1. People Make Glasgow, right? A worldwide survey was held asking for the best thing about Glasgow and the overwhelming response was "its people".
So, there you have it. The best thing about Glasgow? You.

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2. The parks, the glorious, green, rambling, beautiful parks. 
There's the wildness of Pollok Park, the refined beauty of the Botanics, the little local parks and the queen of parks, Queen's Park. 
You just don't get such lush, delicious parks anywhere else. Come, enjoy.

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3. Shopping.
I absolutely hate shopping but those in the know tell me we have the best retail selection outside London.
Well, we don't have a Harvey Nicols or a Selfridges but we do have Princes Square and House of Fraser, the Style Mile, the Italian Centre and more local independent shops than you can shake a stick at.

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4. The tenements.
I do not understand why you would buy a new build house when you could live in a big old Glasgow tenement.
The bay windows! The high ceilings! The wooden floors! The thought of all those who've lived and died there before you, connecting you to the history of your city.

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5. The schools
People who want or have children tend to hotfoot it out to the 'burbs. Don't be daft.
Glasgow's schools are improving year on year in the exam results stakes - but they also offer myriad opportunities for young people, including the chance to mix with a wide variety of children from all backgrounds. Clarkston and Milngavie will ensure your weans only mingle with the middle classes. Stay in Glasgow. It's better. 

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6. Food
We have all the food you could ever want. Come here, eat, never leave.

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7. Transport
Residents get their undies in a bunch about the bus network. We actually have a pretty good time of it. The last place I lived had two buses an hour and the trains didn't run on a Sunday.
Also, Glasgow is a tiny city. I've walked from Possilpark home to Govanhill because taking the bus seems lazy. Its small size makes it easy to get around. Your commute will be short and even when the weather's bad the Subway still runs.

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8. The gig scene
King Tuts Wah Wah Hut all the way up to the Hydro and everything in between. Glasgow is the city that launched a thousand bands. There's something on somewhere every night. 

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9. The libraries
Glasgow has a socialist past, putting an emphasis on self-education and self-improvement. This partly explains why our libraries have been fairly untouched by the kind of cuts that have devastated other library networks. It's not all about the Mitchell either. Your local library will be a haven and a gem.

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10. The museums and art galleries
One of the first places my mum took me when we emigrated to Scotland was Kelvingrove and I was quite sure that as an adult I would buy it and it would be my house. I had big plans for ball pools and slippery dips in the main entrance area. Sadly, I failed to marry a billionaire and went into journalism instead. But I still love to visit and pretend. 
Glasgow is jam-packed with art, it's crammed with museums. You will never see everything, if you dedicate your life to it. Marvellous.

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11. Walking around
Glasgow is a great place to walk around. You can cross the River Clyde, get lost in a park, gaze through the bay windows of posh houses in the West End, glance up at the architecture and be permanently surprised, view the A-listed buildings, the old churches, the derelict cinemas. It's just a lovely place to perambulate.

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