Living in Kelvinside

As the name suggests, Kelvinside is to be found close to the River Kelvin, and it remains one of the most sought-after areas in the whole of Glasgow. While it's pleasingly close to the centre of the city and all the attractions therein, it offers local residents a tranquil, peaceful neighbourhood that provides a wonderful sense of sanctuary at the end of the working day.

Getting into the heart of the city from Kelvinside is so easy. George Square is only three miles away, while the main campus of the University of Glasgow is just a mile from the area. It comes as no surprise, therefore to hear that flats for rent in Kelvinside tend to be snapped up rather quickly. This is a neighbourhood that understandably plays host to many residents who have been here for several decades.

For young families who are thinking of making the move to this delightful area, there are a number of exceptional schools in and around Kelvinside. They include Kelvindale and Saint Charles' Primary, while for older children educational establishments include Cleveden Secondary. Kelvinside Academy, Knightswood and Hyndland. And of course, the fact that the University is so close will prove to be a major boon for students.

Getting around is a piece of cake

Glasgow is rightly praised for its public transport network, and those who seek houses for rent in Kelvinside will be delighted by the transit options which are available to them. There are three Subway stations nearby - Hillhead, Kelvinbridge and Kelvinhall - each of which can get you from A to B in no time. Overground trains from nearby Kelvindale offer direct links with Glasgow Queen Street.

Local residents who are in need of medical help have an excellent range of amenities to choose from in the area. Kelvin Medical Centre is located in Napiershall Street, while Woodside Health Centre and Buckingham Terrace Medical Practice are both nearby. Several hospitals are within easy reach, including Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

Keeping fit and healthy is always a pleasure for those who are living in Bishopbriggs, Partick and Kelvinside. There are a number of bowls clubs in the region, as well as extensive cycling and jogging routes to be enjoyed. Hillhead Sports Club, Western Tennis Club and Kelvinside Academy Playing Fields are all popular, while rugby enthusiasts are always welcome at Glasgow High Kelvinside RFC.

Settle back and savour the action

Watching the sporting action is always a pleasure, and Kelvinside's locals have plenty of options open to them. Ibrox Park, home of Rangers FC, is just five miles away, while Celtic FC are around six miles away. Closer to home, Partick Thistle FC are only two miles from Kelvinside. For rugby fans, Scotstoun Stadium, where Glasgow Warriors play, is only three miles to the west.

Given the quality of the amenities that are to be found here, it's no wonder so many people who are looking for flats to rent in Glasgow often focus their initial attentions on Kelvinside and the surrounding area. The centre of Scotland's largest city is famous for its nightlife, but that doesn't mean Kelvinside is just a sleepy little backwater.

Tranquil residential areas abound here, but there is still a wonderful range of bars and restaurants to be found in the main streets, including Great Western Road, Byres Road and Ashton Lane. If you're looking to have some fun without having to travel up to the centre of town, this could be the perfect place to call home.

Wonderful range of homes for you to choose from

Kelvinside and the surrounding areas are able to offer newcomers a comprehensive selection of properties to rent, including traditional Glasgow sandstone homes which nestle cosily beside brand new developments of both flats and houses. No matter what type of home you envisage for yourself, the chances are you will find it right here.

To find out more about the many benefits of living in Kelvinside, all you have to do is pick up the phone or send an email. The experts at Citylets will be only too happy to go through the options that you have, and to discuss the merits of life in Glasgow.


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