Many people are surprised to learn that Glasgow is the biggest city in Scotland, with more than 100 000 inhabitants more than Edinburgh. It is one of the most important cities in the UK in terms of culture, economics, and political influence. As you can imagine there is a lot of wealth in this city, and there are some very wealthy areas. If you want to find out what the richest neighborhoods in Glasgow are, keep on reading:
Just outside of the city center, in the west of the city, you will find the Woodlands district. It has many beautiful 19th centuries of townhouses and redeveloped tenements houses. The area is fashionable, but still not overly expensive, like some of the other entries on our list. Here you will find many students, due to the proximity to the University of Glasgow and the Glasgow School of Art. The area is residential, but in walking distance to the city center, which makes it a great place to live for everyone.
Kingsborough Gardens is located in the west of the city and is another well-off area, with townhouses and apartment blocks. It is a bit further away from the city center and much of the nightlife of Glasgow, but there are still many restaurants cafes, and bars in the area. If you are looking for a wealthy area, with lots of schools and sports clubs, this is the district for you. There isn’t much to do here for visitors to the city, but if you want to stay for longer, and can afford it, certainly consider the neighborhood.
In the south of the city, quite far from the city center, you will find Newlands Park. This is one of the most expensive areas in the UK and a very preferred part of Glasgow. The neighborhood has many large houses and a lot of greenery and parks around it. It is great for families or older people, as it is suburban in nature, with big yards, but not that much to do in the evenings. Here you will find a few tennis courts for recreation, and as the name suggests a park. There are also some restaurants and cafes scattered around.
Merchant City is located in the city center of Glasgow and is one of the busiest and most visited areas of the city. Here you will find luxury boutiques, countless restaurants with international cuisine, cocktail bars as well as specialty gin bars. It is a hip and trendy area that is always busy, and as always with areas like this, it is very expensive. Merchant City and the area around it are great for visitors to Glasgow, but if you plan to spend longer than a week in town, you might want to consider something more calm and relaxed, as well as affordable.