Located only six miles to the northwest of Glasgow's city centre and only half an hour's drive from Loch Lomond to the north, Bearsden enjoys an enviable setting and can trace its origins back to Roman times, with the route of the Antonine Wall running through the town and the remains of an old Roman bath house found close to Bearsden Cross.
Living locally in Bearsden
Since the mid 1800's, Bearsden grew steadily due to its new rail links to Glasgow and today it is firmly established as one of the most desirable and indeed affluent areas to live in Scotland. With such a diverse range of amenities on offer, Bearsden and Milngavie residents enjoy a wide selection of shops and supermarkets, with Marks and Spencer, Waitrose, Asda and Tesco all found locally. There are numerous coffee shops and bars in the area and a number of restaurants cater for every taste.
The area boasts bowling and tennis clubs, sports centres and no fewer than seven golf courses, all within ten minutes' drive. There is even an outdoor dry ski slope! For those who love the outdoors, Bearsden and Milngavie have a number of picturesque parks and outdoor spaces, with the start of the West Highland Way found in the centre of Milngavie. Mugdock Country Park is nearby and some of Scotland's finest scenery is only a short drive away.
There are a number of excellent nursery and primary schools in the area, with the highly regarded independent schools of The High School of Glasgow and Glasgow Academy having their junior schools nearby. Bearsden Academy and Boclair Academy are consistently high performers and offer secondary education in the state sector. Four train stations serve the area with direct services to both Glasgow and Edinburgh, numerous bus routes into the city centre and an international airport only fifteen to twenty minutes' drive away, Bearsden is a hard act to follow!
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Bearsden is a town in East Dunbartonshire with a population of approximately 28,000. Located only 6 miles from Glasgow city centre, Bearsden is popular with commuters and families, as it is effectively a suburb of Glasgow and has excellent transport links with train & bus routes to Glasgow & Edinburgh (Westerton, Bearsden & Hillfoot train stations).
Additionally, the town is served by several renowned schools (Bearsden primary & Bearsden Academy & The High School of Glasgow Junior School) and has excellent shopping options with the Marks & Spencer food store as well as a range of independent cafes, delicatessens, restaurants, bars and retailers. There are also several leisure centres, which would suit those with young families, such as the local tennis club, swimming and the Allander leisure centre.
Milngavie is a town in East Dunbartonshire with a population of approximately 13,000. Located about 6 miles from Glasgow city centre, the town is popular with commuters and is well served by excellent transport links with Milngavie train station linking to Glasgow Central Station.
The town also has a superb range of shops, such as Marks & Spencer and Waitrose amongst others, as well as a selection of restaurants and bars, and a pedestrianised town centre Milngavie also has a number of number of amenities which will be attractive to those with young families including the Virgin Active Gym (now Nuffield Health), Lillie Art Gallery, the local rugby club, tennis club, hockey club and swimming club and a number of scenic parks.
Killearn is a small village in the Stirling council area with a population of approximately 1700. Located roughly 15 miles north of Glasgow, the village is popular with commuters who yearn for a life in the country surrounded by the idyllic beauty which only Scotland can offer as it sits on the northwest flank of the serene Campsie Fells, and is only 7 miles east of the iconic Loch Lomond.
With a selection of picturesque walking and cycling routes, and beautiful scenery over Dumgoyne, Killearn is also served by excellent schools such as Montesorri Nursery & Killearn Primary School, making it popular amongst those with young families. Additionally, there are a range of food stores, cafes, restaurants & delis, as well as the Glengoyne Distillery for the adults in the family.
Strathblane is a village in the Stirlingshire area with a population of approximately 2,000. Lies at the foothills of the Campsie Hills, 12 miles north of Glasgow, the convenient location would suit commuters who prefer to be surrounded by rural beauty.
Strathblane a host of amenities which would be appealing to those with young families, such as the nursery & primary school, tennis club, riding school and a selection of idyllic walking and cycling routes. Add to this a selection of food stores, deli and other independent stores, as well as highly regarded local establishments such as Kirkhouse Inn hotel, Blane Valley pub and the Smithy art gallery and you can see why the village is a popular choice with those who are seeking a small village which is full of life.
Fintry is a small village in the Stirling council area with a population of approximately 6,500. Situated 19 miles north of Glasgow and 18 miles south west of Stirling, the village is popular with commuters who work in the city, but prefer a rural life.
With beautiful scenery over the Fintry Hills, the village has a lot of character and a thriving sense of community. There are a selection of clubs and societies, including the art club and the Fintry sports club, as well as the highly regarded establishments such as the Fintry Inn and Culcruech Castle, a popular hotel and wedding venue.
Drymen is a village in the Stirling council district with a population of approximately 800. The village is popular with commuters who work in the city but yearn for the picturesque surroundings of rural life. Less than an hour’s drive from Glasgow via the A809 and only a half hour’s drive from Stirling via the A811, Drymen is well situated.
