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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 🏠

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.

Economy ££

  • 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

Education 🎓           

  • 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.

Environment 🌷

  • 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.

Trivia 🎬

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.