House Prices in Cardiff : A 2021 Report

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Are you thinking of relocating to Cardiff? Maybe you’re already living in the city and looking for a new area to move to but unsure of additional costs & amenities. As the leading Loft Conversion providers in South Wales, we know Cardiff like the back of our hand, and pride ourselves in knowing the buying market quite well.

We’ve curated a complete list of the average house prices in every town and area in Cardiff that will help point you in the right direction, we’ve included the distance from the city centre, closest transport and a brief description of the town.

House Prices in Every Cardiff Area

1. Grangetown 

Located at the South of Cardiff, this district is among the largest in the South and bordered by Riverside, Canton and Butetown. It is a diverse and harmonious community with churches, temple and mosque for people with different religious backgrounds and an Asian boutique that houses various Asian traditional costumes that would make Asian immigrants feel connected to their motherland. 

House Price: £182,081

Distance from city centre: 1.2 km  

It would take approximately 5 minutes to travel via train from Grangetown to Cardiff, 10 minutes via bus, and 2 minutes taxi. 

Closest train station: The Grangetown Railway Station, Penarth Road, CF11 8 UY

2. Butetown

This town located in the South of Cardiff is a political hub where the National Assembly of South Wales and the prestigious Cardiff Bay Arts and Theatre nestles. It belongs to the cost-effective housing prices, but it has so much to offer since it’s just a few-minute drive away from the City Centre.

House Price:  £180,014

Distance from city centre: Butetown is 1.4 km away from Cardiff Central and would take 7-minute travel via bus, 15 minutes via train, 3 minutes via taxi and 22 minutes of walk. 

Closest train station: The nearest train station is in Butetown, James Street, Wales.

3. Splott 

Splott, which according to early English settlers, originates from the word “a patch of land”, is located at Cardiff city’s eastern part and east of the city centre. The house prices’ range in this community is almost similar to that of Butetown and Grangetown. 

House Price: £180,101

Distance from city centre: 2.2 km

It would take 18 minutes to get from Splott to Cardiff via bus, 4 minutes via taxi and 31 minutes of walk on foot. 

4. Tremorfa 

This town located at Splott’s ward in Cardiff has more budget-friendly houses that start at £170,247 or more. Although the rate of unemployment in Tremorfa is higher than Cardiff and the nation’s average and finding a job is challenging in this area, its location is ideal for those wishing to live near the city centre. 

House Price:  £170,247 

Distance from city centre: 2.8 km

It would take you 12 minutes to get from Tremorfa to Cardiff Central via bus, 5 minutes by taxi and 42 minutes if you’d walk on foot. 

5. Trowbridge 

This electoral ward is surrounded by Tremorfa, St Mellons, Rumney and Llanrumney at the east of Cardiff’s city centre. House prices in this town or community are also affordable compared to other areas like Lisvane. 

House Price: £198,015

Distance from city centre: Trowbridge is an 11-minute ride away from the city centre via taxi and 20 minutes via bus.

Closest train station: Trowbridge railway station

6. St Mellons 

Located in the southeastern part of Cardiff, this suburb has pubs and shops and all amenities. The house price in this area is a bit higher, but its strategic location is one reason it’s worth settling at.

House Price: £207,419

Distance from city centre: 7.3 km

It would take 25 minutes to get to the city centre from St Mellons via Line 49 bus and 13 minutes via taxi. 

Closest train station: Ty Glas and Heath High-Level Rail Station

7. Llanrumney

This large suburb at the east of Cardiff is a well-designed community and home to many different sports. The average house price in this area is also affordable, but it’s a bit distant from the city centre. 

House Price: £178,606

Distance from city centre: 6.5 km

Travelling from Llanrumney to the City Centre would take 24 minutes via bus, and 10 minutes via taxi. 

Closest train station: The nearest stations to Llanrumney are Llanishen and Heath High ad Low level.

8. Rumney 

This suburb located at the east of Rhymney River is part of Monmouthshire and is filled with prominent, desirable places to live in. This community is rich in history though some areas in it remained untouched. 

House Price: £191,963

Distance from city centre: 5 km

It would take you 21 minutes to travel from Rumney to the City Centre via bus, and 8 minutes via taxi. 

