Moving to Penarth

Posted on: Mon Nov 22 by Masons

Moving to penarth

Here at Masons Removals Cardiff, we’re incredibly proud of our local community and couldn’t be prouder to be Welsh! So, we’ve decided to create a new blog series called: ‘Moving to…’, we kicked off with our charming capital city, Cardiff; now we’re moving onto ‘The Garden of the Sea’: Penarth! 

If you’ve been thinking about a move to Penarth, then you wouldn’t be alone, Penarth has become an increasingly popular destination for young families. Drawn to excellent schools, those looking to step back from the hustle and bustle of Cardiff whilst still being able to commute to the city as well as a population of retirees looking for a town with a stunning scenery and a thriving community spirit. With average house prices remaining under £230,000 whilst being located a mere 5 miles to Cardiff, commuters are flocking to Penarth and taking advantage of its stunning coastlines and accessibility. 

Living in Penarth

Penarth has been named consistently in the Sunday Times ‘Best Places to Live Guide’. Once a popular seaside town for Victorians, Penarth has stayed popular as a seaside getaway. Local community groups such as Friends of Belle Vue Park organise an abundance of local activities for all ages, from encouraging children to grow their own veg, learn a new sport like Bowls or organising an annual Summer festival, ensuring this is a tight knit community filled with spirit. 

This community atmosphere and love for everything local attracts a substantial retiree population of around 25% to Penarth, however it really is a town for everyone with a great selection of primary and secondary schools boasting some of the best GCSE results in South Wales which also attracts younger families looking to settle down.

Penarth is also home to Penarth View, an inspiring local magazine, celebrating the community and everything it has to offer. 

Just a twenty-minute drive (or roughly 5 miles) south of the busy capital city, Cardiff, Penarth is easily commutable to the capital as well as offering the chance to escape the hustle and bustle and get closer to nature. For some greenery, a stunning lake and the opportunity to spot water fowl, head to Cosmeston Lakes Country Park. Whilst Penarth has its own captivating coastlines, if you’re looking for sandy beaches, you can’t beat Barrybados which is only a short 20-minute drive away!

This pretty coastal town boasts its ornate Penarth Pier where you can drink in the views and capture a photo or two of amazing sunsets. The architecture is a combination of art deco and olde worlde Victorian buildings. For example, in front of the pier, there is a typically art deco designed pavilion cinema with a cafe-bar where you can enjoy a drink whilst taking in the postcard worthy scenery. 

Whether you’re looking for a studio flat or a 5-bedroom house, Penarth offers a range of property types: terraced properties, sell for an average price of £283,498, flats sell for an average of £196,835, with semi-detached properties fetching £351,494. Penarth offers a mix of desirable Victorian houses set along wide-set leafy roads like Plymouth Road, or you could be enjoying a beautiful waterside view from your living room looking out overlooking Penarth Marina in a newer built apartment. Perhaps, you’re looking for something larger but still with stunning waterway views? If so, there are a wide selection of townhouses looking towards Cardiff Bay. Penarth’s blend of old and new architecture boasts a variety of houses to appeal to everyone’s taste. 

Whether you’re looking to drink in the views from the stunning Penarth Pier, a wealth of fantastic schools or a community boasting lots of local activities and unrivalled spirit, Penarth has it all! 

If you’re looking for a Cardiff removals company or ready to organise your home move to Penarth, here at Masons Moving Group, we have a team of expert movers! Starting out as a horse-and-cart business back in 1914, we are a family-run business, plus, we are the Cardiff Franchise for Bishops Move!

To find out more, or to get your personalised removals quote; call our friendly team on 0800 141 3688 or drop us an email: [email protected] for your free quote!

Posted on: 22nd Nov 2021