Area focus: Living in Broughty Ferry
26 May 2023
The picturesque coastal town of Broughty Ferry is nestled on the eastern outskirts of the vibrant city of Dundee.
Known for its stunning views, historic charm, and plenty of local amenities, this quaint sought-after neighbourhood offers residents and visitors a delightful blend of tranquillity and convenience.
Broughty Ferry boasts a range of amenities that cater to the needs of its residents. The town centre, located along Brook Street and Gray Street, is a bustling hub filled with independent shops, boutiques, and galleries.
Food and drink lovers can enjoy the numerous cafes, bakeries, restaurants, and traditional Scottish pubs scattered throughout the area. Whether you're craving fish and chips by the waterfront or seeking a gourmet dining experience, Broughty Ferry's culinary scene offers something to satisfy every palate.
Families with children will find Broughty Ferry to be an ideal place to settle, thanks to its excellent schools. The neighbourhood is home to several well-regarded schools, providing students with a strong educational foundation.
Young learners can attend Barnhill Primary, Eastern Primary or Forthill Primary which all feed into Grove Academy for secondary education.
Broughty Ferry's idyllic location on the banks of the River Tay provides an abundance of natural beauty and leisure activities.
Broughty Ferry Beach is a popular spot for locals with its golden sands and scenic views, making it the perfect place for a leisurely stroll, a picnic with family and friends, or simply a place to relax by the water.
Water-based activities are also popular with sailing, kayaking and paddleboarding being popular choices for those seeking adventure.
For art enthusiasts, the Broughty Ferry Art Society offers a hub for local artists to showcase their work. The society hosts regular exhibitions and events, providing an opportunity to appreciate and support the thriving artistic talent within the community.
Broughty Ferry benefits from excellent transport links, including regular bus services and a nearby train station, making commuting to Dundee and other nearby towns and cities convenient. It is also well-connected to major road networks, providing easy access to the rest of Scotland, including Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Broughty Ferry offers a diverse range of property types, catering to different preferences and budgets. From charming cottages and Victorian-era homes to contemporary apartments and spacious family houses, there is something to suit every taste.
From January to April 2023, the average house price in the area was £246,075.
Over 81% of properties sold with TSPC solicitor estate agents achieved their Home Report Valuation or higher with the average percentage achieved over Home Report valuation being 3%.
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