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Affordable places to live around Glasgow

Apr 27, 2022
Affordable places to live around Glasgow

Dynamic, young and multi-ethnic, Glasgow is a brilliant place to live. The city packs a wide range of cultural attractions for children and adults and boasts a thriving student population. If you’re thinking of buying your home here, there are plenty of options to cater for all lifestyles and budgets. Whether you’ve been living in Edinburgh your whole life or are moving from the North West of England, here we narrow down some of the best and most affordable areas to live in the city.

House prices in Glasgow

Thanks to the high rental yields and the higher five-year capital growth across the UK, houses in Glasgow have grown in popularity over recent years. The city boasts various up-and-coming areas, where buying or investing in a home means short- and long-term profits. Whether you’re looking to downsize or upsize, or simply feel like it’s time for a change, Glasgow is a brilliant place for a fresh start.

Easterhouse

Glasgow West End is one of the city’s up-and-coming areas and a brilliant place to invest on a property or buy your first home. Found next door to Hogganfield Park and Drumpellier Country Park and conveniently located for access to the M8, Easterhouse ticks all the boxes. If you prefer the pull of the suburb to the bustle of the city, don’t miss our Mallets Rise development in Newtown Mearns, only a 20 minute-drive from Glasgow.

Shawlands

Found on the southern outskirts of Glasgow city centre, Shawlands has always been a popular spot among homebuyers thanks to the variety of restaurants and clubs. The suburb also features plenty of green spaces to enjoy your favourite outdoor activities, such as Queens Park and Pollock Country Park. Our elegant selection of 3 bedroom homes on Thornton View development is set into beautiful local nature while still being within reach of the city centre.

Merchant City

Famous for being one of the most central neighbourhoods in Glasgow, Merchant City offers great value at an affordable price. The area is packed with cafes, restaurants, shops and quirky boutiques for treasure finds. It is also home to Strathclyde University and Glasgow College Campus, making the suburb particularly popular among students. If you dream of living right in the heart of the action, don’t miss our upcoming Wallace Fields site.

Dennistoun

Named the ‘8th coolest neighbourhood in the world’ by Time Out in 2020, it goes without saying that Dennistoun is among the best places to buy a home in Glasgow. Sitting on the western outskirts of the city centre, the area is famous for its great community spirit. It is also the site of the artist-run Market Gallery and Drygate Brewery, which contribute to the cultural heritage of the city.

Hillhead

Situated in Glasgow West End, Hillhead lies midway between the stunning Botanical Gardens and Kelvingrove Park. The area is studded with pretty cafes and boutiques, and is home to Glasgow University, making it a popular suburb for students and young professionals. The university launched a £1 billion campus development project, which is set to offer accommodation for more than 600 academics.