Is Glasgow a good place to invest in property?

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Glasgow is Scotland’s biggest and most exciting city and thanks to its large population and vibrant economy, it’s a great place to invest for both Landlords and buyers.


Why invest in Glasgow?

Thanks to the city’s subway network, rail network and international airport, Glasgow is well-connected to various cities around Scotland, the UK, and the world.

Its three highly rated Universities along with The Glasgow School of Art and Conservatoire of Scotland attract students from all over, making it a very diverse, amenable and friendly City which draws many young professionals and families. The Blue-chip International Finance Area along with the many regeneration projects happening across Glasgow make it an attractive location for emerging new industries, with various commercial and residential developments underway.

All of these factors offer buyers a range of investment options City-wide.

Where to invest in Glasgow?

With such a diverse property market and population, the rental market in Glasgow has many opportunities for anyone looking to invest.

Depending on what you’re looking for, Glasgow’s various neighbourhoods include various property-types ranging from the world famous Victorian tenement buildings to more modern flats, semi and detached homes. The city’s average property rent has grown quickly providing strong yields.

Here’s a very brief overview of some note-worthy areas of investment in Glasgow:

Glasgow City Centre

The city centre includes a range of properties from the upmarket area of The Merchant City and the Victorian magnificence of the City and Garnethill to more contemporary City Lofts and swish modern flats. With busy shopping centres and streets filled with delicious restaurants and cafés, Glasgow’s city centre is filled with the typical city buzz of workers and shoppers finding their ways through the busy streets.

West End

With some of Glasgow’s most desirable properties and sought after postcode areas The West End is a most fashionable destination. Home to The University of Glasgow it’s a popular location for students, as well as young professionals and lifestyle buyers. It’s an excellent area for investing into buy-to-let property thanks to the high demand on rentals.

Southside

Glasgow’s Southside covers a large area with stylish tenements in Shawlands to the grander, prestigious family homes of Clarkston, Giffnock and Newlands. It also is home to a cool café society, with many local and independent shops having opened up in recent years. Additionally, Southside also has easy access to large parks, such as Pollock Country Park and Queen’s Park, offering its residents a range of weekend activities.

Commuter areas around Glasgow

The city’s large size also means that it is surrounded with areas that are popular with commuters, including Bearsden, Milngavie and Paisley - all of which have good connections into the city centre and offer great investment opportunities just outside of Glasgow.

So, if you’re looking to start investing in property or want to expand your portfolio, Glasgow offers a wide range of possibilities to buyers and landlords.

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