With an enviable quality of life, most people find that the Borders can offer them everything they need – good schools, excellent health care, shops, restaurants, leisure and sports facilities. It is a great place to work and bring up a family.
Some people choose to live and work in the Borders while others prefer to commute daily to one of the nearby metropolitan centres of Edinburgh, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Carlisle, which are within an hour’s drive of central Borders.
With open roads, commuter times are considerably shorter than the norm. The reinstatement of the Borders Railway line to Edinburgh (late 2015) will provide another convenient option for commutes to Scotland’s capital city in future.
If your work takes you further afield, there are three International airports less than 90 minute drive away, and London is just under four hours by train from Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Working parents can take advance of excellent pre-school playgroups and nursery facilities.