The Scottish housing market has been underperforming for a number of years, widely attributed to a blend of constitutional uncertainty and sluggish economic growth. However, there’s one corner of Scotland where the housing market is in fine health – the South Lanarkshire town of Uddingston. Homes for sale in Uddingston are selling within hours, and For Sale boards are being replaced by Under Offer boards…
The north-south divide
Most of Uddingston’s peripheral housing estates are located on the eastern side of the M74 motorway, placing them under the governance of North Lanarkshire Council. Meanwhile, the South Lanarkshire side of town contains Uddingston’s high street, high school and train station. The proximity of restaurants and medical services has underpinned healthy selling prices for decades, but the chronic lack of homes for sale in Uddingston at present is accelerating the process.
In one recently completed housing estate near the Glasgow and Edinburgh-bound train station, a property brought to market on a Friday lunchtime was sold by the following Monday. In an award-winning residential development off Bellshill Road, a house was registered on property portals at lunchtime, but went under offer before teatime. Local agents have lengthy lists of buyers looking for homes in Uddingston, and some househunters have resorted to putting leaflets through letterboxes on their favourite streets.
New homes for sale in Uddingston affecting northern suburbs
For prospective purchasers, it’s worth noting this phenomenon is mostly confined to what’s known informally as Uddingston village. Suburbs like Calderbraes and Tannochside are further away from the town’s main amenities, and selling times are still being measured in days and weeks rather than hours. New homes in Uddingston are currently only available in two Tannochside developments, providing an alternative to the 1970s villas of Calderbraes and Tannochside’s more modern cul-de-sacs.
Internet searches for new homes in Uddingston may reveal a number of developments on the old Glasgow Zoo site, in an area known as Broomhouse or Calderpark. While this hillside setting shares Uddingston’s G71 postcode, it’s over a mile from the northern edge of Calderbraes. Homes here border the east end suburb of Baillieston, within Glasgow City Council’s boundaries. This means different public services and school catchments, while access to Uddingston Grammar school is only possible if South Lanarkshire Council accept a placement request. If you’re specifically looking for new homes in Uddingston, Tannochside currently provides your only options.