Glenrothes sits a few miles inland from the eastern coast of Fife, where the North Sea slides inexorably southward toward the Firth of Forth. It is a town of nearly 40,000 inhabitants, making it one of the largest towns in the county. It is approximately equidistant from two of Scotland's most significant cities – the former industrial city of Dundee to the north, and the capital, Edinburgh, to the south. Both cities are approximately thirty miles distant. It is also connected by road links to St Andrews, Kirkcaldy and Dunfermline.
Glenrothes is famous as a new town, and indeed is often referred to as 'the new town of Glenrothes'. It sprung up because of the powerful economic boom of the coal industries in postwar Scotland. Fife became a hub for coalmining, and towns such as Glenrothes were needed to house a population of miners, orseers and service providers.
An exceptionally well-kept town, Glenrothes has repeatedly won 'Beautiful Scotland' and 'Britain in Bloom' awards. It has a general feel of aesthetic awareness, as exhibited by public artworks such as the 'giant irises' and the 'Gateway Totum'. Renting flats in Glenrothes will give tenants access to a vibrant and active community, at the geographical and administrative heart of Fife.