raeburn Place that lets you know you’re definitely not in one of the big-box stores.
Among the broad and eclectic selection of cafés, pubs and eateries are Leo’s, Maxi’s, Pater’s Yard, Henri’s, The Bailie, The Antiquary, and Hector’s, to name just a few. Dining options range from casual to elegant, including Michelin star-winner Tom Kichin’s recent venture, The Scran & Scallie.
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Just a stone’s throw away from the Stockbridge village core are some of the best urban walking paths of Edinburgh. During the course of a single stroll, you can walk along the Water of Leith, through the Botanic Gardens, and along the wide open greens of Inverleith Park. Directly adjacent to Inverleith is the historic playing field of Raeburn Place, distinguished as the oldest rugby ground in the world, scene of the first ever rugby International in 1871, and home to the Edinburgh Academicals.
Along with being drawn by the colourful local scene, families covet staying in the neighbourhood for its well-respected schools, such as state primaries Stockbridge and Flora Stevenson, and revered private institutions like Fettes College and The Edinburgh Academy. The artistic bohemian atmosphere of Stockbridge, however, draws a wide range of ages to live and play in this distinct village within the capital city.
Last but not least, Stockbridge is also home to Coulters HQ! Feel free to stop by our office to learn more about living in Stockbridge or one of the other great neighbourhoods of Edinburgh. Or, simply contact us to learn more about great properties to let or own in Edinburgh.
Photo credit: Tom Goghlan