Your Move Glenrothes Local Area Guide

How is the Glenrothes property market performing?

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Average sales price in Glenrothes

Based on the advertised sales prices for properties for sale by Your Move Glenrothes in the last 12 months from today's date.
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Average rental price in Glenrothes

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Based on the advertised rental prices for properties to rent by Your Move Glenrothes in the last 12 months from today's date.

Why move to Glenrothes?

Glenrothes is a great place to live! Located in central Fife, the new town was developed during the 1950s and 1960s and is the administrative centre for Fife Council. It has since merged into the neighbouring villages of Markinch, Thornton, Coaltown of Balgoniea and Leslie. It has excellent recreational facilities, including parkland, various sports venues and two golf courses. The River Leven winds through the town and Riverside Park and there are many cycle paths and walkways connecting the towns parks and open spaces.

With a large indoor shopping centre, incorporating a cinema and theatre and all the stores around the town centre that you would need including M&S Food, Morrisons, Asda, Aldi and Lidl – you are spoilt for choice!

Offering many restaurants, pubs and cafes throughout the town – plenty of quaint cafe or tea room whether you are looking for fine dining at Balbirnie House Hotel, live music and nice food at Foxtons, or relaxing in a cosy pub with a roaring fire like the Fettykill Fox, there is something for everyone.

From Glenrothes bus station, the town is serviced by frequent bus routes around the town and neighbouring towns and villages, and services to St Andrews, Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow run hourly. There are also train stations at Markinch & Thornton providing links throughout Fife and Edinburgh a short 45 minutes journey away.

Schooling is provided in the 17 primary and 3 secondary schools, along with nursery facilities and additional needs support units in some schools. Fife College Glenrothes campus is also located in the town.


Surrounding Area

The areas covered from our Glenrothes branch include the highly regarded towns of St Andrews and Cupar – St Andrews has the world famous University, which is the third oldest in the UK, and of course is the Home of Golf. Cupar is a market town and has a variety of shops, bars and restaurants, with many small local boutique stores. Beyond the Lomond Hills Regional Park, the villages of Auchtermuchty and Gateside are ideally located for access onto the M90 motorway. Falkland is a beautiful historic village with the stunning Falkand Palace situated in the centre of the village, and most recently made famous by the 'Outlander' series. There are some fantastic properties and countryside walks. Ladybank has a mainline train station and many local shops, therefore is an ideal commuter village. With farmers markets, delis, cafes, pubs and restaurants, this part of North Fife is a hub of activity and also has Fife Zoo which is a great family day out, along with The Deer Centre.

Along the north Fife coast, there are the historic and beautiful fishing villages including Pittenweem, Anstruther, St Monans & Elie.Many lovely restaurants, often specialising in fresh seafood, along with pop-up restaurants and the renowned Bowhouse Market with it's monthly markets and live music.

Private and state schooling is available at primary and secondary level, along with Elmwood Argicultural college, and of course the world famous St Andrews University!


The local market

The property market is moving well in our area. We have recently had properties on the market ranging from £45,000 to £750,000. The overall grown of prices has increased steadily, and we have a high demand for modern three and four bedroom semi and detached houses in and around Glenrothes. In the North Fife villages demand is high for detached family homes and traditional style cottages. Many equestrian facilities throughout these areas mean there is always demand for properties with land.

Glenrothes is a new town and properties around the centre of the town are predominately ex local authority housing, with a huge variety of private housing extending out to the most recent modern housing sites and some exciting large scale developments in the pipeline! Throughout North Fife, the many traditional villages and hamlets have properties dating back to circa 1800's, and there is a large variety of different styles of homes from one bedroom flats, to mansion houses and the odd castle here and there!

We are consistently number one in the glenrothes area for Let Agreed properties. Out-performing our nearest competitor by almost 50%. This is down to the hard work of the team being proactive every day for our customers. We have every type of property in our portfolio ranging from 1 bedroom flats to 5 bedroom detached houses from Kinglassie and Thornton to as far north east as Anstruther and St Andrews.