Thinking of moving to Aberdeen? Whether you’re starting a family, planning an investment or beginning higher education, here is what Aberdeen has to offer.
House Prices 🏠
- Most expensive property: £3m
- Overall average house price in Aberdeen: £222,287
- Cheapest property: £63,000 for a one bedroom flat.
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The city of Aberdeen has a relatively small population of just 228,990, with the number of women slightly exceeding the number of men.
- The city prospered considerably during the boom in oil prices and is now feeling the effects of the dramatic fall
- Nevertheless, the population is young, with more than 25% of the population is aged 16 to 29 – compared to 18% in the rest of Scotland
- By a similar token, only 20% of the population is aged more than 60 – compared to 24% in the rest of the country.
- Despite the downturn in the oil industry, the city’s economic prospects are especially rosy
- 33 out of the 100 top Scottish companies are based in Aberdeen
- Unemployment is still only 23% and therefore well below the UK average
- The city has been identified as one of the top 10 cities for job growth in the private sector.
Location and Transport 🚌
- Aberdeen Airport is just seven miles from the centre of the city, with routes connecting the rest of the UK and many European destinations
- With the journey time by train to London standing at around 8½ hours, flying is probably the best way to get to the city
- The journey by road – using the M6 motorway – takes only slightly longer and covers nearly 550 miles
- The local council publishes the Aberdeen City Public Transport Guide to bus services in the area.
- The University of Aberdeen is internationally renowned for its medical teaching and research, coming in the top 40 of all universities in the world
- The city’s second university, Robert Gordon University, also makes it to the top of the list of universities in the UK, filling many job vacancies in health and management, energy and technology
- There are 15 secondary schools run by Aberdeen City Council and a further 3 private schools.
- The natural landscape is surely one of biggest draws to this part of Scotland – from the stunning northeast coast, the Cairngorms National Park and neighbouring Royal Deeside
- There are castles and museums galore
- And you might not want to forget the distilleries!
Finally, did you know …
- Its nickname is the Granite City – and also the Silver City, on account of the sun reflected from the granite buildings
- Aberdeen’s football ground is called Pittodrie – which in Gaelic is “pit o dree”, or dung heap!
- The former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev was granted the freedom of the city of Aberdeen in 1993.