Quality of life is about the details of everyday living. From the little things, like knowing the nearest place to pick up a pint of milk, to more important matters like finding the right school or having a health centre nearby, you need to know that the community you’re moving to will support you and your family, as well as be a pleasant place to live. So here’s some useful information about the area around Hamilton View.
With views over Hamilton and South Lanarkshire, Hamilton View, Westcraigs is a small development of 26 homes located within easy reach of High Blantyre and Hamilton town centres. These homes will present a wonderful opportunity to combine modern living with comprehensive local amenities.
Hamilton View is well situated for escaping into the Lanarkshire countryside, and has several parks and open green spaces in easy reach. Just over 7 miles from the development, the superb Strathclyde Country Park offers an enormous variety of activities, from leisurely walking, cycling or horse riding through 400 hectares of delightful landscapes, enjoying the changing views, to sailing on Strathclyde Loch. There are facilities for rowing, windsurfing, canoeing, angling and waterskiing. The Park has football pitches, jogging tracks and orienteering courses. The terrain includes a Roman fort and an historic towerhouse as well as a diversity of wildlife habitats. It is also the location for several major events such as international races, exhibitions and fairs. In addition, Strathclyde Country Park is the site of the huge M&D’s theme park, with its whiteknuckle rides and indoor tropical rainforest.
Hamilton View is conveniently situated for both the M74 and the M8, making it an excellent base for travel throughout the central belt as well as to the centre of Glasgow. There are nearby train stations at Blantyre, Hamilton West and Hamilton Central, both on the main line to Glasgow Central Station. There is a bus station in Hamilton, giving access to a wide network of local and national routes, and both Edinburgh and Glasgow airports are around 37 and 26 miles respectively.
There are convenient GP surgeries in Victoria Street, around two miles from Hamilton View. There are also several dentists nearby.
There is an excellent choice of convenience stores, off-licenses, supermarkets and other retailers to meet all everyday needs within easy reach of the Hamilton View development. For a wider choice of high street names and shopping malls, the centers of Hamilton and East Kilbride, as well as the celebrated stores of Glasgow city centre, are all within easy reach.
There are a good range of both non-denominational and Roman Catholic schools within the area. Our Sales Adviser will be able to provide you with contact details on request.
High Blantyre, Hamilton and the surrounding centres offer a stimulating variety of bars, cafés and restaurants, ranging from traditional pubs to international cuisine. There is a Vue Cinema in Hamilton and a little further away is the Odeon Olympia, East Kilbride. There is also a bowling alley located at Sportmax in Hamilton. Nearby in Motherwell the Concert Hall and Theatre, in the town centre, is a large multipurpose venue presenting a wide spectrum of live entertainment, from touring rock and pop shows in the Hall to professional and amateur drama in the Theatre.
Sport and leisure
There are a few gyms in Hamilton, two of which Virgin Active and Curves offer a good range of facilities. Also in Hamilton is the superb Hamilton Water Palace which offers children's pool, leisure pool, gym fitness, popular swimming, and steam room. A little further away in Bellshill is the Sir Matt Busby Sports Complex which also offers a comprehensive range of indoor and outdoor facilities designed for all levels of ability and dedication, including a 25m swimming pool, a separate teaching pool, a gym with weight and cardiovascular equipment, a sauna, steam room and plunge pool and a sports hall. Other leisure amenities in the area include the Lanarkshire Ice Rink, one of Scotland’s premier curling, skating and ice hockey venues – which also offers gym, sauna and restaurant amenities.