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 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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The queens highlands buildings look very modern and fresh

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Review Date Dec 2022

Quite close to town, bus stop to take you in to town is regular. However not a great amount of shops or restraints within walking distance.

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The queens highlands buildings look very modern and fresh. The interiors are very well finished and still feel very new. The grounds are always immaculately kept and the common gardens are always well presented. There is private underground parking so there are never cars scattered around the place.

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Trying to get deliveries can be a bit of a nightmare as the numberings of the buildings isn’t very clear

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We had a leak at one point and the building management were very knowledgeable and fixed quickly.

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Walker gardens is nice

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Review Date Oct 2022

Close to city center. I generally always manage to get packed later on it might not be directly outside my block. Neighbours are friendly. Great it is right beside Tesco and Lidl.

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Mell maintained cleaned weekly, lift can break a lot but it gets repaired quick enough. Grounds outside well maintained. Bin sheds are generally clean although people do dump stuff there which should be taken to the tip. There is a secured bike shed available

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Flats are really well insulated don’t need heating on often

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They send any trade out to first asses a job, which I kind of understand but I needed a joiner they sent a plumber, he made the issue worse, my key was jammed and he snapped key in door! When a joiner came he fixed it straight away, but then I had broken key in lock, and new lock was required, not available at weekends! Also I was without washing machine for a month! They bled COVID but I don’t accept that.

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It’s convenient and easy to settle into

Review Date Oct 2022

Access to bars, shops, cafes, restaurants, and transport links is second to none. Noise from traffic and people can be loud, especially at weekends, but that’s to be expected due to the area! Plus, due to the glass being adequately glazed, it’s easy to block out noise by closing the windows.

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I moved here in April, and overall, it’s been brilliant. It’s convenient and easy to settle into I especially appreciate not having to worry about separate costs such as WiFi, heating and water bills, since everything is included in the price. I love the extra amenities, especially the gym! The best part overall, however, is how great the staff are. They’re always on hand to help, and they make the effort to get to know you personally, and to be present for the resident events. I don’t think there’s a better place in Aberdeen to complete my postgraduate studies!

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Honestly, I can’t think of anything! I think I was well prepped before I moved in.

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Promptly and thoroughly. Any maintenance issue I’ve had has been resolved on the same day.

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I like the design of the building.

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Review Date Oct 2022

The location is great – close to transport links, supermarkets, museums, art gallery, bars, pubs and shopping centres.
No issues with bin collections. Unfortunately, no parking available as The Point is located in city centre but there is a bike storage room.

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I like the design of the building.
The facilities are amazing – there are many working hubs, TV rooms, club rooms, garden room with a terrace, a gym, laundry facility,
In terms of building management, there are events organised each month such as socials and breakfast club.
The team is great. I had my viewing with Vaida Jucaite who is Administrative assistant, and she delivered good customer service.
Regarding property management, I have no issues so far.

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For laundry you will need to pay which I had not known before I moved in.

Overall, I like my accommodation and the facilities here.

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To be honest, the building mamnagement responded a bit slow to the problems I have raised such as cleanliness of green spaces within the building premises.
On a positive side, I raised an issue regarding the cleanliness of outside windows, and the maintenance team did their job.

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