Are you considering moving to Glasgow? It’s Scotland’s most populous city with a strong local economy, and its proximity to national parks and forests make it the ideal place to live and work.
1. Excellent transport links
The city is well served by its underground trains, and by the bus service. You can purchase monthly travel passes that will get you onto any train and bus in the city whenever you like. These are around £50, making your daily commute very affordable. The airport is also linked into public transport, and you can get to London in about an hour and a half, or fly direct to most worldwide holiday destinations including Dubai, America and Canada.
2. Affordable Housing
Living in Glasgow is very much cheaper than living in many English cities. A one bedroom flat in the centre of Glasgow can cost as little as £450 a month. Of course there are some areas more desirable to some depending on their lifestyle, families tend to move towards the south of the city where there are plenty of good schools, and house prices tend to be consequently higher in these parts. Even so, the size and quality of housing tent are good value for money, and many people who move here from London are in shock at the square footage available for their money.
3. A great place to study
Glasgow is home to three major universities – University of Glasgow, University of Strathclyde and Glasgow Caledonian University – and several major colleges, making it a hub of student activity. There are stricter laws relating to alcohol scales and consumption in Scotland than in other parts of the UK (you cant buy alcohol in shops after 10pm or 11pm in pubs, and it’s an offence to drink or have an open container of alcohol in public places within the city), so bare this in mind when moving, however students can still make good use of the central location and amenities.
If you’re moving to Glasgow to study, it’s worth remembering that you can make use of a self storage facility during the holidays to keep your belongings safe and secure.
4. Easy access to nature
Within the city, there are over 90 parks and green spaces available to the public. The oldest of these is Glasgow Green, right in the city centre. Elsewhere in the city, notable parks include Victoria Park, the Botanical Gardens and the Necropolis.
Outside of the city itself, it’s easy to drive to some of Scotland’s most scenic areas including Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and even the Cairngorms.
5. Friendly Locals
The accent may take some getting used to, especially if you’re not from Scotland originally, but you’ll have plenty of opportunity for that. Glaswegians are well known for being welcoming, friendly and talkative.
If you’re moving to Glasgow and need somewhere safe, clean and dry to store your belongings during the move, or whilst you get settled, we have a self storage site in Hillington – just off junction 26 of the m8.
Call us today on 0141 882 9000 for a chat with our friendly team and a quote on storage.