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dundee

Thinking of moving to Dundee? Whether you’re starting a family, planning an investment or beginning higher education, here is what Dundee has to offer.

House Prices 🏠 

Property Investment 🏠 🏠

  •       The population profile is younger than in most other Scottish towns and cities – 24.5% are aged 16 to 29 Dundee, compared to 18.3% in other parts of the country 
  •       52% of all dwellings in the city are flats, 18% are terraced houses, 19% are semi-detached and 11% are detached.

Economy ££

  •       A workforce of an estimated 350,000 individuals live within a 30-minute drive of the city centre
  •       In recent years, the largest employers have been in health and social work (23% of all jobs) and in retail and wholesale trades (17%)
  •       These trends are reflected in the some of the biggest employers – Dundee City Council, NHS Tayside, the University of Dundee, DC Thomson & Co, BT and Tesco.

Location and Transport 🚌

  •       Dundee is in the central Lowlands of Scotland, and is reasonably well-connected to both Glasgow and Edinburgh by road and rail, and from there to the whole of England
  •       By rail, Dundee is connected to Aberdeen in the north, to Edinburgh (via Leuchars) to the south and to Glasgow (via Perth and Stirling) to the southwest
  •       The A9 gives access from the city to the main M90 which links Forfar and Aberdeen to Perth in the south 
  •       Dundee airport offers commercial services to London Stanstead.

Education 🎓

  •       Formerly a part of St Andrews University, the University of Dundee achieved independence in 1967 and is home to one of the country’s top medical teaching hospitals 
  •       It has more recently been joined by the Abertay University (which specialises in computing and creative technology)
  •       The combined student population of the city is around 17,000 
  •       There are 37 state primary schools in the city, 9 secondary schools and one independent school.

Environment 🌷 

  •       Dundee City Council is responsible for more than a score of parks, gardens and open spaces
  •       The largest of these is Camperdown Park, some three miles from the city centre and spread over 400 acres
  •       Situated on the north bank of the Firth of Tay, Dundee allows easy access to the whole of the central lowlands and the Tay valley.

Trivia 🎬

Finally, did you know …

  •       In 1706 a certain Dr Patrick Blair conducted the first dissection of an elephant in Britain
  •       At the end of the nineteenth century, Dundee was known as the city of the 3 Js – Jute, Jam and Journalism