Best areas to live in Cardiff
A compact capital, Cardiff offers so many great areas to live. Whether you’re after a suburban retreat, a bustling high street, or a beachfront property, rest assured there’s the ideal place for you.
Located 10 minutes outside of Cardiff city centre, this quiet suburb is made up of beautiful Victorian houses, which cost an average of £317,132. Heath Park and Roath Park are right on your doorstop, and offer plenty of opportunities for beautiful walks and bike rides – and you’ll get to enjoy stunning views of the city and bay too.
Situated three miles north of the city centre, Cyncoed is popular amongst families, due to its proximity to two of the best schools in the city, in addition to one of the University campuses. Property prices here are more expensive, at an average of £353,842, but it’s near to Cardiff Golf Club and picturesque Llanishen Reservoir.
Its beachfront location is what makes Penarth such an attractive place to live, as well as being so well-connected, with trains to Cardiff taking just 8 minutes; making it popular with both retirees and commuters. Properties here cost an average of £352,304, which is unsurprising, given that in addition to a beautiful beach, Penarth is also home to six tranquil parks.
For those who want to be in the centre of the action without being in the city, Cardiff Bay is the ideal choice. Enjoy waterside dining in one of the many bars and restaurants that line the edge of the lake (the Bay is home to the likes of Cosy Club, Bill’s and more), or take part in some water sports at the Sailing Centre. On average, properties located here sell for £216,580.
Regularly cited as one of the coolest places to live in Cardiff, Canton is home to a big arts and foodie scene, with the likes of Danish bakery Brød and Indian street food outlet Chai Street right on your doorstep. Access to the city centre is easy, as it’s just a 15-minute drive away. On average, properties sell for £260,358, making it one of the more affordable areas to live.