Whitchurch residents commonly refer to their local area as “The Village”, as until Cardiff expanded earlier in the twentieth century it really was a separate area. Since the city has expanded Whitchurch has developed as a thriving suburb, very much middle class and with some of Cardiff’s most beautiful houses.
The Village shopping area
The main shopping street in Whitchurch is Merthyr Road, with major retailers including good-sized Sommerfield and Iceland supermarkets, Boots, several banks and building societies, bakeries, pharmacists and several independent boutique stores. There are also some very popular pubs and restaurants.
Schools and Amenities
The modern suburb also contains several schools, with Whitchurch High School being the largest school in Wales. As well as being close to the University of Wales Hospital in Heath (about a mile away), the area has a high proportion of people employed in the medical profession due to Whitchurch Hospital (a psychiatric hospital built in the Victorian era) and Velindre Hospital, a major cancer hospital in South Wales, both being located here.
Whitchurch is well connected to the City Centre via Manor Way and a flyover to North Road which takes you right to Cardiff Castle in the city centre. Cardiff Bus buses run frequently on this fast route as well as via Llandaff; the three railway stations of Whitchurch, Llandaff and Coryton are all convenient for the area. From the centre of Whitchurch, Park Road runs directly up to the Coryton Interchange which connects with the M4 and A470.
The Whitchurch and Llandaff Living magazine and website have further useful information about these areas.
You can download a Wikipedia brochure for Whitchurch here:
The average selling price for property in Whitchurch over the past twelve months has been £176,000. Most of these properties were existing semi-detached houses. Forty have been sold here at an average price of £197,783, which is above the national average for existing semi-detached houses in Cardiff for this property type.
The most expensive property for sale in Whitchurch is £1,600,000 whilst the least expensive property for sale in Whitchurch was original price at £120,000 however has been recently reduced to £109,950. A total of 132 properties have sold in Whitchurch. Of these, 5 were flats, 28 were terraces, 40 were semi-detached and 59 were detached. The average rental price is £625.00 per calendar month.
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