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Area focus: Living in Broughty Ferry

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The picturesque coastal town of Broughty Ferry is nestled on the eastern outskirts of the vibrant city of Dundee. Known for its stunning views, historic charm, and abundant local amenities, this sought-after neighbourhood offers residents and visitors a delightful blend of tranquillity and convenience.



Broughty Ferry boasts a range of amenities that cater to the needs of its residents. The town centre, located along Brook Street and Gray Street, is a bustling hub filled with independent shops, boutiques, and galleries. Food and drink lovers can enjoy cafes, bakeries, restaurants, and traditional Scottish pubs scattered throughout the area. Whether you’re craving fish and chips by the waterfront or seeking a gourmet dining experience, Broughty Ferry’s culinary scene offers something for everyone.



Families with children will find Broughty Ferry an ideal place to settle, thanks to its excellent schools. The neighbourhood is home to several well-regarded schools, providing students with a strong educational foundation. Young learners can attend Barnhill Primary, Eastern Primary, or Forthill Primary, which all feed into Grove Academy for secondary education.



Broughty Ferry’s idyllic location on the banks of the River Tay provides an abundance of natural beauty and leisure activities. Broughty Ferry Beach is a popular spot for locals with its golden sands and scenic views. It’s the perfect location for a leisurely stroll, a picnic with family and friends, or simply relaxing by the water. Water-based activities such as sailing, kayaking, and paddleboarding are also popular for those seeking adventure.

For art enthusiasts, the Broughty Ferry Art Society offers a hub for local artists to showcase their work. The society hosts regular exhibitions and events, providing an opportunity to appreciate and support the local thriving artistic talent.



Broughty Ferry benefits from excellent transport links, including regular bus services and a nearby train station, making commuting to Dundee and other nearby towns and cities convenient. It is also well-connected to major road networks, providing easy access to the rest of Scotland, including Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and Glasgow.


Property Statistics

Broughty Ferry offers a diverse range of property types, catering to different preferences and budgets. From charming cottages and Victorian-era homes to contemporary apartments and spacious family houses, there is something to suit every taste.

From February to April 2024, the average house price in the area was £235,122. Over 67% of properties sold with a TSPC solicitor estate agent achieved their Home Report Valuation or higher, with the average percentage achieved over Home Report valuation being 3.4%.

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