Glenrothes is the administrative capital of Fife. Its town centre offers a range of services and amenities including a library, shopping at the Kingdom Shopping Centre, Rothes Hall Theatre and ten pin bowling at Fraser Bowl. Sports and leisure pursuits are available at the Fife Institute.
The parks and landscaping in Glenrothes have been recognised at national level, and there are numerous outdoor sculptures and artworks. For the commuter, there is access to the A92 and M90 for travelling within Fife, while the Forth Road Bridge provides links to Edinburgh and Glasgow.