Davidsons Mains is a highly sought after residential area, situated to the north west of the city centre with good public transport services to the city centre and surrounding areas. The area also has easy access to the M8 and M9 motorways, the city bypass, Edinburgh airport and the Forth Road Bridge.
Some local shopping facilities are available in the area and at nearby Cramond and Corstorphine and with additional facilities at The Gyle shopping centre, Hermiston Gait Retail Park and Craigleith shopping centre.
The area has a good choice of recreational facilities with sailing, golf courses and sports clubs and picturesque walks from Cramond village along the River Almond to Cammo. The area is well represented with primary and secondary schooling, both in the public and private sectors.