New Homes in Livingston
Make the Move
Located in West Lothian’s Almond Valley, the Scottish town of Livingston is a ‘new’ town established in the 1960s which is now a thriving place to live with good commuter links to nearby towns and cities. Edinburgh lies just 13 miles to the east of the town, ensuring new homes in Livingston are popular with commuters and growing families.
Livingston is located close to the M8 and A71, providing excellent road links to Edinburgh and beyond. The town has two train stations- Livingston North and Livingston South - while Edinburgh Airport is just 15 minutes away by car.
For journeys into the Scottish capital, the car journey takes around 30 minutes with no traffic while the train is slightly quicker with the route from Livingston North to Edinburgh Waverley taking just under 25 minutes. Glasgow is 45 minutes away by car or 50 minutes by train, while Stirling can be reached in just over 40 minutes by car and Dunfermline in 30 minutes via the M8.
Places of Interest
Situated close to beautiful countryside including the Pentland Hills Regional Park, Livingston residents have plenty to see and do in the local area - especially in the great outdoors. Almondell and Calderwood Country Park is a beautiful place for a relaxing walk, with lots of wildlife to look out for and play areas for the kids.
One of Livingston’s biggest draws is the Livingston Designer Outlet, which offers discounted shopping from a number of big-name high street and designer brands. The shopping centre also has plenty of parking and places to eat.
Other places of interest in Livingston include Almond Valley Heritage Centre, Getting Gooey Chocolate Workshop, and Funtastic Fantasy Golf. For keen golfers, Deer Park Golf and Country Club is nearby and perfect for a leisurely Sunday morning round. The town also has its own football team, Livingston F.C., who play regularly at the Almondvale Stadium.
Being so close to Edinburgh, Livingston benefits from its larger neighbour’s many attractions including Edinburgh Castle, Arthur’s Seat, the Scottish National Gallery, and the famous Royal Mile. The city is also home to the Edinburgh Fringe festival, which takes place over several weeks in August.
If you’re moving to the area with a young, growing family, it’s good to know that new homes in Livingston are close to a number of schools including Peel Primary School, St John Ogilvie Primary School and St Margaret’s Academy. For higher education, the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Napier University are within easy reach of the town by rail.