Closest train station: Llandaf and Heath High-Level Rail Station 

9. Roath 

The house price for this residential area costs more than the previously mentioned tows. Located at the north-east of the city centre, this community is covered with Plasnewydd electoral ward and surrounded by Adamstown, Llanedeyrn, Heath and Rumney. It is known for the music venue The Globe, Roath park and global eateries. It’s a family-friendly area, and because of its proximity to Cardiff’s prestigious universities, it became home to a vast student population.

House Price: £234,298

Distance from city centre: 2.2 km

The City Centre is just a 16-minute ride from Roath by bus that goes the route of Customhouse Street JG and 5 minutes via taxi.

Closest train station: Cardiff Queen Street

10. Adamsdown

Nestling between Splott in the South and Roath’s border, Adamsdown is just a kilometre and half away from the city centre, and the house prices in this area is a bit cheaper than with Roath. It was initially known as ‘the downs’ but had been developing through gentrification. It still has a residential/community vibe in it, but it’s still worth visiting. 

House Price: £200,907

Distance from city centre: 1.5 km

Travelling from Adamsdown to City Centre would take approximately 3 minutes via taxi, 4 minutes via and 22 minutes if you’d walk on foot.

Closest train station: Cardiff Queen Street

11. Plasnewydd 

Cathays borders this district to the west, Adamsdown to the South, and Roath to the east. There are many markets and religious buildings across the area, and its road is filled with colourful combinations of balloons, dogs, bikes and birds. 

House Price: £235,734

Distance from city centre: 2.2 km

Closest train station: Cardiff Queen Street

12. Cathays & City Centre

Cardiff’s City Centre is the central shopping hub of Wales’ capital, home to Castle Quarter arcades, Principality Stadium and Cardiff Story Museum. It also boasts green parks and the most fascinating medieval and Victorian Gothic revival castle in Wales situated at the heart of the city with 2000 years of history. The average prices of homes in this area and the district of Cathays are currently around £220,724.

House Price: £220,724

Closest train station: Cardiff Central Rail Station

13. Riverside

This inner-city area beside the River Taff is home to a massive swathe of parkland and beautiful attractions like Pontcanna fields and Sophia Gardens. Some public sports facilities like SSE SWALEC stadium are also located in this area, and it hosts several international matches, including Glamorgan County Cricket Club. The average house price in this area is typically more expensive than those in the City Centre.

House Price: £283,362

Distance from city centre: 1.9 km

Closest train station: Cardiff Central Station

14. Canton 

Located about 2 miles from Cardiff City Centre, this district is home to large houses with tree-lined roads and the places in the area were transformed into business centres, flats and guest houses. It’s an ideal location for those working in the city centre but would like to distance from the City’s Centre. It has many transportation links and various cafes and popular attractions like the Bute park and Chapter Arts Centre. 

House Price: £256,169

Distance from city centre: 3.2 km

15. Leckwith 

This small village situated at the west of Cardiff City Centre known as Leckwith has no formal boundaries, so the name is often used for locations outside the parish of Leckwith.  

House Price: £197,121

Distance from city centre: 1.7 km

Leckwith is just a 3-minute drive away from Cardiff City Centre via taxi and train and 4 minutes if you’d ride with a bus.  

Closest train station: Ninian Park railway station 

16. Pentwyn

This town is one of Cardiff’s popular family areas that offer so much greenery and beautiful parks, fields and woodland. The average house price in this suburb has improved through the years, but it is still an affordable suburb to live in. 

House Price: £182,762

Distance from city centre: 5.8 km

Travelling from Pentwyn to the City Centre would take 17 minutes if you’re riding on a bus and 9 minutes if you’re taking a taxi. 

17. Llanedeyrn 

This district situated at the east of Cardiff City Centre was named after a farm that once existed in the area. Although it is closer to the City Centre, Llanedeym has a lower average house price than Pentwyn.

House Price: £148,092

Distance from city centre: 4.2 km

You can get to the City Centre from Llanedeyrn in just 7 minutes via taxi and approximately 11 minutes via bus.

