Located in the city centre, the area borders Cowcaddens to its north, Sauchiehall Street to its south, Cambridge Street to its east and the M8 motorway to its west. The Glasgow School of Art, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Stow College and Glasgow Film Theatre are located in Garnethill. It is also the location of Scotland's oldest synagogue (founded in 1879) and the Glasgow Dental Hospital and School.
There is a private school, St Aloysius' College, whose Clavius building and Junior School, both recently won an architecture award.
During the 1960s and '70s, 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.
Garnethill comprises the following streets:
There is also an active local Community Council which has its own web site Meetings are open to all interested residents, and normally take place on the first Tuesday of the month, at 7:30pm in the Multicultural Centre on Rose Street.
"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.