Best places to live – Cardiff

There’s a certain buzz about living in Cardiff – and that’s not surprising – especially with it being one of the best places to live to suit you and your family. Cardiff, with its range of unique attractions, top class entertainment and quality shopping within walking distance of the City which offers plenty of opportunity for a good quality life.

Cardiff’s appeal is manifold, and its location is one of the keys. The easy commute to Bristol and a two-hour journey to London attracts those looking to make a move out of the City, whilst the proximity to ancient history, sporting venues, eclectic culture and other outdoor activities means this location offers a huge amount of leisure opportunities.

The wide variety of excellent schooling options in Cardiff means that it is a much sought after location for families. Public schools include Christ The King Roman Catholic Primary School, Ysgol Gymraeg Coed-Y-Gof, and Cardiff High School. State schools at every level are mostly rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted with All Saints Church Primary School and Kings Monkton School among those awarded ‘Outstanding’.

Cardiff is stunningly picturesque with quaint period properties (particularly in Pontcanna which offers beautiful Victorian housing) and a laid back environment with scenic beaches on your doorstep. Cardiff is also home to all the high quality retail outlets you would expect, as well as a wide array of Blue Chip companies and financial institutions. The area also has various castles, museums and public parks – Whilst the city centre is highly praised for its diverse night-life and dining districts; including the bay area which has been regenerated into a modern core of bars and restaurants.

Cardiff truly is a wonderful location and its attractions haven’t gone unnoticed. With recent house performance showing that sold prices have been up by 4% since last year and 11% from 2013 (Rightmove, 2016). This has bettered both London and the broader market, and we anticipate continued outperformance in the future.

If you are considering a move to Cardiff, contact Garrington Property Finders today to find out how we can assist you in purchasing your dream property.

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