Hullo, DH has been offered a job in south wales. Can anyone recommend any nice places to live with a family where we can get a three bedroom place for about 250K? I have been looking on rightmove, searching under Cardiff, but I have no idea what the areas I am looking at are like! Any advice appreciated, thanks!
Well, my husband will be commuting to pencoed. I don't think our budget will stretch to ideal though! Most places seem to be very much on the outskirts of Cardiff I have seen a house we could afford in birchgrove but is that a really busy, noisy area? Sorry for delay in replying, with getting kids back from nursery and dinner.
Birchgrove does have some busy roads but not a bad area. Whitchurch is lovely and not far from there. Also Rhiwbina. Both have a village feel. It's a competive housing market though in those areas. A nice bit of birchgrove I would def consider.
Hi Coronation Road will give you value for money but is always jammed with park cars. It is also used as a cut through for traffic looking to avoid a number of sets of traffic lights. I'm guilty of that. If you do move, I will desist!
As you suspect it's a busy area, but possibly good for your budget. Not sure where I would pick for 250k. Llanishen, possibly also a bit cheaper and family friendly. Outside of Cardiff and into valleys like Llantrisant
Thanks everyone. So sorry for my delays in getting back. I have to go to a desktop. Yes, it does seem hard to find anything for our budget and schools are an issue (sighs). Cottonsocks thanks for that link - I do like the idea of being close to parks....: ) Congratulations on your soon arriving family Spam88!l
Barmouth - Cardiff is really a great place to live and the variety in the suburbs/villages is considerable.
Don't be too despondent about prices. A couple of my friends are selling property in this bracket in North Cardiff as part of family probate estates. They say very little is moving at the moment and they are having to consider sizeable price drops. Don't be afraid to make your offers on the low side.