Hillhead, Hyndland, Woodlands, Dowanhill, Kelvinbridge, Kelvinside for West End. Annielsand and Jordanhill are too far away, especially with kids and Glasgow weather if the cold/rain bothers you. Fine by bike though. Both my girlfriend and I work at the University (although I'm at the Garscube site) and my daughter is at school in the West End. If we were living in any of the areas in that first list we'd basically never need to use the car, that's a massive plus for me.
School catchment areas matter a lot too if that's a consideration you need to make. If so Hillhead and Hyndland in the West End and Shawlands Academy on the south side seem to be the catchments to look at for secondary schools. Secondary ones are much bigger than primary ones.
Lots of turn over on 2 beds at the moment, I'm currently looking for a 3 bed. Should easily get something for £260k.
In terms of most for your money, if you're looking at 2 bedrooms then you get a bit more on the Southside. 3 beds and the prices in the West End seem very similar to the Southside.