City of Glasgow

The City of Glasgow is a large city in Scotland that lies on the River Clyde. It has a population of 598,040 and an area of 335 square miles. Known as “the Dear Green Place,” the city offers residents plenty to do with over 300 parks, gardens, and golf courses. The University of Glasgow is one of its notable institutions as well as being home to some 80 different languages spoken by students from all around the world!

Areas in the City of Glasgow

The City of Glasgow can be divided into several areas:


The Central Belt – this is the main part of Glasgow. It includes the city centre and stretches out to areas such as Cowcaddens, Garnethill, Kelvingrove Park and Hillhead


West End – the west side of Glasgow is filled with Victorian buildings that are still intact today, making it one of Europe’s most beautiful cityscapes. The West End lies to the north-west part of Charing Cross and stretches up towards Byres Road where you have Hillhead, Broomhill and Anniesland among others.


The South Side – this area lies south of Queen’s Park and is bordered by Cathcart Road to the west and extends out along Pollokshaws road towards Shawlands. Areas in the south side include Toryglen, Strathbungo and Crosshill


East End – here we can find an industrial past that has left a legacy that is still thriving today in form of several football stadia. This area extends southward towards The Gorbals.


The North Side – sitting north from the River Clyde this area comprises mainly working-class communities such as Maryhill which includes Firhill Stadium home ground for Partick Thistle FC who play in Scottish Premier League (SPL). This area also contains areas like Kelvindale, Queens Park, Milngavie and Clydebank.

Areas outside of the City Centre – These are further out from the city centre but can still be commuted into other parts easily enough with transport links like trains or buses. They include places like Maryhill/Kelvindale, Langside (including Newlands), Riddrie & Cranhill.

What is there to do in the City of Glasgow?

You can visit a whole host of museums and galleries, even more, if you include some of the city’s infrastructures such as The Riverside Museum or Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC). In addition, the city has no shortage of vibrant festivals.

For example, jazz fans will enjoy visiting West End for its annual Jazz Festival whilst art lovers might want to check out Celtic Connections which takes place every January while football fans will be spoilt for choice with the annual Glasgow Cup.

There are also a number of parks and green spaces, such as Kelvingrove Park and Botanic Gardens, which are perfect for a relaxing afternoon stroll.

Universities in the City of Glasgow

The city plays host to universities such as Strathclyde and Glasgow Caledonian Universities, which are regarded as two of the best in Scotland. This provides a vibrant student community that adds to cultural life in this great city! 

Transport links in the City of Glasgow

For anyone looking for property here, transport links into central London are good with trains taking around one hour twenty minutes on average plus there are plenty of flights too if you prefer that option instead.

And because properties aren’t cheap everywhere within commuting distance from London it could be worth considering areas outside Central London where prices might be lower but still easily commutable – such as East or South-East England (where we would suggest Tonbridge).

Many buyers now consider these locations when buying so it’s good to be aware of the options available.

Population of the City of Glasgow

The population of this city is just under 600,000 and it’s growing all the time as more people are drawn to its economic opportunities.