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Considering moving to Cardiff....Tell me about Cardiff!

pinkychukkles

Feed Your Head
Sorry to hear about nasty new neighbours :(.
Have always liked what I've seen of Bristol when I've visited friends; they lucked out and bought an old (Victorian?) terraced property in Bedminster back around ~2006 I think, which they've maxed out with extending over the years. They've also been very financially astute with using the loft conversion to put up loads of language students and are well on the way to being mortgage free in less than 10 years :eek:. Still struggling to get in a position to buy our first place whilst we've just been given notice by current landlords to move out as they're moving in… renting, great innit! :rolleyes:
 

kalidarkone

Bringing YOU round.....
Sorry to hear about nasty new neighbours :(.
Have always liked what I've seen of Bristol when I've visited friends; they lucked out and bought an old (Victorian?) terraced property in Bedminster back around ~2006 I think, which they've maxed out with extending over the years. They've also been very financially astute with using the loft conversion to put up loads of language students and are well on the way to being mortgage free in less than 10 years :eek:. Still struggling to get in a position to buy our first place whilst we've just been given notice by current landlords to move out as they're moving in… renting, great innit! :rolleyes:
Oh I'm sorry that's shit. Yeah it is way harder for most renting- I was very very lucky in the mid 90'S and got the last of the Tenants Incentive Scheme (TIS) as a housing association tenant that gave me a fair sized deposit to put down to buy a house. It was the only window for me.
 

William of Walworth

Festographer
Very late to this thread kalidarkone :oops: , but good luck with all your plans.

There's loads positive about Cardiff, we visit (from Swansea ;) ) often.

Would be great to see you again for beers and chat at some point, if you do move :cool:
 

Riklet

procrastinación
It doesnt have a good music scene. It has a completely shit music scene. Got a good pub bar commercial 'going out' scene but music scene is worse than 10 years ago when I lived there and it wasnt that great then!

It also feels a lot smaller and more provincial than Bristol, despite being a capital city. Good side is you randomly bump into people more and it's great for walking/cycling. Also stunning countryside. Oh and it's got lots of traffic and very car dominated in lay-out.

But overall there's a fair bit to like about Cardiff. The market, the coast, the nearby countryside, the cheaper prices. The parks are really great! Lots of local shops and interesting venues without the wankiness of Bristol. And it isnt as full of daft green hippies or rich London wankers as Bristol. I think it's worth a shot... although it's very different, generally. You are definitely in Wales and reminded of nationality stuff a lot more than in England.

On a deeper level in some ways Cardiff feels more community orientated and less segregated than Bristol. In other ways it's as bad if not worse.. student areas etc a big issue. NHS probs a good bet but job market and wages worse overall I reckon in other sectors.
 
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