Pollokshields Heritage  

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The commuter locations that are already established and the new hotspots

Francesca Steele

Pollokshields, Glasgow

One of the original garden suburbs, Pollokshields was purpose-built over several decades from 1849 by the Stirling-Maxwell family. They made use of the best Victorian architects to encourage the middle classes to move out of the industrialised city centre into large red-sandstone, family-friendly houses with access to better schools and open spaces. South of central Glasgow, the town still has all those things today.

It is within ten minutes of the city centre by car, via Maxwell Park or Dumbreck railway stations and Shields Road Subway. Hutchesons’ Grammar School and Craigholme School are popular. There is a bustling high street with an independent butcher and boutiques. You can buy an 1860s five-bedroom detached house here for just over £500,000.