About Falkirk Town
Falkirk at a glance*
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Falkirk itself had a population of around 35,000, extending to around 145,000 taking into account all the Falkirk council areas which include Grangemouth, Bo’ness, Denny, Larbert and Stenhousemuir. It is also possible to commute to Edinburgh, Stirling and Glasgow while living in Falkirk.
Elaine Wilson, local resident and mother of two, works in the property department at ESPC solicitors Russel + Aitken. Here, Elaine gives us a further insight into life in Falkirk.
Favourite watering hole: Behind the Wall – with two children we don’t go out so much now but it was always the old favourite!
Favourite place for eating and why: Gulnar Indian Restaurant in Larbert has excellent food and had been run by the same family for 30 years.
An interesting fact about the area: Falkirk is home to the world's only rotating boat lift – the Falkirk Wheel. It connects the Forth and Clyde Canal to the Union Canal.
What I love the most: Falkirk is right in the middle between Glasgow and Edinburgh, so with the excellent rail and road links it is easy to access both cities quickly.
Favourite local business: Marshall’s family bakery which opened shop on Manor Street last year. It’s a family run business selling amazing cakes and bread – delicious!
Best kept secret: It's home to Barr's Irn Bru!
How would you describe the style of properties in the area: Very varied. We have everything from one-bedroom flats right up to old Victorian-style properties in the centre of Falkirk, along with new housing estates with spacious modern four- and five-bedroom villas.
Describe the area in 3-words: Social, vibrant and accessible.
Is there anyone famous associated with the area: David Weir the footballer who played with Everton and Scotland and Bob McGregor, nicknamed the Falkirk Flyer, is a swimmer who won silver in the 100m freestyle at the 1964 Olympics.
Whether you are looking for a house, flat, bungalow, apartment, new build or any other kind of property for sale or for rent, ESPC may have the one in Falkirk that you are looking for.