Hot Property – 5 reasons Glasgow’s a great place to live

When it comes to great places to live in the UK, northern cities are often overlooked.

However, the north is home to some spectacular cities that offer value, opportunity and excitement – like Glasgow for instance.

With that in mind, here are five reasons Glasgow’s a great place to live.

  1. Strong property market

According to Richard Donnell, Research and Insight Director at Zoopla, “Sellers are having to accept slightly higher discounts to the asking price in order to achieve a sale”.

However, in 2019, the property market in Glasgow exceeded the UK average, with properties in selling for 5.2% more than their asking price in the first three months of 2019.

This makes Glasgow a strong choice if you’re looking for a property that will provide a significant return on your investment.

  1. Vibrant arts and culture scene

The vibrant arts and cultural scene in Glasgow means that you’ll never be short of fun things to do.

It hosts a range of festivals all-year round, such as the Glasgow International Comedy Festival and Glasgow Jazz Festival. However, the best is without a doubt the Merchant City Festival in July, which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

The city is oozing with art too, with fantastic galleries such as the Gallery of Modern Art and Merchant Gate Gallery showcasing some spectacular works. There’s also a brilliant city centre mural trail.

  1. Thriving economy

According to the Financial Times, Glasgow has the largest economy in Scotland. And it’s no surprise, since the city is a global leader in a range of high-tech industries such as aerospace and biotechnology.

In fact, global investment specialists fDi Intelligence ranked it 9th in it Global Cities of the Future report. So if you’re looking for a city that offers secure and exciting job opportunities, Glasgow’s a great option.

  1. Amazing architecture

With its incredible blend of 19th century Victorian, 20th century Glasgow style and contemporary architecture, Glasgow is truly a beautiful place to live.

One of the most spectacular architectural works in the city is Riverside Museum. This modern marvel is the brain-child of the late Dame Zaha Hadid and features a gorgeously distinct zig zag shaped roof with patinated with zinc panels.

Other must-see spots in the city include Clyde Auditorium, Mitchell Library and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

  1. Excellent transport links

Whether you’re travelling for work or pleasure, you’ll have no problem getting around Glasgow city.

It has a superb subway network connecting the city centre and the west, which runs every five minutes at peak times. There’s also Glasgow Central Station which provides connections to the south of the city.

For those times where you need to venture further afield, Glasgow has a state-of-the art airport with affordable parking options from, where you can catch a direct flight to major European cities such as London, Amsterdam and Paris.

It’s clear that Glasgow has a lot to offer the potential buyer and this list is merely the tip of the iceberg.

Do you think Glasgow is a great place to live?

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