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Balgreen is a suburb of Edinburgh, located approximately two miles west of the city centre. It is located to the west of Murrayfield and Saughtonhall, to the east of Corstorphine, and to the north of Gorgie. It is bound to the north by Corstorphine Hill, to the west by Carrick Knowe Golf Course, and roughly to the east by Water of Leith.
The name comes from Balgreen House once situated where Balgreen School now stands and is possibly derived from Scottish Gaelic, perhaps being Baile na Grèine (Sunny Town) or Baile Grain (Gravel town) from the gravel on the riverbank, but most likely from Baile Grianain (Town of the sunny hillock). It does not, as some etymologies have suggested, come from "Ball Green". The "Bal-" prefix can also be found in Balerno and Grianan is common as a placename element, sometimes denoting an enclosure on a sunny hillock.
The Water of Leith flows through here with the Water of Leith Walkway connecting the area to Stockbridge, Edinburgh to the north east and Colinton and Balerno to the south west. There is also a library, primary school, and a large park here, with facilities for football (soccer) etc., and a children's playpark.
The area is well served by transport, with buses mainly available on the Corstorphine Road and Western Approach Road bus corridors. From 2014 Balgreen tram stop will be served by the new Edinburgh Trams, connecting the area to the city centre and airport.