Best areas to live in Cardiff for a young couple

Young couple in Cardiff Bay (Photo by Shengpengpeng Cai on Unsplash)Cardiff has a lot to offer its residents and does a good job of catering for many different needs. With a range of suburbs spread out across the city it's important to understand exactly what it is you want from a location, and this can be especially important if you're new to the city with no experience of what to expect from each area and with no local friends or family who can advise.

In this piece, we're going to look at some areas of Cardiff that may really appeal to a young couple. We find that most home-hunting young couples are set to be living together for the very first time, tend to lead very active lives and very much enjoy socialising. The majority of young couples choose to rent at first, but these locations mentioned below are also suitable locations for those of you who are looking to buy for the first time as well.

It's important to remember that there are many other locations across Cardiff that are not mentioned here but which may still be of interest to you, so be sure to get in touch with our expert team here at CPS Homes if you'd like to learn more about those.

Cardiff City Centre

For young social butterflies, where better than being in among the hustle and bustle of city life? You'll have a never-ending supply of bars, restaurants, clubs and entertainment to choose from all on your doorstep. There are also fantastic transport links that all arrive and depart from within the city centre, including the Cardiff bus service, trains and coaches - making it a breeze to travel out of the city and reach the rest of the UK. It can be pricey to buy within the city centre so may be a more realistic option for those looking to rent, but you may also find many more affordable properties scattered around the outskirts of the city centre.

Read our guide to living in Cardiff City Centre to learn more.


Cathays may be a popular spot for students, but this could also be of benefit to young couples who are familiar with student life and appreciate the hive of activity that often takes place around these areas. The cost of property, whether buying or renting, is likely to be a lot less within Cathays when comparing it to properties in the nearby city centre - which is very walkable, it should be said. If you're looking for an affordable flat that's close to the city and still has it's own little community vibe going on with bars, shops and cafes aplenty, Cathays could be the perfect option.

Read our guide to living in Cathays to learn more.

Cardiff Bay

If you're a fan of waterside living then Cardiff Bay has the areas of Mermaid Quay and the International Sports Village to consider. The location strikes a good balance between socialising and relaxation thanks to the many popular bars/restaurants and scenic walks you can enjoy alongside the marina. Cardiff Bay is also home to many summer festivals and activities, so during the warmer months you can be sure to find something interesting going on across most weekends.

Read our guide to living in Cardiff Bay to learn more.


Another suburb within walking distance of the city centre is the fashionable Pontcanna, a popular choice for many creatives, professionals and Welsh speakers. With beautiful tree-lined streets, a wide range of trendy independent cafes, bars and boutiques, as well as being stones throw away from Pontcanna fields and Sophia Gardens, Pontcanna living doesn't come cheap but it does have a whole lot to offer.

Read our guide to living in Pontcanna to learn more.

With so many fantastic areas in Cardiff for young people to live in we appreciate how difficult it can be narrowing down your home search, so that's where we hope our expertise and professionalism can step in. To discuss your search contact us today by calling 02920 668585, e-mailing or by popping into one of our branches in Cardiff for a chat.

02 September 2020


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