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Good areas in Glasgow

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by 1pudding1, 31 Jul 2006.

  1. 1pudding1

    Hitman

    Joined: 25 Jul 2003

    Posts: 964

    Location: Cornwall/Bristol

    Hey, Im moving up to Glasgow in September, and need to rent somewhere to live for a few months. Having never been to Scotland let alone Glasgow Ive no idea whereabouts is a good place to live or to go etc etc. So if anyone has any recommendations for when I get up there that'd be awesome :)
     
  2. rmuir

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Mar 2006

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    west end is good, byers road area is a nice area with plenty of shops, cafes, bars and the tube is there for trips into the city centre.

    Whats your budget?
     
  3. whitecrook

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 22 Aug 2005

    Posts: 8,395

    Location: Clydebank

    West End (kelvingrove, kelvinside, hillhead, byres road) is nicer, but more expensive, East end (dennistoun, parkhead, glasgow green, ) is a bit cheaper and not to bad, Southside, pollokshaws, cessnock, govan cheap too but and not too bad.
     
  4. 1pudding1

    Hitman

    Joined: 25 Jul 2003

    Posts: 964

    Location: Cornwall/Bristol

    Cool thats good stuff. Just really wanna know the places to avoid. Budget is probabaly up to around £400/month, as I'll be renting by myself so am gonna prob have to spend a bit more than I'd ideally like.
     
  5. Windle

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 14,155

    Location: Scotland

    Meh, i'd stay out of the city to be honest. West End is good, and expensive. Overall expensive and if your not in the expensive bits they're generally not very good. Have a look at outskirts as even in say Renfrew/Paisley your generally only a 10min train ride from the city and you get a lot more bang for your £400
     
  6. Al-Ectrician

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Sep 2003

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    Location: Glasgow

    Avoid :

    Possil, Milton, Drumchapel, Shettleston, Easterhouse.....the list goes on :)
     
  7. Windle

    Capodecina

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    Location: Scotland

    I did some work in Possil Park and Easterhouse, and even during the day i was petrified. It's like a 3rd world country.
     
  8. Al-Ectrician

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Sep 2003

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    Location: Glasgow

    I ran a black cab, so the missiles are constant lol
     
  9. Gerschwin

    Gangster

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

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    Location: Scotland

    I live in the West End - great for nightlife, closeness to centre etc but not exactly cheap! Used to live in Paisley and as mentioned you'd get more bang for your buck - good train links to Glasgow etc - plenty of places to avoid there as well of course.

    In Glasgow I would avoid Cessnock, Govan, Easterhouse, Pollock etc etc etc
     
  10. sachinbadiani

    Hitman

    Joined: 27 Mar 2005

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    Location: Kent, England

    I lived in Yorkhill for about 4.5 years - where the new flats were built in 2000. This is not too far (only 1 minute) from Byres Road, and the nearest Undergrounds (Kelvinhall and Partick). You can also try renting a flat in Partick (next to Yorkhill). Should be in your budget range - I'm sure there are people who are letting. Also not far from City Centre.

    Places to go:

    1) Nightlife: If you have a uni card, go to the unions and dance with the gals (and/or guys). Go to Blanket, Destiny, etc.
    Go to Byres Road, go and see the sights e.g. Kelvingrove Art Gallery, etc.
    Go and visit round Glasgow, it will be an experience. At night, you might want backup if you go to shifty places.... :rolleyes:
     
  11. shifty_uk

    Capodecina

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    Location: Glasgow

    Forget coming to Glasgow dude, bad idea :p
     
  12. sachinbadiani

    Hitman

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    Location: Kent, England

    I'm sure some of the people on this forum who live in Glasgow can take you about places.

    If I'm coming to Glasgow again in the next few months, it would be an idea to meet up :)
     
  13. KennyBhoy

    Mobster

    Joined: 22 Feb 2003

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    Location: Glasgow

    As mentioned.....The West End, Partick, Kelvinside, Kelvingrove....With newer areas popping up like Glasgow Harbour.....It's a recent development with swanky apartments but i'd say their probably out your price range at £400pm.....You'd be looking more at the £550+ mark ....

    The Southside is probably a good bet, Shawlands, Battlefield, Cathcart and Mount Florida.....Nice areas at prices more in your range.....Also Shawlands is good for nightlife......Very similar to Partick (with less student grants)

    On the outskirts of Glasgow.....Maybe look at Rutherglen, Cambuslang or a bit further a field with East Kilbride (if you drive)

    Like all big bad citys.....We have our bad areas......That have been mentioned above :p

    :)
     
  14. 233

    Capodecina

    Joined: 21 Nov 2004

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    Location: Glasgow

    try my local area barlanark :)

    lovely area nice and quiet.


    cheapo as well due to its proximity to easterhouse 2 min walk to garrowhill station and then 10 mins into town and by cheap i mean REALLY cheap
     
  15. Tru

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    What would the damage be on a flat around Queens park area? I'm looking at relocating and Glasgow's the strong favourite. One or two bedroom places, I like those old tenements.
     
  16. KennyBhoy

    Mobster

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    Location: Glasgow

    To rent?......I'd reckon 2 bedroom would be around the £450-500 range

    I'm right next door to Queens Park.....I'm rent free though.....Folks upped sticks and moved to near Dunoon....Left me this place :D
     
  17. Tru

    Mobster

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    You lucky swine. :D I was staying with a mate down on Albert Road, I could happily live there, plenty of bars on the Pollockshaws road. ;)
     
  18. KennyBhoy

    Mobster

    Joined: 22 Feb 2003

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    Location: Glasgow

    Aye you'll not go short of drink there or fine eating establishments serving only the very best in kebabs and other spicy foods ;)
     
  19. afraser2k

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Glasgow

    Prices for buying are daft again and rising, not sure if the Clyde redevelopment is partly to blame but Partick is very expensive now for what you get. I think it's having a knock-on effect to Whiteinch (lots of redevlopment/building of flats), Scotstoun, Yoker, etc. My one-bedroom flat in Yoker has risen about £5K-£10K in value in the five years I've had it and that's not a very good location.

    Semi-decent area to live is also to consider Anniesland/Bearsden. Can be expensive as you move towards Bearsden (that posh bit of Glasgow ;) ) but Anniesland is very good for public transport/shops.

    Avoid Yoker at all costs. Loads of noise from shipyard/building work and generally deprived area so loads of neds. Wish I knew that before buying a flat there. :(
     
  20. big_white_dog84

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Jan 2004

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    £400pm won't get you much on your own. If you are willing to share it will get you quite a lot.

    I live in Dennistoun and although the local facilities are lacking it is only a 15 min walk into the city centre and is quite a bit cheaper.
    My parents live in Renfrew and my gran is in Paisley. AVOID BOTH!!!

    The south side is OK and if you get near a train station you will only be 10 mins into the city.
    Student dominated areas like Byres Road and the city centre will have inflated prices.