Lochend is an established residential area lying to the East of Edinburgh City Centre. There is an excellent choice of shopping outlets in the vicinity, with a Co-op nearby, supported by the usual banks and postal services. Further shopping is available at the nearby Meadowbank retail park, with a comprehensive range of shops including a Sainsbury's supermarket.
Nearby Leith offers a huge variety of local amenities including Ocean Terminal shopping mall with an extensive range of retail outlets and multi screen cinema, and the cosmopolitan Shore area, with it's cosmopolitan bars, bistros and restaurants. A variety of leisure and recreational facilities is available at Lochend Park, Meadowbank Sports Centre, Holyrood Palace, Queen's Park and Arthur's Seat, with Leith Links offering leisurely walks and activities right on your doorstep.
An efficient public transport network operates to most parts of the town and surrounding areas. The city bypass and main motorway networks are also within easy reach.