Stirling is a city in Scotland near the boundary between the Scottish Lowlands and the Highlands. It is connected to Edinburgh and Glasgow by rail reaching Edinburgh in just under an hour and Glasgow in 35 minutes. The M9 and A9 are easily accessible taking traffic both North and South.
The historic city is huddled around a large castle and medieval town beside the River Forth. It is often likened to Edinburgh due to similar architecture and a twin backdrop of surrounding hills, only it is a lot more affordable!
There is a great mix of local residents and students as the city is home to Stirling University. Students make up around 1 in 5 people and inject vitality into the city resulting in an enhanced cosmopolitan environment. There is a good selection of bars, restaurants, coffee shops and clubs all offering a hive of activity.
Cashing in on the lifestyle benefits of living in a smaller city and reduced house prices in comparison to that of nearby Glasgow and Edinburgh, Stirling is becoming a popular place to live. Again houses range in value with the historical villas in the centre reaching £750 00 whilst smaller flats start at £70 000. Somewhere in between you can find nice Edwardian and Victorian properties near Birkhill Road and modern suburbans in Causewayhead with bay-windowed terraces in Riverside.