Anyone who lives here knows that Glasgow is a culturally diverse, interesting and incredible city in which to live, with some of the world’s friendliest people. After all, our slogan is People Make Glasgow.
According to recent reports, the city is flourishing. Figures from the National Records of Scotland show that in 2001 there were 578,710 people living in the city compared to 621,020 last year.
According to the Office for National Statistics, in 2017 Glasgow generated more than £20 billion of economic output – putting us ahead of Edinburgh. The University of Glasgow is spending £1 billion to extend to the site of the old Western Infirmary. The city has many areas of regeneration, following the hugely successful transformation of Finnieston with the SSE Hydro area being transformed into a destination of bars, restaurants and great properties in which to live. In fact, it was one of the highest areas of growth in the UK between 2016 and 2017.
A strong economic outlook
The city has had an economic injection with the recently co-hosted European Athletics Championships with Berlin. In addition, Glasgow has had the highest business start-up rate within Glasgow and Clyde Valley in recent years. We have more jobs per resident than any other local authority in the Glasgow and Clyde Valley region, reflecting its position as the West of Scotland’s economic hub.
A creative hub
In terms of creativity and culture, Glasgow has produced no less than six Turner Prize winners, and the creative future of Glasgow is incredibly promising. We have over 120 TV production companies and the city is also a Channel 4 creative hub. More artists are moving to the city as it offers much more affordable living than London and there are innovative arts and events complexes opening up all over the city, including SWG3 in the West End. The rejuvenated railway arches now house the offices of animators, designers and architects alike.
Official figures show that the average property price in Glasgow this year is £155,383 which is the highest for over 10 years. Although buyers from outside Scotland have typically looked at buying property in Edinburgh they are wising up to the fact that Glasgow offers much better value for money. Property is in high demand with a lack of family homes, and prices have risen dramatically in the West End resulting in some exciting emerging areas in which to live. Talk to us today and find out more about these up and coming areas, and where you can expect to see a great long term return on your investment.
Vanilla Square – highly personal sales and lettings! Whether selling or letting property, you will always be liaising with one of our business partners, which makes our service that much more responsible and approachable. When you instruct us, your property will reach a wider audience as we are one of the few agents who are present on all the major property portals to offer sellers and landlords maximum exposure. If you’re looking to buy, sell, rent or lease your property, or you’re simply considering the idea, contact us by calling 0141 229 0210 or pop into our new office at 711 Great Western Road. One of our partners will be delighted to help and provide you with impartial, expert advice.