As well as the normal shopping facilities, the area provides some unusual shopping opportunities, which include a choice of banking and postal services. Within a short distance, there is the Craigleith Park Retail Park, which will satisfy most normal daily requirements but should a more extensive shopping trip be required, it is a simple matter to travel into the city centre. Throughout the area, there is a number of interesting restaurants and bars.
It is easy to take advantage of all that can be provided in the city centre itself, especially those facilities concentrated around the West End. This is the site of the Usher Hall, Lyceum and Traverse Theatres as well as a number of cinemas including the Edinburgh Film House. For those who prefer their recreational facilities to be in the open air, there is a variety of fascinating almost country like walks through unvisited parts of the city using Edinburgh’s old railway lines. The area is well served by excellent schooling, from both Blackhall and Davidson’s Mains Primary and Royal High School, St George’s, Mary Erskine’s and Stuarts Melville all within close proximity.
All things considered, Blackhall is a residential district of considerable appeal which is well served locally and within the easiest possible reach of all that can be provided by the city centre.