Houses For Sale West Lothian

You’re fed up with city living – the noise, the lack of space, the cost of parking, never mind the lack of parking! But you don’t know where to move. So what’s the point and expense in selling a house in Merchant City, only to find you get a similar size, marginally bigger or even smaller in the Southside or the West End of Glasgow? Well, we are here to tell you why you should be searching for houses for sale in West Lothian! Why?

Well, starting post-lockdown, when people began looking for more space, West Lothian has rapidly become a popular place for people to live. Between September and November 2022, properties in West Lothian had an average selling price of £251,735, up 13.3% year-on-year but still considerably cheaper than those in Glasgow, Edinburgh, or nearby area East Lothian. 

Secondly, value for money, great amenities, fantastic outdoor space, excellent commuter routes to Edinburgh and Glasgow and superb transport links – 15 minutes’ drive from Edinburgh Airport and only 30 minutes to Edinburgh and Glasgow City Centres – make West Lothian a great place to buy a property. 

Furthermore, West Lothian has Scotland’s youngest and fastest-growing population, as first-time buyers and young families have flocked to the area to enjoy larger homes, more affordable property prices and access to excellent local amenities.

Whether a larger town or a small village, there is something for everyone, but a good start is checking our local property guides to the larger towns here:

Additionally, if you want to develop your business, West Lothian’s Council’s Business Gateway is very supportive and there are three sites in West Lothian that focus on food and drink manufacturing. Companies setting up within the West Lothian Enterprise Area benefit from the following:

  • Non-domestic rates relief of up to £220,000 over four years
  • A streamlined approach to planning
  • High-speed broadband connectivity
  • Intensive site promotion by Scottish Development International and assistance to help companies internationalise
  • Bespoke skills and training support for locating firms
  • Business-friendly solutions

Whatever the scale of business you are planning, West Lothian Council’s Business Gateway team is there is help. Contact Jim Henderson, Business Gateway Manager. Tel: 01506 283084 or email:

Whether you are looking for more space for money, a young family setting up a home, or a first-time buyer, there are so many vibrant towns and villages to choose from and properties for everyone, including great flats which sell for an average of £110,000. So, if you want to get on the property market in West Lothian, please get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.

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