Blackhall is a sought after area approximately two miles to the north west of the city centre. There are an excellent range of local shopping facilities in the area and Craigleith Retail Park with a Sainsbury's Supermarket is nearby.
The area also has a good choice of recreational facilities and a variety of bars and restaurants are situated in nearby Stockbridge. Primary and secondary schooling is well represented in both the public and private sectors. There is a regular public transport service to the city centre and surrounding areas.