Colinton Mains is a residential area, well situated for local amenities and also close to the city bypass and the surrounding Edinburgh countryside. It lies to the west of Colinton and is closely tied with neighbouring Oxgangs, as well as the army barracks which are based within this suburb of Edinburgh.
The area offers a large supermarket and smaller retail and leisure options. The area’s schools include Colinton Primary School, Oxgangs Primary School, Braidburn School, which is specifically for children with additional support needs. The secondary school in this area is Firrhill High School.
There is good public transport directly into the town centre and the city bypass, Edinburgh Airport, Forth Road Bridge and the main motorway networks are also within very easy reach.