Reasons why to live and study in Cardiff
Cardiff is a popular place to live for both professional and students, it has one of the highest retention rates for people that stay on and live in Cardiff after their studies. So why is Cardiff one of the best places to live and study?
- Capital City
Cardiff is the capital city of Wales and its largest city. It boasts Europe’s largest water development (The Cardiff Bay Barrage) as well as excellent quality of life with a renowned international reputation. Cardiff University also has a high reputation and the area of Cathays and Roath has experienced studentification to accommodate this.
2. Best Beaches
Rhossili beach in the Gower, a mere 50 minute drive from the capital city has been named the best beach in the world. The Gower was the first area in the UK to be named ‘An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ and has many beaches along the Welsh coast. The closest beach to Cardiff is Barry Island, or in the summer holidays take advantage of ‘Cardiff Bay Beach’ an artificial beach created within the capital.
3. High Profile Events
Many national and sporting institutions are based in Cardiff, including the Principality Stadium, Sophia Gardens and Cardiff City Football stadium. Year on year Cardiff welcomes an array of events, with acts like Coldplay, Robbie Williams and Ed Sheeran as well as sporting events such as the Rugby Six Nations, and 2012 Olympic football events.
Cardiff is also known for it’s nightlife, people visit Cardiff from across the U.K. for stag and hen do’s. If you are a local, there are lots of alternative and novelty bars, with most of the bars lined up on St Mary’s Street, there is lots to choose from. With September being completely dedicated to the student ‘Fresher’s’ season, offering a night out every day of the week!
Cardiff has multiple areas to suit your needs, Cathays and Roath house the majority of the 30,000 students that study in Cardiff, but also accommodates professionals looking for a more lively atmosphere. With up-and coming areas such as Pontcanna being named one of the most fashionable places to live in the U.K. For value-for-money property, young professionals are choosing to rent and buy in Adamsdown and Splott both with the appeal of a being walking distance into the city centre. Cardiff Bay houses more professionals looking for the cosmopolitan lifestyle that the city has to offer.
If you are relocating to Cardiff or looking to move into a different area of Cardiff we can help find you a home in Roath, Cathays, Cardiff Bay, Splott and more!
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