Pilton Loan is situated within the popular residential area of Pilton close to good local day to day shopping requirements. There is a large Morrisons store nearby on Ferry Road and further specialised shopping can be found at the Craigleith Shopping Complex and the City Centre both a short distance away.
There are regular public transport services which travel to the City Centre and many surrounding areas. Schooling can be found at primary and secondary levels within the vicinity. For leisure requirements, The Ainslie Park centre provides a variety of sporting opportunities.
Many pleasant and picturesque walks can be taken through the nearby Royal Botanical Gardens, Inverleith Park and the Water of Leith Walkway with cycle path.