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Best Places To Live In Cardiff

22 Aug 2022

Best Places To Live In Cardiff
Cardiff is consistently voted as one of the best places to live in the UK, thanks to its thriving hub of entertainment, history and culture.

Sitting in the southeast of Wales, this capital city is bustling with exciting new events and attractions for visitors and residents alike to enjoy. 485,000 people now reside in Cardiff, and this figure continues to grow year on year. If you’re considering a move to Cardiff, you will need to find the best place to live for you. We’ve put together our essential guide covering the best places to live in Cardiff so that you can find a neighbourhood that suits you and your family’s needs.



Situated just ten minutes from Cardiff’s city centre, Cyncoed is a desirable place to live for many reasons. Houses in Cyncoed offer mesmerising views over Roath Lake, with a number of beautiful homes sitting along idyllic tree-swepped roads. One of Cyncoed’s proudest offerings is its education, with two of Cardiff’s most popular schools, Cardiff High and Lakeside Primary. If you’re looking to enjoy a quiet lifestyle whilst still having access to the vibrant city centre, Cyncoed is the place for you.



Roath is a diverse suburb to the northeast of Cardiff. The area is well-known for its impressive houses, open green areas and parks, plus, not forgetting its very own lighthouse. Often referred to as the ‘Bohemian side of Cardiff’, Roath is a creative powerhouse and is famous for its annual hosting of ‘Made in Roath, an art festival celebrating the work of local and national artists. The Roath area also boasts a wealth of fantastic food establishments, ideal for the keen foodie. There are plenty of local bakeries, restaurants and bars to enjoy, as well as a Saturday food market right outside The Mackintosh Sports Club, featuring fresh local produce and delicacies.


Roath Park in Cardiff


Splott is a district just south of the city of Cardiff. Splott has a great location, sense of community and affordable housing - an ideal choice for first-time buyers. Splott has suffered from a reputation as a “rough” area in previous decades, due to it being a largely working-class area. Despite this, the area has been slowly subverting people’s expectations for a while and offers brilliant dining options and local projects to get stuck into. If you’re looking for cheaper housing without compromising easy access to the city centre, Splott is an option for you to consider.


Cardiff Bay

Cardiff Bay has been ever-popular with young couples and professionals, thanks to the wide choice of apartment complexes that surround Mermaid Quay. The coastal corner of Cardiff Bay offers heaps to do, from boat trips to cultural attractions, you will never find yourself bored here. Synonymous with entertainment and relaxation, the Cardiff Bay area is a popular destination for visitors and locals, with housing and accommodation offering unmatched views of the stunning freshwater lake.


Cardiff Bay during evening hours in Wales.Cardiff Bay during evening hours in Wales



Lisvane is one of Wale’s wealthiest areas. It’s the perfect neighbourhood for families thanks to its very low crime rate. The area is also complete with an array of beautiful country parks, historical sites (such as Caerphilly Castle), and restaurants. The community in Lisvane is warm and welcoming, and the houses there are wonderfully charming. The affluent lifestyle comes at a cost, however, with the average house price costing £477,207. 

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