New homes in Alexandria
Live the Life
Located near the southern tip of Loch Lomond and a short drive from Glasgow, Alexandria is a former industrial town with great transport links to Scotland’s biggest cities including Edinburgh. If you’re looking to live in a place that’s surrounded by countryside without compromising on commuter routes, a new home in Alexandria could be the ideal choice for you.
Things to see and do
Whether you’re exploring Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, walking through Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park or discovering walled gardens at Balloch Castle Country Park, there are lots of places to enjoy the beautiful Scottish countryside near to Alexandria. Other attractions near to the town include Loch Lomond Brewery, Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre, Loch Lomond Aquarium and Dumbarton Castle.
When you want to enjoy a spot of retail therapy or go and see a show, Glasgow is only a short drive away from the town. The city is home to lots of popular attractions such as Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow Science Centre, and St Enoch Shopping Centre.
If you’re a fan of sports, you can enjoy a round of golf at the Vale of Leven Golf Club, or watch Vale of Leven F.C play their home matches at Millburn Park. Glasgow is also home to the two most famous football teams in the Scottish Premiership, Rangers F.C. who play at Ibrox Stadium and their rivals Celtic F.C. at Celtic Park.
If you’re moving to the town with children, there are a number of schools in Alexandria including St Mary’s Primary School, Christie Park Primary School and Vale of Leven Academy.
If your older children want to live at home while studying for a degree, Glasgow is home to the University of Glasgow, the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Caledonian University and Glasgow School of Art.
Getting to Alexandria
Alexandria has good transport links by road and rail, ideal if you’re commuting to nearby towns and cities. Glasgow is around 45 minutes away from the town by either car or train, while the drive to Stirling takes 50 minutes. The journey to Edinburgh takes one hour 45 minutes by car or one hour 40 minutes by train with one change in Glasgow.
If you’re travelling abroad for work or a much-deserved holiday, Glasgow Airport is only a 25-minute drive away from Alexandria. If you don’t want to park your car at the airport, you can take the train into Glasgow Central followed by a bus to the terminal in Paisley.