Glasgow is a vibrant city and offers many fantastic districts all with their own individual charm. We have listed some of the best places to live in Scotland’s largest city.
Leafy Broomhill Drive is home to many fine crafted, eye-catching buildings, all grand in stature. With everything from tenements to semi-detached properties, there’s a real variety to the housing here, and nearby Victoria Park also allows the opportunity to walk the dog, go for a jog, play tennis or even feed the ducks.
Running parallel to Partick, Hillhead and Hyndland, Dowanhill is something of a sleepy oasis. Primarily residential, properties tend to be spacious, with a select few offering residents their own private garden. Close to all the everyday essentials, this is an ideal west end base consisting of several well-kept, peaceful streets.
Voted the hippest place to live in Britain by The Times, Finnieston is the definition of an area on the up. Traditionally an extension of the Clydeside yards, when taking a leisurely stroll you’ll now find a catalogue of trendy bars, alluring restaurants and word of mouth businesses. Modern flats sit alongside more traditional builds, and given the proximity to both the River Clyde and SSE Hydro (in the top 5 busiest music venues in the world), this is the perfect place for budding socialites.
Incredibly, back in the early 19th century this sought after G12 postcode used to be little more than a patch of grass populated by several farmyard animals. While the landscape may have changed, thankfully it’s still possible to pick up high quality local produce from a number of friendly cafes and delis. Undoubtedly one of the most desirable locations in the city, Hyndland boasts an impressive collection of sandstone tenements, coupled with a growing number of new developments, all providing easy access to schools, shops and many other amenities.
Frequently dubbed the Covent Garden of Glasgow, the Merchant City has become an increasingly popular area to hang your hat – thanks in no small part to the arts and alfresco dining. Also playing host to an annual festival, the streets are thronged every summer for a week of cool, colourful, all-encompassing fun. Considering the eye-catching builds available at reasonable prices, and being just a stone’s throw from the proper hustle and bustle, it’s little wonder this sleek region continues to see an upsurge in residents.
Continuing to grow in popularity, this sought after neighbourhood is a perfect retreat from the main rush of the west end, but still remains close enough to pop out at a moment’s notice. Interestingly, many of the streets have been named after locations in England: Leicester Avenue, Northampton Drive and Beaconsfield Road, to give a flavour. With a wide range of tenements and semi-detached houses, we’re confident you’ll find what you’re looking for here.
Seen by many as the jewel in Glasgow’s crown, Park Circus is one of the finest examples of town planning in Britain and – dare we say it – Europe. Full of breath-taking mansion houses and beautifully crafted apartments, this really is the crème de la crème of real estate. Dozens of properties also overlook Kelvingrove Park , leaving residents ideally positioned to soak up any summer sun.
Still retaining an authentic neighbourhood feel after all these years, Partick is an extremely diverse, vibrant community. Whether you need a button sewn on your coat, a coffee to see you through the afternoon or even a last minute haircut, the time devoted for your to-do-list can suddenly be squashed once you decide to settle here. With a number of streets branching off Dumbarton Road -many surprisingly tranquil – it won’t be long before you find you’re another ‘well kent face.
Shawlands has recently grown in popularity and become quite trendy, offering many stylish boutiques, popular eateries and ample green space in Queens Park.
Helping link the west end and city centre, Woodlands Road and its offshoots are home to a number of desirable tenements. Just minutes from the grounds of Glasgow University, this popular neighbourhood has a friendly feel, and an ethnically diverse fabric is reflected in a very wide range of shops and stores.