New Homes in Bridgend
Historically part of Glamorgan, you’ve also got seaside spots like Barry, Newport and Port Talbot nearby, as well as suburbs like Sarn. Whether you’re visiting local castles and country parks, or walking with the family in Afan Forest Park, don’t miss our developments near Bridgend below.
Living in Bridgend
Whether you’re drawn to Bridgend by the beautiful natural scenery in the surrounding area or its enviable location between Swansea and Cardiff, this is a wonderful place to live. It doesn’t matter if you’re moving to Wales for the first time or you’ve lived on the south coast your whole life, you could still benefit from money-saving offers like our popular Part Exchange scheme when you buy your new home through us.
Things to see and do in Bridgend
If you like to spend your free time exploring the great outdoors, there aren’t many better places to live in the UK than this. From Dunraven Park with its coastal scenery to Bryngarw Country Park, Kenfig National Nature Reserve and Margam Country Park, there’s also an array of local beaches to enjoy. This includes Merthyr Mawr and Sker Beach, while Morfa Beach is great for surfing.
Back on dry land, don’t miss Brynna Woods and Ogmore Castle, or the views from Mynydd y Gaer. Stroll across the medieval Old Bridge in the heart of Bridgend to visit Newcastle Castle and Newbridge Fields, or simply on your way into town for a spot of shopping, a drink or a bite to eat.
This is also a great place to live if you have children. Bryntirion Comprehensive is one of the best secondary schools in the local area. It’s in the north east of town and classed as excellent by Estyn, while Archbishop McGrath Catholic High School and Brynteg Comprehensive are both rated as good.
If your kids are a little younger, Oldcastle Primary and Brackla Primary are two good options for them in the heart of town. St Mary’s Catholic Primary is another central school for youngsters, while Coychurch Llangrallo Primary is a couple of miles east of the town centre.
Transport links in Bridgend
Bridgend’s train station is just off Darwen Road, with services to Cardiff taking just 20 minutes. It’s only another 15 minutes to Swansea, while both cities are around half an hour’s drive away in opposite directions along the M4. You can use this motorway to head into south west England, while Cardiff Airport is only 15 miles from Bridgend for trips abroad.
The Bridgend property market
Despite having so much going for it, house prices in Bridgend are lower than the average across the rest of South Wales. This means it’s a great place to get a lot more house for your money, while retaining excellent links to the region’s two most notable cities.
There’s a good range of property in the area, which offers everything from 1 bedroom apartments close to the heart of town to luxury detached homes with large gardens selling for well over a million pounds. With more affordable 4 bed family homes available in St Fagans over towards Cardiff, don’t miss the Help to Buy - Wales scheme for some extra support with your next home.