The beauty of building a home in Cardiff

Many images may appear in your mind at the mention of Cardiff, a port city on the southern coast of Wales. A few pictures that your mind may paint for you include Cardiff Castle, Caerphilly Castle, and St. Fagans National Museum of History. However, I’ll be you never thought of the beauty of building a home there. Building a home in Cardiff can result in a beautiful life adventure because of the way of life this lovely and ancient city offers.

Located just across the Bristol Channel and west of the port city of Bristol, the city sits at roughly the same latitude as London. With a varied and international population of a little over 340,000, the climate offers a fairly temperate climate. In the winter, high temperatures average in the 40s and lows in the 30s. In summer, you can escape very hot summers with highs only in the 70s and sleep comfortably with lows in the 50s.

As the largest city and capital of Wales since 1955, Cardiff has undergone major development since the 1980s. With a past of shipping coal from its docks, this new, modern city has grown into a thriving commercial hub. Cardiff boasts a new downtown business district, industry, sports centers, gardens, concert venues, museums, and other activities for residents and tourists to enjoy. And Cardiff has plans to grow into a truly international city with updates and expansions to its infrastructure and transportation systems. If you’d like to build a home in Cardiff, be sure to contact Atlas Property Developments at to learn more.

Being an international city also entails providing educational opportunities for its residents. Cardiff hosts Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University, University of South Wales and the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. Cardiff University, considered one of the top 100 universities in the world, offers undergraduate, graduate, and post graduate degrees in a variety of majors in both the arts and sciences.

If religion plays an important part in your life, note that people of many religions and houses of worship exist in the city. There is a Roman Catholic Cathedral in the city, two synagogues, and a suburban cathedral “village” of Llandaf, the seat of the Archbishop of Wales. In addition, people of many other world religions make their home here.

And while Cardiff looks hopefully to the future, the city also celebrates its colorful past. Originally within the territory of the Silures, a Celtic British tribe, the Romans conquered the area, followed by the Normans. Eventually, the city became part of the Kingdoms of England, and the rest, as they say, is history. All of these changes have left their mark and the city carefully preserves the relics of those times for everyone to benefit from.

The countryside surrounding Cardiff can take your breath away. While the city itself lies on flat land by the channel’s edge, hills border the city to the east, north, and west. Either looking up at the hills or down at the city from that location, the view will remind you of one of the reasons you chose to live here. In short, choosing Cardiff for your home can give you a new, modern, active, and beautiful way of life. From jobs to enjoying the arts, Cardiff could just be what you’re looking for in life.

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