A northern district of East Kilbride, Calderwood lies 1¼ miles (2 km) northeast of the town centre. The district developed on the estate of the former Calderwood Castle, a property of the Maxwells, which was demolished in 1955.

Moncrieff Church of Scotland, founded in the old village of East Kilbride in 1843, transferred to Calderwood in 1959. The district also benefits from a Baptist Church and St. Leonard's Roman Catholic Church. There are six primary schools located here (Halfmerke, Hunter, Greenburn and Maxwellton (which share a building), Long Calderwood and St. Leonard's Roman Catholic Primary School). Hunter High School closed in 2008, with pupils moving to the new Calderglen High School in St. Leonards to the south.

Hunter High School had been named after the brothers Dr William Hunter (1718-83) and Dr John Hunter (1728-93), notable surgeons born at Long Calderwood. The Hunter House Museum tells their story.

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