Thinking of moving to Perth? 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: £640,000
- Average house price in city: £158,792
- Cheapest property: flat £73,000.
Property Investment 🏠 🏠
- The city of Perth has a population of around 150,000, but with further growth expected to be 13% within the next 10 years and by more than 33% by 2035, it is one of the fastest growing cities in Scotland
- The value of the residential sales market in Scotland is forecast by property experts Knight Frank to incease by 12.6% in the years 2016 to 2020
- 60% of the city’s population is of working age – higher than the average for many other cities in Scotland.
- The economic activity rate for Perth outperforms the average in the rest of Scotland
- Its unemployment rate is almost half that of the rest of Scotland
- Some 6,200 businesses turn over about a third more than other areas in Scotland (almost £10 billion, compared to less than £8 billion)
- More than 61% of its population are graduates – the highest of any other Scottish city.
Location and Transport 🚌
- It is situated in a very scenic position on the banks of the River Tay
- Yet also enjoys a strategic position at the very heart of Scotland’s rail, road and air transport networks
- Further and higher education is delivered by Perth College, in partnership with the University of the Highlands and Islands
- The college also runs a number of aircraft engineering courses through its organisation Air Service Training (AST)
- secondary education includes St John's Academy, Perth Grammar School, Perth Academy, and Perth High School.
- Perth is a very picturesque city, nestled along the banks of the River Tay and was once the capital of Scotland
- Highlands, lochs, castles and gardens, Perth and Perthshire has all these classic Scottish attractions in abundance.
Finally, did you know …
- Perth gets its name from the Pict word for “thicket” or “copse”
- The city was the effective capital of Scotland until the assassination of king James I in 1437, when the court moved to the relative safety of Edinburgh Castle
- Alternative names for Perth are St John’s Town and the Fair City.