About Chapelton

A vibrant community conveniently located just five miles south of Aberdeen, Chapelton is Scotland’s largest new town. Chapelton offers residents all the peace of country life, coupled with the convenience of city living.With easy access to the surrounding Aberdeenshire towns, there’s a variety of amenities on your doorstep. Situated between the A90 to the east and the AWPR to the west, the development is served by a range of excellent road links. There are also regular bus services to Aberdeen and Dundee passing through Chapelton’s Park and Choose facility, whilst Portlethen train station is just a few miles away.

Chapelton is the long-term vision of the Elsick Development Company to create a sustainable new town. From small apartments to five-bedroom family homes, the property exteriors feature slate roof tiles, lime harl and a variety of other architectural details which help the town retain the heritage and character of its surroundings. The initial development plan proposes over 4,000 houses, shops, offices, parks and schools located in four neighbourhoods. Longer-term, Chapelton will accommodate up to 8,000 homes within seven neighbourhoods that follow the features of the site’s landscape, incorporating the contours of the land as well as existing trees and woodlands.

The first neighbourhood to be completed, Carinhill, enjoys spectacular sea views and includes access to Chapelton’s first public green -  Hume square. Carinhill offers buyers a choice of flats, terraced houses, semi-detached and detached houses, and a range of large family homes. With a high street linking two key community landmarks, the primary school and community centre, Carinhill is ideally located for those wishing to be at the heart of this growing community.


4,000 people

Distance from Aberdeen

10 miles


Regular bus service from Aberdeen


Primary School

Newtonhill Primary School
Fishermoss Primary School

Secondary Schools

Mackie Academy

Additional information

Average cost of a three-bedroom home: £264,000

Average Floor area of three bedroom home: 118m2 / 1270ft2

Derived from Quarter Four 2021 property sales in the area.

Amenities in Chapelton

Chapelton is home to a variety of open green spaces, local shops and close-knit neighbourhood squares all situated within walking distance of the housing developments. Residents can relax in a welcoming tearoom located in the visitor centre or get a new look at the local hair and beauty salon, all conveniently found in the centre of town.

Good educational provision is critical to the future of Chapelton, with sites for three primary schools and one secondary school having been identified for the first 4,045 houses in the town. A pre-school nursery for 90 children is located in Chapelton’s first neighbourhood, Carinhill. GP provisions are located in retail or commercial units in each neighbourhood in order to ensure accessibility to all residents. Towards the completion of the town a single Medical Centre will be established in the town centre with dentists and chemists based within each of the neighbourhoods.

As the town and community grows, so too will the opportunities available to residents. With a start-up incubator, “Star up at the Steading”, as well as more office and retail space planned in the near future, residents can live, work and play all in one place. Parks, sports pitches and community halls will feature in each neighbourhood, while major facilities such as an indoor sports gymnasium and a library are all in the pipeline.

Things to do in Chapelton

Chapelton has community at its heart, with spaces designed deliberately to encourage community collaboration and participation. The Community Interest Company organises many events for families and locals all year around. Get involved in Woolie Mamas weekly crochet club or take part in one of the many farmer’s markets, mixology sessions, clothes swaps and workshops dotted throughout the year. Annual events such as the Easter Egg hunt and Chapelton Bike Ride offer the chance for the whole community to come together.

Chapelton’s picturesque country setting, quiet roads and wide-open spaces make it the perfect place for families to explore. The Chapelton development is committed to providing a large percentage of land for public green spaces of every type - ensuring parks, allotments, community greens and children’s play areas are all linked by green corridors, which allow wildlife to flourish. For fun suitable for all ages, residents can undertake the Chapelton trail, a one hour marked walk through diverse scenery and wildlife habitats that offers walkers access to some of Aberdeenshire’s most scenic spots overlooking the north east coastline. Locals can also walk their dogs at the large country park and community woodland found at the entrance of the town.

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