Powderhall Brae is within a 15-20 minute walk of the Edinburgh's main retail and commercial thoroughfares of Princes Street and George Street. The area offers all the convenience of City Centre living combined with the benefit of good local amenities at Canonmills.
There is an array of high quality restaurants, bars and shops in the surrounding area, especially on Broughton Street, at the nearby Omni Centre (which among other offerings has a multi screen cinema and a health centre) and at the St James shopping Centre. A Tesco Superstore is a very short walk away on Broughton Road.
There are also regular bus services to all parts of the City from nearby stops including the No. 36 to Leith and the Nos. 8, 23 and 27 to Princes Street and to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Waverley Railway Station and St Andrews Square bus station are also within walking distance.
The delightful open spaces of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Inverleith Park are within close proximity as is the impressive Water of Leith Walkway/Cycle path.