The Glasgow School of Art, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Glasgow Film Theatre and a campus of Glasgow Kelvin College are located in Garnethill. It is also the location of Scotland's oldest synagogue (founded in 1879) and the Glasgow Dental Hospital and School.
Garnethill is also home to St. Aloysius' RC Church. The church was constructed in 1910.
Garnetbank Primary School is situated on Renfrew Street opposite Renfrew Street Nursery School.
There is a private school, St Aloysius' College, whose Clavius building and Junior School both recently won architectural awards. St Aloysius' College also have plans  to build a 4-storey sports complex on Dalhousie Street between Hill Street and Renfrew Street.
Garnethill is a conservation area and contains several listed buildings, including Breadalbane Terrace built between 1845 - 1855 by Charles Wilson.
Building works on the Almandine Apartments at the top of Hill Street commenced in 2007 however not all of the five buildings have yet been erected and further construction work will be required to complete the remainder, along with the associated viewpoint.
There is a planning application for a 85-unit student accommodation block at 134 Renfrew Street currently being considered by the Planning Department of Glasgow City Council. In addition there is a proposal to demolish 294-330 Sauchiehall Street and erect new buildings including student accommodation for an undisclosed number of units (ref 14/02940/DC). Taken in context with the planning application being considered for a substantial 320-unit high-rise student accommodation building at nearby 240 Bath Street, together with the proposed 4-storey Sports Complex on the Renfrew Street-Dalhousie Street-Hill Street site, and also the renovation of the fire-damaged Mackintosh Building on Renfrew Street, there is likely to be ongoing construction works in the area for the next decade.
During the 1960s and 1970s, Garnethill became the principal centre of Scotland's Chinese community, with Cantonese speaking immigrants from Hong Kong settling in the area. Most had already settled in the UK, and moved north from England. As a result, the neighbourhood is home to Glasgow's Chinatown shopping mall on New City Road.
Garnethill comprises the following streets:
- West Graham Street
- Buccleuch Street
- Hill Street, which was home to 4 of the last 15 Turner Prize winners 
- Renfrew Street
- Garnet Street
- Garnethill Street
- Scott Street
- Dalhousie Street
- Rose Street
- New City Road
- Shamrock Street
- Cambridge Street
There is also an active local Community Council which consists of ten committed residents who aim to deal with issues affecting the Garnethill district, and it holds regular monthly meetings open to all interested residents with these normally taking place on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm in the Garnethill Multicultural Centre at 21 Rose Street. Details of agendas, walkabout events, newsletters etc. (when made available by the CC) can often be found on the Garnethill Community web site or the Garnethill Community group on Facebook.
Garnethill is the first and title volume of a trilogy of crime novels by Glaswegian author Denise Mina. All three books are predominantly set in and around Garnethill, Glasgow, and its environs.
- "14/00487/DC - Erection of sports complex associated with St Aloysius College". Glasgow City Council planning department.
- "14/01362/DC - Erection of mixed use development comprising student accommodation and retail". Glasgow City Council planning department.
- "14/02502/DC -Erection of sports complex associated with St Aloysius College". Glasgow City Council planning department.
- Hill Street Muse From The Herald, dated 24/12/2011