Cardiff Profile - Tourist Information
If you are new to Cardiff and considering a move, we hope this information will give you a good overview of everything our Capital city can offer. You can also learn more about the local areas and suburbs by selecting any of the buttons on the left.
If you are planning to view property for sale in Cardiff, or looking for Cardiff property for rent, this will give you a great start when short-listing your preferred areas and making sure you are happy with your Cardiff estate agent. Remember that Cardiff Homes offer houses, flats and apartments for sale and rent all over Cardiff!
Want to see how prices of houses for sale in Cardiff are doing? The graphs below are compiled by FindaProperty.com and will always use the most up-to-date information from the Land Registry.
We will also add information on average prices for houses for sale in Whitchurch, Llandaff, Rhiwbina and other areas of Cardiff... watch this space!
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Europe's youngest Capital city!
Cardiff is the Capital City of Wales, and is in fact Europe’s youngest capital having achieved it’s status in 1955. The city benefits from excellent local and national road and rail links, and Cardiff International Airport just on your doorstep as a gateway for excursions abroad.
It’s easy to do business in Cardiff, and the welsh capital is a fabulous place to live. It is often said that life in Cardiff is far less stressful that that in other similar-sized cities. Cardiff is chock-full of world class facilities as one would expect of a modern, vibrant capital, yet the city centre remains compact and easy to get around. All this means it makes sense to invest in Cardiff!
Cardiff’s residents believe the city is one of Europe’s best places to live and work. A true city of parks and gardens boasting more green space per person than any other core UK city and described as the ‘epitome of cool’ by the renowned Lonely Planet travel guide. Visitors and residents alike enjoy a varied nightlife including the hustle and bustle of St Mary Street and the relaxed contemporary dining and bars in Cardiff Bay.
Cost of Living
Cardiff really does offers all the best qualities and opportunities of a world-class capital city, and at a low cost when compared to other major cities in Britain and further afield.
The Cost of Living in Cardiff often surprises people – it’s so low when compared to other areas. Property prices, council tax and other regular expenses all fall below the national average. Salaries however are much higher than the Welsh national average, so the money you earn goes further and offers you a much better standard of living than you might find in many other UK cities.
Property in Cardiff
Cardiff Homes estate agency offers property sales and rentals in Cardiff. Our city is renowned for offering competitive house prices in comparison to other UK areas. For example, the average property price in Cardiff is 54% cheaper than in London, and still over 10% cheaper than the UK average. Take a look at all the property for sale in Cardiff which we can offer!
Cardiff is one of the most competitive business centres in the UK, and is an ideal base from which your business can flourish. As one of the fastest growing economies in the Britain, with numerous examples of world-class innovation and creativity, the Welsh capital has one of the highest skilled workforces in the UK. What’s more, Cardiff businesses benefit from an extremely competitive cost base.
Shopping in Cardiff is a wonderful experience with a combination of designer brands, high street names as well as more individual and independent shops, there's something for everyone. The city centre is bisected by Victorian and Edwardian arcades, featuring quirky independent stores offering designer brands, vintage clothes, gifts and jewellery, deli and health foods, and ultra-cool cafes and sandwich bars.
Sports and leisure
Cardiff is home to world-class venues and international events; the 75,000 capacity Millennium Stadium is recognised across the world and the Wales Millennium Centre has established a worldwide reputation as an iconic arts and cultural destination. Living and working in Wales makes a healthy work-life balance both achievable and enjoyable.
Average earnings in Cardiff
Everyone wants to earn more, so a great reason to choose Cardiff is that weekly earnings here are well above those elsewhere in Wales, yet are on a par with the average throughout most of the UK. In 2008, the gross weekly average pay packet for full-time employed Cardiff city residents was £440.00 per week, which is more than £25.00 higher than the Welsh average.
So with great value prices on property for sale in Cardiff, it makes sense to buy a house, flat or apartment with Cardiff Homes estate agent, for either an investment or permanent move to the Welsh capital!
You can also read our other Cardiff Local Area Guides which give more information on the main residential areas.
• Click here to read the first guide for the Canton area