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Aberdeen City Living Guide: Where to live and what to do in Aberdeen

By Edited May 26, 2014 0 0

The nicest places to live in Aberdeen

Aberdeen is very small city but it remains one of the nicest to live in the UK and one of the more popular in Scotland. Aberdeen boasts above average high paying jobs, low crime and a higher life expectancy than the UK average. It also boasts higher house prices with the average house price almost 20% higher than the average for Scotland. Like any city it does have its problems with drugs and homelessness but generally the atmosphere is calm and relaxed with a great swathe of first class pubs, restaurants and of course the beauty of Scotland at your doorstep. With that in mind we thought we’d take a look at the nicest places to live in Aberdeen and what to expect once you’re there.

Where to live in Aberdeen

Aberdeen is one of those places where different people will tell you completely different things about different areas.  However, generally speaking all of the city is nice and the dodgier areas are generally fine with a few bad apples. In terms of the nicest areas to live Cults, Banchory and Royal Deeside are the most expensive areas and the have plenty of beautiful houses and flats as well as a more upmarket atmosphere. Flats to rent in Aberdeen are at their most expensive here but there are some more affordable options in the nicest areas.  For something quieter and more affordable Dyce remains popular. It’s further outside the city but close to the airport. It has plenty of amenities and you’re fairly close to the countryside for weekend escapes. Granholm and the Bridge of Don areas are also fairly nice and more upmarket with plenty of great local shops and a nice relaxing atmosphere. You’ll often find people talking negatively of Northfield, Torry, Tillydrone and Summerhill but these areas are really fairly pleasant with, as already mentioned, a few bad eggs bringing down the areas reputation. Finally if you’re planning on working in Aberdeen you might also want to consider living outside the city. The area around Aberdeen is amongst the most beautiful in Scotland and there are plenty of beautiful villages and towns within striking distance of Aberdeen itself.

What’s on offer in Aberdeen

Aberdeen is one of the most beautiful cities in the north and it’s abundance of green spaces and park gives the city a real warmth and openness throughout even the most dreary of Scottish winters. The city is home to 4 theatres and regularly hosts large international concerts and a variety of annual festivals. As a city it offers an incredible culture and the architecture and atmosphere simply adds to the ambience of the place. Aberdeen beach is of course a major attraction in the city and in the summer it is crammed full of tourists. The beach and seafront are pretty and sandy which means that you’ll always have somewhere nice to sunbathe. The nightlife of the city is actually fantastic. The bars and restaurants are superb with a great variety of options to cater to all tastes. Finally living in this part of Scotland is superb with the beautiful Scottish countryside all around you waiting to be explored.



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