Living in Maryhill
There's a pleasant way of life in store for anyone who makes the move to Maryhill. This area of Glasgow lies in the north-west of the city, to the north of Hillhead and to the south of Bearsden. Properties on offer here include several brand new developments as well as, to the great delight of traditionalists, plenty of sandstone tenements, once a feature of so many areas of the city.
A significant proportion of the local population is made up of commuters, and it's easy to see why. Maryhill's railway station is located in the centre of the neighbourhood just across the road from the parish church, and it offers direct trains into Glasgow Queen Street, with journey times as low as 15 minutes. There are also a number of bus routes which pass through the neighbourhood.
If you like to shop till you drop you can do so with ease along Maryhill Road, and of course the centre of Glasgow is not far away. The city is rightly regarded as a paradise for lovers of retail therapy, whether you're looking for state of the art electronics, a comprehensive range of arts and crafts or the very latest in famous name designer labels.
As well as providing local residents with everything city life has to offer, Maryhill is also close to some extremely picturesque open spaces. They include Dawsholm Park which lies just across the River Kelvin, Maryhill Park and, a little to the north, the meandering fairways of the Glasgow Golf Club. To the east of Maryhill you'll find the popular and peaceful Possil Marsh Nature Reserve.
Come join the student population in Maryhill
Many of the most sought after flats to rent in Glasgow are perfect for students, and there is a sizable student community to be found in Maryhill. The main campus of the University of Glasgow is located just a couple of miles away at Gilmorehill, while the Garscube campus, which houses the School of Veterinary Medicine, is just across Dawsholm Park in Bearsden Road.
Sports fans will always have something to shout about in this part of the city. Celtic FC play their homes games just six miles away, while Rangers FC's home at Ibrox is around five miles to the south. Needless to say, many of the locals will prefer it if you support Partick Thistle, whose Firhill Stadium home is located in Maryhill itself, just to the south of Ruchill Park.
Maryhill and the surrounding area is well served by educational establishments, including Dunard Primary School in Dunard Street, Saint Charles' Primary in Kelvinside Gardens and, for older children, Hyndland Secondary School is close by. Parents with young children are likely to look for houses to rent in Glasgow which are close to the better schools in each individual neighbourhood.
People who are living in Kelvinside, Maryhill or any other north-western neighbourhood will know they are always close to some excellent healthcare facilities. Maryhill Health and Care Centre in Gairbraid Avenue is conveniently located, while both Gartnavel General Hospital and the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital are within easy reach.
A great night out is ready and waiting for you
The nightlife in central Glasgow is rightly revered all over the world, so a trip to the bright lights is always an exciting adventure for Maryhill residents. It's worth remembering, however, that a number of highly rated restaurants and pubs are to be found in the neighbourhood itself. Many of these are located along Maryhill Road, which also serves as part of the main A81 road which runs from Glasgow to Callander.
If you'd rather spend your time getting fit and staying healthy, you'll be pleased to know there are several popular gyms and health clubs in the vicinity, as well as a great selection of cycling and jogging routes. If you prefer to have a little more structure, ask about the training sessions run by Maryhill Harriers, a local athletic club with roots that date back as far as the 1880s.
If you like the idea of life in Maryhill, have a chat with the experts at Citylets first. We know Glasgow's neighbourhoods well, and can offer you some invaluable advice and guidance.