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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Review Date Mar 2021

Amazing. The people are so nice so much to do around here and to eat!! I love it. Parking isn’t a issue and you get the odd traffic but it won’t put you off.

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I love the design of. My home, the management are so helpful I’d highly recommended them to everyone and if you ever have question the team are ever so helpful. I love my home and like to keep it in good state if nything ever goes wrong they come straight away and fix it covid friendly

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Review Date Mar 2021

The Point is in the perfect location in the centre of Aberdeen. There is a little noise due to this, however it was never a problem for me. The only real downside was that there is no dedicated parking in the building and the closest parking was 5 mins walk away and usually full, which made finding a space really difficult sometimes!

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The Point is really well presented and the management/customer services team are all very friendly. I stayed there during lockdown so sadly this affected the community vibe and there were rarely other residents in the public areas which were really nice spaces. The gym was great too.

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If I had know we were going to be in lockdown for the duration of my stay I would have considered staying somewhere less expensive as I didn’t get to take advantage of many of the great features of the Point.

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I had a few problems with the automatic bathroom light not turning off and staying on for days. Each time I raised this the team they were quick to fix the issue.

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Review Date Feb 2021

We really enjoy the location of The Point. Close to local amenities and public transport in the heart of the city!

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We have been living at The Point for a couple of months and have really been loving it! Staff is great, we love the different communal spaces, and love the events that are put on. I just wish we could utilize the gym and studio spaces that we are probably still paying for in some form

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Since it is a new build there is bound to be some problems! We learned that there was different contractors for different units so it definitely affects the build of the rooms

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Since it is a new build we had some problems with our light sensors. I like the innovation but having only sensored lights seems like a waste of electricity and it took awhile for someone to look at our lights. It also seems that cheap flooring was put in as the furniture that was already there seems to be scratching the floor already

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Review Date Feb 2021

The noise from the main traffic

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Overall the building has an excellent construction there are all local amenities available nearby the building itself harbours a full functioning gym or cycle stand excellent terrace areas and beautiful garden rooms the reception itself is very welcoming and has 24-hour surveillance the management of the building is very helpful there is 24-hour availability whenever needed the only advice I would give to the management about the building is that residents should have a little more privacy.

The staff always very helpful there is a sense of being watched all the time and I’m sure the management can look into it and improve it to provide the residents a little more privacy.

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It would’ve been ideal if before moving we knew about the lack of available resources

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Donely one thing I would recommend regarding the one bed flats is that there is no place for storage if this can be included in the building elsewhere to be very helpful as most of the storage items are left in the main hall ways or the
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Another suggestion would be that the residents would like a little more privacy from the reception staff I understand that their job is to have 24-hour service lesson for the betterment of the residents I believe that there is a costa sense of being watched.

One thing that the residents have unanimously complained about is the unavailability of the gym facilities we understand that there is national lockdown instructions have compelled the gym is to be close to but as residents of this building it would be a great gesture from the landlord and the company to lend us the gym equipment for the time being but when was the suggestion was put forward to the reception desk clearly refused

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