Based on the advertised rental prices for properties to rent by Your Move Livingston in the last 12 months from today's date.
Why move to Livingston?
West Lothian is a diverse area with a rich heritage. Offering a balance of the traditional and contemporary throughout the area, from small former market and mining towns which dot the landscape to the robust, dynamic new town that is Livingston itself, West Lothian can deliver. Commercial opportunity has seen West Lothian thrive in the recent past with ongoing investment continuing to improve what is offered, resulting in the demand we now see for people to put down their roots and take advantage of what''s on offer.
Whether an historical market town such as Mid Calder, arterial commuter towns such as Bathgate or Broxburn or the bold 'new town' of Livingston itself, to name but a few, the choice is here.
A key feature of West Lothian living is the excellent commuting links it offers. The main line railway linking both Edinburgh and Glasgow is a fantastic service, not to mention the proximity of the M8 motorway network, which also offers links to the M9 network. Edinburgh airport is accessible by road, rail or public transport.
West Lothian has seen a distinct uplift in recent years from buyers looking to escape the toils and cost of city living but who demand excellent connectivity to city working.
The local market
This uplift in demand, coupled with the prevailing local buyer enthusiasm has seen robust house values in the last few years throughout West Lothian. Buyer demand is consistent throughout the market, regardless of budget or property preference, underlining again the appeal West Lothian has.
Whether your needs are for a studio flat or a rural family home with equestrian facilities, or anything in between – it will exist in West Lothian. There is a wealth of property types and opportunities waiting to be discovered.
West Lothian currently has a wealth of new build development taking place. A sure indication of the areas' attractions and commercial commitment from these major developers. These developments are varied, catering for a range of buyers' needs and again endorsing the appeal of living in West Lothian.
Your Move Livingston can offer a varied portfolio of property types throughout the area .Whilst we have seen solid , sustained improvement in house prices in recent years, West Lothian can still offer great value for money, particularly for those moving out of the city. The principal towns which lie along the railway line and motorway spine are always in high demand but equally buyers are now happy to search further afield to those more outlying villages and small towns, which themselves often benefit from the train link directly or are nicely placed to utilise local links to both rail and road networks. Another few minutes on a train- or in the car - may get you the house of your dreams!
The rental market is equally strong for landlords. Tenants like West Lothian for the same reasons buyers do .West Lothian also benefits from several major employers having their base here, which brings a variety of tenant demand, from 1 bedroom flats to detached family homes.
Restaurants and shopping
Livingston itself is the retail and leisure hub of West Lothian. The Centre, with mainstay brands such as Marks and Spencer, Next, Primark and Asda, coupled with the adjacent Livingston Designer Outlet and its range of premier brands is a prime attraction. There are several dining options including Pizza Express and Wagamama and a Vue Cinema. Equally, you will find a varied retail offering throughout the area, along with cafes, bistros and restaurants.