Local area guide

Living in Glasgow

Experience the vibrant pulse of Glasgow, where rich cultural heritage, a thriving arts scene and a warm community spirit make every day a new adventure.

Your guide to moving to Glasgow

Why Glasgow is a good place to live

Living in Glasgow is an urban experience like no other. As Scotland's largest city, it has a vibrant energy that sets it apart, born from a fusion of industrial heritage and dynamic culture.

Glasgow is a great place to live if you're looking for an exciting and welcoming city. The warmth of the community means making a connection is as easy as striking up a conversation. This spirit turns the city into not just a location, but a genuine home.

Safety is a priority in Glasgow and proactive measures make for a secure environment, although crime rates vary across the city. Glasgow's commitment to education shines brightly with institutions like the renowned University of Glasgow opening doors to a diverse array of learning opportunities.

What is Glasgow famous for?

Glasgow is famous for its warm and welcoming locals who have earned it the nickname the 'Friendly City.'

Glasgow is also renowned for its vibrant cultural scene, with a rich array of art, music and theatre earning it acclaim as a UNESCO City of Music.

Things to do in Glasgow

Tourism is booming in Glasgow, making it the fifth most popular tourism destination in the UK. And if you're living in Glasgow, you get to soak it all up in your own time. What's more, a lot of the best stuff is free.

Uncover Glasgow's rich history with a free visit to the Riverside Museum or the Kelvingrove Art Gallery. Dive into the city's medieval past at the Glasgow Cathedral which was built between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries.

There’s contemporary appeal to Glasgow too - its shopping is reputed to be second only to the West End of London. Glasgow shopping is highly concentrated in the so-called Style Mile which is right at the centre of the city, or head to the West End to explore boutiques, vintage shops and quirky cafes.

Walk the streets of the city to see amazing street art and, when night falls, experience the magic of Glasgow's live music scene at legendary venues like the Barrowland Ballroom.

Average asking prices in Glasgow today

We update our average asking prices daily using data from millions of properties for sale.

Terraced

Avg. asking price

£178,500

238 properties for sale

Detached

Avg. asking price

£343,000

378 properties for sale

Semi-detached

Avg. asking price

£215,000

232 properties for sale

Flats

Avg. asking price

£140,000

734 properties for sale

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Local pubs in Glasgow

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  • Cosmopol

    Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G2

    Glasgow’s Premier late night Karaoke Bar

  • Republic Bier Halles

    Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G1

    We opened in October 1999. Under the leadership of legendary publican Colin Barr and now managed by son, Joshua, the family run Bier Halle has developed into a Glasgow institution securing its position as one of the most popular bars in Glasgow.

  • Blue Dog

    Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G2

    The Award Winning Blue Dog opened its doors in 2003 and instantly became Glasgow’s premier cocktail destination.

  • Stereo

    Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G2

Transport in Glasgow

Trains

Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street offer direct train services to cities like Edinburgh in about 1 hour and London in around 4 hours, providing convenient connectivity for both local and long-distance travel.

Buses

Glasgow has an extensive bus network, ensuring reliable transportation within Glasgow and to surrounding areas.

Park and Ride

Glasgow's Park and Ride services include buses that run from Halbeath and Kincardine, providing a convenient way to access the city centre.

Car

Glasgow is easily accessible via major roadways with the M8 motorway linking to Edinburgh in around an hour. It also connects with the M74 for routes south to cities like Carlisle.

Airports

Glasgow Airport is around 20 minutes from the city centre and offers a wide range of domestic and international flights. The smaller Prestwick Airport is reachable by car in around 45 minutes via the M77 motorway.

Transport connections in Glasgow

Glasgow Central
National Rail
0.1 miles / 0.2 km
Glasgow Queen Street
National Rail
0.3 miles / 0.5 km
Glasgow Central Station Bridge Ferry Landing
Ferry Port
0.4 miles / 0.6 km
Broomielaw Quay Ferry Terminal
Ferry Port
0.4 miles / 0.6 km
Argyle Street
National Rail
0.4 miles / 0.6 km
Charing Cross (Glasgow)
National Rail
0.5 miles / 0.8 km

Schools in Glasgow

Glasgow boasts a diverse and comprehensive educational landscape of primary and secondary schools. Notable schools in the area include Hutchesons' Grammar School, Glasgow High School and Jordanhill School.

In terms of higher education, Glasgow is home to several world-class universities: the University of Glasgow, The University of Strathclyde and Glasgow Caledonian University. Collectively, these universities contribute to Glasgow's reputation as a hub of academic excellence.

Schools in Glasgow

Garnetbank Primary School
 
St Patrick's Primary School
 
Abercorn Secondary School
 
Oakgrove Primary School
 
Anderston Primary School
 
St Joseph's Primary School