Aberdeen

Set within easy reach of the Cairngorms National Park, the city of Aberdeen was named as the best place to live and work in Scotland in a 2019 report by Demos-PwC. Alongside the stunning local scenery, another of the reasons for this was the low property prices relative to earnings. This offers residents an excellent standard of living – driven in large part by the oil and gas industry. The lively harbour city is also known as the ‘Granite City’ or ‘Silver City’ thanks to its historic granite buildings.

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A historic terraced street in Aberdeen

Areas to consider

There are a total of 11 conservation areas in Aberdeen, offering attractive period houses within historic districts. These include Albyn Place and Rubislaw, Cove Bay, Ferryhill, Footdee, Great Western Road, Old Aberdeen, Pitfodels and Union Street.

Old Aberdeen in particular offers some grand old properties with striking architecture, while Ferryhill offers a wide variety of old and new housing styles. Families looking for period homes would do well to consider Rosemount’s Victoran terraces. Similarly, families will find ideal semi-detached properties in Seafiled, Braeside and Mannofield.

The West End of the city – including neighbourhoods such as Rubislow and Queen’s Road – also offers sizeable period properties alongside new build developments such as Kepplestone, AB15 by Steward Milne Homes. New homes can also be found in the centre of the city, including The Point – a highly popular rental-only development by Dandara Living.

Transport

A boat in Aberdeen harbour

Aberdeen residents enjoy excellent transport connections with the rest of the UK, as well as internationally. Aberdeen International Airport is served by carriers such as easyJet, RyanAir, Scandinavian Airlines and TUI Airways. Loganair provides extensive domestic flights to Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester and more.

A seven-hour rail journey from the city’s main station will take you down into London’s King’s Cross, as well as a sleeper service into London Euston. Meanwhile, Edinburgh can be reached in two and a half hours.

Road connections are provided via the A90, connecting to Dundee and Perth to the south. From Perth, the M90 takes drivers on into Edinburgh. Buses also provide connections to the rest of the UK, thanks to operators such as Megabus, Scottish Citylink and National Express.

Aberdeen’s coastal location also makes it a departure point for ferries heading out to Shetland and Orkney.

Reviews

In the heart of Aberdeen city centre, The Point overlooks renovation Union Terrance Gardens, nestled between an Art Gallery, nightlife, shopping malls and the surrounding has everything one could need at arms reach away.
Sebastian, Private Tenant, ThePoint, AB10, Feb 2021

The location is great as it walking distance from the beach and city centre. It is also quiet enough to avoid the noisy city night life. There are multiple grocery shops and restaurants near by along with sport facilities. There is also a bus stop right outside the development.
Katie, Verified Resident on HomeViews, Ocean, AB24, Jan 2021

Kepplestone area is ideal for getting into town, for nipping to Asda and hopping onto Anderson drive. There is a local co op in the area with a post office, alongside a hairdressers and a coffee shop. There is Johnston Gardens, where you can have a cup of tea and cake.
Paige123, Verified Resident on HomeViews, Kepplestone, AB15, Jan 2021

The development is ideally situated for those working at ARI or Aberdeen University. Aberdeen City Centre is within walking distance although there is a regular bus service to the city centre.Aberdeen Beach is a ten minute drive away where there is a great golf course and numerous recreational facilities.
George D, Verified Resident on HomeViews, Scholars Gate, AB24, Jan 2021

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Wonderful experience at The Point (Dandara) in Aberdeen!

Review Date Sep 2021

The building is very centrally located with a lot of great restaurants and shops within minutes away. There is a little bit of noise from traffic and the pub crowd but nothing horrible.

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I can’t say enough good things about this development and the staff. The building is very clean and well maintained. I’m impressed with the efforts they put in to make it energy efficient and sustainable. As for the staff, David Monks, Brenda, Conner and Liam were all fantastic! From my first query to my move-in date, they have been so helpful and accommodating.

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The communication was great leading up to my move-in date so I wasn’t surprised by anything. Liam was able to answer all of my questions very quickly.

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I had one special request (to switch out my chair for a table) and they were able to accommodate me right away.

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Excellent place to live for someone new to Aberdeen.

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Review Date Sep 2021

The location is smack dab in the middle of everything and makes it so easy to get anywhere you might want to go. There is also lots of shopping and grocery stores around so you never have to want for anything.

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The Point was a wonderful place to live. The staff in the office and at the front desk were incredible and so helpful. The facilities were very nice and clearly maintained well. The resident events were great, in fact my main group of friends here stemmed from a connection I made during a resident event. Can’t say enough good things about The Point.

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I wish I had known that the spire in the middle of the building really affected views. I would have chosen another location within the building.

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Management responded immediately to anything and everything and always with a big smile on their face.

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Beautiful and clean block of flats!

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Review Date Sep 2021

The Point, Aberdeen.
The Point is in a great area, local to restaurants, shopping malls, boutiques and much more.
The Point is also next to the Central Library which is great for me as I am a uni student.
Love the area and location!

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Beautiful and clean block of flats!
Modern and simplistic.
Facilities are great! Used the cinema room with my dad and loved it!
Laundry room is spacious and all washing is controlled through the efficient circuit application.
Bike storage room is great!

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I was unsure on how to use the BringMe device and Connor kindly helped me.

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A modern building that overlooks the Union Terrace Gardens in the centre of Aberdeen.

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Review Date Sep 2021

A central location surrounded by a variety of amenities. Firstly a choice of supermarkets as well as smaller/local stores all within walking distance. There is a huge variety of pubs, cafe’s, restaurants & bars, notably Belmont street that is situated a short walk away. Car parking facilities are a 5-10 min walk away depending which one you choose, as well as 2 comprehensive shopping centres.

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A modern building that overlooks the Union Terrace Gardens in the centre of Aberdeen. Once you step inside, you are greeted with a stylish reception area with management offices as well as a comfortable seating area. There are personal lockboxes for all residents to receive mail as well as a new digital drop box facility where parcels/deliveries can be stored securely if you are not at home to receive them. The building is ultra secure with key fob access required throughout the building. There is a purpose built secure bike storage facility that can be accessed directly from the street as well as all the equipment provided in order to wash/repair your bike. There is a spotless gym that contains a great selection of gym equipment as well as an exercise studio. The TV rooms are also a fantastic addition with comfortable seating, air conditioning and large smart TV’s. The apartment design is very modern and comfortable with fantastic views across Aberdeen. The rooftop facilities provide amazing panoramic views across the city where you can work in the hub or entertain guests in the club room. All aspects of the facility are spotlessly clean from the corridors all the way to bin store which is kept in a very tidy state. Finally the staff. They are very welcoming as you enter and exit the building and they continually engage with the tenants and provide weekly activities/social events that you can get involved in. Most requests are completed through the online portal, however if there are any issues, management are quick to respond and resolve.

Great Accommodation
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Great Place to Stay

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I wasn’t aware that the entrance to the building for a car was on Denburn Road, this could be highlighted.

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I had an issue accessing the online booking service for the gym, management booked me in immediately until the issue was resolved

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