Living in Cardiff

Cardiff stands proud as the capital and largest city in Wales. It is a compact city with a population of around 364,000 people, and is the fastest growing UK core city.  It is projected to grow by more that every other local authority in Wales combined.


Cardiff was recognised for its excellent quality of life and has an international reputation for its wide range of cultural, sporting and family attractions.  Boasting a varied mix of cultural sights,world-class sporting venues and facilities, a prolific music scene, unique high street retailers and vibrant nightlife, there is certainly plenty to keep you entertained.  In addition, Cardiff is one of the easiest cities in Britain to get around by foot, bike or public transport.

In recent years, Cardiff has cemented itself as a leading city to watch international major sporting events, attracting global audiences the world over. In 2014, it was proudly crowned European Capital for Sport. Whether you are crazy about cricket, fanatical about football or get revved up for the rugby, you will never be short of sporting activities.

Home to one of the largest urban parks in Wales, Cardiff has more green spaces per person than any of the UK core cities. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life in one of the capital’s 330 parks and garden spaces. These green havens, with their array of floral displays and unique sculptural installations, provide the perfect setting to relax and unwind.


Amy Plant described Cardiff for ‘Lonely Planet’ as “Compact, multicultural Cardiff dances to its own beat, with abundant cultural and historical sights,independent businesses and a friendly atmosphere.”


A mere 30 minutes’ drive from the capital is the mountainous splendour of the Brecon Beacons National Park. If you are feeling adventurous, why not tackle the imposing Pen-y-fan, the highest peak south of Snowdonia. If you seek the solstice of the sea, Cardiff is only a short drive to many beautiful unspoiled beaches in the Vale of Glamorgan or the surfer’s haven of Porthcawl and the glistening sands of the Gower.

Cardiff has a thriving and prosperous economy, is rich in employment opportunities and has good community sports facilities. Schools are performing well and there is a fantastic range of opportunities for students who wish to progress to further or higher education. It is the perfect city for young families and professionals to work and play- join us and see for yourself!