Living in Baillieston
The eastern suburbs of Glasgow have become increasingly popular in recent times, thanks in part to an extremely simple commute. The Baillieston area offers newcomers an exciting selection of houses and flats in a district that is often on the surprisingly affordable side. There is a diverse range of houses and flats here, from the brand new to the pleasingly historic.
If you're looking for flats for rent in Baillieston but you still need to get to the heart of Glasgow for work every morning, you'll be pleased by the ease of the commute. Baillieston has its own railways station, located in Caledonia Road, and it offers fast, regular links to the city. Direct trains from here to Glasgow Central take less than twenty minutes.
For motorists who have to get to other parts of Scotland and elsewhere in the UK, Baillieston is even more of an attractive proposition. The area is close to a major motorway intersection that connects the M8, M73 and M74 motorways, as well as the main A8 trunk road. The centre of Edinburgh is just 80 minutes by car from Baillieston, while Stirling is just over an hour from here.
A good night is right on your doorstep
One of the reasons for the popularity of houses to rent in Baillieston is perhaps the proximity of so many exciting pubs, clubs and restaurants. There are several excellent eateries and watering holes available in Main Street and the surrounding area, so you can be sure of a good time without having to venture into the heart of the city itself.
There are some excellent healthcare facilities in the eastern suburbs of Glasgow. They include the popular Baillieston Health Centre, which is located on Muirside Road just off Main Street. You will also find hospitals nearby in Parkhead and Lightburn. Glasgow Royal Infirmary is just a 15-minute drive from Baillieston.
People who are living in Mount Vernon, Parkhead, Baillieston or any other eastern suburb will know that their neighbourhood retains a unique sense of separateness from the rest of Glasgow, yet the city centre and all of its attractions remain within easy reach. If you like to live in an area that has plenty of character without seeming like all the others, Baillieston could be the place for you.
A great choice of schools for the children
There are several schools in the local area, so parents can afford to shop around here. For the younger children, Caledonia Primary School and St Bridget's Primary could be ideal, while there are several secondary establishments such as Bannerman High School in Glasgow Road and St Andrews's RC School in Torphin Crescent.
With so many houses to rent in Glasgow on the market, it may not always seem easy to know which neighbourhood would be right for your needs. Here at Citylets, we know the city like the backs of our hands, and we are always happy to have a chat with prospective newcomers. If you're thinking about making the switch to Baillieston, give us a call today.