The 5 best neighbourhoods in and around Glasgow

The 5 best neighbourhoods in and around Glasgow

Considering a move? Here's what the city has to offer...

Glasgow has seen a huge surge in popularity amongst both buyers and renters...

In fact, Rightmove recently reported that sold prices in Glasgow over the last year were 6% up on the previous year. This rise in popularity has shown no sign of slowing down, as Scotland’s largest city ranked fifth in the UK’s most searched-for places to live. Each of Glasgow’s areas offers a fantastic array of tasty restaurants, a buzzy atmosphere, and their own unique neighbourhood charm.


In October 2020, Dennistoun was declared the 8th coolest neighbourhood in the world by Time Out. The magazine highlighted the artist-run Market Gallery and Drygate Brewery as two of the reasons the area’s cultural life is flourishing, but the community spirit is also championed. Dennistoun, which is located to the east of Glasgow, is mainly popular with young people, particularly students, but its sense of community is sure to attract people of all ages. 

Merchant City

Merchant City is located in the heart of Glasgow city centre and is home to a wide variety of shops, bars and restaurants, as well as Strathclyde University, Glasgow College Campus and the International Financial Services District. The area is bound to appeal most to young people looking to immerse themselves in city life, but should be visited regardless of where you’re living, thanks to its vibrant and varying culture.


Hillhead is located in Glasgow’s vibrant West End and boasts many characteristics that are sure to impress anyone looking for a move. Hillhead is positioned in between Glasgow’s beautiful Botanic Gardens and Kelvingrove Park, and is home to a number of independent shops and eateries. The area is home to Glasgow University and a new £1 billion campus development, which is expected to house more than 600 academics and post-doctoral researchers. Hillhead is fantastic for both families and students alike. 


Although not technically in Glasgow, Bearsden is located in East Dunbartonshire, the area is located approximately six miles from the city centre and was recently ranked second in the Sunday Times’ best places to live in Scotland. Bearsden is an affluent and leafy suburb of Glasgow. It was actually ranked in the top 10 wealthiest places to live in Britain. Housing a classic mix of Victorian villas, Bearsden offers a suburban village feel and highly rated schooling making it perennially popular. It’s a great place to raise a family.


Shawlands has long been a popular area of Glasgow, with people flocking to the area for nights out at The Shed and the chance to dine in a number of renowned restaurants. Shawlands is a largely urban area that features plenty of unique green spaces, like Queens Park. Shawlands is also just minutes away from Glasgow’s biggest park, Pollok Country Park - a 146-hectare area of woodland and gardens which is home to the Burrell Art Collection.

As you can see, Glasgow has so much to offer movers of all ages and budgets. If you want a slice of the action, start your property journey here.

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