City of Aberdeen

Aberdeen is a city in the northeast of Scotland and has been an important port for centuries. It’s known as one of Europe’s energy capitals and boasts some beautiful scenery with many parks and green spaces to explore. The City of Aberdeen covers over 300 square miles, but only about 20% of this area is residential. If you’re looking to buy property in the area then it’s worth knowing that there are several factors which you’ll need to take into account before making your decision!

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Best places to live in City of Aberdeen

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Where is City of Aberdeen?

The City of Aberdeen is a council area inside the larger administrative area of Aberdeenshire. It covers over 300 square miles, stretching from the River Dee in the east to the River Don in the west. The City of Aberdeen is located about 100 miles north of Edinburgh and 50 miles south of Inverness.

Areas in City of Aberdeen

The City of Aberdeen council area is a large area with lots to explore! The main areas that are popular with prospective home buyers include:

Donside – a scenic area in the north of Aberdeen, adjacent to Royal Deeside and not too far from Ballater.

Kingswells – this is an up-and-coming suburb on the outskirts of west-central Aberdeen. It’s a great location for commuters as it’s only about 15 minutes drive away from both Dyce Airport and Bridge of Don.

Northfield – this is a more established suburb in Aberdeen, located on the northeast outskirts of the city. It’s popular with families as it has good schools and plenty of green space.

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Westhill – situated on the western side of Aberdeen, Westhill is a new town that was developed in the 1970s. It’s home to a number of major businesses and has a thriving community spirit.

Buchanhaven – this small fishing village is located just outside Aberdeen and it’s a great place to live if you enjoy the seaside life. It offers a relaxed pace of life, good schools and a strong sense of community.

Central Aberdeen – the city centre is the heart of Aberdeen and it’s home to all the major shops, restaurants, bars and tourist attractions. It’s a vibrant area that’s constantly buzzing with energy.

Universities in City of Aberdeen

There are two universities located in the City of Aberdeen: The University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University. Both universities have a strong international reputation, with The University of Aberdeen ranked as one of the top 200 universities in the world.

The University of Aberdeen – the oldest university in Scotland. It has over 16,000 students enrolled and is ranked as one of the top 200 universities in the world.

Robert Gordon University – located just outside Aberdeen city centre, Robert Gordon University specialises in business courses but also offers degrees across many other subjects at all levels including an MBA programme.

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Top Schools in City of Aberdeen

There are a number of excellent schools in City of Aberdeen, both state and private. Some of the most highly rated include:

Aberdeen Grammar School – the city’s oldest independent school, with a history dating back to 1257, Aberdeen Grammar School is a co-educational day school for pupils from nursery to sixth form

The Gordon Schools – these schools, located in the Bridge of Don area of Aberdeen, cater for boys and girls aged 11 to 18 years. They are two of Scotland’s most successful comprehensive schools with an excellent academic record

Westhill Academy – this is a state secondary school for girls and boys aged from 11 to 18 years. The Academy is widely considered one of the best state schools in Scotland

Cults Academy – the top-performing secondary school in Aberdeen and rated as one of the best state schools in Scotland by HMIE (Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education).

Langley Academy – this is a co-educational secondary school, catering for pupils aged 11 to 18 years. The Academy serves the communities of Old Aberdeen, Woodside and Tillydrone

Population of City of Aberdeen

The council area of City of Aberdeen had a population of 207,932 in 2011. With a total area of 105.34 square kilometres, it makes up 0.46% of Scotland’s land mass and is one of the country’s smaller unitary authorities by area.

 

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Review Date Sep 2022

The location is very good and many restaurants nearby. Espacially the Art Gallery just step away.
Only lack point is high volum music start at midnight from Monday to Saturday.

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I am living The Point since June and have been 2 different rooms, both are very close and faceing outside building’s wall.
Facilities are fine. Only no TV provide in room. Actually TV licence can be paid myself.
Staffs are very nice. Natasha Maddie and always smile and being helpful.

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Couldn’t know night time enviroment and internet speeding during viewing

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Maintenance and out of hour duty person are great response and dealing quick and smart.

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Review Date Sep 2022

The staff are all friendly and helpful, living environment and facilities are good too

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Everything is highly rated, the facilities are good and there is easy access to everywhere. The design of the building is considerate enough and the building management is in good hand. Reception staff are friendly and helpful, able to sort out issues quickly

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The water rate is not included in the rent

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Fast and efficient. Able to sort out issues quickly

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Hi Evelyn,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Our aim is to make sure that everyone living at The Point feels welcome and at home, and I’m delighted to hear that you’ve found our team to be so helpful and friendly.

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Review Date Sep 2022

The location is perfect, you can literally go anywhere from here in less than 10 mins walking, lots of shops and shopping centers and only few mins away from union st. very easy to get around with public transportation.

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The whole place made me feel at ease. It has several quiet, clean, modeen, spacious and calming places to study, relax or even to hangout with friends. gym and TV rooms are super clean and comfortable. Standard rooms are perfectly sized for one to two people, super clean and well furnished and equipped.

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Before moving in they have informed me with what I would need to buy and have clearly explained the area. Also, there was a cute bag with essential stuff like kitchen and toilet papers, detergents and sprays, that was a lovely gesture.

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All the team are easy to talk and extremely friendly, always there and has never failed to offer help, very quickly to respond.

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Hello Noor,

I’m very pleased to read your comments about the building and our onsite team. We all hope you’ll be very happy living here at The Point, and wish you well with your studies.

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Nice place to live

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Review Date Sep 2022

Great range of close stores, restaurants and bars close by. Not too far from public transport access either.

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Building management is friendly and organised, nothing but helpful. Really nice, modern design and comfortable apartments. Tenants are quiet but friendly. Facilities are good, not left wanting. Nice view from apartment window too, not a deal breaker but makes a difference.

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Don’t hesitate to talk to management if there is an issue, even if it seems insignificant I’m sure they’d be helpful.

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Haven’t had any issues, but management have always been friendly

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Hello Hywel,

It’s great to receive such positive feedback and I really pleased to hear that you’ve found the team to be so helpful and are enjoying your time with us in Aberdeen.

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Brenda.