March 27, 2019
Elgin made the top 5 in The Times’ ‘Best Places to Live in Scotland’ List for 2020, and you can’t go too wrong when picking an area to live in within the town. However, budget and lifestyle preferences play a role in choosing the right area within any town, and Elgin is no exception to that rule.
The West End of Elgin is known for its picturesque residential streets and elegant Victorian and Georgian architecture. It offers a tranquil atmosphere, close proximity to Cooper Park, and easy access to the town centre.
Located to the south of the town centre, New Elgin is a modern and well-planned residential area. It has a range of housing options, including family homes and apartments, and offers good amenities such as schools, shops, and parks.
Bishopmill is a charming area situated to the east of the town centre, containing a mix of traditional and newer properties. It has a strong sense of community, with local shops, schools, and recreational facilities nearby.
Springfield is a residential area located to the north of Elgin’s town centre. It features a mix of housing types, including detached houses and townhouses. The area has good access to amenities, such as shops and schools, and offers a pleasant living environment.
For those seeking a more rural lifestyle, Elgin is surrounded by some idyllic villages, such as Lossiemouth, a picturesque fishing village often referred to as ‘the jewel of the Moray Firth’. Lossiemouth boasts beautiful sandy beaches and a scenic harbour, and has plenty of amenities such as shops, schools, and even a golf course.
Another great village close to Elgin is the charming Fochabers, which is situated on the banks of the River Spey. Fochabers is known for its natural beauty and historic attractions, and it offers a delightfully peaceful environment while still benefiting from good transport links and conveniently placed shops, restaurants, and schools.
Hopeman is a coastal village located to the east of Elgin. It boasts stunning sandy beaches and rugged cliffs, making it a popular spot for outdoor enthusiasts. The village has a strong community spirit and offers plenty of local shops, pubs, a primary school, and recreational facilities.
The small village of Lhanbryde is located a few miles east of Elgin and is the perfect choice for anyone seeking peaceful rural charm. It’s made up of scattered stone buildings and is surrounded by unbeatable countryside views, but is still a convenient place to live thanks to its close proximity to Elgin and its amenities.
Situated on the Moray Firth coast, Burghead is a historic village known for its ancient Pictish fort and picturesque harbour. It offers a tranquil living environment with plenty of scenic walks and a delightful sandy beach.
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