• by the LIU team

New year, new job, new home town?

For many people, 2019 will be a year of relocation. With property sales volumes falling further last year following low transaction levels in 2017, people across the UK have been putting off house moves due to political and economic uncertainty. However, it seems likely that this year will reintroduce clarity to the property sector, unlocking a huge amount of pent-up demand among would-be househunters.

There are many reasons to move house – upsizing, downsizing, the temptations of a brand new home or the realities of a change in domestic circumstances. Taking a new job is one of the biggest reasons for moving, particularly if there’s scope to live near your new place of work. Indeed, that’s something many residents of Uddingston already take for granted. Our town is home to high-profile employers including Tarmac and Tunnocks, British Gas and Kwik Fit, Sky and Virgin Media. Wanting to live within walking distance of these corporate offices represents an understandable ambition, and it’s one many people from Uddingston have already achieved.

Even if you don’t work in Uddingston, it’s an ideal base for commuting across central Scotland. Glasgow is two stops away on the Glasgow Central to Edinburgh Waverley line, with the M74 and M8 motorways bordering Uddingston en route to the city centre. The M8 also provides 35-minute journey times from Uddingston to the burgeoning Edinburgh Park district, where thousands of people are employed in Edinburgh’s thriving banking and finance sectors.

Commuting from Uddingston places the M73 motorway at your disposal, with direct links to Stirling, Falkirk and Cumbernauld (among many other regional employment hubs). The M74 extends down to Carlisle and the M6, placing England’s northern counties within easy reach. And with Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports standing 16 and 32 miles away from Uddingston Main Street, it’s possible to reach destinations around the world with ease.

If 2019 is the year you plan on finding a new job, it might also be the year you should consider moving to Uddingston. If you do, you’ll be joining thousands of other people who already recognise the unique blend of benefits our friendly and well-appointed town has to offer.

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