Perthshire is an amazing place to bring up a family. Its rolling countryside and rural feel makes it perfect for those who crave a more tranquil lifestyle while its proximity to Perth, Dundee and the central belt means that city life doesn't have to be completely sacrificed. Commuters are well placed with easy access to the M9 motorway and regular bus and rail services operate from the area. Families looking to find a new home in Perthshire will find a range of properties on the market to suit all lifestyles.
CALA Homes' offering of luxury living in Edinburgh now has a new public face with the opening of a brand new show apartment at Trinity Park, its multi-award-winning development in the Scottish capital. There are now just three apartments remaining for sale there, priced from £395,000 for a two-bedroom property to £995,000 for a three-bedroom penthouse.
What House? Housebuilder of the Year CALA Homes is giving property seekers a number of ways of making the final apartment at its Larkfield development in Eskbank, Midlothian more affordable. Not only has it knocked a huge £18,500 off the price, it is also offering purchasers the chance to buy with a part exchange or shared equity deal.
Families looking to find a new home in the Glasgow area should definitely check out Woodilee Village, a community of 900 new-build properties from four of Scotland's leading developers. Situated between Lenzie and Kirkintilloch around six miles north of Glasgow city centre, the development is set in the grounds of the former Woodilee Hospital and features a range of home styles as well as children's play parks, a sports arena, crèche, business park and local shop.
Located in the heart of Scotland, under 45 minutes from both Edinburgh and Glasgow, the Falkirk area is an ideal base for commuters, particularly couples who travel in opposite directions to work. Housebuilders in the area have a wide range of family homes on the market for those looking to find a new home in Falkirk. Families are well catered for with Callendar Park, a cinema, soft play centres, the Falkirk Wheel, swimming pools and a ski centre all within the district.
Not only is Aberdeenshire home to some of Scotland's most striking scenery and countryside, it is also known to have one of the highest standards of living in the UK. House-hunters looking to find a new home in Aberdeenshire won't be disappointed by the variety and scale of the properties housebuilders currently have on the market.
City living is often associated with young professionals and child-free couples but families looking to find a new home in Edinburgh might be pleasantly surprised at the number of house builders offering larger properties in the city. There is something here to suit most budgets with 21st-century family lifestyles taking centre-stage in the design of these roomy new homes.
Research carried out by Public Health England called Longer Lives has ranked local authorities on their citizen's risk of premature death. Using a traffic light system, ranging from red for the worst areas to green for the best, the research confirmed there is a clear North and South health divide with people in the North more likely to suffer a premature death. Manchester and Blackpool recorded the worst results for specific causes of death - heart disease and stroke, cancer, liver disease and lung disease- and in the overall rating.
Between work, schools, local amenities, leisure facilities and a safe environment for children, families have a lot to consider when moving house. Buyers looking to find a new home in Lanarkshire will find all bases covered.