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Aberdeen house buying guide

If you’ve been looking for houses for sale in Aberdeen but you’re undecided on where you want to put down roots, you’re in the right place. Our location guide will show you the top three places to live. To see how you could get on the ladder sooner, create a free Tembo plan today — or try out our Mortgage Calculator.

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Where should I buy in Aberdeen?

Scotland’s third largest city behind Edinburgh and Glasgow, Aberdeen offers compact urban life with its fair share of rich history, culture and breast-taking coastline. The Granite City is called home by not only students (thanks to its world-renowned universities) but also young professionals and families. You'll find plenty to do in Aberdeen, both within the city and exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside including the Highlands to the west.

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Situated northwest of the city centre, Rosemount and Midstocket are popular places to live amongst professionals and young families due to its proximity to the city centre and abundance of green spaces. It has its fair share of independent character with local shops including bakeries, cheese shops and butchers as well as eateries and bars, helping it keep its villagey-feel.


Only 20-30 minutes walk away from the centre, Rosemount is the ideal location for those wanting to be within walking distance of the city. Alternatively, you can cycle in within 10 minutes, or catch a bus.

Local schools

There are a couple of schools to choose from in the Rosemount area. Skene Square School and Gilcomstoun School are both good primary schools, while nearby Aberdeen Grammar School (the oldest school in the city) offers well-rated secondary education.

Property price growth

Over the last year, property prices in Rosemount have fallen 2% in comparison to the last year.


Rosemount was historically an area gifted to the burgesse and people of Aberdeen to enjoy when it was mostly open fields with a few large houses owned by gentleman. But when Aberdeen was extended in the 19th century it became part of the city's boundary. As a result, access improvements were made, notably the construction of the Rosemount Viaduct, which better linked the area to the centre and prompted further development.

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Data sourced from Zoopla's June 2023 House Price Index and Rightmove property prices. Accurate as of 06/07/2023.