Well-situated for either the seaside towns of the West Coast or Glasgow, East Ayrshire is a lovely and well-connected county. Housing is varied and affordable, and there are excellent sport and leisure offerings in the area. There is also great retail and dining in the county, with many restaurants featuring local produce heavily in their menus. Schools are generally very good, and many students achieve higher than average results for their age groups. East Ayrshire is, therefore, a popular choice for families, and ideal for those with at least one adult who needs to commute to work in Glasgow, as transport links in the county are also good.