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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Best places to live in Aberdeen

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A historic terraced street in Aberdeen

Areas to consider in Aberdeen

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 in Aberdeen

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.

Aberdeen development 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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Unique building very modern, stands out the most around all the buildings near by

Review Date Jan 2022

Plenty of shops and bars. Quiet apartments, everything to suit your needs. Ideal location for all.

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Unique building very modern, stands out the most around all the buildings near by. Such a clean building ( cleaned daily) I’ll be honest, the property management and all its staff are probably one thing I like about living here mainly, really welcoming, friendly and polite. There always happy to give a helping hand.

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You got a full tour of literally everywhere, top to bottom so you know what your buying soon as your viewings done. They don’t hide anything and provide you with all information needed to enjoy your stay.

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Immediate responses, issues are raised through the resident lounge or you can happily just go down stairs and explain any problems.

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gem in city centre

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Review Date Jan 2022

strict city centre, all the shops, pubs and restaurants are at fingertips, enjozed every moment of living there.

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management is perfect, from reception desk to faults rectifying. it is new establisment, and all of the furniture is new as well. clean and tidy.
fast internet, bring me box that makes parcel deliveries trouble free.
reception is CCTVd and delivery couriers cant play games about deliveries.

also, whenever you need anything you can reach staff on the mail and they tend to help asap.

used gym, its perfect. it has everything you would need after long day at work.

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altho it states bills included, it would be beneficial if it is mentioned that council tax isnt.
its not big ammount, but it comes as a surprise.

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when my hob stoped working they replaced it, no questions asked in less than 24 hours.

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Enormously Helpful Staff, Clean and Modern Living

Review Date Nov 2021

We recently moved in and one thing that stands out for us is its members of staff. The team are professional, polite and promptly assist with any enquiry – always going the extra mile to solve any issue making living here even more special. There was even a welcome gift and card upon arrival for us.
The Point is a well presented, modern, clean and secure place.
The building is of okay construction although some could find fault with the finer details e.g. the floor in the studio apartment is uneven in some places making it more challenging to furniture. The design makes it nice and warm during the cold spells without boosting the heating.

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The in-house facilities are fantastic;
– The Point has a Gym that we use nearly daily and it is never too crowded and always nice to exchange workout tips with other residents; The Point has also a Studio
– we love the Garden Room and Working Hub with panoramic views of the city;
– Residents lounge is a nice place just to chill out;
– the laundry facilities have a TV to watch while waiting or ironing clothes
– The Point has two separate TV Rooms which are like personal cinemas;
– PostBox and BringMe service makes delivery of package of any size easy

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Suggestions, Points to be aware of
– Install additional storage cabinets or shelving
– Install an off switch for the main extractor – it is situated in the built-in cooker hood and is on constantly
– Install a quieter fridge/freezer – in a small studio, it is something to get used to, sleeping so close to the kitchenette
– Install dimmable or smart lights – they are too bright, especially in the bathroom
– Create raised gardens beds for residents to grow herbs and flowers on the terraces

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The response from the Team was always timely, professional and very helpful.

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Excellent stay at the Point

Review Date Oct 2021

The location is one of the best aspects of this property. There is a large range of both shops, bars and restaurants all within a short walking distance.

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The design of the building in general is extremely nice with excellent furnishings and finishings. Having facilities like the gym on site are a added bonus and make life so much easier. The staff and management in the building have been excellent during my stay so far, the ability to have a 24 hour receptionist make getting parcels delivered amazing.

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The ability to have the bin room within the building makes recycling and throwing rubbish away much easier.

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I had a leak in my bathroom one afternoon and it was fixed within a couple of days, with a check up the following day.

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