Finnieston named UK’s “hippest place to live”

Finnieston has been named the number one hip place to buy a house Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Finnieston has been named the number one hip place to buy a house Picture: Lisa Ferguson

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Two areas in Scotland have been named in the top 20 trendiest places to live, by The Times

Finnieston, Glasgow has been named the hippest place to buy a house, in a top 20 list by The Times.

Described as a “buzzing neighbourhood”, the area has been going through a transformation, from former docklands to a trendy area for live music and independent restaurants.

House prices in Finnieston are around £150,000 for a spacious one-bedroom flat.

Finnieston beat out Blackhorse Road in London to claim the top spot.

This area also plays host to the Poetry Club bar, built by Turner Prize nominee Jim Lambie as well as hosting the Electric Frog music festival at SWG3.

Coming in at number nine was Dundee, after GQ’s fashion director Robert Johnston gave the city his seal of approval, calling it “Britain’s coolest little city.”

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Its cool-factor was boosted by having a thriving game industry as well as the new V&A museum, by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma.

Coming in at £106,000 average for a one-bedroom flat, Dundee’s house prices are lower than the Scottish average.

Other places which made the list were Sonning, Berkshire where George Clooney has a property; Ouseburn, Newcastle where a massive regeneration project has been taking place on the post-industrial wasteland; and rounding out the list is Canton, Cardiff which has an art centre and several perfomance spaces.

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