Thinking of moving to Glasgow? Whether you’re starting a family, planning an investment or beginning higher education, here is what Glasgow has to offer.
House Prices 🏠
- Most expensive property £2.5 million
- Average house price in city: £154,053
- Cheapest property: £9,950
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- Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland, with a population of around 600,000
- It is also one of the most ethnically diverse – the ethnic minority population grew from 6% in 2001 to 12% by the time of the most recent census
- Although net migration means that the overall population of the city is declining slightly, the greatest proportion of immigrants are aged between 16 and 29.
- Probably the most notable recent economic change has been brought about by the collapse of the heavy engineering base on which the City was long over-reliant
- According to the Glasgow Economic Commission, its demise has seen potential for growth is financial and business services, low carbon industries, engineering, life sciences, education and tourism
- Glasgow is currently ranked 74th out of the world’s top financial centres.
Location and Transport 🚌
Great transport links include:
- ScotRail operates the train network from Glasgow, with services to most of the major cities, including Edinburgh, Stirling, Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness, Oban and Fort William
- Glasgow International Airport has flights throughout the UK, Europe and the Americas
- Glasgow has grown up on the banks of the River Clyde and from there enjoys a commanding presence in the whole of the Central Lowlands of Scotland
- Recent improvements to the M8, M73 and M74 motorways have made travel across the Central Lowlands (and to points north and south) both faster and less congested.
- The University of Glasgow dominates tertiary level education in the City and currently holds third place in the index of international student satisfaction
- The current population of all students in the City is 45,000
- There are 37 council run secondary schools in Glasgow.
- Glasgow acts as a gateway to the Highlands, with iconic Loch Lomond only a short drive to the north
- Within the City itself, there is an abundance of open, green space, with some 20 public parks and gardens
- 2015 was promoted as Glasgow’s Green Year – indeed the city’s name in its original Gaelic means Deer Green Place.
Finally, did you know that ….
- The world’s first international football match – between Scotland and England – took place at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, in 1872
- They may have hailed originally from Manchester, but the band Oasis are said to have been “discovered” at Glasgow’s number one music venue King Tut
- Street music “busking” is said to have originated in Glasgow.