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    • Vertig0
    • By Vertig0 13th Mar 17, 6:10 PM
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    Milngavie (Glasgow)
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    Milngavie (Glasgow) 13th Mar 17 at 6:10 PM
    Hi

    I'm new to this forum and have decided to seek advice here as I am now beginning to look for properties to buy as a FTB.

    I was wondering if anyone could give their views on the area in the title, and more specifically anything around Clober Road?

    I am mainly looking at properties within Hyndland in the Glasgow city centre, but I am also keeping an open mind with regard to Milngavie, Bearsden and Linlithgow, on a budget of up to £230k for a property that is at least 2 but preferably 3 bedrooms.
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    • ellie27
    • By ellie27 13th Mar 17, 6:18 PM
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    Do you live in Glasgow?

    There are flats and houses on that road.

    Do you have kids that will go to the local school? Or kids in future?

    You have confused me - linlithgow??? Thats nowhere near the areas you mention though?
    • AlexMac
    • By AlexMac 13th Mar 17, 6:20 PM
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    5th best in Alba according to the Post Office?
    http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/15126863.The_top_10_most_desirable_places_to_live_ in_Scotland_revealed/

    But if it's spelled Milngavie why do they call it Mullgai?
    • Vertig0
    • By Vertig0 13th Mar 17, 6:27 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 6:27 PM
    Do you live in Glasgow?

    There are flats and houses on that road.

    Do you have kids that will go to the local school? Or kids in future?

    You have confused me - linlithgow??? Thats nowhere near the areas you mention though?
    Originally posted by ellie27
    I'm considering areas that are c. 30 mins to the city centre of Glasgow. I do live in Glasgow at present and no, no kids; just myself and someone else. The attraction of Linlithgow is that it would make commuting to either of Edinburgh or Glasgow very easy, as it's around the same travel time by train to Glasgow as Milngavie. Unfortunately, it just doesn't have a particularly attractive supply of properties meeting those parameters usually.
    • Duckyduck
    • By Duckyduck 13th Mar 17, 6:34 PM
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    5th best in Alba according to the Post Office?
    http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/15126863.The_top_10_most_desirable_places_to_live_ in_Scotland_revealed/

    But if it's spelled Milngavie why do they call it Mullgai?
    Originally posted by AlexMac
    It's so the locals can have a wee giggle at the outsiders expense . I'd have phonetically spelt it mill-guy but hey.

    As has already been mentioned Linlithgow is miles away (closer to Edinbrugh than Glasgow).
    Hyndland and Milngavie are both really nice areas, which one is better depends on you/your family's age and lifestyle really. Milngavie is a quiet, suburban area with excellent schools, easy access to outdoor areas like the west highland way, Murdock country park and there's a big reservoir. Hyndland is more of a nice city neighbourhood, bit more lively, quicker transport links into town, and much cheaper taxis home from a night out.
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    • ellie27
    • By ellie27 13th Mar 17, 6:35 PM
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    The attraction of Linlithgow is that it would make commuting to either of Edinburgh or Glasgow very easy, .
    Originally posted by Vertig0
    We live in Kirkintilloch/Lenzie and hubby works in Edinburgh. We used to live in Gartcosh which was also very handy for Edinburgh - into centre Glasgow 20 mins max on train.

    I wouldnt think Bearsden/Milngavie the best if you want an in-between easy access to Glasgow and Edinburgh?
    • Vertig0
    • By Vertig0 13th Mar 17, 6:44 PM
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    Yeah they're not, and neither is Hyndland tbh, but it's not a must, just something I was thinking of as a nice to have in terms of wider access to jobs. Originally I was considering Edinburgh itself but I'm currently working in the city centre in Glasgow and plan to for at least another year; after that I'm considering a 1 year study break, again at a uni in Glasgow. Edinburgh is also way out of my price range for the most part!

    Hyndland I am quite familiar with as it's about a 5 min walk from where I live, but obviously it is a bit pricier than the suburbs/villages I mentioned, even factoring in savings commutes. I was thinking about it being an easier commute in general, which it is, but it's not a huge advantage over Bearsden/Milngavie (albeit, it is over Newton Mearns.)

    Basically I'm not much of a night out type, just like a nice selection of restaurants, cafes and shops locally, so Hyndland is very appealing, but I've heard Milngavie is not at all bad either... and it's so close to the city itself that it doesn't look like it'll make a difference.

    Has Milngavie got any spots that are best off being avoided?
    • glasgowdan
    • By glasgowdan 13th Mar 17, 6:59 PM
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    I know Milngavie well and have a number of customers in the town. There aren't REALLY any bad bits. Yes, there are schemes, but not as they're usually known.

    I think you may be able to find a detached house just about at that budget, or a nice semi.

    The area is superb for access to the countryside. It's not great for access to motorways. We've moved from Torrance to Lenzie, and I'd happily live anywhere from Milngavie to Lenzie.

    Lenzie is better for motorways, but not so good for access to proper countryside. Douglas academy is excellent.

    Feel free to message me if you see any specific houses
    • Vertig0
    • By Vertig0 13th Mar 17, 7:55 PM
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    I'll take you up on that, thanks!
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