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Living in Glasgow Harbour

Once a busy, bustling area famed for shipbuilding and engineering, Glasgow Harbour these days represents high end living in the centre of an exciting city. You'll find a stunning selection of properties for rent here, including brand new, plush apartments which offer incredible views of the metropolis that surrounds you. No wonder the area has become a magnet for those who seek out the very best.

The various flats and houses to rent in Glasgow Harbour are within a short walk to Glasgow Central railway station, the city's main rail terminus. From here, passengers can get to the heart of London in less than five hours, while direct trains to a number of destinations, including Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester and Birmingham, mean that you're never too far from anywhere within the UK.

For more localised travel, the excellent Glasgow Subway network is ideal for getting to and from the city's major landmarks. The nearest station to Glasgow Harbour is likely to be St Enoch, although Bridge Street is also nearby, just across the River Clyde. Buchanan Bus Station, the city's main terminus, is within easy reach a little to the north of George Square.

Bring out your inner fashionista

Glasgow is rightly regarded as the city which offers the best shopping outside of London, and part of the reason for this reputation is the presence of the famous Glasgow Style Mile. Centred on Buchanan, Argyle and Sauchiehall Streets, it's just a few minutes away, so it's reassuring to know that many of the world's most famous designer brands are never too far from home.

Those who seek flats to rent in Glasgow Harbour will be spoilt for choice when they are in need of a night on the town. A large number of highly rated restaurants, bistros and caf├ęs are to be found nearby, including celebrated favourites such as La Lanterna in Hope Street, Alston Bar & Beef in Gordon Street and Gamba, a seafood lover's haven in West George Street.

Glasgow is home to a huge number of live music venues, and many of the very best are to be found within a short distance from people who are living in Glasgow Harbour. They include the O2 ABC in Sauchiehall Street, the O2 Academy in Eglinton Street and, just a mile or so away, the legendary Barrowland Ballroom, which has hosted concerts by acts such as The Smiths, U2, The Stranglers, Foo Fighters and The Clash.

The city has a vibrant theatre scene, with a number of playhouses located close to Glasgow Harbour. They include the Pavilion Theatre, which first opened as a music hall in the early part of the 20th century. This iconic building is to be found in Renfield Street. Glasgow's Theatre Royal dates back to 1867, and in 1975 it became the permanent home of Scottish Opera.

With such a wide choice of houses to rent in Glasgow these days, prospective tenants will often take into account the proximity of their workplace to their home. Glasgow Harbour represents a new development after a major regeneration scheme, and because of this it is close to many of the city's largest and most modern office blocks. If you work in any of these, living close by could be a major advantage.

Become a culture vulture in the heart of the city

Living in the very heart of the city is perfect for anyone who has an interest in the local cultural scene. There are several world-famous locations nearby, including the Glasgow Science Centre, the Riverside Museum and the Gallery of Modern Art. A little to the north of the Glasgow Harbour development you'll find the excellent Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

While the main benefits of living in Glasgow Harbour are likely to be related to the urban cultural scene, there are a number of open spaces to be found in the vicinity. Local parks include Glasgow Green to the east and Bellahouston Park just across the river. Kelvingrove Park, a particular favourite for the locals, is also within easy reach of Glasgow Harbour residents.

The local area is home to a number of students from the University of Glasgow. The main campus, which is located at Gilmorehill, is less than three miles away by car or bus. It's also easy to get there via Subway from St Enoch station to Hillhead. The internationally acclaimed Glasgow School of Art is close by, just to the north of Glasgow Central Station in Renfrew Street.

Another major advantage for those who live in the centre of any city will be the proximity of high quality medical facilities. Here in Glasgow Harbour, there are a number of excellent hospitals in the vicinity. They include Gartnavel General and Glasgow Royal Infirmary, as well as the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, an acute facility that offers more than 1,600 beds.

Is it time to swap four wheels for two?

While the centre of Glasgow is easier and less stressful for motorists than in many other major cities, a number of local residents have chosen to become car-free in recent times. Part of the reason for this is the ease and convenience of taking to two wheels instead; getting to and from various parts of the city is perhaps a great deal simpler than you might have thought.

There are currently more than 300km of cycle routes in the city, and Glasgow's popular Nextbike scheme allows users to collect bikes from a number of strategic locations and leave them at other spots. In the centre of the city and within easy reach of Glasgow Harbour you'll find such locations at Merchant Square, Argyle Street station, St Enoch Square and Broomielaw.

Living in Glasgow Harbour allows easy access to everything that this glorious city has to offer. To find out more about making the move to this wonderful neighbourhood, be sure to speak to the specialists at Citylets. Sometimes it pays to have someone in the know to guide you, so give us a call today.

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