Guide to living in Kelvinside

Kelvinside is close to the River Kelvin, and it remains one of the most sought-after areas in the whole of Glasgow. It’s a peaceful and classy area with plenty going on.

Easy access to the city centre

George Square is just a few miles away. The main campus of the University of Glasgow is just a mile from the area. It comes as no surprise, therefore to hear that flats for rent in Kelvinside tend to be snapped up rather quickly. This is a neighbourhood that understandably plays host to many residents who have been here for several decades.

There are some great schools in and around Kelvinside. They include Kelvindale and Saint Charles’ Primary, while for older children educational establishments include Cleveden Secondary. Kelvinside Academy, Knightswood and Hyndland. And of course, the fact that the University is so close will prove to be a major boon for students.

Public transport is plentiful with easy access to the city centre and surrounding areas.

Keeping fit and healthy

There are plenty of sporting activities in the area. From bowls to cycling, there should be something for you.

Keeping fit and healthy is always a pleasure for those who are living in Bishopbriggs, Partick and Kelvinside. There are a number of bowls clubs in the region, as well as extensive cycling and jogging routes to be enjoyed. Hillhead Sports Club, Western Tennis Club and Kelvinside Academy Playing Fields are all popular, while rugby enthusiasts are always welcome at Glasgow High Kelvinside RFC.

The Kelvinside area is often the first place people tend to look when flat hunting.  There are so many positive reasons for that.

It’s a quiet area but there are still a wonderful range of bars and restaurants to be found in the main streets, including Great Western Road, Byres Road and Ashton Lane. If you’re looking to have some fun without having to travel up to the centre of town, this could be the perfect place to look.