Living in Kelvingrove

There's something very special about living in a neighbourhood that's close to the centre of a vibrant city, and for that reason houses and flats in Kelvingrove tend to be in great demand. Glasgow's museums, shops, restaurants, theatres and live music venues are right on the doorstep, so if you want to live in a neighbourhood that offers plenty to see and do then this could be the place for you.

While the main focus for local residents is likely to be aimed at the centre of the city, it's important to remember that one of Scotland's finest parks is ready and waiting to bring you a golden opportunity to savour fresh, clean air amid green, open spaces. Kelvingrove Park is in the heart of the West End, and it provides 34 hectares of peace and quiet in the middle of this bustling area.

Anyone who is living in Yorkhill, Kelvingrove and Hillhead will be all too aware of the convenience of the city's public transport network. The 15-station Subway system runs on a loop, and this area is to be found on the western side of it. Local stations include Kelvinbridge, Hillhead, Kelvinhall and Partick, so getting to and from anywhere in the city centre is a piece of cake.

Just to the east of Kelvingrove, to the other side of the M8 motorway, you'll find Glasgow Central station, the busiest railway station in Scotland. From here you can enjoy speedy routes to the south and into England, with several direct trains to London on a daily basis. The city's second main terminus, Glasgow Queen Street, is also within easy reach of anyone living in the neighbourhood.

As you might expect from an area that attracts a significant number of tourists on an annual basis, there is a vast number of restaurants in and around Kelvingrove. They include several which can be found in Sauchiehall Street and Argyle Street, so it's easy to find just what you need, whether it's a traditional Scottish treat or a fine example of cuisines from all over the world.

How do you fancy a home with a view?

With such a great choice of houses to rent in Glasgow, you can be forgiven perhaps for wanting to seek out the very best. Those properties which offer picturesque views of Kelvingrove Park are likely to be among the more expensive in the city, but of course the vistas make the extra spending worthwhile. A number of very grand Victorian homes can be found throughout the neighbourhood.

Glasgow is home to a number of highly rated schools for children of all ages, and a number of them are to be found within easy reach of Kelvingrove. They include Hillhead High School, which lies to the north of the park, and the independent Glasgow Academy in Colebrooke Street, which regularly features in lists of the most successful schools in Scotland.

A significant proportion of people seeking flats to rent in Glasgow are students, especially during the summer months as the start of the academic year approaches. In many ways, Kelvingrove is the perfect neighbourhood for University of Glasgow students, because it's within easy reach of the main campus, it plays host to plenty of entertainment options and it offers an impressive selection of affordable homes.

Kelvingrove Park is something of a haven for various activities, especially at the weekend. On a sunny summer afternoon, you'll find a great many people jogging, cycling, skateboarding and rollerblading through the park, soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the views of the River Kelvin. There will also be plenty of tourists making their way to the ever popular Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

This is one of many cultural attractions which can be found here. Other places of note include the Riverside Museum to the south and, just across the Clyde, the rightly celebrated Glasgow Science Centre. The city's Gallery of Modern Art, which is to be found in Royal Exchange Square, is also within easy reach. It's worth remembering, too, that the impressive Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre is close by.

Kelvingrove is rightly seen as one of the most magnetic neighbourhoods in the whole of Glasgow. If you're thinking of a move to this historic location, make sure you speak to Citylets first.


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