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Montrose local area guide

How is the Montrose market performing?

Your Move to let
Average rental price in Montrose
£596
pcm
+4.0%
Last 12 months
+15.2%
Last 5 years
Based on the advertised rental prices for properties to rent by Your Move Montrose in the last 12 months from today's date.

Why move to Montrose?

Montrose is a great place to live and offers many amenities such as its own train station, all levels of schooling, local shops, restaurants, the 5th oldest golf course in the world and sport centres to name but a few. It also provides easy access to some spectacular coastal path walks, beaches and wildlife and is home to the largest inland salt water basin in the UK, and an important habitat for the mute swan.

 

The Local Market

Montrose offers a very healthy market for both sales and lettings. The town offers a diverse range of property from traditional houses and flats to modern new build houses and flats. The market offers a great variation in pricing therefore encourages a range of buyers from the First time buyer to the downsizers. Montrose has a real range of age groups and therefore when contemplating marketing your home Your Move will offer and advise the best course of action to appeal to the age group and market.

 

Sport, history and music

Montrose is regarded as the culture and sculpture capital of Angus, with over 20 statues of note scattered around the town. The statues are a mix of contemporary and classical works, with many from the local sculptor,& William Lamb ARSA. Lamb was born in Montrose in 1893 and was an artist of exceptional talent.

 

Music

Since 2008, Montrose has hosted the Montrose Music Festival or Mo Fest as it has affectionately become known, which takes place each year at the end of May. It has grown in size and stature each year to become Scotland's biggest free live music festival with over 200 free gigs played over the three days in over 26 venues across the town, including an open-air stage on Montrose's historic High street with the dominating Montrose Steeple behind the stage which draws crowds of all ages from all over the country. In 2014 the MoFest team took a leap and hosted a gig on Montrose East Links to 5000 revelers on the Friday night which kicked off the 7th annual festival with rock legends Status Quo playing to the sell-out crowd. Other Notable Headliners who have played at the festival include Average White Band, Deacon Blue, The Proclaimers, Ocean Colour Scene, Toploader, Eddi Reader, Bryan Adams, The Beach Boys & Madness.

Sport

Montrose also has the 5th oldest golf course in the world, the Montrose Medal, dating from 1562.It is also a qualifying course for The Open Championship. Past events hosted on the Montrose Links include:

  • Scottish Professional Championship, 1909, 1967, 1970
  • Scottish Amateur Championship, 1905, 1913, 1919, 1926 and 1925
  • British Boys Championship, 1991; Scottish Universities Championship
  • Final Qualifying for The Open, 1999 and 2007.

Montrose also has its own professional football team Montrose F.C. are members of the Scottish Football League and currently play in League One. Montrose Roselea F.C. are a Scottish junior football, formed in 1930 and nicknamed "the Lea", they play their home games at Broomfield Park.

Other sports associations include the Montrose Cricket Club, Montrose Tennis Club, Montrose & District SEALS Swimming Club, Montrose & District Athletics, Rugby union club, Montrose Sailing Club (dinghy sailing on the Basin) and several bowls clubs which are part of the Montrose & District Bowling Club Association.

 

Shopping and restaurants

There are a wide range of shops local independent shops as you would expect in a market town as well as your larger supermarkets such as Tesco, Aldi's and LidL's. Montrose is also very big on smaller boutiques and craft shops with a surprisingly large range throughout the town. The town also offer a fine selection of bars and restaurants throughout the town that can cater to a vast range of customers.

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