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Entrance to Muirend railway station from Muirend Road
|Muirend shown within Glasgow|
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Muirend is an area on the Southside of the city of Glasgow, Scotland. Although most of the district falls within the city proper, part of Muirend lies outwith the city boundary in the adjoining council area of East Renfrewshire. It is situated about 4 miles (6.5 km) south of Glasgow city centre. Muirend became extensively urbanised in the 20th century, developing into an affluent commuter suburb. In a 2014 Royal Mail survey, the G44 postcode – which includes Muirend – was rated as the most desirable area of Scotland to live in. Neighbouring areas include Cathcart, Merrylee and Newlands in Glasgow and Netherlee , Clarkston and Giffnock in East Renfrewshire.
Muirend is largely residential in character, although there are many shops/businesses situated along Clarkston Road. These include a Sainsburys supermarket - formerly the first 'Safeways' in Scotland, Newsagents, Hairdressers, Estate Agents, Cafes and many others. Adjacent to the Supermarket until its closure in 2003 was the Toledo Cinema; this local landmark was the last traditional suburban picture house on the Southside. Although the rest of the building was demolished to make way for residential flats, the facade of the Cinema was preserved and has been incorporated into the new development.
In June 2006, Muirend acquired its first ever pub, The Bank Bar/Restaurant, located in the former Glasgow Savings Bank building on Clarkston Road.
Muirend is part of the City of Glasgow, one of the 32 council areas of Scotland for local government purposes. The area is split between two council wards, with the railway line forming the boundary between Newlands/Auldburn to the west and Linn to the east. The area is also covered by Cathcart and District Community Council.
Muirend railway station is located off Muirend Road, just behind the supermarket. It is served by local commuter services between Glasgow Central and Neilston on the Neilston branch of the Cathcart Circle Lines. Local bus services run by First Glasgow which connect Muirend to the city centre and elsewhere are the 4/A (Knightswood to Newton Mearns or Eaglesham) and the 6 (Mountblow to East Kilbride).
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