The popular residential conservation area of Newhaven lies to the north of the city centre. The area has a thriving community, and is well served by an excellent range of local amenities, including shops and a wide choice of leisure and recreational facilities, including the Next Generation Leisure Centre at Newhaven Harbour.
The city centre is easily accessible by car or by public transport, where a wider range of amenities can be found. Further facilities can also be found at the fashionable Waterfront area of Leith, which has undergone significant redevelopment in recent years, including the impressive Ocean Terminal shopping complex.
Schooling is well represented from nursery to senior level.
For the commuter there is an efficient public transport network which operates to most parts of the town and surrounding areas. The city bypass and main motorway networks are also within easy reach.