The agricultural area of South Lanarkshire is the 5th largest local authority in Scotland with a population of 311,000, the dominant property type available for sale are flats with far less terraced, detached and semi-detached properties. With 4 and 5 bedroom properties attracting rents of over £1,500 - £2,000 pcm and 2 to 3 bedroom properties available at around £800 pcm, there are properties to suit every budget in the South Lanarkshire property market. There is also great variety in terms of the architectural styles available with everything from Victorian Mansions, sandstone villas and detached bungalows for sale and rent.
There has also been some new development activity in the area in the form of golf courses, architect designed homes, and homes with large grounds coming onto the market. As this is primarily an agricultural area land is plentiful and so are larger developments with lower development densities. These developments are coming onto the market at anything from £900,000 to well over £1,000,000 and each one that sells acts as an incentive for another development. Villas are becoming more and more popular in the area and at these prices features such as swimming pools are not uncommon; the planning authority is very progressive and has taken each planning application on its merit rather than prescribing architectural styles.