Thinking of moving to Swansea? Whether you’re starting a family, planning an investment or beginning higher education, here is what this coastal city and county in Wales has to offer.
House Prices 🏠
- Most expensive property: £1,150,000 – 6 bedroom detached house
- Average house price in city: £140,533
- Cheapest property: £54,997.
Property Investment 🏠 🏠
- Prices in the region are expected to raise by 10% over the next five years
- With two universities in the area, there are opportunities for investors looking to let to students
- Plans are afoot for a massive regeneration of the St David's and Civic Centre sites creating jobs and attracting more people to the city.
- Swansea is Wales' second largest city after Cardiff and the UK’s 25th largest city
- Of the 105,900 people estimated to work within in Swansea, over 90% are employed in the service sectors, in public administration, education & health, finance, banking and insurance
- Major employers in the city include Virgin Atlantic and Media, Admiral, BT, Amazon and the DVLA.
Location and Transport 🚌, regular train service from
- Swansea Railway Station offers local and national services as well as connection to Stena Line ferries to Rosslare Europort and trains via Wexford to Dublin Connolly
- The A48 and the M4 connect Swansea with Neath, Port Talbot and Cardiff to the east and Carmarthen to the west
- The city is served by Cardiff Airport, providing scheduled domestic and international flights
- Swansea Marina has berths for 410 leisure boats.
- In the area there are 77 primary schools, of which nine are Welsh-Medium, and six which are voluntary aided
- There are 15 comprehensive schools, two of which are Welsh-medium, and six special schools
- The University Of Wales Trinity Saint David and Gower College Swansea offer opportunities for further education as well as Swansea University.
- Home to the famousSwansea and Mumbles Railway, Swansea offers the perfect mix of city and beach life
- Oxwich Bay on the Gower Peninsula was named the most beautiful beach in Britain by travel writers in 2007
- Swansea is home to over 50 parks and gardens (as well as an indoor rainforest).
Finally, did you know …
- From the late 18th century until well into the Victorian era, Swansea was nicknamed ‘Copperopolis’ due to the huge volume of the material manufactured there?
- John Evans, from Fforestfach, in Swansea, is believed to have been the oldest ever Welsh-born person? He was born on August 19 1877 and died 112 years and 295 days later.
- Swansea Jack (1930 - October 1937) was a famous Welsh dog that rescued 27 people from the docks and riverbanks of the city? Jack is still the only dog to have been awarded two bronze medals ('the canine V.C.') by the National Canine Defence League.