Hey all. Planning on moving up to Glasgow after many years in London and a couple in Berlin. I lived in Maryhill as a kid but have no idea where to start looking in terms of area now. I'd appreciate any advice from people who know and cycle the city. Looking like it'll be a move first and find work later situation, so anywhere considered – though places with older buildings and flats a bonus. Would also appreciate literally any advice from people who have also done this move. Cheers!
Crosshill / Queens Park area . Not living there but visit daughter regularly.
Nice old tenement building flats.
Southside is where it’s at.
I believe SouthSide is where its at. I was in the West End for a few years and have no moved out to Killearn. Village life outside of Glasgow is actually where its at IMO :-)
Lived in the West End, not too far from the Uni when I briefly lived there. Weren't as many students as I thought there would be.
Southside for sure. I'm in Pollokshields just now, which is dead nice. Further south eg Shawlands is a bit pricier and also the buildings tend to be a bit smaller, so you get less bang for your buck. Just bear in mind that the whole inner city isn't much bigger than Hackney and Islington together, so it's easy to cycle everywhere (if you don't mind getting wet!)
My daughter is up in Maryhill as a first year student. Enjoying it lots so far. Her excitedly telling her mum that their local pub was the one at the beginning of Trainspotting didn't go down as well as she expected :-)
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