Properties for sale in Glasgow
Guide price £1,500,000 Hillcrest, 4 West Chapelton Crescent, Bearsden G61 Property for sale
Hillcrest is a substantial red sandstone Victorian home and one of the most impressive period residences to grace the Bearsden market in recent times. The beneficiary of a near total refurbishment ... see full details and 18 photos
Marketed by Corum Property, G61.
Offers over £995,000 Braevor 15 Newcraigs Drive, Carmunnock G76 Property for sale
Built circa. 1800, for the Browns of Cathcart family, "Braevor" is an outstanding blonde sandstone detached family home which extends to approximately 6, 500 sq ft. This substantial home is ... see full details and 26 photos
Marketed by Clyde Property, G76.
Offers over £850,000 54 Glencairn Drive, Pollokshields G41 Property for sale
Impeccable, comprehensively refurbished, blonde sandstone detached residence, directly opposite Titwood Bowling and Tennis Club. Full eight apartment layout over 2/3 levels. A magnificent family home! see full details and 10 photos
Marketed by Corum Property, G41.
Fixed price £799,000 Fifth Avenue, Kelvinside, Glasgow G12 New property for sale
An exciting development opportunity in popular West End location. Fifth Avenue is located just off Great Western Road and lies within a well recognised residential district featuring a variety of ... see full details and 13 photos
Marketed by DJ Alexander, G2.
Offers over £795,000 Hughenden Gardens, Hyndland, Glasgow G12 Detached house for sale
A totally unique and very stylish detached 6 bedroom family villa extending over 3 floors and positioned on a really generous West End plot which includes amazing private driveway with electric ... see full details and 15 photos
Marketed by Rettie & Co, G11.
Offers over £775,000 4 Claremont Terrace Flat 2/1, 'the Park', Glasgow G3 Flat for sale
Part Exchange Available for the rare opportunity that has arisen to purchase an exquisite and highly versatile four bedroom upper duplex apartment in prestigious "The Park" area of Glasgow. ... see full details and 15 photos
Marketed by McEwan Fraser Legal, EH7.
Offers over £775,000 Newlands Road, Newlands, Glasgow G43 Detached house for sale
Set within generous established grounds in one of the most sought after residential areas in Glasgow is this imposing blonde sandstone detached villa dating from circa 1896. Internally there are 3 ... see full details and 13 photos
Marketed by Scot House Move Ltd, G1.
Offers over £750,000 Trunlehill, Newlands Road, Jackton, East Kilbride G75 Land for sale
Development opportunity in a desirable location, Jackton in South Lanarkshire is close to East Kilbride, Eaglesham and not far from Strathaven. The exclusive development of Thorntonhill is less ... see full details and 5 photos
Marketed by Scottish Property Centre, ML1.
Offers over £750,000 10 Crown Road North, Dowanhill G12 Semi detached house for sale
Royston Castle is without doubt one of the most significant properties to be offered to the West End market in recent times. Royston Castle is a semi villa which along with the adjoining property ... see full details and 22 photos
Marketed by Clyde Property, G12.
Offers over £750,000 12 Old Mill Lane, Uddingston G71 Property for sale
This immediately impressive bespoke detached villa epitomises true building excellence in conjunction with superb sized rooms, excellent use of natural light and great versatility in the use of ... see full details and 17 photos
Marketed by Residence, ML3.
Fixed price £750,000 Park Gardens, Glasgow G3 Flat for sale
This prestigious, newly refurbished duplex apartment occupies the ground and garden levels of an elegant 'A' listed townhouse, with superb southerly views over Kelvingrove Park. see full details and 19 photos
Marketed by Corum Property, G12.
Offers over £725,000 2 Whitehill Road, Bearsden G61 Property for sale
This is an outstanding family home and one of the most impressive and substantial traditional semi detached properties in Old Bearsden. Prominently set but well screened, the house sits on a ... see full details and 19 photos
Marketed by Corum Property, G61.
Fixed price £725,000 Park Gardens, Glasgow G3 Flat for sale
This magnificent five apartment duplex which occupies the second and top floors of an elegant 'A' listed townhouse, has a superb location in the sought after Park district of the city, ... see full details and 21 photos
Marketed by Corum Property, G12.
Glasgow Area Guide
Glasgow grew to be the largest city in Scotland largely by becoming one of the world's capitals of heavy engineering during the Industrial Revolution. Its shipbuilding and marine engineering industries led to it being known as the "Second City of the British Empire". It did not rest on these laurels, however: these days Glasgow is one of Europe's top ten financial centres, ensuring it remains one of the best cities in Europe in which to live.
The city centres on George Square, where many of the city's public statues and historic Victorian buildings are located. This is also bordered by the shopping areas of Argyle Street, Sauchiehall Street and Buchanan Street.
Merchant City is the commercial and residential district. It is littered with luxury apartments and warehouse conversions, which are filled by young professional who are attracted to the area's upmarket boutiques, cafes and restaurants. It is the locus of Glasgow's cultural events, and it hosts the annual Merchant City Festival, a celebration of the arts.
The financial institutions based in Glasgow are found in the International Financial Services District. It is colloquially known as the "square kilometre" or Wall Street on Clyde, and ongoing construction of high-rise buildings and modern office spaces has seen more and more businesses move in.
