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Looking to move to a new city? Cardiff just may be the perfect place for you to put down roots. Not only is this city historical, modern and at the waterside, but you also are within a stone’s throw of some incredible areas of natural beauty. Need to know more? Below you’ll find our top nine reasons why Cardiff just might be the perfect city for you.
Reason #1: It Has a Great Cost of Living
A two bedroom flat in the city centre will only put you back between £600-900pcm, a far cry from what you’d pay in London. The cost of eating out is also much more affordable than many other major cities.
Reason #2: It Doesn’t Take Long to Get Out of Cardiff
From the centre of Cardiff it usually only takes twenty minutes to drive to the city edge, meaning you can travel into the countryside or to other places in the UK quickly, which is great if you like hiking, like weekends away, travel for work or have family elsewhere.
Reason #3: You’ll Never Be Short of New Places to Eat
Cardiff has fantastic restaurants with cuisine from all over the world, including Korean, Chinese and Japanese, Turkish, Spanish, Lebanese and Turkish, and they’ll never be more than thirty minutes away from you at any time. Oh, and you’ll never have trouble finding somewhere to get a burger. There are a lot of burger joints in Cardiff.
Reason #4: There’s a Lot Going On
There are plenty of unique places to eat and drink, different festivals, concerts and sports events, parades and carnivals, bars and clubs. Cardiff has many green spaces where you can relax and read a book in the summer sun. If you’re looking for something to do on a wet weekend or with kids, there are also plenty of museums and historical sites to visit, such as the National Museum Cardiff and The Cardiff Story Museum.
Reason #5: It Has Great Connections
Cardiff International Airport is only 25 minutes from the city centre and offers direct flights all over the world. You can also get to Paddington Station in London in about two hours or even fly to London City Airport cheaply.
Reason #6: It’s Beautiful
Cardiff is an incredibly green city, with spectacular historical sites, modern architecture, waterside walks, bays and quays, and plenty of clean, fresh air. Cardiff Bay at sunset will take your breath away, and you can watch it as you eat dinner or grab a drink in one of the many waterside restaurants and bars.
Reason #7: Everyone Keeps Active
Well, probably not everyone, but sport and being active is a big part of life in Cardiff, and if you love Rugby, you’ll definitely be at home here. The city also hosts many other sporting events, and there’s plenty of indoor and outdoor activities to do year-round, as well as modern, well-equipped gyms.
Reason #8: Unique Shops
Not every shopfront you walk past in Cardiff will be familiar, in fact, there are plenty of independent and one-of-a-kind shops to explore, selling high quality and unique books, clothes, accessories and more.
Reason #9: It’s Historical
Cardiff is overflowing with history, and it isn’t afraid to bring past and present together. You can tour Cardiff Castle as a historical attraction or attend a gig or festival within the grounds. The castle is a fusion of medieval and Victorian gothic architecture, and if you’re a resident of the city you can get a “Key” to the castle, which means free admission for three years, and children under sixteen get in free.
Those were our nine top reasons to move to Cardiff – we look forward to welcoming you here soon! If you’re in need of short or long-term storage in Cardiff, Big Padlock Cardiff has just what you need. We’re easy to find, just by the entrance to Clydesmuir Industrial Park, and you can access your storage unit any day of the week. Whether you just need a place to store some extra furniture while you search for a place to buy, are a business that has an overflow of stock, or you need a safe place to store your beloved possessions while you travel, we have units of all sizes that will work for you. To find out more, check out storage in Cardiff.