Thinking of moving to Inverness? Whether you’re starting a family, planning an investment or beginning higher education, here is what the city has to offer.
House Prices 🏠
- Most expensive property: £1.3m for a country house
- Average house price in city: £174,981
- Cheapest property: £90,000 for a 1 bedroom flat
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- The City of Inverness Area Committee of the Highland Council reports that the city’s population grew by 17.8% in the 10 years prior to the last Census
- Unlike the surrounding Highland areas, the age profile of the population in the City Area of Inverness is younger, and the proportion of 18 to 29 year olds has been growing
- As a result, says the Highland Council, the City Area of Inverness has a great potential for attracting companies wanting to relocate.
- Traditionally a centre for the production of whiskey, the distilleries still exist in the city
- Taking prominence recently have been a number of high-tech companies working in the area of health and supported by the recently inaugurated Health Science Centre
- The headquarters of Scottish Natural Heritage is a major local employer.
Location and Transport 🚌
- Inverness lies at the eastern end of the Great Glen on the mouth of the River Ness and at the southwestern edge of the Moray Firth
- Inverness airport is about 10 miles to the east of the city centre and has flights to the London, and to many other major cities in the UK and Ireland
- Trains serve the major Scottish cities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Perth, and the Kyle of Lochlash. They also run to both Euston and King’s Cross stations in London.
- The University of the Highlands and Islands has a campus at Inverness College
- In addition, there are five main secondary schools and 12 primary schools.
- There are large golf courses and playing fields both to the west and the east of the city
- Notable parks and open space include Whinn Park and the Ness Islands, Bught Park, Fraser Park, Walker Park and Canal Park
- Inverness is a travel centre and hub for any visit to the magnificent Scottish Highlands.
Finally, did you know …
- Inverness Castle today houses the city’s sheriff court – but in its earlier incarnation is said to have been the setting for Shakespeare’s darkest play, Macbeth
- Bught Park in Inverness is the home of the type of hockey known as shinty and played in the Highlands
- The sheer volume of water in Loch Ness means that it never freezes – despite temperatures around its shores frequently falling well below zero.