Hitting the Spot
The property market in the UK is talked about constantly from government right down to the buyer. The reality for some, is that it can be one of the most stressful periods in life. One way we can help is to highlight those areas that may suit a buyer;
The West End
From Students to TV personalities, the West End of Glasgow contains an eclectic mix to say the least. The G12 postcode for countless years has been the location of choice for those wanting near city living with tree lined terraces, parks and private schools on their doorstep. Byres Road with its mix of cafes, bars, restaurants and off shoots of Ruthven, Cresswell and Ashton Lane provide a number of leisure amenities while easy access to the subway network can make the trip into the city centre simple. Hyndland, Dowanhill, Hillhead, Cleveden and Kelvinside are just some of the locations that attract attention while Broomhill, Kelvinbridge and areas of Woodlands have exploded in both demand and value.
The Finnieston area is now the place to see and be seen with its exceptionally trendy bars with Kelvingrove Park linking to the Park district with its Georgian townhouses overlooking the city and beyond. If it’s family you have in mind, Jordanhill is ever popular with its excellent public schooling and large sandstone villas.
When some say going north of Glasgow, they think Bearsden and Milngavie with their spacious family homes and gardens. Both give access to country pursuits and the West Highland Way leading further north. There are however other locations such as Bishopbriggs with its increasing commuter families who see potentially better value with more space around them. All of these areas are more suited to family life for those upsizing or just starting.
Numerous areas with a mix of traditional tenement flats in Shawlands for first time buyers, to large stand-alone mansions in Pollokshields. There is something for everyone south of the river Clyde. A short drive from the city centre or by train allows easy access to districts such as Dumbreck, Newlands, Clarkston, Giffnock and Busby.
In many cities around the UK, the closer you are to the centre, the higher in value a property can be. This has not always been the case in Glasgow however, as it grows in popularity, there is now a high demand and real attraction for buyers looking in the Merchant City with its loft style penthouses set above cool bars and cafes. The area as a whole was always a destination and addresses such as Candleriggs look to be the next big thing in the city.
Stretching from Merchant City, we reach the East End which for many years was seen as the poor relative of the others. This for some time now has been changing for the better. The main area here has got to be Denistoun where first time buyers look for relatively inexpensive properties while being able to brunch and enjoy all the amenities around them. Thanks in part to the Commonwealth Games, there are new, modern facilities close by and this can only help continue what was once an area filled with industrial units and warehouses.
This of course is in no way an exhaustive list and there are so many other locations within Glasgow that offer a fantastic opportunity. At Berkeley Property, we know these locations well and are always happy to provide advice on what to look for.