Research published today by Home.co.uk shows that the Glasgow commuting suburb of Bearsden is home to the location where houses sell faster than anywhere else in the UK, in spite of the recession. The analysis by the home-selling website shows that home owners in the wealthy suburb, located in East Dunbartonshire just outside the north western boundary of Glasgow, can look forward to the most dynamic home selling markets in the country with with an average property marketing time of just 73 days.
The Scottish towns of Carnoustie (5), Broughty Ferry (8) and Cumbernauld (9) also made it into the UK Top 10.About Bearsden
Bearsden is primarily a middle-class commuter suburb, with its residents travelling into Glasgow each day to work or study. The majority of its housing stock is detached. According to the 2001 census of Scotland, the area comprises 10,417 households, with a total population of 27,967. This is an increase of 0.6% (or 161 people) since 1991, when the population stood at 27,806 (there are an average of 2.64 people per household). Of these, 8,306 are over 55 years old, 17,700 are in social class ABC1, and 6,052 are in social class C2DE. 73% of working residents surveyed travel to work by car, 16% by train or bus, 5% by other methods, and 6% work mainly at home. Many of the west of Scotland's most expensive houses are in the Old Bearsden Outstanding Conservation Area - Bearsden's postcode (G61) was ranked 7th richest in the UK by a 2005 survey, with an estimated 176 millionaires living there.