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Renting a flat....

What links would you suggest for researching flat rental in Edinburgh?

What are the different neighborhoods like?

Anyone have any other links for info to the city?


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www.s1homes.com is not a bad starting point - it will give you an idea of the prices and types of flats.

The neighbourhoods are very varied - from elegant georgian flats in the new town, to medieval tenements in the old town, to lots and lots of suburbs (some leafier than others) to leith with its modern water front developments, and other rougher, less developed parts.

if you type the postcode into www.upmystreet.com you can get a social profile of the area - not 100% accurate, but interesting.

I'm sure if you give an idea of what you would prefer people will be able to suggest options.

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It probably depends on whether this for a week's vacation or for long term. Very different things - the latter will most likely require a UK bank account, security deposit etc., so it's something that you need to do here. And you would probably be looking in a wider range of locations.

For the purposes of a short stay, you'd probably want something with good transport links and close to the tourist sites. The lower part of New Town, Old Town, Tollcross, Grassmarket, Marchmont and Morningside are all within easy walking or bus distance.

Tollcross, Grassmarket and Old Town (particularlly the latter two) tend to be the noisiest, so not for light sleepers or people who be uncomfortable with an area that has the usual issues that go along with over-provision of alcoholic beverages.

Morningside, New Town and Marchmont are quieter areas, though there's never any guarantees. But better for a quieter, but still easy-to-get-to location.

For longer term, you need to consider where you will be working or studying, transport issues, and your budget. Long term, you can get a room in a flat for £200 or more plus utilities and a small one-person flat starting around £450-500 plus utilities. The further from the city centre, the less expensive it's likely to be.


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If you intend staying for a vacation or short break then the Old Town area is probably the best as the majority of attractions etc are located there. It has also good bus links to places outwith the city centre.

If you are intending staying for six months or longer then the upmystreet website is good for providing information. Once you have selected an area of interest to you, then have a look at www.lettingweb.com as that will provide information on a number of long let properties available.

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