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Kirkcaldy is Fife's largest town sitting on the banks of the Firth Of Forth approximately 18 miles North of Edinburgh. Kirkcaldy was originally known as the "Lang Toun" and has expanded nearly 4 miles.

Kirkcaldy has seen a healthy residential market overall. As it has such a diverse range of properties, the presentation of your property is crucial in order to obtain a top price. We have found properties throughout all price ranges, which have a "move-in condition" look, have achieved their maximum price with very quick offers being achieved. From flats to ex local authority, 2/3 bedroom terraced/semi detached up to large detached. So call us to have a chat in how to present your property to obtain its maximum potential.

As with the property market the type of resident within Kirkcaldy is just as diverse, due to the wide range of properties which is always available. Our buyers have never been specific to age or profession. However they are becoming more discerning and their buying choice is definitely influenced by the presentation of the property independent of the asking price. We attract local residents from the town itself, surrounding villages and as our branch network is completely interlinked we do have many branches that can also sell our properties. Not forgetting it's only a 30 minute train journey to Scotland's capital.

Kirkcaldy's most famous resident was the economist Adam Smith with Gordon Brown and also David Steele (our local politicians) hailing from Kirkcaldy. Architect designer Robert Adam came from Kirkcaldy along with Scottish crime writer Val McDermid.

Kirkcaldy itself offers a diverse range of properties from 1 bedroom flats to large luxury homes. The town boasts ancient, Edwardian and Victorian buildings. There is also a good selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom flats within the centre moving to ex-local authority homes ranging from 1930s built to latterly being built in the 1970s. We have a wide range of new builds with many local and national builders having a presence within the town, most of which we have built up good relationships with over the past 30 years.

We want to make our customers' experience as smooth as possible. We believe in building a good relationship where we can identify, early on, what is most important to you for your next home. Regardless of what you are looking for within the area we want to be able to help you and take you on your buying journey.

Historically Kirkcaldy always has high demand for properties within the West of the town. Ranging from terraced/semi-detached from £100,000 up to 5 bedroom traditional detached at £550,000. If you have any queries or wish to chat about your property then please feel free to contact us - we are always happy to give advice of the property market.

There is good demand throughout Kirkcaldy and surrounding areas for all types of rental property. You can expect to pay £325-£500 pcm for 1/2 bedroom flats, 2/3 bedroom houses would range from £500-£700 pcm. For the larger home you can expect to pay between £700-£1000 pcm. If you wish any advice or have any queries please feel free to call Paul - our lettings specialist.

There is a wide range of large and independent shops available. The town also has a good selection of supermarkets, from Sainsbury's, ASDA, Morrisons, Aldi and Lidl covering different locations throughout the town. We have 2 indoor shopping centres and an indoor market. There is also a good sized retail park, just as you enter Kirkcaldy, housing a variety of chain stores. For the more unusual purchase/gift there are a range of small boutiques.

Kirkcaldy is steeped in history with many famous residents being the birth place of the economist Adam Smith, which our college and the theatre are named after. There is also a museum/art gallery, library which are surrounded by landscaped gardens. In 2014 our new leisure complex opened and of course, our ice hockey and football fans are well looked after. Not to mention our keen golfers enjoying a choice of two 18-hole courses. Kirkcaldy also offers a good selection of hotels within the town along with many restaurants and bars. Last but not least, our famous Kirkcaldy Links Market, being Europe's longest street fair. Established in 1304 it is the oldest in Scotland, the annual six day event attracts between 200,000 - 300,000 visitors.

Kirkcaldy has three established parks, Beveridge Park situated within the West of the town incorporating a boating lake, formal garden, with tennis, bowling & rugby all catered for. Dunnikier Park, to the north, is home to cricket and has numerous woodland walks. Ravenscraig Park with Castle situated in the East of town, adjacent to the sea, has lovely coastal path walks which can lead, for the more energetic of you, from Queensferry to Dundee. The town itself is on the main east coast railway linking Aberdeen to Edinburgh and beyond. There are also bus links to all major towns and cities across Scotland.

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