18. Heath 

Heath is one of Cardiff’s most affluent districts, with property prices among the fifth highest. It’s known for its traditional detached and semi-detached properties, tree-lined roads, extensive greeneries, and famous attractions like Heath Park and the University Hospital of Wales. This area is well-built, orderly, safe and ideal for family city living.

House Price: £291,549

Distance from city centre: Approximately 4.5 km

It would take 8 minutes to get to City Centre from Heath High level via train and 8 minutes via taxi. 

Closest train station: Heath High and Low Level

19. Maindy 

Lying between Heath and Cathays’ district, this notable city area has a decent average home price. It is currently home to Maindy Centre, museums and art galleries and is just an 8-minute drive away from the famous Cardiff Castle. 

House Price: £246,622

Distance from city centre: 2 km

Travelling from Maindy to the City Centre would be a 10-minute ride via bus and a 4-minute ride via taxi. 

20. Mynachdy 

This Cardiff district situated between Heath, Whitchurch, Gabalfa and Maindy is just 3 km away from the Centre and offers a reasonable house price for everybody.

House Price: £252,273

Distance from city centre: 3 km

Travelling from Mynachdy would take 5 minutes via taxi and 15 minutes via bus. 

21. Gabalfa 

Located just beside the town of Mynachdy, this area in Cardiff is known for having a high student population due to its ideal location and easily accessible place.

House Price: £229,946

Distance from city centre: 3.5 km

It would be a 46-minute walk from Gabalfa to the City Centre, but it would only be a 10-minute ride via taxi, 9 minutes via bus and 12 minutes via line 27 bus. 

22. Llandaff 

This quiet and peaceful suburb is an 11-minute drive away from the City Centre. It boasts impressive historical monuments like Insole Court, an opulent mansion from the 19th century, and the Llandaff Cathedral. The district is also home to many boutique shops and local pubs, and the famous Llandaff Meadow. 

House Price: £292,787

Distance from city centre: 3.3 km

It would take you 7 minutes to go from Llandaff to Cardiff Centre via train bu cheaper options kike Line 63 bus would take 19 minutes while Line 122 bus would be around 16 minutes. Another alternative is to ride a taxi which would take approximately 6 minutes. 

Closest train station: Llandaf railway station

23. Fairwater 

Cardiff’s Fairwater district is just beside Llandaff, and its name means dark wood. This leafy area is divided between privately-owned housing developments at the southern end and housing stock on the northern end. Just like other districts in the city, it is very accessible via taxi, bus and train, so transportation is never an issue in this area. 

House Price: £200,417

Distance from city centre: 4.6 m

It’s a 9-minute journey from Fairwater to the City Centre via train, 23 minutes via bus and 7 minutes via taxi and 17 to 23 km. 

Closest train station: Fairwater central station

24. Ely 

This community situated at the west of Cardiff is mainly dominated by council housing. It’s widely considered a less desirable area to live in due to the crime rate and standard of living. Still, the residents are eager to improve its reputation by citing that it’s a large and close-knit community. It is complete with all amenities and is easily accessible via bus and taxi. 

House Price: £168,084 

Distance from city centre: 4.9 km

Closest train station: You can get from Ely to City Centre in 6 minutes via taxi but 21 to 33 minutes via bus. 

25. Caerau

This community dominated by private housing is located at the base of a hill slope on the west of Cardiff’s edge. It’s named after the Welsh word for ‘forts’, and it is home to the Western Leisure Centre and several schools, churches and supermarkets. It has complete amenities from shopping parades to pharmacies, launderette, pet supply store, newspaper and convenience stores. 

House Price: £155,534

Distance from city centre: 4.1 km

Taking a bus when travelling to the city centre would take more time (17 minutes) than a taxi around the area. 

26. Lisvane 

Lisvane is known as one of Cardiff’s affluent areas, with an average house price of £387,482 – the highest in the city. It’s one of the wealthiest places to live in and is home to famous restaurants like The Black Griffin Inn and the Old Cottage. This town also has a low crime rate, and its neighbourhood is known for its parks and the Caerphilly Castle. 

House Price: £387,482

Distance from city centre: 7.2 km

It would take 15 minutes to travel from Lisvane to Cardiff centre via train, 12 minutes via taxi and 25 minutes if you’d prefer to get on a bus. 

