The best places to live in Renfrewshire

Renfrewshire, a truly lovely region of Scotland, boasts a blend of community warmth and contemporary amenities, and is just a wonderful place to call home.

Below is a list of some of Renfrewshire’s more popular towns:

Why live in Paisley?

A town known for its cultural scene, one of Paisley’s highlights is the renowned Paisley Museum, which showcases the town's rich heritage. 

Outdoor enthusiasts have their choice of Paisley park, with gorgeous open spaces like Barshaw Park, Gleniffer Braes Country Park and Brodie Park. 

If it’s that classic Scottish pub vibe you’re looking for, there are some brilliant establishments like The Bull Inn and The Bungalow to enjoy, and of course, there’s the annual Paisley Food and Drink Festival.

But what about the shopping? Well, the bustling town centre, with its high street teeming with an array of stores to give you your retail therapy fix. But there’s also The Paisley Centre, home to well-known retailers, boutique stores, and even pop-up local markets.

Why live in Renfrew?

Renfrew is the historic little county town that is the very namesake of the shire in which it nestles. And you know what that means – it’s obviously a real gem. Here’s why:

Renfrew boasts a diverse culinary scene. Try The Chartroom, with its fine dining ambiance and globally inspired menu, featuring locally sourced ingredients. 

Meanwhile, The Wee Olive, as totally adorable as it’s moniker, offers an intimate atmosphere and comfort food with a touch of sophistication. 

Seafood enthusiasts flock to Phoenix Grill, known for its fresh catches and maritime-inspired cuisine. 

Then there’s Café Su, which overlooks the River Clyde and provides a family-friendly setting for casual dining. 

But if you’re just looking to have a drink with mates, Renfrew pubs like The Ferry Inn and The Western come highly recommended. 

In terms of shopping, most of the popular Renfrew shops can be found at the Braehead Shopping Centre – which includes the likes of H&M and Primark as well as a number of smaller local retailers. 

Renfrew is also ideal for commuting from, with direct services from Renfrew Train Station to Glasgow to take advantage of, as well as a number of bus services to Scotland’s most populous city.

Why live in Barrhead?

And then there’s the lovely Barrhead. 

Barrhead is a town that has experienced something of resurgence in recent years as a popular residential and commuter town. Direct trains from Barrhead to Glasgow, as well as several buses from to Ayr, make it a convenient place to live for those needing to commute often.

The town’s diverse selection of restaurants certainly adds to its appeal, with the likes of Bluestone and La Banca Italian Restaurant being local favourites.

The town’s vibrant shopping scene is also something to consider, with its famous farmer’s market being a particular highlight. 

Communal spaces like the Barrhead swimming pool are also factors in its favour. 

If you’re looking to live somewhere with a strong community spirit, that also offers an easy commute to Scotland’s major cities, Barrhead may just be the place for you. 

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