Although Cardiff is one of the wealthiest and most thriving cities in all of the UK, there are still places for those on a budget to purchase a home. What follows are the 5 cheapest places to buy a home in Cardiff.
Located almost within the city center, Adamsdown offers an average home price of just under £140,000. It’s main feature is the closeness to the center of Cardiff which means that many of its most prized amenities are withing easy walking distance.
In addition to affordable residential housing and easy commuting, Adamsdown is a popular area for college students thanks to the nearby University of South Wales campus. In addition, there are many places to see, good shopping opportunities, and a diverse community that makes Adamsdown a pleasant place to live.
If the name doesn’t look Welsh, that’s because it’s the Latin word for “Fort”. That name is not coincidental as a Roman fort was the foundation of the settlement. With an average home price of £130,00, it’s also an affordable place to live.
Located to the west of Cardiff, Caerau offers typical suburban living for families who want the peace and quiet of a small town while living next to a large, thriving city. With a population of just under 12,000, Caerau offers impressive history combined with modern living.
Sporting an average home price of just £125,000, Ely is a community whose proximity to the center of Cardiff makes it easy to commute. But easy access to the main roads are not the only attribute of living in Ely.
With the River Ely acting as the boundary to its east, Ely is a community that has been around since Roman times. Ely offers many attractions, plenty of shopping opportunities, and a friendly community that is quite welcoming.
Located just to the east of Cardiff, Pentwyn boasts an average home price of £140,000. Despite its closeness to Cardiff, the area offers plenty of fields and open countryside that provides a feeling of being away from it all.
With a population of just over 15,000, Pentwyn offers good shopping opportunities such as Pentwyn Retail Park, several supermarkets, and a diverse community that also includes easy access to medical facilities such as St. David Medical Centre. For those who are just getting established, Pentwyn offers a great starter opportunity for new home buyers.
The cost of homes in Splott and nearby Tremorfa comes in at just under £150,000 for a quick cash sale. Both communities are located just to the south of Cardiff and grew out of the steel industry which was established in the late 19th century.
The origins of the name Splott are not clear, but the town does have a population of just over 12,000. Most of the homes however are attached or semi-detached with very few being fully detached. This is a strong consideration for those who want a fully detached home. However, Splott does offer good shopping, easy access to Cardiff, and has a rich, vibrant history as well.