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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Our own experience of the property management has been generally good

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Review Date May 2022

As this is a very new development there are no facilities such as shops etc. in place at present. Local bus services are a relatively short distance away. There are no services within the development as yet. Local refuse collection is in place. There are no parking problems and we have a quiet situation.

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The area is well designed and there is management of the communal areas in place. As time goes on I would anticipate that communal facilities and infrastructure will be put in place to enhance the development. Our own experience of the property management has been generally good. But we should have had an external water tap in place as most of the development seem to have this as standard.

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Out side water tap. There was a bath in the property which we had taken out and a shower put in instead at out own cost. It we had asked for this to be done before purchasing we could have saved ourselves this additional cost.

What is the best feature of your home:

We chose a Bungalow as we wished to downsize to a single level property.

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Great, Would 100% recommend

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Review Date May 2022

Great location, street is very quiet and friendly. Visually pleasing as well with all the top tier developers.

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Dandara have been great throughout. Anytime we had a question or needed help they were always more than happy to help, Site manager is great. Gave me his direct line so if I needed anything, I went straight to him, would 100% recommend Dandara to anyone. Been a pleasure.

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Electric heating is expensive and doesn’t really work well with the new flat regulations of having a open vent in the bedrooms, this trips the electric heating.

What is the best feature of your home:

Kitchen and bathroom finishing, best of appliances.

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The building and property management is very great.

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Review Date May 2022

In general, there are two large supermarkets around this area (ASDA and Tesco), which is convenient. Parking and bin collection are very good.

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It would be better if the builder could provide the curtain installation service. Also, it would be better if there are some public fitness facilities provided in the local area, which would be helpful. The building and property management is very great.

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If the solar panel can be installed at the south of the roof, that will be better.

What is the best feature of your home:

The kitchen devices are very functional and easy to use.

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We love our new house

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Review Date May 2022

We are looking at the bigger picture and looking forward to the football pitches and shops coming.

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We love the property. The only improvement we could suggest is that when you flush the toilet you have to put the toilet seat down first. Maybe have the panel higher up.
We also would have liked a back gate that leads to car port instead of at the side.

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Other expenses that come with a new build eg) blinds/curtains, higher council tax.

What is the best feature of your home:

The width of the corridors and the amount of storage

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