Welcome to . . . the Southside of Glasgow


When it comes to claiming the title of Glasgow’s coolest quarter, the Southside has been making a strong bid in recent years. And what’s not to love?

Desirable sandstone tenements packed with period features? Check. Plenty of great places for brunch or a post-work cocktail? Check. A strong community spirit? You bet!

Shawlands is the thriving epicentre of the Southside. Good value properties combined with a lively social scene and quirky independent shops have attracted young people and families to the area. And once they come South, they never want to leave.

For fine dining, knock your taste buds out at Black Dove and, of course, for a fab night out without leaving the postcode, The Shed is where it’s at.

A short stroll away is Strathbungo, an area consistently named as one of the best areas in the country for community spirit. It may be small in size, but the community vibe here is strong. It boasts its own mini-festival and has recently hosted the Window Wanderland arts project, where residents decorate their tenement windows, to great acclaim.

Nearby Battlefield, which incidentally was named after the Battle of Langside where in 1568 Mary, Queen of Scots was defeated by James VI, is another great neighbourhood of mainly tenement flats.

Boasting a brand new hospital, the New Victoria, and with Queens Park just a stone’s throw away – plus excellent transport links – it is certainly a well-connected spot.

The famous Battlefield Rest is a popular landmark that challenges anyone to walk past without salivating, such is the fragrant aromas emanating from inside.

Heading further south, we enter the much-admired East Renfrewshire, which has a reputation for top notch state schools and good quality of life.

Ever-popular Giffnock continues to entice families with its mix of generously sized semi-detached properties and detached homes.

The area is characterised by wide, tree-lined streets and the impressive Rouken Glen Park boasts various activities for kids, many of which are free.

For dining, Adiamo Italian restaurant is a long-established eaterie, while Ian Brown’s is a treat for the taste buds and Bramble cafe offers lighter bites.

For prime property, the affluent suburb of Newton Mearns continues to be one of the most sought-after locations in Scotland.

Shoppers come from all over to The Avenue shopping centre and the neighbourhood even has its very own castle.

Boasting some of the city’s most impressive houses, the majority of homes here are detached with three, four or five bedrooms.

So, if you fancy heading South for the summer, there’s something for you in Glasgow’s Southside.

Check out the impressive properties to buy or rent on s1homes.com right now.

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