October 2, 2015

Why you should consider buying property in cardiff

Whether you’ve been looking at moving to Cardiff for a long time, or you’ve been at your current residence for a while and you fancy a chance of place, purchasing a property in Cardiff could be one of the best decisions you make in your lifetime. With a bustling city life and a fantastic history, Cardiff is one of the best cities to live in, in Europe, voted by residents of Cardiff themselves. Plus with the property market stabilising for the first time in years, looking at potential properties is starting to become a more worthwhile investment, whether you’re looking at purchasing a home to live in, or even trying out a new investment in a buy-to-let property. 

Cardiff is both a historic city and a city popular for student living, so with a widely diverse population there is bound to be something for everyone. From entertainment to classical sites of interest, take a look at what Cardiff has to offer if you are thinking of moving nearby. 

Voted ‘Best City to Live in’ By Residents

Out of six cities surveyed – others included London, Glasgow, Belfast, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Manchester, Cardiff came first with 92% of residents saying they likes living in the city. The residents also felt that the cultural attractions provided by Cardiff where of the highest quality, with 93% saying they felt they were better than attractions in Paris, Berlin and even Athens.

Bute Park and Cardiff Castle

With more green space per person than any other core UK city, the public parks in Cardiff are certainly something to behold and great to visit all year round. The most well-known of these is Bute Park & Arboretum, an extensive area of parkland that can be easily found from the city centre. It is one of the largest urban parks in Wales, covering urban woodland, sports pitches, horticultural features, a beautiful river corridor and historic landscape designs all in 56 hectares of beautiful parkland. 

Cardiff Castle is located at the heart of the city and with guided tours, audio guides, exhibition centres and views of the wartime shelters among a whole host of other things, you can really get stuck right into the centre of the history of Cardiff Castle. You can even book an evening at the Cardiff Castle for a traditional Welsh Banquet for family, friends or even corporate meetings. It’s great fun for everyone. 

Modern Entertainment

Of course, no capital city would be complete without modern day living and Cardiff has entertainment centres galore. From cinemas to markets and supermarkets, gaming arcades and the famous Cardiff Fashion Quarter, if you’re looking for it, Cardiff has it. More nerdy family members can embark on the Doctor Who Experience at the Gallifrey Museum, where you’ll journey to the heart of the TARDIS, coming up against a brand new monster that you will need to defeat, with The Doctor’s Help. This one-of-a-kind exhibition also hosts a number of props and exhibits from the show, so fans of the show are well welcome here. 

At the end of the day, Cardiff has so much to offer that whether you’re looking for a new place to raise the kids, a nice quiet retirement home or even a second property to invest in, it could prove to be a worthwhile investment for all of the above and more. Take the plunge, from large country manors to flats and bungalows perfect for those looking at a small property in a big city, and see what Cardiff can do for you today. 

Article provided by Barry Home Buyers; a family run business in Wales with over two decades successful experience in the property industry.