King's Park, Glasgow

King's Park, Glasgow

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King's Park, Glasgow

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King's Park (Pairc na Rìgh in Gaelic) is a district in the Scottish city of Glasgow. It is situated south of the River Clyde .

Geography

King's Park is a residential area, with a mixture of semi-detached houses, flats and luxury detached houses. It is a ten to twenty minute bus or rail journey from Glasgow city centre.

Named for the medium sized park which it contains and spotted with green areas, much of King's Park is situated on an incline which overlooks Scotland's national stadium Hampden Park on one side, and the tower blocks of Castlemilk on the other.

The local 9 hole golf course is notable for being dug into a hillside 20-35° steep in some places.

It is now closed and is used as an area of common ground.

The 9 hole golf course, and much of the park itself is actually located in nearby Croftfoot

Demographics

King's Park is an affluent suburb of Glasgow, with median house prices and income well above average. As of 2005, it has a population of 14,552 residents. The ethnic makeup is approximately 98% White, 0.8% Asian, 0.6% Oriental and 0.6% mixed race.

Education

King's Park Secondary in nearby Simshill School is the local non-denominational comprehensive. The area is also served by Holyrood Secondary School, a Roman Catholic school and the largest secondary education institute in Europe. Other schools in the area include King's Park and Croftfoot Primary schools, St Fillans primary school and St Mirin's primary school.

Also located in King's Park, 32F Squadron are...
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