5 Best places to live in Aberdeen

The Point in Aberdeen is our top-rated place to live in Aberdeen

If you’re looking for the best places to live in Aberdeen, look no further than our list of top-rated developments. Our top 5 spots range right across the city, meaning that you can find the right area for you.

Aberdeen, or ‘Granite City’ as it’s affectionately called, has a lot to offer. Firstly, you can find all the comforts and opportunities of city living with plenty of natural beauty close by. Also, it’s a city that prides itself on its history and architecture, as well as its future prospects.

5 Best places to live in Aberdeen

Residents rate the following developments the five best places to live in Aberdeen. You can simply click to visit the dedicated page of any development. There you will find a much more detailed description and a full list of all the residents’ comments.

1. The Point, AB10

Dandara Living
4.87 (99 reviews) 4.87 (99 reviews)
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The Point is our top rates development in Aberdeen. Residents rave about its management staff, facilities and central position in the heart of the city. There are 342 apartments available to rent, and all residents benefit from an expansive gym, cinema, break-out area, library, coffee shop and garden terrace. The height of the development’s central tower gives residents excellent views of the city.

Read reviews and details of The Point, AB10

2. The Campus, AB24

CALA Homes
4.71 (23 reviews) 4.71 (23 reviews)
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Taking second place is The Campus. CALA Homes built The Campus, also known as Hammerman Drive, in the mid 2000s. The development comprises a selection of one, two and three-bedroom properties. As well as a contemporary design, it benefits from its leafy grounds formerly occupied by Aberdeen College.

Read reviews and details of The Campus, AB24

3. Grandhome, AB22

4.51 (10 reviews) 4.51 (10 reviews)
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Third-placed Grandhome just to the north of Aberdeen offers a collection of energy-efficient two, three and four-bedroom homes. Bridge of Don is a 20-minute drive from Aberdeen city centre, but is surrounded by green space and excellent amenities.

Read reviews and details of Grandhome, AB22

4. Kepplestone, AB15

Stewart Milne Homes
4.44 (7 reviews) 4.44 (7 reviews)
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Fourth in Aberdeen is Kepplestone by Stewart Milne Homes in the West End of Aberdeen. Comprising four main apartment blocks with open-plan layouts and modern design, residents also benefit from exclusive parking areas.

Read reviews and details of Kepplestone, AB15

5. Oldfold Village, AB13

CALA Homes
4.26 (7 reviews) 4.26 (7 reviews)
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Taking fifth place, and situated within the village of Milltimber in the Royal Deeside Corridor, is Oldfold Village by CALA Homes. The development comprises a range of three, four and five-bedroom luxury homes on the outskirts of Aberdeen.

Read reviews and details of Oldfold Village, AB13

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Is Aberdeen a good place to live?

With less than a quarter of a million residents, Aberdeen is definitely not overcrowded. However, its city centre is lively and appealing, with no shortage of shopping, nightlife and cultural attractions. Sitting pretty on the coast, and with national parks close at hand, Aberdeen is also a great place to reconnect with nature whenever urban living is getting stressful.

The city also boasts a low crime rate, consistently scoring ‘low’ across a variety of different types of crime. Crime rates in Aberdeen are significantly below the overall UK average. Access to reputable schools is also high in Aberdeen, and the city has three internationally respected universities.

House prices in Aberdeen are also attractive, especially for buyers coming from more expensive parts of the UK. Average property prices in Aberdeen were just over £193,000 for the year to July 2023. For apartments, that average figure was even lower at £117,000, while a detached house would set you back £302,000. This places Aberdeen property prices slightly below the average price for Scotland of £224,000.

When it comes to the most desirable areas of Aberdeen, there are a variety of characterful suburbs and communities to choose from. Rosemount and Midstocket is an attractive area with plenty of character and independent retailer, within easy reach of the city centre. Additionally, Old Aberdeen, towards the north of the city and close to the University of Aberdeen, is a consistently popular choice.

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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 Read more about Aberdeenshire

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