Glasgow's West End is the bohemian part of the city. It has a large collection of tea rooms, bars, hotels, independent shops and restaurants, and it also features Kelvingrove Park, the University of Glasgow, the Glasgow Botanic Gardens and the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre. This unsurprisingly makes it popular with tourists. Because it is so popular, the name increasingly refers to any place west of Charing Cross station (not to be confused with the hub in London).
The East End is perhaps best known for the famous Glasgow Barrowland Market, called "The Barras". It is also home to the Barrowland Ballroom, the stunning Glasgow Green, and Celtic FC. It remains a fairly deprived part of town, a condition reflected in its many original sandstone tenements.
The South Side is pretty much anything south of the Clyde. It is mostly residential, but it does have notable attractions like the Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Scotland Street School Museum, Alexander 'Greek' Thomson's Holmwood House and the stadiums that Queens Park FC and Rangers FC call home.
North Glasgow extends north of the city centre, and it really has a split personality. It includes some of Glasgow's most affluent suburbs, like Milngavie and Bishopbriggs, but it also has some of the poorest areas, such as Possilpark and Hamiltonhill. This has led to a lot of regeneration. Ruchill in particular has had a dramatic transformation recently.
In 2011, Glasgow had a population of 598,830, an increase of 1% from 2010. Glasgow itself accounts for 11.4 % of the total population of Scotland.
People aged 16 to 29 make up almost 24% of the population, which is larger than the national average of 18.7%, and it has fewer people aged 60 and over. Only 18% of people in Glasgow are over 60, but in the rest of Scotland, just over 23% of the population is that age.
Over 94% of people in the city identify themselves as white. This is not to say that Glasgow is not diverse, as it has been a magnet for immigrants of all kinds. Glasgow has the highest percentage of minority ethnic people in Scotland, with 31% of Scotland's total minority ethnic population living in the city. During the Great Irish Famine, it drew large numbers of Irish immigrants, especially from County Donegal, and it continues to attract many Irish immigrants. It has also attracted many migrants from the Highlands, leading to a large Catholic population. The twentieth century saw people from Lithuania, Italy, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and China come to the city.
Most state schools are good but not exceptional. Despite this, there are some state schools that are amongst the best in the country. These include Jordanhill School, notable in the HMIe report for its "pupils' high level of attainment", and Hyndland Secondary School, highlighted in its HMIe report for its "good quality of education".
There is a large handful of great independent schools, including St Aloysius' College, which according to its HMIe report has "very good programmes", and Hutchesons' Grammar Primary School, which is praised for its "high standards of attainment throughout the school" in its HMIe report.
Glasgow's large transport system is mostly managed by the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT), though there are notable exceptions especially in bus services. Since deregulation of the buses, most routes are served by private operators, though some are partly funded by SPT. The main bus terminal is Buchanan bus station, but service covers the whole of city.
Glasgow is great for trains. It has the second most extensive urban rail network in the UK, with only London topping it. Services travel to a large part of the west of the country, and Central Station and Queen Street Station are the two main terminals.
The city also boasts the UK's only completely underground subway system, the Glasgow Subway. It was the third metro system built in the world, with only the London Underground and Budapest Metro built before it. It is an 6.5 mile-long loop going in both directions around the city, going both north and south of the River Clyde.
Amenities and Shopping
Glasgow has the culture and shopping that one would expect from a financial centre.
Theatres and venues
Glasgow hosts most of Scotland's national arts organisations, including Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet, The National Theatre of Scotland and the Scottish Youth Theatre. It also has a large number of theatres, such as The King's Theatre and the Citizens Theatre.
It became a UNESCO City of Music in 2008, thanks largely because of its numerous venues. Amongst these are the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, King Tut's Wah Wah Hut (where Oasis were discovered) and The Garage, the largest nightclub in Scotland. Many gigs are also hosted in ABS and the O2 Academy, as well as the many smaller bars and clubs scattered liberally throughout the city.
Glasgow also has a large number of galleries and museums. It is the home of famous galleries like Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the Gallery of Modern Art and the Burrell Collection. Glasgow's Mitchell Library has become one of the largest public reference libraries in Europe.
Glasgow is home to four Scottish football teams: Celtic, Partick Thistle, Queen's Park and Rangers. It also has rugby union's the Glasgow Warriors and rugby league team the Easterhouse Panthers. It also has many cricket clubs, most notably the Clydesdale Cricket Club.
The city has many ice rinks, and it has a professional Elite Ice Hockey League team, Braehead Clan. It is home to the world's oldest swimming club, the Arlington Baths Club. It also hosts the Glasgow Rocks, Scotland's only pro basketball team. Motorcycle speedway racing can be found at Saracen Park in the north, and there are many rowing clubs based in Glasgow Green and the Gorbals.
For fans of shinty (which is sort of the Highlands version of hockey), Glasgow is one of the five places which hosts the Camanachd Cup, shinty's top prize.
There are also many outdoor playing fields, golf clubs and artificial ski slopes for amateurs to enjoy.
Shopping in Glasgow is absolutely world class. Its retail portfolio is second only to London in the whole of the UK. That is, its retail sector generates more money than any other place in the UK, apart from central London.
The main shopping centres are the St. Enoch Centre and the Buchanan Galleries. With its eye-catching glass pyramid, St. Enoch Centre is great for the family. It has all the main high street chains and department stores, as well as a branch of Hamley's and The Disney Store. Buchanan Galleries has more upmarket shops, including Swarovski and Fred Perry. The most high-end shops are found in Princes Square and the Italian Centre, however. There, brands like Versace, Vivienne Westwood and Lacoste have located their Glaswegian branches.
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