The re-establishment of a rail link between the central Borders and Edinburgh has long been anticipated and this week's opening of the Borders Railway is an exciting development which will give people, and businesses, the chance to relocate to The Borders whilst retaining close links and easy access to Scotland's capital city and central belt.
We have started to see increased market activity in the towns and villages closest to the new line's stations. Prices have yet to rise significantly which suggests that now is an ideal time to consider a move to the Borders. Borders properties are generally more affordable than similar properties in Edinburgh and Midlothian and the region offers good value and often the opportunity for prospective buyers to get an extra bedroom or two or more outdoor space for their money than in the capital.
With all the benefits of good schools, leisure and recreational facilities on your doorstep as well and Edinburgh within even easier reach, the Borders truly does offer the best of both rural and urban worlds.