Living in Muirend

If you're looking for a neighbourhood that's rich in character and within easy reach of the centre of the city Muirend could be the place for you. Located just four miles to the south of the bright lights, it's perfect for commuters, families and retirees alike. The southern suburbs of Glasgow are becoming increasingly popular at the moment, and it's so easy to see why this is the case.

A significant proportion of the local population commute to and from the city centre on a daily basis, and the ease of this journey is one of the reasons for the thriving property scene which can be found here. Muirend railway station, which is on Muirend Road close to the local Sainsbury's supermarket, is just 14 minutes or so away by train from Glasgow Central.

There are also several bus routes which make their way through the neighbourhood, including the number 4 which takes passengers all the way to Bothwell Street in the heart of the city. Other routes provide easy and convenient links to other areas, including Silverburn, East Kilbride, Govanhill, Shawlands and, to the south, Newton Mearns in East Renfrewshire.

There are several gyms and health clubs in the southern suburbs of Glasgow, so if you like to keep fit you'll enjoy the choice. If you would rather hit the streets in a bid to stay healthy, you'll find plenty of jogging and cycling routes in the neighbourhood and beyond, including some excellent ones to the south amid the picturesque surroundings of Rouken Glen Park.

Head for the green spaces and relax

This is one of many public parks which are liberally scattered throughout the south of Glasgow. Another popular example is to be found to the east of Muirend. Linn Park plays host to a golf course and a nature reserve, and at 80 acres or so it's the second largest park in the whole of the city. Cathkin Braes Country Park is also within easy reach of people who are living in Crosshill, Cathcart and Muirend.

We all know there are plenty of people who would rather be watching sporting action rather than taking part, of course, and those who live in the southern suburbs are within a short distance of several celebrated venues. Hampden Park is just a couple of miles away from Muirend, for example, while both Celtic and Rangers play their home games less than five miles from here. The Shawfield Greyhound Stadium is also just three miles away.

Thanks to the proximity of a number of important roads, it's easy to get out and see the rest of Scotland from here. The main A77 heads north into the centre of Glasgow, and to the south it takes motorists to Kilmarnock, Ayr and the ferry port of Stranraer. The M74 and M77 motorways are nearby as well, so it's easy to access Scotland's expansive motorway network when you need to get around.

Being so close to the centre of the city is the ideal scenario for lovers of retail therapy. Shopping is a way of life for anyone who's looking for the most conveniently located houses to rent in Glasgow, but it's worth noting that a number of good stores can be found locally as well. Many of them are clustered on Clarkston Road, which runs roughly north to south through the neighbourhood.

Plenty of property choices for all tastes

You'll be able to choose from a comprehensive selection of properties in the area, ranging from cosy apartments in brand new developments to Edwardian town houses offering plenty of space in which to expand. You can also find converted tenement buildings which offer iconic Glaswegian living in a number of neighbourhoods in the southern suburbs.

With so many flats to rent in Glasgow to choose from, the deciding factor on where to live may be the proximity of good quality schools. There are several to be found in and around Muirend, including St Ninian's High School in nearby Giffnock and Hillpark Secondary in Cairngorn Road. Primary establishments include Merrilee Primary in Friarton Road and, just to the south, Netherlee Primary.

The neighbourhood of Muirend is rightly regarded as one of the finest in the whole of Glasgow, so properties here tend to be in great demand. While it's known as an affluent suburb, especially when compared to many other parts of the city, there are still plenty of bargains to be had if you're willing to shop around in order to find the right place at the right price.

Local residents are able to make use of a number of high quality healthcare facilities in the area. They include the Merrylee Medical Centre in Clarkston Road and the Maclean Medical Practice, which lies to the south in Drumby Crescent. The nearest hospitals are the New Victoria Hospital in Grange Road and the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Govan, both of which are a little to the north of Muirend.

As you might expect from a location that's as popular as this, the demand for flats and houses can be high. Therefore, it makes sense to ask a few questions of the experts before signing up to a tenancy agreement. Here at Citylets, we know all there is to know about Glasgow and its many neighbourhoods. If you're keen to make the switch to Muirend, have a chat with us to find out more.


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