Living in Croftfoot
To the south-east of Glasgow's celebrated centre you'll find a number of highly desirable neighbourhoods, including Croftfoot. This is a district that has a number of attractive benefits, not the least of which is the proximity of some idyllic Scottish countryside. Just a little to the south of Croftfoot lies the dramatic Cathkin Braes Country Park, an oasis of serenity which covers almost 200 hectares.
Despite being so close to the Green Belt, it's easy for Croftfoot locals to make their way into the city. Many commuters during the day and party-goers in the evening use the convenient local railway links; trains from Croftfoot station, which is located in Kings Park Avenue, take just 16 minutes to get to Glasgow Central via the Cathcart Circle Line.
For motorists, there are speedy links into Glasgow via the M74 motorway, which is to the north of Croftfoot, and the M77 to the west. The latter also offers a direct road south to Kilmarnock and on, via the A77, to Ayr and the ferry terminal at Stranraer. For locals who are travelling abroad, it's worth noting that Glasgow's international airport is only around ten miles from Croftfoot.
If you're a parent who is currently looking for houses to rent in Glasgow, you will be impressed by the selection of schools which can be found in and around Croftfoot. They include Croftfoot Primary in Crofthill Road and St Mirin's Primary in Carmunnock Road. Many of the older local children attend King's Park Secondary School in Fetlar Drive.
Medical facilities for people in Croftfoot are excellent, with many residents receiving primary care via the Croftfoot Road Surgery or at the Castlemilk Group Practice. A number of top quality hospitals are within easy reach of this neighbourhood, including the New Victoria Hospital in Langside and the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Govan.
With so many flats to rent in Glasgow to choose from, you might want to find a property that's close to some of the wide open spaces. Residents of Croftfoot have a number of parks and gardens to choose from, including Kings Park, home to some truly spectacular horticultural displays, and Linn Park, which is the second largest park in the whole of the city.
Top quality amenities for those who like to stay fit
Fitness fanatics who are living in Carmunnock and Croftfoot will be delighted to know there are several state of the art gyms and health clubs in the vicinity. In addition to these establishments, you can also enjoy many excellent jogging and cycle routes which wend their way through the quiet streets and the range of parks and public gardens which abound in this part of the city.
The centre of Glasgow is rightly loved by foodies from across the city and beyond, but it's worth remembering that Croftfoot is home to several viable options when the hunger pangs kick in. You'll find a number of restaurants and takeaway shops to choose from, particularly in and around Carmunnock Road and Castlemilk Road. There are times when it's far more convenient to stay local.
Sports fans are likely to fall in love with Croftfoot, because Scotland's national football team plays their home games just a mile to the north at Hampden Park. The stadium is also home to the Scottish Football Museum, a fascinating attraction for anyone who has an interest in the history of the game. For something a little different, be sure to visit the Shawfield Greyhound Stadium, which is just two miles away.
There is a superb selection of property types to be found in and around Croftfoot, including traditional Edwardian houses and a number of brand new developments. This neighbourhood also offers a great many properties known as cottage flats, which are single floor dwellings located on two storeys. They appear to be semi-detached houses, but in one building they can accommodate four separate flats.
One of the best things about life in Croftfoot is that you're not far away from the countryside yet you remain within easy reach of the centre of the city. Whether you like the wide open spaces or the bright lights, this could be the ideal neighbourhood to match your needs. To find out more about the area, have a chat with Citylets today.