The town of Coatbridge is situated in North Lanarkshire, about ten miles east of Glasgow city centre. Along with neighbouring Airdrie, Coatbridge is seen as part of the Greater Glasgow urban area.
Coatbridge is just two miles from the M8 and M73 motorways and four miles from the M74, placing the major cities of Edinburgh, Stirling and Glasgow within commuting distance. There are also six railway stations on four railway lines bisecting Coatbridge. The Quadrant Shopping Centre serves as the heart of Coatbridge's retail attractions.