Neighbourhoods City and Surrounding
City Centre is based on a grid system of streets, similar to that of American cities or Gaudi’s Barcelona. The heart of the ‘town’ is the landmark of George Square, site of many of Glasgow’s public statues and the elaborate Victorian Glasgow City Chambers, headquarters of Glasgow City Council. The main shopping precincts are Argyle Street, Buchanan Street and Sauchiehall Street with the up-market Princes Square and the Ingram Street specialising in designer labels. The city centre is home to most of Glasgow’s main cultural venues: The King’s Theatre, The Pavilion, The Theatre Royal, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow Film Theatre and GOMA. It is also home to four of Glasgow’s universities, some of which are world renowned, along with the recently upgraded City of Glasgow Collage campuses.
Dowanhill occupying the area west of Hillhead, south of Kelvinside and east of Hyndland/Broomhill. This residential district consists of a mixture of terraced townhouses with private communal gardens, detached villas with private grounds and a number of larger storey tenement buildings. It’s a highly desirable location due to its West End locale close to the Botanic Gardens, Byres Road and Ashton Lane with its draw of bars, restaurants and boutique shops.
Clarkston & Giffnock are affluent suburban towns in East Renfrewshire which lie a short distance outside Glasgow city centre. The locality borders the other Eastwood suburbs of Busby and Netherlee, and is served by Clarkston & Giffnock railway stations which provide access to further afield East Kilbride. Clarkston & Giffnock districts provide a broad range of amenities catering for professionals and families due to it’s desirable schooling institutions. Rouken Glen Park provides an urban park which hosts leisure facilities.
Bearsden is a town within East Dunbartonshire, lying on the north western fringe of Greater Glasgow. The area is popular with families due to schooling and amenities within the district. There are two secondary schools in the town, Bearsden Academy and Boclair Academy which are fed by seven primary schools including the newly completely St Nicholas Primary School. Bearsden is primarily a middle-class commuter suburb, with its residents travelling into Glasgow each day to work by road or alternatively by rail from Bearsden, Westerton or Hillfoot stations.