Where to rent?
Glasgow is one of the liveliest and most cosmopolitan destinations in Europe. In fact it was voted one of the world’s top 10 cities for visitors – on a par with Chicago, Lisbon & Shanghai by the travel guide Lonely Planet. The city has been reborn as a centre of style and vitality set against a backdrop of outstanding Victorian architecture. Glasgow boasts world famous art collections, the best shopping in the United Kingdom outside London, and the most vibrant and exciting nightlife in Scotland. A must see is the splendour of Scotland's best known architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, whose style adorns many unique attractions throughout Scotland's largest and greatest city.
The Rentals Market in the city centre of Glasgow has always been strong with students and young professionals. With Strathclyde and Caledonian University being located in the City Centre many students want to live on their door steps. The ‘Merchant City’, Cowcaddens and the Riverside Developments seem to rent all year long making them a great place for ‘buy to let’ investors. The average rent for flats in the city centre are as follows: 1 bed £450 - £550, 2 beds £550 - £650, 3 beds £650 - £750.
The ‘West End’ of Glasgow is renowned for its beautiful architecture, quaint shops, bustling nightlife and parks and is centred around Byres Road. The area attracts young and mature professionals and students attending Glasgow University.
There are many attractions including the Glasgow Art Galleries, The Transport museum, Botanics, Kelvingrove Park and numerous leisure facilities, bars and restaurants. The Glasgow Uderground runs throughout the West End making transport to the City Centre easy and quick.
The area around Byres Road is known as Hillhead and Dowanhill and is the busiest and liveliest part of the West End. Byres Road is a main artery running between Dumbarton Road and Great Western Road and people come here to shop, dine and meet friends. Ahston Lane situated behind Byres Road is a popular cobbled lane come rain, hail or snow. The lane is housed by many pubs, restaurants and the Grosvenor Cinema where you can enjoy watching a film with a glass or wine or beer.
Hillhead on the right hand side of Byres Road is populated with students and has large tenement flats. Average Rental in this area is 1 bed: £500 - £550PCM, 2 Beds: £550 - £700PCM and 3 Beds: £700PCM - upwards.
Dowanhill, Hyndland and Broomhill have large tenement flats, conversions and detached houses making these areas very desirable. Hyndland Road running through Hyndland has beautiful boutiques, coffee houses and amenities making it a popular place to spend time browsing or meeting friends for lunch. Average Rental in these areas are as follows 1 Bed: £500 - £600PCM, 2 Beds: £575 - £700PCM, 3 Beds: £700PCM – upwards, and Houses from £1000PCM - £2500PCM.
Partick, Yorkhill, Thornwood, Maryhill is popular again with students who are looking for cheaper accommodation but still within reach of Byres Road and Glasgow University. These areas are made up of tenement and modern flats and rentals start from 1 Beds: £400 - £550PCM, 2 Beds: £500 - £600PCM and 3 Beds: £600 - £900PCM.
Glasgow will also be hosting the Commonwealth games in 2014 in the east end of the city. This area is now becoming much improved with a number of new developments, better transport links and facilities making it a very attractive place to live. Rentals in the east end in the past have been popular with students who are looking for large tenement flats, cheap living and easy access into town and the Universities. With the new developments being built the east end is now attracting young professionals who are looking for modern flats, easy parking but are still close to town for work and nightlife. The average rent for flats in the east end are as follows: 1 bed £ 400 - £450pcm and 2 beds £450 - £550pcm.