East Fife offers a tranquil setting within commuter distance of Scotland's main cities providing a great area to look for houses for sale and flats for sale.

ESPC has hundreds of properties for sale across Fife, and East Fife offers some of the most beautiful and historic towns to live in in all of Scotland.

About East Fife

Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes are the main population centres in the region with a total of roughly 90,000 between them. Those looking for homes for sale here will be pleased to find both towns offer excellent commuter links to major towns and cities including Dunfermline, Edinburgh and Dundee.

On the north east cost of Fife lies the historic town of St Andrews - famous not only as the home of golf but also for its world renowned university which includes Alex Salmond, James Wilson, Sir Chris Hoy and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge among its famous alumni.

There are a number of beaches in Fife which are frequented by those looking for a little fresh air and when the waves are right, even a little surfing action from time to time.

Looking at house prices

The average house price across Fife as a whole is generally lower than the Scotland-wide figure. In the second quarter of 2012 the average house price in Fife was £134,163 - 13% lower than the Scotland average of £153,501. As you'd expect from an area offering such a diverse range of housing and amenities though, prices vary significantly within Fife and ESPC has a number of local solicitor estate agent who'll be ideally placed to give you expert advice on what's happening in the market.

You can find more up to date figures in our ESPC House Price Reports which are available in our ESPC News section every month.