The West End of Glasgow is one of the most sought after locales in Scotland. Steeped in Edwardian and Victorian history the West End is home to some of Scotland’s most unique and prolific architecture. Set in the backdrop of the magnificent Kelvingrove Park and Botanical Gardens the West End offers a bright and leafy area of the city which is popular with families, students, professionals and the older generation. Home to The University of Glasgow, there is a constant buzz of visitors and tourists from all over the world. This adds to the rich culture and vibrant atmosphere most people experience in the West End.
Living locally in Glasgow’s West End
The heart of the area is Byres Road, with lanes adjacent offering some of the best restaurants, bars, entertainment venues, hotels, shops and galleries Glasgow has to offer. This area has a laid back and eclectic feel which appeals to the many people who visit there every day.
Education is a big feature of living in the West End of Glasgow, there are many state and private schools in the area with results from students well above the national average. Families are also attracted to the area by the homes on offer with sizable gardens and living space. The West End has a great sense of community and good spirit making this vibrant part of Glasgow feel very welcoming and secure. Its popularity has seen the demand for property soar for many years now, this popularity is encouraging the development of new houses and apartments providing an alternative to the more traditional sandstone built buildings. There is such a broad spectrum available now, the West End offers living solutions for most people’s requirements.
For people seeking a beautiful, rich, cultured and tranquil area that is close to the city whilst maintaining a relaxed and slower paced environment the West End has it all to offer.
The areas we cover
At the heart of Glasgow’s West End, fashionable Hillhead is situated north of Kelvingrove Park and south of the Kelvin River. Home to many students, academics, actors, writers, broadcasters and various professionals, it is an economically and culturally diverse area.
Served by the subway system (Hillhead and Kelvinbrige stops) and various bus routes, Hillhead is a convenient choice for city centre workers and the many public and private school options, including Hillhead High School and Glasgow Academy, provide great choice for families.
Full of things to see and do, area highlights include Glasgow University, the Botanic Gardens and Kibble Palace, The Grosvenor Cinema and Oran Mor Theatre. Hillhead’s most famous street, Byres Road, provides a unique shopping experience amongst its many independent boutiques and nearby Ashton Lane, with it’s top dining options, continues to be a popular night time spot.
One of Glasgow’s most affluent areas, Hyndland is characterised by it’s red sandstone Victorian and Edwardian terrace apartments and town houses on quiet streets. In the west end of the city, Hyndland borders the Broomhill, Dowanhill, Partickhill and Kelvinside areas.
Hyndland Secondary School is an option for families in the area and Hyndland train station provides a rail link to the rest of the city.
Nearby are many excellent delicatessens, Cafes and Restaurants as well as boutique shopping options. Cottiers Theatre and Western Tennis Club are in the area, providing opportunities for sports and entertainment.
Kelvinside is an affluent area in the west end of Glasgow, known for its Victorian terraces and villas.
There are various reputable public and private school options, including Kelvinside Academy and Glasgow Academy. Gartnaval General Hospital is a large teaching hospital local to the area and the nearest train stations are Hyndland, Kelvindale, Anniesland or Hillhead subway station.
A picnic in the nearby Botanic Gardens, and stroll around the impressive Kibble Palace glasshouse provide the perfect weekend family activity.
Finnieston has fast become a very popular residential and recreational spot in the west end of Glasgow. Adjacent to the Clydeside Expressway and with convenient subway, rail and bus links, it’s a particularly accessible area.
Once at the heart of the city’s shipbuilding industry and comprising mostly of warehouses and docks, now lies modern accommodation options, office spaces, shops and a vibrant bar and restaurant scene.
Area highlights include the must-see Kelvingrove Art Gallery (the most popular free visitor attraction in Scotland) and leafy Kelvingrove Park with its numerous walks and newly restored bandstand. The impressive SECC Hydro and iconic Armadillo concert venues host the best in touring music and comedy talent.
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West End branch testimonials
I would recommend Clyde's West End Office with no hesitation
Clyde West End have supported me in the sale of my flat over the last few months. Lewis' advice and valuation was spot on in terms of what my property sold for (in two weeks). Preparing my flat for the market was much easier than I expected - Clyde helped with everything including redecoration, repairs, clearing and cleaning the property and follow up issues, taking a personal responsibility for getting things done in a timely way. I was impressed by the local knowledge of their viewing agent, Julie, and her passion to achieve a good sale. Every time I have contacted the office, whoever I have spoken to, they have been responsive, offered help and done what they said they would do quickly and without a fuss. Communication has consistently been faultless - a rare thing in customer service. I would recommend Clyde's West End Office with no hesitation - and I am not normally someone who bothers to fill in the feedback form!
Their service was excellent
Full marks to the Clyde team at West End branch. Their service was excellent and I found the 'MyClyde' web logs and updates to the process particularly helpful as I was selling on behalf of a relative and doing so from outside Glasgow. Being able to log on to see the viewing appointments live on their system was great. The log entries for comments left by viewers really helped to see what was happening from a distance.
I found the whole process smooth and understandable and a good sales price was achieved in only a few weeks. I was offered a choice of fee options and found the fees very competitive.
Clyde agency West End Branch in Byres Road gave us excellent and on-time services, the agents were very helpful, specially Nicola Palmer and Lesley Jenkins. They did their best to help us to find a suitable place to rent. Judy Graham, Letting Manager, thank you very much for helping us out at a very stressful time, you made sure we were moved in to our new property within the short time, we really appreciate your efforts!
“Incomparable quality of service “
I would like to thank the letting agents and specifically Heather for the incomparable quality of service as well as warmth and empathy with which she managed to establish a relationship immediately. It was very reassuring for me to be able to talk to somebody in such unsettling times as those of moving home and all of that made an enormous difference to me. Thank you.