Wishaw is a thriving town which has had substantial re-investment in the local infrastructure. There is a good selection of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities. Glasgow, Edinburgh and the Central belt is accessible due to the good transport links by road and rail.
The average house price in North Lanarkshire in 2015 was £119,500 compared to the average in Scotland of £170,000. The average price for a detached villa is £195,000 where the average price for a semi detached is £118,000. The starting price for flats are around £30 000.
Wishaw residents are made up of a general cross section of the public. With house prices being lower than some other nearby areas making Wishaw an attractive area for first time buyers and buy to let investors. The rental market is very strong and landlords can get some exceptional high yields on their investments.
Wishaw is best known for its state of the art general hospital serving the whole of North Lanarkshire. Wishaw has a number of famous residents including: the Lisbon Lion Tommy Gemmell and world champion snooker player John Higgins.
This is a very popular residential area with a wide range of new estates and traditional builds, also there is a high density of Ex Local Authority houses which are ideal for the first and second time buyers.
Your Move First is one of the town's most popular estate agents has a wide range of properties for sale ranging from a converted school to one bedroom flats.
The rental market is very strong with rents starting at £350 pcm for a one bed flat rising to £1200 pcm for a 5 bed detached villa. Rental properties are in short supply and usually get snapped up very quickly.
For the sporting enthusiasts there is a golf course offering a good test of skill. The sports centre has swimming, martial arts and a skate park. Belhaven park offers a tranquil area for visitors to relax in, which includes manicured lawns, pathways, paddling pools and park benches where visitors can sit and enjoy the beauty of the park.
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