With a reputation as the Oil Capital of Europe since the discovery of oil in the North Sea in the late 20th century, Aberdeen has become a very desirable place to live, particularly for those looking for oil and gas jobs in the area.
Known as the "Granite City", due to the striking grey appearance of many buildings since the 18th Century built using locally quarried grey granite, Aberdeen is situated in the North East of Scotland between the Rivers Dee and Don.
Flats in Aberdeen are very desirable due to the high paid jobs and low crime rates and there are many styles to suit all tastes whether you are looking for a modern flat or a traditional granite building.
Aberdeen is the 3rd best city in Scotland for shopping with Union Street and George Street being the city centre shopping area. There are also a number of shopping centres and retail parks throughout the city.
Aberdeen has an airport which serves both domestic and international destinations and a railway station which links Aberdeen to other major cities in Scotland. The A90 is the main route into the city from the North and South, and buses within the city are provided by First Aberdeen. Aberdeen harbour is the largest in Scotland and ferries to Orkney and Shetland run from there.