Before the West End was cool, it was all about the Southside, and it’s been making a comeback. In the Sunday Times 2023 Best Places to Live guide, Shawlands came in as the 5th most attractive location to call home.
Shawlands is an area in the Southside of Glasgow, circa 5 miles south of the city centre. It is popular with young professionals and young families alike. It boasts two train stations, and is also located on the main road/bus artery to the Southside/city, making it easily commutable to the city centre and beyond.
Gone is the myth that Southsiders need to travel to the city centre or West End to eat, drink or be merry - it might be cliché but in Shawlands everything truly is on your doorstep. Shawlands was praised for its ‘unbeatable coffee culture’ and range of independent business. As well as this, it’s home to some great green spaces including the renowned Pollok Country Park, which is just minutes away. It is Glasgow’s largest park and the only Country Park within the city, featuring the famous Burrell Collection and Highland cattle. Queens Park also provides a dear green place to relax, walk the dog, picnic or just watch the world go by.
Housing stock is very similar to that found in Hyndland in the West end of Glasgow but with a considerably lower price tag. While the market is rising in Shawlands, both rental and capital values remain proportionately below those of the West End.
According to Halifax figures, the area has seen a growth of 15% since 2020, with the average price of a home in Shawlands reaching £245,000.
The average rental is £891 pcm.
Streets of Victorian tenements are peppered with modern developments and sandstone terraces houses. The letting market is strong, and we continue to experience high demand for properties in Shawlands and its surrounding areas.