Dalgety Bay

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Scotland
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scotboy82scotboy82 Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Scotland
Hi There

Me and my wife are thinking of moving to Dalgety Bay, as I have been relocated from London to Edinburgh.

I visited there the other week and it seems nice.

Anyone from the area or any experience of living there? What's it like is it a good place to raise a family? (my wife is expecting)


Thanks

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  • scbkscbk Forumite
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    I've never lived there (and I'm sure someone more knowledgable will be along in a minute), but it seems nice enough, pretty much a big housing estate, bit of a ghost town maybe as most residents will be commuters
  • torbrextorbrex
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    I am no expert but I have read the utility meters there.
    It was basically built as a feeder town for Edinburgh with good road and rail links including a good bus service, there are some areas that are a bit run down but no real no-go areas. The areas overlooking the river are the higher price end and up near the industrial estate are lower end but there are good quality houses all over the town. If money no object I would try for Donibristle Bay area.

    There is a Tesco Metro at the shopping centre but Dunfermline is just 5 minutes up the road and there is a full selection there, local stores are dotted all over town and you would never be more than a couple of minutes away from one.
    There are a couple of primary schools a sports centre and plenty of green playing areas around but nearest secondary school is a bus ride away.

    There is also an area of 'new builds' at the eastern end of Dunfermline one called Dulloch Park (among others which I cant remember) also with good access to roads but not rail links, the houses there vary from flats and apartments to 4/5 bedroom villas.
  • straksstraks Forumite
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    scotboy82 wrote: »
    Hi There

    Me and my wife are thinking of moving to Dalgety Bay, as I have been relocated from London to Edinburgh.

    I visited there the other week and it seems nice.

    Anyone from the area or any experience of living there? What's it like is it a good place to raise a family? (my wife is expecting)


    Thanks
    it is a lovely place to stay.it small with not a lot in it but edinburgh is only 15 min away and there is a large town near by that is one of the biggest towns in scotland called dunfermline.dalgety bay also has one of the best views around with the forth rail bridge on your doorstep
  • trigger2trigger2 Forumite
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    Scotboy - we stay there. I've PM'ed you about it.

    regards

    trigger
  • id thought about living there but the radiation concerns puts me

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  • trigger2trigger2 Forumite
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    as far as I know they only found minimal radiation particles on one of the beaches, I think it was put down to work done in the war at Rosyth dockyard. There have been clean ups on the beaches so fingers crossed !

    regards

    trigger
  • LGDNUFCLGDNUFC Forumite
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    Hi, I lived there for 5 years from 2001 to 2006. Dalgety Bay is split into a new and old part, the new part being near the sports centre which is where we lived.
    Its mainly filled with young families and professional couples. I found it really difficult at first as we had no non work related friends or family, but everyone is very friendly and we got to know most people on our street from seeing them at the bus stop or train station, then in 2005 we had a baby girl and everything changed. I met 2 of my closest and dearest friends in the baby massage classes at the clinic and we got to know lots of new friends..
    We even started to look at bigger houses as we were in a 2 bed semi and we wanted to stay in the area.
    My husband worked in Dundee and Falkirk and used the train station in Inverkeithing to get to Dundee, where he could park for free. Or drove to Falkirk.
    I worked in Edinburgh and we lived about 5 mins from a bus stop and about a mile from the train station in Dalgety Bay.Bus takes anything from 1 hour to 30 mins depending on time of day, and about 25 mins on the train, both dropping you off in central Edinburgh.
    In Dalgety Bay there is a doctors, clinic, dentist, police station, a shopping precinct with a video shop, post office, chemist, estate agents, Tesco Metro, cafe and a hairdressers which I used regulary, there is a sports centre which has a creche facilty which 2 of my friends use, bowling green, a couple of parks, lots of cycle routes and coastal walks, 2 nurseries and lots of registered childminders which we used one for our daughter.There is a huge soft play there, a Dobies and they are in the process of building a huge Asda there.There is a HUGE Tesco about 3 miles away in a housing estate called Duloch Park .A couple of pubs, one called the Bay Inn which does a mean hot chocolate and the food is good, takeaways.
    The nearest hospital for your wife giving birth is Forth Park in Kirkaldy which is about 20mins north. Thats where I had my daughter and seems to be the majority for most births in Dalgety Bay.
    From the bottom of our street you could see the Forth Rail Bridge..
    In 2006 we sold our house and had shortlisted about 3 houses we really liked when the opportunity came up for us to move back to the North East with my husbands work. It was a very tough decision to make as we had lots of new friends and we felt really settled. There was alot of tears from me, but we made the decision to move back "home"..
    We still regularly visit Dalgety Bay about 5 times a year, in fact we were up there on Saturday for the weekend visiting friends.
    Personally I couldnt fault Dalgety Bay and would happily move back up there in a shot, in 5 years we had no problems at all.
    If you have any questions feel free to pm me!! Im more than happy to help.
  • ellermanellerman Forumite
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    Have you thought of Linlithgow. Its 20 minutes by train from central Edinburgh, and on the same train line to Glasgow. Many folks from England are living there, basiclaly cos it has the feel of a market town. The high street has lots of nice shops, coffee places etc, Good housing, good performing schools, a lovely historic castle and surrounding parklands and lake with watersports. Its very pleasant with all the transport links one wants. Falkirk is one stop along the train line with cheaper housing but Polmont/ Brightons is just as pleasant on the ourskirts of the town, on the canal with towpath and cheaper housing means spending on other things or...working fewer hours!
  • scrooge2008scrooge2008 Forumite
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    South Queensferry is another option. Good schools and excellent bus service into Edinburgh. Nice community spirit and good selection of houses. We looked at Dalgety bay, but didn't seem as nice as Linlithgow or SQ.
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