Glasgow 74 Excellent
Glasgow Livability #6 ranked city in Delaware#4,363 ranked city in the USARanks better than 85% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Glasgow

  • Employment

    This area excels in the employment category with a score well above average, primarily due to the higher median home income, per capita income and low unemployment rates.

  • Housing

    High scores in the housing category are attributed to this area, possibly pointing to a favorable home affordability ratio, robust appreciation rates or elevated home values.

  • Health & Safety

    Achieving a high health and safety score relies on factors including great air quality and convenient access to vital health facilities such as hospitals, doctors, clinics and police stations.

  • Ratings

    Locals express favorable opinions about the proximity of everyday local amenities, parks, public transit, neighborly atmosphere, strong sense of community and the general safety of the area.

  • Amenities

    A large portion of amenities are not ideally situated within walking distance, potentially requiring residents to utilize a vehicle or public transportation.

  • Commute

    Access to public transportation in this particular area may be limited, which can result in longer-than-average commute times to reach workplaces.

  • Cost Of Living

    The cost of living in this area is notably high, making it a more expensive place to live. You'll find higher expenses for everyday goods and services, housing and groceries.

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What's it like Living in Glasgow?

Glasgow, Delaware is a moderately-sized city with a population of 15,399 inhabitants. At 66%, the majority of the Glasgow population is White; this is followed by 23% Black and 7% Asian. Long commute times to work can be incredibly frustrating, ranking just behind housework on the list of life's annoyances. If you opt to make Glasgow your home, your one-way commute time will typically last around 29 minutes, a duration that aligns with the national average commute time of 26 minutes.

Whether you’re moving to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Glasgow could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Delaware if you know where to look. Don't forget to determine what matters most to you in a neighborhood. Consider factors such as safety, proximity to work or school, access to amenities (like parks, fitness facilities, grocery stores, restaurants), public transportation options, community atmosphere and the overall vibe you're looking for. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, cost of living, commute, you can easily compare the best places to live in Glasgow and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Glasgow to Delaware and the national average.

With a livability score of 73 out of 100, Glasgow is ranked #4,504 in the United States and #4 in Delaware. Based on the scores for each individual category, Glasgow has received high marks for employment (A+) and housing (A). There are some categories that Glasgow does not rank well for, including: amenities (F) and cost of living (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to determine why.

A healthy real estate market serves as a key economic indicator. It could signify overall local economic strength, stability and reflects consumer confidence in the area. Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Glasgow has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

Assuming that Glasgow meets all of your requirements like low crime rates, good schools and great local amenities, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Glasgow. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Glasgow are simply unattainable. The median home price for Glasgow homes is $274,500, which is 17.8% higher than the Delaware average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Glasgow, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.9, which is 23.7% lower than the Delaware average.

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      Glasgow transportation information

      Statistic Glasgow Delaware National
      Average one way commute29min26min26min
      Workers who drive to work90.4%81.3%76.4%
      Workers who carpool4.7%8.2%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.8%2.9%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.4%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.0%2.1%2.8%
      Working from home2.0%4.3%4.6%
      Source: The Glasgow, DE data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).