Scotland's largest town, Paisley, is just seven miles outside of Glasgow. It's got the best of urban and country lifestyles - with the Scottish countryside on your doorstop, and all the modern amenities you could want. Plus, it's just 10 minutes away by train to Glasgow.
Living in Paisley
Steeped in history, the town boomed back in the 19th century, thanks to industrial development. It made everything from crisps and carpets to shawls in the famous pattern. As such, there are loads of fantastic sandstone commercial buildings, many of which have been turned into residential flats.
After all, the demand for good housing in Paisley is strong. It's in a handy location, not far from Glasgow airport, which is just on the outskirts of the town. Both the M8 and M77 are nearby, and a drive into the city takes around half an hour. Fancy going to the coast? That'll take nearer 45 minutes. For commuters, a 10-20 train into Glasgow will be music to the ears.
With shopping or entertainment facilities, outdoor spaces like Gleniffer Braes Country Park and Ferguslie Gardens, Paisley is a fantastic place to live, with a lifestyle to suit all.
Where should you look for a house in Paisley?
When you're house hunting in towns as large as Paisley, it can be tricky to know where to start. From townhouses and tenements to bungalows and new-builds, there's a range of properties available.
The narrow streets nearest the town centre are picturesque, and dominated by sandstone terraces and townhouses. When they come on the market, they tend to get snapped up quickly. With s1homes email alerts, you can be among the first to find out about the latest houses to become available.
The Oakshaw Conservation Area, near the centre of the town, has some of the best period properties in Paisley. However, if you're after similar characteristics as well as blond and red sandstone properties a bit further out, try either the Williamsburgh and Charleston areas.
There are plenty of residential hubs surrounding the town, thanks to Paisley's expansion over the years. Key suburbs include Castlehead, the popular conservation area with loads of elegant Victorian homes. You'll find huge townhouses alongside smaller terraces, with many boasting fantastic period features. Try Thistle Street, Main Road or Old Mill Road.
Castlehead isn't the only conservation area, though. Heading towards Barrhead, you'll find Thornly Park. Property here is varied in style, with plenty of choice. Plus, it's on the outskirts of the beautiful Gleniffer Braes. Nearby Glenburn is worth a search too.
Also south of Paisley, you'll find Foxbar. With its own schools and shops, but within easy reach of the town centre, it offers a great balance of convenience and quiet. As such, it's really popular with families. Other suburbs to focus your search around include Hunterhill, Dykebar and Ralston.
You'll also find plenty of modern new-builds in and around Paisley, particularly to the north of the town.
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