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    I've been here a few years and never once had any trouble from anyone and I manage to eat a healthy diet and get regular exercise Like most cities it does have some serious social problems (mostly confined to certain outlying areas) but the city centre and west end where most students spend their time are fine.

    I get the feeling that people with a properly negative view of the city are from a slightly older generation who perhaps remember the troubles the city had in the 70s and 80s. Perhaps you Dad remembers news stories from back in the day?

    Coming from SF you'll just need to prepare yourself for the terrible weather, definitely the worst thing about the city!!
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    You may have already decided by now but just in case anyone else is curious!

    Glasgow used to have a few problems but is now a very different city to thirty or forty years ago! Among other things we've been European City of Culture, PETA has rated us the best city in the UK for vegans, and Rough Guides have said we're the world's friendliest city . We have some beautiful architecture, some great festivals, tons of places to go out and there's always something going on.

    There are still areas I wouldn't recommend visiting, but in the west end and city centre you'll be safe enough as long as you stay sensible - just like any other city. I love living here, as you may have guessed! I think it's definitely a great city for students.
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    If you are used to being a happy person, don't come to Glasgow because the city will change you. I have been here for just over 4 years (stuck at uni, that is THE ONLY REASON). I used to be happy, lively, enthusiastic but then you look at all those miserable faces in Glasgow and you cannot believe that such place exists. Of course the weather is to be blamed but also i and a couple of my classmates admit that there's something not quite right with Glasgow... In the summer months I travel quite a lot so I can easily compare the people, the places, the attitudes etc.

    Litter is a massive issue in Glasgow, it's everywhere makes you feel sick and slowly but slowly you may become a product of the environment around you. Says a lot about the people too. The accent is horrible so is the city centre.... 3 main streets with shops and not even one pleasant place to enjoy. Rough, polluted by cars and you can get stabbed in the back at any time, Buildings are grey and dull so absolutely not entertaining... a lot of homeless and empty shops which makes it look like a ghost town (on top of the fact it is situated in the north of the continent, away from any kind of... life).

    Of course the locals will tell you Glasgow it's great vibrant modern amazing place People make glasgow etc etc etc but that's because they do not know much outside of Scotland. I feel sorry for them because I know that as soon as i finish uni, i'm done with the place 4ever.

    There are better places.
    This is a ridiculous post.
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    But it gives some very true remarks. The title of the thread was a question so i just clarified some things to him/her. Glasgow is a terrible living environment, dump and dirty. I am not a hater but an observer. I've not written my previous post to spill out my frustrations but to warn the boy (girl, perhaps.) that he/she might be a bit disappointed when he comes here...... and what's with the gangs throwing stones at people's windows and demolishing parked cars? Nearly got killed the other day, for nothing. Very civilized. Don't live in a bubble, Glaswegians.
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    (Original post by kukulkan666)
    But it gives some very true remarks. The title of the thread was a question so i just clarified some things to him/her. Glasgow is a terrible living environment, dump and dirty. I am not a hater but an observer. I've not written my previous post to spill out my frustrations but to warn the boy (girl, perhaps.) that he/she might be a bit disappointed when he comes here...... and what's with the gangs throwing stones at people's windows and demolishing parked cars? Nearly got killed the other day, for nothing. Very civilized. Don't live in a bubble, Glaswegians.
    What on Earth are you talking about? I'm a bit hesitant to reply as this is probably just a troll attempt, but whatever.

    Never seen any gangs destroy cars. Never had stones thrown at my windows.

    Also never noticed any problems with litter, at least where I live.

    Your sentence on almost being killed doesn't even warrant a reply to be honest.
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    (Original post by kukulkan666)
    But it gives some very true remarks. The title of the thread was a question so i just clarified some things to him/her. Glasgow is a terrible living environment, dump and dirty. I am not a hater but an observer. I've not written my previous post to spill out my frustrations but to warn the boy (girl, perhaps.) that he/she might be a bit disappointed when he comes here...... and what's with the gangs throwing stones at people's windows and demolishing parked cars? Nearly got killed the other day, for nothing. Very civilized. Don't live in a bubble, Glaswegians.
    I live in Glasgow. My neighbourhood is immaculate. There's no gangs. If you live in a crap area perhaps you should move.

    Also re: living in a bubble. You are incredibly patronising. This is probably what nearly got you 'killed'. You won't do well wherever you live if you have a terrible attitude.
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    (Original post by kukulkan666)
    But it gives some very true remarks
    It doesn't. I doubt you've even lived in Glasgow.
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    i have got on pretty well in life so far, except for the living location choice. as i said, i've lived here over 4 years and only because uni keeps me here. This is not a troll attempt, just telling the thread starter what to expect...but obviously the locals will always tell ya that 'Glasgow is amazing' type of crap.

    i live in Maryhill. Yes, nearly got killed. No litter? OPEN YOUR EYES. And don't make me laugh.
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    (Original post by kukulkan666)
    i have got on pretty well in life so far, except for the living location choice. as i said, i've lived here over 4 years and only because uni keeps me here. This is not a troll attempt, just telling the thread starter what to expect...but obviously the locals will always tell ya that 'Glasgow is amazing' type of crap.

    i live in Maryhill. Yes, nearly got killed. No litter? OPEN YOUR EYES. And don't make me laugh.
    I'm not a local. But I know when someone isn't being objective.
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    (Original post by kukulkan666)
    i have got on pretty well in life so far, except for the living location choice. as i said, i've lived here over 4 years and only because uni keeps me here. This is not a troll attempt, just telling the thread starter what to expect...but obviously the locals will always tell ya that 'Glasgow is amazing' type of crap.

    i live in Maryhill. Yes, nearly got killed. No litter? OPEN YOUR EYES. And don't make me laugh.
    It's one of the rougher parts of town like you get in any major city, hardly exclusive to Glasgow.
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    There's no problem with litter in Glasgow and no gangs.

    If you go for uni you will live in either the city centre or the west end and both are perfectly safe, nice and just like any other city.
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    agree the West end is pleasant and obviously the city centre.. but that's only two areas in the whole city...

    by gangs i meant a bunch of idiots who have too much free time and decide to go around and demolish things and property... WTF

    the excuse 'just like any other city' is rather pathetic tbh and irrelevant. other cities have nothing to do with this.

    anyway. one year in Glasgow is long enough for anyone, the longer you stay the more you lose out on life. it's a rather god-forgotten place.
 
 
 
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