Wales is a country with a reputation for history, legend, music and poetry. It is also known for its magnificent scenery, passion for sport and defence of a minority language.
Cardiff has a legendary reputation for its hospitality. It is a human size city and easy to get around. There are languages from all over the world spoken on its streets. Our new residents have brought their own history and music; not to mention fantastic food. This means the city streets are vibrant with restaurants, theatres and concert halls to rival any city in the UK.
Cardiff is of course the capital city of Wales, which makes it the home of National sporting facilities, the Welsh National Opera, BBC Wales, a number of prestigious universities, and home to headquarters of international companies.
The city offers a range of accommodation, from modern apartments in the Bay Area to solid Victorian houses overlooking spacious parks.
There is a good choice of schools. State and private education is offered in both English and or Welsh. If children don't master a musical instrument they will definitely learn to sing!
Maybe city life is not for you. The surrounding Vale is full of scenic coastlines, pretty towns and villages. There are good links and easy access to the many parts of the Vale to and from the City itself. You will find these are not dormitory estates for the city, but each with its own personality and character. Summer fetes, and other festive events create a strong sense of community. Life is quieter here, and at a slower pace. In a more rural setting you have quicker access to the golf courses, horse riding and the open countryside. The opportunities to hike, canoe, surf, and explore await in the Brecon Beacons, the Pembrokshire Coastal path, the Mumbles, and the Neath Valley.
Cardiff and the Vale offers a lifestyle to suit all tastes, and at an affordable price compared to other cities. It is the perfect location to adjust your work life balance as your career develops.