Tenants looking for a home to live in Westhill will find a town ideally situated for easy access to the nearby city of Aberdeen. Less than eight miles from the city itself, which is directly to the east, Westhill is an ideal location for those looking to commute into Aberdeen city centre, or those who wish to take advantage of city centre amenities without having to live right amongst the bustle of the city centre. Its location is also convenient for taking off into the highlands or visiting country towns such as Turriff and Elgin.
Westhill is a new town, and as such is planned along ergonomic modern lines. The satellite town of Westhill was built on former farmland in 1968. Since then, the oil money which has enriched Aberdeen has helped Westhill to prosper also, making it a busy community. It is a hub of the sub-sea engineering business. Its name comes from the amalgalm of Wester Kinmundy and Blackhills in 1859.
Westhills contains numerous housing estates, and all of the necessary retail services and amenities to serve them. The town has several supermarkets, Premier Inn and Holiday Inn hotels, a golf course, sports pitches and youth services. Numerous restaurants, shops, and petrol stations also serve the local community.