The village, which is known as the gateway to Loch Lomond, also has a number of amenities which will be appealing for those with young families. The town is well served by the local primary school, as well as a choice selection of independent shops, cafes and retailers. Drymen is also home to the Clachan, which is one of the oldest pubs in Scotland established in 1734 as well as highly regarded establishments such as the Buchanan Arms Hotel & Spa and Buchanan Castle Golf Club.
Balfron is a village in the Stirling council area with a population of approximately 1,700. Located 18 miles west of Stirling and 16 miles north of Glasgow, the village’s convenient location is popular with commuters.
Balfron also has all the amenities which those with young families will be looking for in a village to call home such as the local primary school and Balfron High School, excellent bus routes, a number of food stores, shops & cafes as well as a selection of clubs & societies.
Bishopbriggs is a town in East Dunbartonshire with a population of approximately 23,500. Located only 4 miles from Glasgow city centre via the A803, its close proximity to the city makes it popular with commuters. Additionally, both Stirling and Edinburgh are less than an hour away by train or car.
Additionally, the town is served by excellent Primary & Secondary Schools as well as the local Leisure Centre Add to this a number of bars, restaurants and shops including Asda and outstanding train & bus routes, and you can see why Bishopbriggs is a popular choice for those with young families.
Lenzie is a small town in the East Dunbartonshire council area with a population of 8,800. Located approximately 6 miles north-east of Glasgow city centre and 1 mile south of Kirkintilloch, the town is popular with commuters. This is due to the excellent transport which links to Edinburgh and Stirling as well as Glasgow with all less than an hour away.
Lenzie would suit those with young families as it is served by the excellent Lenzie Academy as well as the local Rugby Club & Lenzie Youth Club. Additionally, there are a selection of shops, cafes, delis & restaurants and the highly regarded Lenzie Golf Club
Blairdardie is a district in Glasgow with a population of approximately 4,000. Situated north of the River Clyde, the area would suit those who work in Glasgow, and want to live in a district which has a thriving community.
With an active community council, the district is served by two well regarded primary schools, Blairdardie Primary and St. Ninian’s Primary. There are also has a host of leisure activities with Blairdardie Pavilion which includes football pitches, a skateboarding club as well as various youth and children's clubs. There district has excellent transport links with bus & train routes through Drumchapel Train Station, and is close to Great Western Retail Park which provides a selection of shops including Sainsburys and B&Q.
Lennoxtown is a town in East Dunbartonshire with a population of approximately 4,000. Located 13 miles north of Glasgow, the town is popular with those who work in the city but prefer the scenic surroundings of the country as Lennoxtown has beautiful scenery over the Campsie Fells, as well as numerous walking and cycle routes in the area.
The town is popular amongst those with young families thanks to the thriving sense of community in the town with the Community Hub, Park & Golf Club and Lennoxtown Primary school as well as a selection of shops including Co-Operative food store. The town is also a popular area with sports fans with Lennoxtown training centre which is used by Celtic Football Club.
Stepps is a small town in North Lanarkshire with a population of approximately 5,000.
Due to its proximity to Glasgow, Stepps if often considered a suburb of Glasgow. The town is only 5 miles from the city centre and serves as a popular commuter town for the city, because of its excellent transport links including numerous bus and train routes.
In addition to its convenience of location, the town has a number of amenities which are valuable for those young families, including several sports clubs & playing fields, Bannatyne Health Club, and the local library. There are also a selection of outstanding restaurants, cafes and shops in the area.
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Bearsden branch testimonials
"A big thank you!"
A big thank you to Clyde Letting! The whole process from viewing the apartment to getting the keys was very smooth and professional. I was on a very tight time schedule and Eilidh was great ensuring that everything went through quickly and without a hitch.
"Highly professional throughout"
We had a pleasant experience dealing with our letting application and Clyde Property have been highly professional throughout the process. Thanks to the Letting Manager, Eilidh for being very supportive and also for communicating and updating everything very clearly.
“I have no hesitation in recommending them”
From first contact with the Bearsden office, Clyde Property were efficient and friendly. After meeting with Mike Bottomley, it was clear that their approach to marketing my property (with a competitively priced package including ariel footage, walk-through videoing and the use of social media) was second to none. There was great attention to detail and the marketing materials were produced promptly. Staff from the Bearsden office visited my property and following one weekend of viewings, I accepted an offer. Clyde Property understood all aspects of my experience when taking the step to market and sell my home. Clyde Property gave me confidence in the process, their staff are approachable and professional and I have no hesitation in recommending them.
“Impressed with the efficiency and quality of the service”
From the very beginning of the process we were impressed with the efficiency and quality of the service. The photos of our house were excellent and the marketing material was first class. Clyde arranged dozens of viewings in the first few days alone and the house sold in just over a week, making the whole experience stress free and straightforward. I've already recommended them to friends and colleagues!