Closest train station: The nearest train station here is the Lisvane and Thornhill railway station. 

27. Llanishen 

This district, located in the northern part of Wales’ capital, is a suburb surrounded by tranquil green surroundings. The Victorian Roath Park that preserves Victorian features like a glasshouse lies at the edges of Llanishen, making it easier to access in case you need space to unwind and reconnect with nature. The average house price in this area is around £100,000 cheaper compared to Lisvane. 

House Price: £285,902

Distance from city centre: 5.9 km

Travelling from Llanishen to Cardiff Centre through a bus would take you 16 minutes while a taxi can cut the hour of travel to 8 minutes. Riding on a train would take you 21 minutes before you arrive, but the fantastic green sceneries outside can make the journey not seem long. 

Closest train station: The Llanishen railway station that serves Lisvane and Llanishen is the nearest train station to the area. 

28. Rhiwbina 

Houses in this suburb are high-priced, and the home properties in this area are among the most beautiful in Cardiff. It’s located between Llanishen, Whitchurch and Heath, and the properties in this area have improved a lot. 

House Price: £317,263

Distance from city centre: 6.3 km

Rhiwbina to City Centre would be just a 10-minute journey via taxi but 14 minutes by train and 20 minutes via Line 27 bus.

Closest train station: Rhiwbina railway station

29. Whitchurch

This town is a great place to live in with various transport options, reputable restaurants, amenities and a quality educational system. This area is full of life and character and easy to access. 

House Price: £290,654

Distance from city centre: 4.9 km

The easiest way to get to go from Whitchurch to City Centre is via taxi if you can’t drive for yourself because it’d only take 8 minutes of travel. But for a train, it’d be 3 minutes longer than a taxi and 6 to 12 longer via bus. 

Closest train station: Whitchurch railway station

30. Morganstown & Radyr

The third town with the highest house price in Cardiff is Morganstown and Radyr, located in Cardiff’s northern part. Since it’s one of the most expensive places to live in, owning a home in this area can be costly. 

House Price: £367,456

Distance from city centre: 7.7 km

The train takes 10 minutes to arrive from Radyr to Cardiff City Centre but taking a bus would double the time you’d be able to spend on the travails. A bus would travel slower and take around 24 minutes of travel. 

Closest train station: Radyr railway station

31. Gwaelod Y Garth 

Situated between Pentrych and Tongwynlais, this area is just a tiny village at Cardiff’s edges that offers a reasonable house price to everyone.

House Price: £247,750

Distance from city centre: 9.3 km

Travelling from this town down to Cardiff City Centre would take 27 minutes via bus, 14 minutes via train, but if you’re driving for yourself or taking a taxi, it would only be around 12 minutes. 

Closest train station: Gwaelod Y Garth railway station

32. Pentyrch 

This district may be located on Cardiff’s outskirts, but the average house price in this area is £368,042, making it the second area with the highest house price in Cardiff next to Lisvane. The Acapela Studio, owned by the famous harpist Catrin Finch and music and television producer Hywel Wigley, can be found in this area.

House Price: £368,042

Distance from city centre: 9.8 km

You can get to Cardiff City Centre in just 15 minutes via taxi or by driving yourself, but it would take 27 minutes if you’re travelling through a Line 136 bus. 

33. Creigiau

Creigiau is a community situated beside Pentyrch, the second district with the highest average house price. It’s a rural electoral ward at the western edge of Cardiff and has a higher average house price than other areas. 

House Price: £279,731

Distance from city centre: 11.4 km

Travelling through a bus from Creigiau to the City Centre would take 28 minutes via bus, but you can save 14 minutes less if you’d opt for a taxi or drive yourself to the Centre. 

34. Tongwynlais

This district situated between two of the most high-priced areas is a quiet suburb with a village-like feel. Since it’s just a 2-minute drive from Castell Coch, this area is well-known for its majestic Gothic castle.

House Price: £221,200

Distance from city centre: 7.3 km

Going from Tongwynlais to the City Centre would take you around 23-30 minutes if you’re riding on a bus, 35 minutes if you’re going to opt for a train, but it’s just a 10-minute drive with a taxi. Closest train station: Tongwynlais railway station

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