Best areas to live in Glasgow
Whether you’re looking for leafy suburbs, a commuter’s paradise with excellent transport links, or a bustling community, rest assured you’ll find the perfect place in Glasgow.
An affluent area in Glasgow’s fashionable West End, Hillhead not only boasts a variety of independent cafes and coffee shops, plenty of pubs and bars, and a ton of kooky boutiques and delis, but it also has the Glasgow Botanic Gardens and the banks of the River Kelvin on its doorstep. Also a stone’s throw from the University of Glasgow campus, Hillhead really is right at the heart of the action, and is one of the trendiest places to set up home in the city. It does, however, come with the price tag to match, with average property prices at £367,840.
Located approximately five miles south-west of Glasgow city centre, Shawlands is close enough that residents never miss out on the culture and buzz that Glasgow has to offer, but far enough away that properties are relatively affordable, with prices averaging £189,065. The area’s features, including historic buildings with plenty of character, amenities including shops and takeaway restaurants, and above all, lots of green space, continue to draw people to Shawlands. With Pollok Country Park, King George V Park and Queen’s Park nearby, residents are spoiled for choice when it comes to enjoying a bit of peace and quiet.
An affluent town roughly six miles north-west of central Glasgow, average house prices in Bearsden are around £341,925. A residential area boasting two high-performing secondary schools and lots of historical character (the ruins of a military bath house stand in the town centre, and a Roman wall runs through it) make Bearsden popular among families and retirees, while its proximity to Glasgow and good transport links appeal to commuters working or studying in the city.
A town nine miles south-west of Glasgow with great transport links, including bus services, train services and the A77, Giffnock is popular among commuters. Average property prices in the town stand at £333,881, and residents enjoy proximity to Eastwood Park and multiple playing fields, as well as local schools, restaurants and sports clubs.
Located 4.6 miles west of Glasgow city centre, Scotstoun is a suburb bounded by the River Clyde and packed with late Victorian period properties. As one of the most affordable areas in Glasgow, property prices in Scotstoun average at £160,624. It is popular among commuters working or studying in Glasgow, and it also appeals to families, who can make the most of suburban living, homes with gardens, good primary schools and low-cost housing.