Situated on the River Clyde, Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city in terms of both size and population. It is highly regarded as a 'Mecca' for shoppers in Scotland and the UK (specifically around Merchant City
), a cultural hub and one of the biggest cities in the United Kingdom.
Property in Glasgow come in a wide selection of shapes and styles, with historic buildings in the city centre - including some very grand Victorian townhouses, tenements in the west end and more modern flats that have been developed around the city. As such, Glasgow today caters for a wide range of tastes and budgets for families, young professionals and experienced executives.
Due to its mild southern position, Glasgow often experiences warmer temperatures than the rest of the country - making renting in Glasgow a popular choice. It is, however, a wet city; so packing an umbrella before moving there is definitely recommended.
Areas in Glasgow
Glasgow's bohemian West End is full of popular cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques. Despite being the more independent and student oriented district in Glasgow, it is also home to some of Scotland’s most affluent addresses including Kelvingrove, Hyndland and Partick.
Closer to the city centre, you’ll find the campuses of the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow School of Art and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music And Drama campuses. Most students still choose to live in the west of the city however, although there is plenty of property available in the north as well.
Glasgow’s south side is predominantly residential, boasting many areas with property to rent including the Shawlands, Strathbungo, Pollokshaws, Govanhill, Ibrox, and Cathcart. More affordable than the west but also still an attractive area, the south of the city is full of parkland and offers convenience for the city centre. It stretches out towards the suburbs, although some suburban towns – such as Cambuslang – are closer to the centre of town than its districts.
North Glasgow extends from the north of the city centre towards the affluent suburbs of Bearsden, Milngavie and Bishopbriggs and the revitalized suburb of Ruchill. The east end is home to the famous Barrowlands market, Glasgow Green and Celtic Park, as well as residential areas like Shettleston.
Glasgow has excellent transport links by road, air and rail and is only an hour away from neighbouring city Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. Lettingweb have a large number of letting agents in Glasgow meaning that there is always a large selection of flats and property to rent in this city.