In the heart of South Lanarkshire, Hamilton is the region's best shopping and entertainment hub. There are three shopping centres, three train stations and loads of recreational activities. In fact, Hamilton is Scotland's fourth biggest town with over 49,000 people living there.
But it's not just a great place to live - businesses see the potential too. Around Lanarkshire, including Hamilton, there's plenty of commercial, industrial and agricultural buzz. For anyone looking for a house, this means there'll be career opportunities and future investment in the area.
Living in Hamilton
Hamilton offers a great quality of life, with the convenience of any large town and the Scottish countryside on your doorstop. Strathclyde Country Park is an example, between Hamilton and Motherwell, and home to Hamilton Mausoleum. You'll also find the family-friendly M∓D's nearby, one of Scotland's amusement parks.
Historic attractions and open public spaces are common throughout the area. So if you've had enough of shopping, there are plenty of other things to do. Glasgow is never far away, just 22 minutes on the train. Major motorways are nearby, including the M80 northbound, the M74 southbound and the M8 heading east or west.
Hamilton combines the best of retail, entertainment and country living - all in a great location in Scotland's central belt. What's more, it still manages to have a village vibe and sense of community, impressive for a town of its size.
Where should you look for a house in Hamilton?
Hamilton covers a surprisingly big area to the south east of Glasgow. Let's start with some key areas to the south of the town. Woodhead is lovely, with properties surrounding green space and handy transport connections into the town. It's got its own pub and local school.
Nearby Fairhill is a great place to look too, being a little closer to amenities. Silvertonhill offers a similar lifestyle, although it's probably more sought after - so get searching soon.
Between the town and the River Avon, there's the popular area of Barncluith. Look either side of Carlisle Road, the A72, which is the main road going towards Larkhall.
Eddlewood is also south, with the desirable Avon Grove housing estate nearby. It's not the newest development in Hamilton, but it's in one of the highest parts of the town, which provides many of the houses with fantastic views across the Clyde Valley. For newer developments, try Earnock Glen in Fairhill or Torheads Farm in Meikle Earnock.
North of the town centre, you'll find places like Whitehill. Originally, there were a lot of council-built properties around here. But there's been a lot of building in recent years, and there's a mix of property to browse.
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