31 May 2017

Five reasons to live in Perth, the "Gateway to the Highlands"

Five reasons to live in Perth, the "Gateway to the Highlands"

Located in the heart of Scotland and known as the 'Gateway to the Highlands', Perth is growing in popularity year on year with more and more of people being drawn to the city for a better quality of life.

If you are considering relocating, check out our top five reasons why to live in Perth.

1) Location

Perched on the banks of the River Tay, the Fair City is located within 90 minutes drive of 90% of the population of Scotland. With the Highlands on its doorstep and the bigger cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh only a short train journey away, your weekends will be filled with exploring historic castles, taking city breaks and going for walks through a forest trails or trekking through the mountains.

2) Family friendly

The city offers excellent, reputable private and state schools. It is home to four local secondary schools, a large number of primary schools and nurseries as well as Perth College, which is part of the University of the Highlands & Islands.

There are also many attractions and leisure activities in the city to keep your children entertained including the Bell’s Sports Centre and Perth Leisure Pool, which is one of the best leisure swimming pools in Scotland.

3) Rich in history

As the former Royal Burgh of Scotland, Perth is steeped in history and is home to many of Scotland’s great stories, battles and significant events.

There are places of historical interest throughout the city and the shire including Scone Palace, where the Scottish Kings were crowned; Birnam Wood, where Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' was set; and Blair Castle, which once belonged to the Dukes and Earls of Atholl.

4) City with market town lifestyle

Perth may be a relatively small city, but it has a big community spirit. The Fair City is ideal for those looking to live at a slower pace while having all the amenities of shops and entertainment easily to hand. 

The city has the perfect mix of independent boutiques and high street chains, and there's a farmers market held on the first Saturday of every month. 

There is a wide array of restaurants, bars and cafes to suits each individuals tastes. The Perth Concert Hall hosts theatre shows, well-known comedians as well as music concerts, and for culture there is the Perth Museums and Art Gallery houses.

5) A property to suit each individual household

The property market varies from classic Georgian and Victorian architecture, through to modern apartments and new-build homes, meaning there truly is something to suit everyone.

Aberdein Considine has a number of properties available for sale in and around Perth.

To search for a property in this area, click here.

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