Thinking of moving to Cardiff? Whether you’re starting a family, planning an investment or beginning higher education, here is what Cardiff has to offer.
House Prices 🏠
- Most expensive property: £1.2m, Longueville Court
- Average house price in city: £206,757
- Cheapest property: £39,950 studio apartment
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Cardiff is the largest city in Wales and also the capital. It is the base for many national cultural events along with sporting institutions, and the city is a huge tourist centre.
- Cardiff and South Wales Valleys has a population of over 1.1 million people
- The population is diverse, due to many foreign students in university, post war immigration, and trading connections
- In 2001 Cardiff was the 21st biggest urban area.
- Cardiff is the principal finance and business services centre in Wales
- BBC Wales, S4C and ITV Wales all have studios in the city. There is also a large independent TV production industry sector of over 600 companies, employing around 6000 employees and with a turnover estimated at £350 m
- A popular tourist destination city in the United Kingdom, Cardiff received 18.3 million visitors in 2010 and generated £852 million for the city's economy
- Since 1991 the Health, education and administration sectors have accounted for about 75% of the economic growth of Cardiff.
Location and Transport 🚌
- Cardiff is on the south coast of Wales
- It is a major transport hub with rail routes and roads connecting Cardiff with Wales along with England
- Cardiff railway station sees 10 million passengers each year pass through the doors
- The city is home to a suburban rail system, the Valley Lines.
- Cardiff University
- Metropolitan University
- Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
- University of South Wales
- Three nursery schools, 98 primary schools and 20 secondary schools.
- Cardiff is home to numerous landmark buildings including St David’s Hall, Millennium Stadium and Cardiff Castle
- The city is home to more than 1,000 listed buildings
- There are many walks, including Centenary Walk, which takes you over 2.3 miles, passing many historic buildings.
Finally, did you know …
Cardiff has many hidden gems of facts including:
- Being home to many famous people, including Griff Rhys Jones, Colin Jackson and Shirley Bassey
- Being chosen as being one of the 10 best places from around the world to visit by National Geographic magazine
- The first £1 million cheque in the world was signed in the coal exchange in Cardiff.