Looking to move to Cardiff? Choosing the area that’s perfect for you and your needs can be a time-consuming task, so we’ve compiled a list of five fantastic areas in the capital that might suit a range of lifestyle needs, whether you’re looking for somewhere for the family or to kick off your journey to independence:
A modern suburb in North Cardiff, Whitchurch mixes the old with the new. The grand period properties including Victorian, Edwardian and Georgian homes are perfect for families, with English and Welsh medium schools nearby including Whitchurch High School – the largest comprehensive school in Wales which has produced some of the country’s top sports stars: Sam Warburton, Gareth Bale and Geraint Thomas. Sleek apartments and new developments also make this area attractive to first-time buyers.
City Centre/Cardiff Bay
Want to be at the centre of all the action? Look no further than the centre of the city itself and the nearby Cardiff Bay. These areas are great for young professionals working in the city. Shops and restaurants are abundant in these areas, so you’ll never be short of options for an evening out.
Located in the North West of Cardiff, this quiet suburb is perfect for those looking to settle down in a thriving community. There are a number of schools, both Welsh and English speaking, and independent businesses in the area. From Llandaff, there are easily accessible transport links to the centre of the city with just a 15-20 minute drive.
Radyr and Morganstown
Like Llandaff, Radyr and Morganstown are great for those looking to move with a family in tow. This village is home to schools, churches and some fabulous sports clubs to get involved with. With the Radyr Woods nearby, you’ll have easy access to some beautiful wildlife and daily exercise! Radyr and Morganstown are a tightknit community and hold a two-week annual festival in May.
Cathays and City Road
If you’re at university looking for somewhere in the centre of student life, look no further than the Cathays and City Road area. Just a short walk from Cardiff University’s Students Union and a number of other buildings, this area is also close to the heart of the city centre. Cathays and City Road are great for people with active social lives and a love for the nightlife. The beautiful Bute Park is also nearby for those looking to unwind and taking in nature.