G44 is number one in postcode charts
Royal Mail reveals its ‘desirable postcodes’
King’s Park and Croftfoot have been revealed as part of the most desirable postcode sector in Scotland.
The Royal Mail commissioned a study of the most desirable postcodes to live in England, Scotland and Wales to mark the 40th anniversary of the allocation of postcodes to every address in Britain.
The study by the Centre for Economic and Business Research calculated the most desirable postcodes based on a range of factors including employment opportunities, health, education, crime rates and housing affordability.
And it was revealed that G44 was the most desirable postcode sector, which covers King’s Park and Croftfoot, as well as Cathcart and Clarkston.
Glasgow South MP Tom Harris, who lives in King’s Park, said: “I’ve lived in the G44 area since 1987, even before I was elected as the local MP.
“It’s a great place to bring up a family, the schools are wonderful and the people are nice - and it’s great to see it has been validated by an official survey.
“The quality of life is great, and we’ve also been lucky to benefit from a very friendly postal service here too, so I wholeheartedly endorse what the Royal Mail are saying.”
Peter Ferguson, the Reformer’s Glencairn correspondent, said: “I was brought up in Croftfoot, where I lived till I was 11, and then moved to Simshill where I lived till I got married aged 26, both in the G44 area. After a few years of married life in G73, we moved back to Croftfoot 14 years ago and have been there ever since. My father still lives in Simshill, and has been living in the G44 area for over 50 years now.
“My brother and I both attended Croftfoot Primary School and King’s Park Secondary, and now our four children between us have also gone through or are going through these excellent schools.
“The transport links to the area are excellent from the city centre, with the train lines through to Kings Park and Croftfoot, and also multiple bus services. The new M74 extension has also made travel to the airport extremely quick, as well as the Eaglesham bypass helping with quick access to Ayrshire and the south west.
“There are plenty of sporting facilities around the area, with Hampden Park on our doorstep and also the new Toryglen Regional Football Centre, and a short trip into G73 takes you to the area’s finest football club in Rutherglen Glencairn FC.
“We feel very much at home here, and I have found that many of my school mates from primary school from 30 plus years ago have also settled here with their respective families, and my children are now friends with their children which is a nice ongoing connection with the area.”
A spokesman for Countrywide Estate agents in Burnside, who regularly sell G44 properties, said: “King’s Park is a highly-desirable area.
“We find it is a pleasing location for families and has good schools for local children, with easy access to the centre of Glasgow.”
Stamp of approval Tom Harris MP has lived in the G44 area since 1987 and endorsed the Royal Mail report