St Andrews’ reputation as a magnet for discerning homeowners has been reinforced with figures showing it is Scotland’s most highly-prized coastal residential location. Its desirable setting, distinctive heritage and glorious views have made it the country’s most expensive seaside community for house sales.
But though the latest figures from a Bank of Scotland survey show prices in some other locations have doubled in a decade, the charming Fife town still offers an impressive array of homes for sale to suit a wide range of househunters.
“Most people know St Andrews as the home of golf and that’s a big attraction for many, but its ancient university, one of the oldest in Britain and right in the heart of the community, also gives the town a wonderful collegiate feel,” says Anne Devaney, Fife-based property valuer who has an in-depth knowledge of the St Andrews market.
“Combine that with good state and private schooling, a great range of shops, hotels, restaurants and recreational facilities, plus its proximity for commuting to Dundee or Edinburgh, and it’s easy to see why it is so popular with all sorts of homebuyers.”
While the survey showed the average house price rise in coastal towns was 38% and put St Andrews in the top price bracket with an average home costing £294,586, Anne says that’s not the whole story.
"We see a range of properties come to market through our estate agency office, suitable for all different levels of buyers. We think St Andrews deserves its reputation as a wonderful place to make a home, but price-wise it really does have something for everyone.”
For more information, contact Anne.