Where to live in Cardiff

Dec 13, 2021
Where to live in Cardiff

Bubbly, cultured and welcoming, Cardiff is an exciting place to call home. Whether you grew up in the area or this is your first time moving to the city, choosing where to live is naturally of paramount importance. Here we pick out five great neighbourhoods to help you narrow down your options, as well as highlighting a couple of our local developments that may be of interest to you.


Located just to the north of the city centre, houses in the southern part of Cyncoed are a few steps from the heart of town. Known as one of Cardiff’s most exclusive suburbs, the area is home to plenty of green spaces, a lake and a golf club. It also has strong access to the mountains to the north, as well as appealing transport links for getting around both the local area and the wider region.


As one of the most affluent areas in Cardiff, Lisvane is a highly sought-after suburb five miles north of the city centre. The area is popular among commuters both to Cardiff and other South Wales hotspots, offering superb access both to a local train station and the M4 motorway. With many local properties topping the £1 million mark, the neighbourhood boasts a selection of parks and open spaces, as well as plenty of cafes, pubs and restaurants.

St Athan

If you’re deciding where to live near Cardiff Airport, this lovely little village within the Vale of Glamorgan is well worth checking out. Offering great access to the coast, as well as to the airport, this area is hugely popular among people who frequently travel by plane but need to be close to Cardiff too. With a historic local church and plenty of modern amenities on hand, you can find a brilliant selection of contemporary homes on our Parc Fferm Wen development.

St Fagans

Sticking with the saints, St Fagans is around 10 miles from St Athan on the western outskirts of Cardiff city centre. An affluent village that’s a hugely desirable place to live due to its attractive appearance, local culture and relaxed pace of life, the area has a semi-rural feel despite its proximity to the Welsh capital. The village has also seen some fantastic developments spring up not too far away in recent years, including our excellent Goitre Fach site a couple of miles along Crofft-Y-Genau Road.


Lying to the south of Cardiff Bay, on the other side of the harbour from the city centre, Penarth is a great place to live if you want to be close to the sea. Whether you’re walking around the marina, along the Esplanade or through one of the local green spaces, trains into the nearby city centre take little more than five minutes.

No matter if you already live on our one of our developments in Cardiff or you’re looking for your first brand-new home in this area, one of our Sales Advisers is waiting to talk to you about your move today.