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Fri 08 Jan 2016

The Best Places to Live in Cardiff

Are you planning on moving to Cardiff? Or perhaps you already live in the Welsh capital and are looking to relocate within the city? Well, either way, you’ve come to the right place.

Here at Thomas George letting agents you can discover the very best places to live in Cardiff. 

Cardiff City Centre

If you’re a shopaholic, you’ll love living in the city centre. Cardiff is home to an abundance of shops including the prestigious St David’s Centre, which houses a number of big brands.

However, not only does Cardiff have a reputation for being one of the best places to shop in Britain, it also offers a plethora of eateries. With both independent restaurants and large chains to choose from, you’re truly spoilt for choice when it comes to dining out.

The beauty of the city centre is that it’s compact. Therefore you don’t have to spend time travelling on tubes or trams like you do in other major capitals to visit the many shops, bars, restaurants, pubs and clubs. The best thing about living in the very heart of Cardiff’s vibrant city centre is that you’ll have everything on your doorstep.

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Cardiff Bay

Cardiff Bay has so much to offer. It’s close to the city centre, so you can venture into town without hassle, yet if you fancy staying close to home, you can make the most of Mermaid Quay, Cardiff’s captivating waterfront. Here you’ll find a wealth of restaurants, cafés and bars, as well as quaint boutiques and shops. Mermaid Quay is also a lively cultural centre what with the Millennium Centre nearby.

The Bay boasts beautiful views of the water way and if you’re a keen rambler, you’ll enjoy walking along the stunning waterfront area which is built up around a freshwater lake. This is contained by the Cardiff Bay Barrage, an impressive structure that encompasses the bay and is more than 1km long.

There has been an increase in residents to Cardiff Bay and it’s no wonder why. It’s an attractive area that has everything you could possibly want in a place to call home.

living in pontcanna


Pontcanna was recently named one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the country by The Sunday Times. The suburb is close to Llandaff fields, a beautiful park that’s popular amongst dog walkers, runners and families. Pontcanna also has its own village which flaunts a range of independent restaurants and retailers within walking distance of the city centre.

The sociable suburb is right on the edge of the city and flaunts tree-lined streets, breath-taking architecture and a strong community spirit. It’s renowned for being a village within a city, meaning you get to have the best of both worlds. What more could you want from an area?


With the A48 nearby, this district offers excellent transport links in and out of town. Since 2001, Pontprennau’s population has risen by a quarter on average, however it’s not in any way crowded at all, with a population density of 11.4 people per hectare, much less than Cardiff’s city centre!

Pontprennau has the perfect balance of out-of-town shopping and greenery. There are many pockets of parkland, play areas and footpaths, (Pontprennau translates as The Bridge of Trees) yet it’s just a stone’s throw away from a large retail park that boasts a supermarket, DIY store, a few furniture stores and food outlets.

This area is perfect if you’re looking for a place that is tucked away from the bustle of city life, yet still has plenty to offer.

So, now you know of some of the best places to live in Cardiff.

Are you interested in looking at a property in any of these areas? Then get in touch with us at Thomas George. As an experienced lettings agent in Cardiff, we’ll be able to help find a property that’s perfect for you, in your desired location.

Give us a call us on 02920 395563 today.