Craigleith is an exclusive residential area situated west of Comely Bank and Stockbridge, just two miles from the city centre. Shopping facilities are close by at the Craigleith Retail outlet and there is a Morrison Superstore in Ferry Road and a Waitrose in Comely Bank.
Recreational facilities in the vicinity include Ravelston and Murrayfield Golf Clubs and the Ainslie Park Leisure Complex.
The area is served by both primary and secondary schools in both the private and public sector. An efficient public transport network operates to most parts of the town and surrounding areas. The city bypass, Forth Road Bridge and the main motorway networks are also within easy reach.