Living in Partick
Located on the northern banks of the River Clyde, Partick is rightly regarded as one of the more pleasant areas of Glasgow in which to put down roots. It features an eclectic mix of housing options, a wonderful local transport network and plenty of things to see and do. As an added bonus for those fortunate enough to call themselves residents, the centre of Glasgow is just a short hop away.
Sports fans will be mightily impressed by the proximity of so many excellent venues here. The Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome is in nearby Dalmarnock, while both Rangers FC and Celtic FC are within easy reach. Closer to home you'll find Partick Thistle FC's home ground at nearby Maryhill. Scotstoun Stadium is also in the West End of Glasgow, and is the home of rugby union side Glasgow Warriors.
For those who prefer to take part in sports instead of watching them, there are a number of excellent gyms and health centres in the area. Partick is home to the West of Scotland Cricket Club, which is to be found in Peel Street, while there are several bowls clubs and the Clyde Amateur Rowing Club nearby. Glasgow Golf Club and Douglas Park Golf Club are also within easy reach.
Travel in style when you're going to and from Partick
Getting from A to B in Glasgow is a piece of cake, and this is particularly good news for anyone who's looking for flats to rent in Partick. The local railway station serves as an interchange between the overground network and the city's Subway system. Trains from Partick will get you to Glasgow Central in only six minutes, so commuters who move to the area can be sure of getting to work in no time.
The city itself has become a magnet for culture vultures over the years, a fact which has increased the popularity of houses to rent in Glasgow in recent times. Popular landmarks like the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the Riverside Museum and the National Theatre of Scotland are all within easy reach. On a summer afternoon, pleasant walks along the nearby banks of the Clyde are always a favourite.
There are plenty of excellent schools to be found nearby, so parents who are on the lookout for houses to rent in Partick will have plenty of options to choose from. They include Thornwood, Hyndland, Hillhead and, a little to the north, Kelvindale. Secondary schools such as Saint Thomas Aquinas, The High School of Glasgow and Knightswood are all within easy reach.
For older students, the rightly celebrated University of Glasgow is highly popular. The main campus is at Gilmore Hill in the West End of the city, while Garscube Campus is just a few miles north of Partick. The area is very student-friendly, and it plays host to a vast number of students during any academic year. For many youngsters living in Hillhead, Partick and Finnieston, there is always a buzzing social scene.
There's a buzzing nightlife that's just waiting to be discovered
While the city of Glasgow itself is famous its nightlife options, many of the areas away from the centre still boast a great many opportunities to have fun. Partick is home to a superb selection of pubs, restaurants, coffee shops and cafés, many of which are to be found on Dumbarton Road. While heading into the city is always a pleasure, sometimes you really don't have to.
When you look at the various housing options to be enjoyed in Partick, you will notice a truly eclectic mix to tempt you. They include brand new developments throughout the area as well as many villa-style houses located in quiet side streets. To the delight of fans of tradition, there are also a number of traditional tenement buildings which are available to rent or buy.
Be happy, be healthy
Partick is home to a great many medical facilities and health centres, including Apsley Street Surgery, Glasgow West Medical Practice and the Abingdon Medical Practice. For more specialised care, local hospitals include Gartnavel Royal Hospital, Queen Elizabeth National Spine Unit and West Glasgow Ambulatory Care Hospital.
While life in the city can be exciting, we all need to get away from it all on occasion. The good news for anyone who lives in Partick is that there are plenty of parks, gardens and open spaces offering all they peace and quiet they will ever need. They include the tranquil Victoria Park, the celebrated Kelvingrove Park and, nearby, the famous Glasgow Botanic Gardens.
If you're thinking about a move to this idyllic area, be sure to have a chat with our friendly experts at the earliest opportunity. Partick is home to a wonderful selection of available properties, so pick up the phone today and speak to those in the know.