New build homes in Scotland: Top 10 best developments

The Point by Dandara in Scotland

Every year Scotland becomes more and more attractive to new home buyers, and with good reason. The country is known for its stunning landscapes, friendly people, and robust economy. In addition, recent changes to the tax system have made it even more attractive to seek out new homes in Scotland.

Average property prices in Scotland

The average property prices in Scotland vary depending on the location. In the 12 months to July 2023, the average price for a house or flat in Scotland was just above £225,000. Flats come in at £150,000. Terraced houses cost an average of £175,000, while a semi-detached property will set you back around £209,000. Meanwhile, detached houses sell across Scotland for £327,000 on average.

In Scotland’s more expensive areas such as Edinburgh and East Lothian, the average price can be much higher. Average prices for property in Edinburgh are around £374,000, while in East Lothian, average prices are just above £326,000.

New homes in Scotland: Top 10 best developments

Interested in finding a new home in Scotland? Here are our top 10 best developments, based on location, affordability and facilities on offer as well as the reviews of the people who actually live in them. Note that these top-rated developments include rental options and properties for sale.

*PLEASE NOTE these rankings take into account how recently reviews have been submitted, so may not match the overall star ratings shown. More recent reviews are given a greater weighting to reflect current building performance.

1. The Point, AB10

Dandara Living
4.87 (99 reviews) 4.87 (99 reviews)
Area guide to Aberdeen
Image of The Point, AB10

The top spot for Scotland is taken by The Point, in Schoolhill, Aberdeen. Comprising 342 apartments for rent, residents benefit from a fully equipped gym, cinema, break-out area, library and a coffee shop. As well as this, the development is just 5 minutes away from Aberdeen city centre, putting the whole of the city’s best offerings on your doorstep.

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2. The McEwan, EH3

Moda Living
4.92 (137 reviews) 4.92 (137 reviews)
Area guide to City of Edinburgh
Image of The McEwan, EH3

Sweeping into second place, The McEwan is located in the heart of Fountainbridge, just a few minutes walk away from Edinburgh’s Haymarket station. The development has 476 brand new, state of the art rental homes and amenity spaces, including a gym, studio, cinema room, co-working space, shared lounges and public squares. The development also has two private dining rooms with panoramic views over the City and Edinburgh Castle.

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3. Solasta Riverside, G5

urbanbubble, Legal & General
4.69 (63 reviews) 4.69 (63 reviews)
Area guide to City of Glasgow
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In third, Solasta Riverside is a new city centre district. Based on the South Bank of the iconic river Clyde, the development sits directly opposite Central Station. Furthermore, Solasta Riverside’s residential development consists of two 18-story complexes, including 324 Build-to-Rent apartments. Solasta Riverside faces the International Financial Services District, offering great views. Additionally, with direct access to bus, rail, cycle and motorway networks, and only 15 minutes from Glasgow International Airport, Solasta Riverside will activate over a quarter of a mile of river frontage.

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4. Kingsford Residence, EH7

Kingsford Group
4.44 (62 reviews) 4.44 (62 reviews)
Area guide to City of Edinburgh
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Next up, Kingsford Residence, managed by the Kingsford Group and located on McDonald Road in Edinburgh, offers residents the opportunity to stay in a former Victorian school building which has been newly converted to form one of the city’s first operational Build to Rent developments. The apartments retain many of the original features of the building while blending them seamlessly with contemporary open-plan living and modern fixtures.

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5. The Campus, AB24

CALA Homes
4.71 (23 reviews) 4.71 (23 reviews)
Area guide to Aberdeen
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We’re back to school for number five! CALA Homes built The Campus, also known as Hammerman Drive, in the mid-2000s. The development comprises a selection of one, two and three-bedroom properties. As well as a contemporary design, it benefits from its leafy grounds formerly occupied by Aberdeen College.

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6. Grandhome, AB22

Dandara
4.51 (10 reviews) 4.51 (10 reviews)
Area guide to Aberdeen
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Aberdeen takes another spot on our Scotland list with Grandhome, which offers a collection of energy-efficent two, three and four-bedroom homes. Bridge Don is a 20-minute drive from Aberdeen city centre, but is surrounded by attractive green spaces and excellent local amenities.

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7. The Strand @ Portobello, EH15

Barratt Homes
4.43 (15 reviews) 4.43 (15 reviews)
Area guide to City of Edinburgh
Image of The Strand @ Portobello, EH15

Next up, The Strand at Portobello, by Barratt Homes, sits close to the picturesque Portobello beach. The development comprises two and three-bed homes of excellent build quality and good proportions. As well as close proximity to the beach, The Strand is just a few miles from Edinburgh city centre.

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8. Kepplestone, AB15

Stewart Milne Homes
4.44 (7 reviews) 4.44 (7 reviews)
Area guide to Aberdeen
Image of Kepplestone, AB15

Taking our number eight spot, Kepplestone Development by Stewart Milne Homes sits in the West End of Aberdeen. Comprising four main apartment blocks with open plan layouts, it gives its residents a comfortingly modern design. There are also exclusive parking areas, which is a relief in this growing part of the city.

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9. Dykes of Gray, DD2

Springfield
4.42 (6 reviews) 4.42 (6 reviews)
Area guide to City of Dundee
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Dykes of Gray is a new village located to the west of Dundee city centre. The development offers 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes  as well as 3 play parks and a kick about pitch. Read reviews and details of Dykes of Gray, DD2

10. Kinnaird Wynd, FK2

CALA Homes
4.40 (11 reviews) 4.40 (11 reviews)
Area guide to Stirling & Falkirk
Image of Kinnaird Wynd, FK2

To round off our list of the top developments in Scotland we have Kinnaird Wynd, by CALA Homes, which offers the perfect city escape at the foot of the Ochil Hills in the Forth Valley. Comprising one and two bedroom apartments, three bedroom terraced and semi detached and four bedroom detached homes, Kinnaird Wynd presents a variety of options for first-time buyers. The development also has a variety of links to all major cities, including Stirling, Edinburgh & Glasgow.

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If this has put you in mind to explore Scotland further, click on the area guide link below. This will give you more information on the key areas, attractions, schooling and other important factors that make living in Scotland appealing. There are also details of dozens developments offering new homes in Scotland, with constantly updating review scores and comments.

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