Westhill is a fairly new town, having been founded in 1963. It has grown considerably since then and has a population of around 13,000. Before Covid, the population would swell considerably during the day due to the number of oil and gas and sub-sea companies that call Westhill home. The town actually falls within the City of Aberdeen, and just east of Westhill is the new Aberdeen Football Club training facilities, and a new stadium for the club is also earmarked for the site. The town has an active cycling community with lots of great rides on the doorstep. There are hotels in Westhill that provide an out of town alternative to nearby Aberdeen and allow quicker access to the leisurely cycling roads of Aberdeenshire. There is lots of parking for retail in the town centre if you arrive by car.