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Best areas to live in Cardiff for retirement

Photo of Roath Park Lake at sunsetWhen working life comes to an end we believe most will feel as though they deserve to make the most of their newfound free time. For many who have retired or who are set to retire in the near future, this can mean planning a move to somewhere more preferable and better suited to the lives people want to live in their later years. It could mean selling up and downsizing to a smaller property in a quieter location, or perhaps renting somewhere that offers a few extra luxuries that they've always wanted to enjoy.

Though Cardiff is a vibrant capital city with plenty of exciting things happening week after week, it's also an incredibly green city with a wide range of peaceful parks, walking trails, villages and lakes that are perfectly suited for those who want to enjoy retirement. Below we take a look at just a few of the Cardiff suburbs that have access to these sorts of delights and hopefully it can help you find the perfect area in Cardiff for your retirement.

Remember, there are plenty of other locations in Cardiff not mentioned here, so if you'd like to discuss things in more detail then don't hesitate to get in touch with our team of property experts here at CPS Homes. You can also learn more about each area of Cardiff by heading over to our guide to living in Cardiff.


The quaint suburb of Llandaff is perfect for those who enjoy historical surroundings within a glorious village setting. Home to the iconic Llandaff cathedral and interesting medieval remains, as well as a wonderful variety of independent cafes, restaurants, pubs and boutique stalls - all of which inject plenty of character into the area. There are also many pleasant walks within easy reach thanks to the Taff Trail running through the local Llandaff fields. What's more, Llandaff is the birthplace of Roald Dahl - the family had splendid taste!

Read our guide to living in Llandaff to learn more.


One of the priciest areas of Cardiff but also one of the most sought-after, is Cyncoed. It's not just the beautifully built homes and quiet surroundings that make this area such an attractive proposition, but also the nearby attractions and other neighbouring areas. Many of the most expensive homes in Cyncoed offer a view of Roath Lake and the famous lighthouse, while many others are just a short stroll away. The large green fields of Roath Park is of course situated next door to the lake, while the small yet delightful village of Penylan is also within easy reach.

Read our guide to living in Cyncoed to learn more.


As briefly mentioned above, Penylan is a desirable little village that's nestled among the likes of Cyncoed and Roath. Despite the larger and more well known suburbs that surround Penylan, it has still managed to retain a real sense of identity with local residents being proud of its charming village atmosphere and peaceful leafy avenues - despite the city hustle and bustle being just a few short miles away and all within view thanks to Penylans' elevated position. The village of Penylan is also known for the Waterloo Gardens, which is home to the much-loved Waterloo Teahouse and a row of shops, including a local hair salon and post office.

Read our guide to living in Penylan to learn more.


For sea-lovers, Penarth, which is a town that's located right next to Cardiff and well linked with many transport options, is the perfect choice. So much so, it was known as “The Garden by the Sea” during the Victorian and Edwardian eras. In the town centre you'll find a huge array of independent shops, restaurants, bars, various social activities and a tight-knit community. A short distance away from the town centre is the stunning Penarth seafront with Penarth pier as the focal point - perfect for an early morning or afternoon stroll when the weather is calm. There's also Penarth Marina to enjoy, or you could take a short trip over a link bridge into Cardiff Bay. On the other side of Penarth you have easy access to the likes of Barry Island and Cosmeston Lakes.

Read our guide to living in Penarth to learn more.

If you're looking for the perfect area in Cardiff to enjoy a blissful retirement, don't hesitate to contact us so that we can discuss your home-hunting plans in more detail. You're welcome to call us on 02920 668585, e-mail or simply pop into one of our Cardiff branches.

09 September 2020


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