5 Best places 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.

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 ‘very low’ on violent crime. For 2019-2020, Aberdeen recorded a total crime rate that was about a third of the UK national 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 fell by 2.1% last year to hit £142,631 in December 2020, compared to £145,717 the previous December. With some uncertainty still featured in the market, there are plenty of interesting opportunities for interested buyers.

5 Best places to live in Aberdeen

Residents rate the following developments the 5 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.

4.85 (11 reviews)
4.85 (11 reviews)

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

4.71 (23 reviews)
4.71 (23 reviews)

Built on leafy grounds formerly occupied by Aberdeen College, Scholar’s Gate is part of the Hilton campus and offers residents well maintained grounds and plenty of local amenities. Its one, two and three-bedroom properties all feature contemporary design, good transport links and access to central Aberdeen. Many of the apartments offer sea views.

Read reviews and details of Scholars Gate, AB24

Moving on to the western end of the city, Kepplestone comprises four main apartment blocks with open plan layouts. Its residents routinely comment on the quality of the properties’ design and fittings, as well as the friendly management team. Another frequently mentioned benefit of Kepplestone is its extensive parking space access.

Read reviews and details of Kepplestone, AB15

4.18 (26 reviews)
4.18 (26 reviews)

As you might expect from the name, this development sits close to Aberdeen’s Esplanade, while still offering easy access to the city centre. Ocean has a range of two-bed apartments, all with high-quality design and finish throughout. In addition, residents benefit from secure parking and frequent public transport links nearby.

Read reviews and details of Ocean, AB24

Last but certainly not least on our list of the best places to live in Aberdeen is Shaw Crescent, which sits within the popular Elmhill development. Spread across six different apartments blocks, the development offers a variety of good views over Aberdeen city. There’s also plenty of access to local parks and green spaces, as well as several reputable schools.

Read reviews and details of Shaw Crescent, AB25

Want to know more about what Aberdeen has to offer? Explore our area guide for a breakdown of Aberdeen’s different areas, national and international transport links and more.

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