City of Dundee

The City of Dundee is located on the northern banks of the Firth of Tay. It has a population of around 150,000 people and is ranked as one of the best cities to live in Scotland. Dundee was established during Roman times when it was known as “Din Eidyn.” The city encompasses many different areas including Angus, Abertay University Campus, Caird Hall, Fauldhouse Golf Club, Glenshee Ski Centre and more!

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Dundee

Where is the City of Dundee?

Dundee is located in Scotland on the northern banks of the Firth of Tay in the county of Angus.

Areas in City of Dundee

Dundee, Scotland’s fourth-largest city, is a great place to live for those looking for a bustling city with plenty of amenities and things to do. Dundee has something for everyone, whether you’re interested in shopping, dining out, going to the theatre or cinema

There are many different areas within Dundee to consider when looking for a new home, including:

West End – This is the more affluent area of Dundee with many large Victorian homes and a large park.

Broughty Ferry – This is a seaside town located on the east coast of Dundee and is popular for its sandy beaches, restaurants, and pubs.

Dundee City Centre – The city centre is home to many businesses, universities, and cultural attractions. It is home to Dundee’s various shops, restaurants, and nightlife.

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East End – This is an up-and-coming area of Dundee with many new developments, including a large shopping centre and a new school.

Fairmuir – This is a residential area located in the north of Dundee that has a growing reputation for its family-friendly atmosphere and excellent schools.

Dalhousie – This is an affluent area located in the south of Dundee that offers easy access to the city centre and many leisure facilities.

Lawton Park – This is a modern, suburban development located on the outskirts of Dundee. It features many green spaces and excellent transport links.

Universities in the City of Dundee

There are three universities located in Dundee: Abertay University, the University of Dundee and the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. All three institutions are highly ranked and offer a wide variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

What Is There To Do In Dundee?

There are a number of things to do in the City of Dundee, including:

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  • The Verdant Works – a museum dedicated to textiles and science.
  • A tour around the Kengo Kuma designed V&A Museum at Dundee Waterfront
  • Exploring historic sights such as Dudhope Castle or Balgay Park.
  • The four Dundee Universities all offer varied events and entertainment to suit everyone.
  • Dundee has a thriving food and drink scene with restaurants, bars, cafes and breweries.

Transport Links In Dundee

Dundee is connected by road, rail and air to the rest of Scotland – as well as internationally through its airport.

There are regular buses that run into Glasgow (approximately one hour) with many connections available along the route. There are also regular bus services around Dundee as well as trains running several times an hour from Edinburgh Waverley Station directly to Broughty Ferry Train Station on Canal Street.

The train journey from Dundee to Edinburgh is around two and a half hours, making it an easy day trip option. If travelling by car, the city is well connected with the M90 motorway.

Population of the City of Dundee

The City of Dundee has a population of around 150,000 people, mostly gathered around the banks of the River Tay. The city is considered to be one of Scotland’s five largest cities (Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling) based on its population ranking within the UK.

The economy of Dundee is varied, with many companies based within the city. Major employers include NHS Tayside, Tesco and the University of Dundee. The largest private employer is Alliance Trust Investments Ltd., a financial services company specialising in investment management for retail investors including pensions and savings plans.

 

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Gorgeous location

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Review Date Feb 2022

Beautiful homes in a lovely location, never thought I could leave broughty ferry, but love it here. Great dog walks and lovely scenery

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This development has been very thoughtfully laid out with a greater of houses. A really friendly community where I already know most people . Handy for supermarkets, 5 minutes to broughty ferry for shops amd nights out, nice and quiet, grounds well looked after

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Think carefully about extras, it is great having an extra shower and wardrobes

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The flow of the kitchen/dining/family into living room, lovely views

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Sales process was very straightforward and friendly staff

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Review Date Feb 2022

Convenient location, but you would need to own a car due to a lack of safe walking routes and public transport. The residents group are putting in a lot of effort with the city council to get this resolved.

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Sales process was very straightforward and friendly staff. Easy to make design choices and lots to see in the show homes. The homes are well-built with good communication at the beginning to resolve any issues. Design is clean, with plenty of green areas. Local shop is well-stocked and very friendly.

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Very quiet on the estate, even with lots of kids and increasing traffic.

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Convenient location: next to main links to Perth and Aberdeen, but also near parks, woods and countryside.

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Beautiful development

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Review Date Feb 2022

Fantastic local shop which does a lot for the community as a whole. Closed facebook groups make it a great community where we can share concerns/ask questions/seek out local contractors etc

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Beautiful development – lovely green areas, parks and shop. Lay out of development makes it unsual and doesnt feel like you are in a huge development. Very much a feeling of community. Facilities management contacts are easy to get hold of and deal with any issues promptly.

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Use the facebook closed groups to find out local trades in the development

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The fact that I was able to design my kitchen, all my tiling, my wall colours.

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A quiet and pleasant countryside estate

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Review Date Feb 2022

A quiet neighbourhood where parking is not a problem. It is served by a small local shop and there are mainstream supermarkets within a couple of miles. The development is not currently served by a bus service and I think this would be a benefit. It is possible to walk approximately 1.5 miles to a bus stop but this is on unlit country roads with little or no footpaths.

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Basically well designed and to a good finish but the kitchen is lacking a bit of kitchen storage for a three bedroomed house. Management of the public areas of the estate are carried out by subsidiary of Springfield and the contractors used carry out maintenance to an average standard.

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No show house available to view for the property purchased.

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Well designed layout for a compact house. Decent sized lounge with a good layout. Also the is an En Suite shower room to the master bedroom.

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