Cardiff Area Guides - where to live in Cardiff?
Cardiff is a bustling city which is regularly highlighted as one of the best cities to live in the UK, with affordable housing and plenty of things to see and do. At Capital Properties we wholeheartedly agree that Cardiff is an incredible place to live! The Welsh capital is great for both students and professionals, with a lot of activities, pubs, shops, restaurants offering food from all over the world and a great nightlife. If you think living in a city means giving up on green spaces, worry not, Cardiff homes a host of brilliant parks, and we have several beaches less than an hour away from the town centre - including Barry Island, made famous by the BBC comedy Gavin & Stacey.
Something for everyone
Love going to concerts? Try the Motorpoint Arena, the Millennium Centre or the Principality Stadium (though it will always be the Millennium Stadium to us). Love watching sports? Check out what's going on at the Principality Stadium, the Swalec Stadium or Cardiff City Stadium. Love restaurants? The town centre is filled with little gems, and so are Cowbridge Road East in Canton (west of the city centre) and City Road in Roath (east of the city centre). Love a day out in the countryside or by the sea? Try St Fagans, Barry Island or go further north to the Brecon Beacons.
Something you won't see everywhere...
Another thing that makes Cardiff unique is the fact that quite a few movies and BBC series are filmed throughout the year in the capital, so watch out for filming crews when you’re walking around Cardiff - you might just witness the next season of Doctor Who, Sherlock or Casualty being filmed!
Finding the right neighbourhood for you
Cardiff is divided into several areas, each with its own unique traits: Roath and Cathays are definite student favourites, Adamsdown, Splott and Canton are great for family life with affordable terraced houses - many of which have been turned into shared houses, Pontcanna is a residential, upmarket area with great schools and pavilions, Grangetown not only one of Cardiff’s largest districts, it is also one of the most diverse and multiethnic, Cardiff Bay is an up and coming neighbourhood for young professionals who like to be close to the centre... and these are just some of the numerous districts that make Cardiff what it is. Depending on your interests and your budget, you are sure to find somewhere that takes your fancy if you want to live in Cardiff and are looking for a property to rent here.
The only problem you may face if you're new to Cardiff is that you won't know where is best for you, which is why we've created our area guides!
Follow the guide!
- Adamsdown: a quiet, residential neighbourhood east of Cardiff, in close proximity to nightlife, shops and restaurants;
- Canton: bursting with restaurants and shops, this residential area is home of the Chapter Arts Centre;
- Cathays and Roath: Cardiff's studentville;
- City centre, Heath and Gabalfa;
- Cardiff Bay and Splott;
- Penylan, Pentwyn;