Here at GSPC, we love Glasgow! It’s a buyer’s paradise- cheap house prices, distinct architecture alongside quality AND quantity of bars, restaurants and shops. Check out our top ten reasons why Glasgow is such a great city to live in:
Green Space– There are so many beautiful green spaces in Glasgow, over 90 to be precise. For example, the Botanic Gardens, Kelvingrove Park, Victoria Park in the West End and Queen’s Park. The most well-known scenic space is Glasgow Green which contains the impressive People’s Palace and Winter Gardens.
Food- You are spoilt for choice with restaurants in Glasgow. Ashton Lane is home to several great bars and restaurants, full of charm and character. Ubiquitous Chip is an iconic place to eat in Glasgow, serving the best Scottish cuisine for over 40 years and considered one of the most magical places to dine in Glasgow.
Music- Glasgow is home to the SSE Hydro, one of the busiest multi-purposes indoor arenas in the world, Oran Mor, Barrowlands, The Garage, Carling Academy and King Tut’s which hosts popular gigs throughout the year. There’s a venue for everyone’s music taste here in Glasgow.
West End– Recently voted ‘Best Neighbourhood in the UK and Ireland’ by the Academy of Urbanism and home to The University of Glasgow, the West End is the trendy quarter of Glasgow. The West End is packed full of cosmopolitan cafes, bars, vintage boutiques and attractions.
Architecture– Distinct 19th century Victorian architecture and early 20th century ‘Glasgow Style’ as developed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh make up most of the sky line in the City Centre.
Nightlife– Glasgow is probably best known for its nightlife. There are many new and upcoming DJ’s and producers in the city and Glasgow is home to the Sub-Club, the longest running underground dance club in the world.
House Prices– Overall average price of £148,820 which is a lot cheaper compared to its neighbouring City of Edinburgh which has an average of £251,296.
River Clyde– The eighth longest river in the United Kingdom and second largest in Scotland. The River Clyde dominates the city and makes the perfect route for a morning jog.
Proximity to Countryside – Located so close to the M8 Motorway, you can easily reach the picturesque Loch Lomond and Loch Katrine and escape the city lights.
Shopping– Glasgow is the ultimate shopping destination. There’s a great selection of fashion outlets in Glasgow’s ‘style mile’, centred around Buchanan Street, St Argyle Street, and Merchant City.