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    • Kit1
    • By Kit1 2nd Sep 18, 5:54 PM
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    Moving to Ayrshire
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    • 2nd Sep 18, 5:54 PM
    Moving to Ayrshire 2nd Sep 18 at 5:54 PM
    Not sure if this is the best page but we are looking for a small flat around the area and wondered if anyone had any advice on the best parts. We have seen some in Saltcoats but as we are relocating from England we don't know the areas well.

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    • missile
    • By missile 3rd Sep 18, 12:22 AM
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    To rent or buy?
    I would suggest you rent and give yourself time to look around before making a purchase.
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    • Kit1
    • By Kit1 3rd Sep 18, 12:31 PM
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    Sorry forgot to say buying.
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    • elly68
    • By elly68 14th Sep 18, 4:57 PM
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    do you have jobs to go to ,if so where .if not I love ayr itself theres a train station and flats are relatively cheap .
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    • By Hattie625 14th Sep 18, 10:12 PM
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    Ayrshire native.

    Avoid Kilmarnock, Irvine, Saltcoats, Stevenston, Kilwinning, Kilbirnie and Ardrossan.

    Beith and Dalry are okay.

    The coastal towns of Ayr (some parts: avoid Newton-on-Ayr), Prestwick and Troon are desirable. Troon is very desirable but Prestwick is more affordable and (in my view) the best of the 3. All these places are ideally suitable for commuting to Glasgow.

    Northern areas: Skelmorlie, Largs, Fairlie, Seamill and West Kilbride are all desirable places. Largs is the largest of these and has a good secondary school.

    Great Cumbrae (Millport) is a lovely wee island and easy to commute to the mainland (10 minute ferry to Largs, with fast rail link to Paisley and Glasgow).

    Girvan is too far south from the main centres, former seaside resort which has seen better days.

    Avoid Maybole (north and inland of Girvan).

    Ballantrae is a lovely village but too far south of the main centres. It is on the southern boundary of South Ayrshire.

    Avoid the inland ex-mining areas (eg Dalmellington, Patna, Cumnock, New Cumnock, Darvel, Auchenleck). The inhabitants are fiercely loyal to these places but it would be quite difficult to integrate as a newcomer. While there is beautiful countryside surrounding these areas, the towns/villages are not attractive with a few notable exceptions (eg Sorn village).
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