An Introduction to The House Prices of South Wales

Sep 14, 2021
Cardiff Homes

The picturesque South Wales region is made up of dramatic natural landscapes and littered with spirited towns and cities. Varying between rising mountains, rolling valleys and handsome coastal scenery, it’s a diverse and energising place to live. South Wales house prices are almost as varied, with something to suit all manner of budgets. Average prices are similar to Mid, West and North Wales, so here we take a closer look at what you can expect to find in some of the region’s most popular spots.


The Welsh capital is a vibrant city with something to offer everyone. As such, Cardiff is a sought-after place to buy a home and boasts some of the most resilient property values in all of South Wales, so you can be confident of making a sound investment when you buy a new home in Cardiff. Suburbs such as St Fagans are desirable places to live, where you’ll find exciting new developments such as Maes Y Deri.


Next door to Cardiff along the south coast, Newport is another fantastic city to live in. It’s a little smaller than its neighbour, but still offers all the modern amenities you could need. House prices are generally more affordable than in the capital, which could make Newport a little more attractive. Spots on the outskirts such as Cwmbran five miles to the north also have appealing house prices, which you can take advantage of at our Hanbury Locks site.


Heading west around the coast, Swansea is sandwiched by Cardiff and Newport as the second biggest city in Wales. It’s packed with great culture, while the beautiful natural setting of Swansea Bay means you can soon find a quiet corner in the great outdoors. House prices are more affordable than those more easterly cities, while developments such as Chapel Fields give you the perfect opportunity to buy a new build home on the outskirts of Swansea.

Port Talbot

Just the other side of the River Neath along the coast from Swansea, Port Talbot serves up some of the most appealing house prices in South Wales. This is an area where you can get a lot of house for your money, without sacrificing anything in terms of location. With sandy beaches, nature reserves and country parks on your doorstep, the spectacular Afan Forest Park is also less than 10 miles from Port Talbot.


Heading back towards Cardiff and the capital’s international airport, Barry is a popular place to live for a variety of reasons. From the local waterfront pleasure park to a choice of sandy and pebble beaches, Porthkerry Country Park and great links to Cardiff, the local housing market is strong without being restrictive on budget. If you’re searching for a new build in Barry, don’t miss our Harbourside @ The Quays development along Woodham Road.