New Homes in Livingston
Located in West Lothian in eastern Scotland, Livingston is around 15 miles from Edinburgh and double that distance to Glasgow. It takes a similar time to get to either city from new homes in Livingston though – at around half an hour. Even closer to South Queensferry, you’ve also got desirable spots like Stirling and Dunfermline close by.
From walks around Eliburn Reservoir, to the riverfront Almondvale Park with its public art and trails, and climbs up Dechmont Law for views of extinct volcano Arthur’s Seat, there are lots of open spaces to enjoy in the area. Start exploring our developments closest to Livingston below.
Live the Livingston life
Whether it’s the great location between Edinburgh and Glasgow with great commuting times to both cities, the beautiful landscapes to the south or the attractions of the town centre, buying a home in Livingston can make sense for a lot of reasons. Throw in offers such as our Part Exchange scheme - where we could act as your guaranteed buyer and remove any estate agent fees - and your house purchase in the area will make even more sense.
Things to see and do in Livingston
There are lots of great spots to visit when you want to get out and explore the local area. You can climb Dechmont Law for picturesque views out towards the Firth of Forth, Edinburgh and famous volcano Arthur’s Seat. Meanwhile, Cobbinshaw Reservoir, Almondvale Park and Muiravonside Country Park are all great for walks.
If you have children, the Innoflate amusement park is great for a family day out, although even if you don’t have kids it’s a good spot to unleash your own inner child. You’ve got mountains and passes like Cauldstane Slap to explore to the south as the land opens up to the Scottish Lowlands, while the Pentland Hills are another top spot for hikes and challenging bike rides.
Finding good local schools can be tricky, but Livingston has some great ones to choose from. Bankton Primary School in the south of the town is ranked as one of the best around, along with Dedridge Primary and Howden St Andrew’s Primary.
If your kids are a little older then St Margaret’s Academy is among the top choices in the heart of town, while James Young High School is next to Quarry Park in the south.
Livingston transport links
Livingston benefits from strong transport links as well as local buses and community transport schemes. The north and the south of Livingston both have their own train stations, which you can use to catch a train to Edinburgh in around 20 minutes, while it’s an hour to Glasgow. The M8 motorway conveniently passes to the north of town, while Edinburgh Airport is about nine miles away.
The Livingston property scene
Livingston has been named one of the UK’s top property hotspots in recent years, and that reputation has translated into rising house prices. With the chance to reap the rewards both now and in the future, there’s no time like the present to invest in the local market.
You can do just that with a selection of contemporary 3 bedroom semis and 4 bed detached homes just off the A71 on the southern outskirts of town, which put you on the edge of open countryside with a host of reservoirs within walking distance. If this sounds like the place for you, make sure you ask your adviser about offers like our Movemaker scheme when you enquire today.
Our low deposit schemes are designed to help you buy your dream home without worrying about the deposit. We can boost it up and support you along the way. And if you’re part of the armed forces, we offer a 5% deposit contribution to help you get on the ladder.
Time for a change? Selling your home with our help to sell schemes is easy. You can forget about estate agent fees and enjoy your new home while we do the legwork. If you’re a key worker, you can benefit from our Key Worker Deposit Contribution scheme.