Best areas to live in Cardiff for a professional

Photo across the Taff of Cardiff City Centre and Principality StadiumPeople relocate to a new city for a variety of different reasons, sometimes this is due to a relocation that's related to their job, family, relationship or simply for a change of scenery. If you're a professional who's moving to Cardiff with aspirations of finding a job that's in your line of work then you're likely to be keen to learn more about which areas of the city would be ideal to settle in. This is to not only give you access to parts of Cardiff that are fruitful in terms of employment opportunities, but also to offer you the sort of lifestyle that you may be looking for as a professional.

Below you'll find a list of some Cardiff suburbs that we believe any professional moving to Cardiff should consider, but it's important to remember that there are many other suburbs that aren't mentioned here. To learn more about these do check out our guide to living in Cardiff or feel free to get in touch with our property experts here at CPS Homes as they know all the ins and outs of the city.

Cardiff City Centre

The first mention is perhaps an obvious choice, but the hustle and bustle of the Welsh capital is where it's at in terms of the highest employment opportunities in Cardiff. A city will always have plenty to offer for any young professional who's looking to enjoy a balance of work and play, with Cardiff City Centre being no different. This is where you'll find the headquarters or central offices to many large and small organisations, both corporate and independent. The endless supply of stores, restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs also lends itself well to employment opportunities within the hospitality sector or to help ensure you fill your social calendar during your down time.

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


For those creative professionals out there or for anyone who's looking for an area of Cardiff that's popular among Welsh speakers, Pontcanna would make an excellent choice. Pontcanna is quite an upmarket leafy suburb that's just a short distance away from the city centre and with an array of independent cafes, trendy bars, traditional pubs and popular restaurants at hand it's the perfect place for professionals to socialise and network amongst each other. Furthermore, Pontcanna Fields offers a splendid natural retreat for anyone wanting access to a green space that will allow them to occasionally take some time away from their busy working life.

Read our guide to living in Pontcanna to learn more.

Cardiff Bay

Another great area for meetings or networking in Cardiff thanks to the bars, restaurants, creative venues and its popular scenic landscape is Cardiff Bay. Home to the iconic Wales Millennium Centre and the Senedd Cymru (Welsh Parliament), Cardiff Bay has been attracting professionals of all ages to the capital city for many years, whether that be to settle here or to simply visit for either business or leisure purposes. With a variety of apartments and townhouses to meet all budgets consistently available for rent or purchase, we're certain that anyone arriving in Cardiff to start a new job or to seek the beginnings of a new career will be well positioned if in Cardiff Bay.

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

Are you a professional embarking on a new adventure in Cardiff? Whether you're somewhat familiar with the city or completely new, we're sure our expert team will be able to offer you plenty of useful advice. Feel free to get in touch with us here at CPS Homes so we can discuss your property search by calling 02920 668585, e-mailing or by popping into one of our three Cardiff branches.

16 September 2020


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