Cardiff is a lively and friendly city that has become a hub for the media, financial, service and retail sectors. Cardiff’s facilities for transport and leisure are unparalleled, with two major shopping districts, the Cafe Quarter, and lively pubs, all easily accessed by rail or bus even into the late hours on Friday and Saturdays. Cardiff Bay also hosts government, arts, and cultural institutions, while Mermaid Quay is a nightlife destination. Wherever you choose, however, you’re not far from the rural charm of the Brecon Beacons or the Pembrokeshire coastline. There is a wide range of property available in Cardiff, with elegant Victorian terraces on some tree-lined streets, but no shortage of modern, luxury flats. Cardiff is an affordable cosmopolitan place to live, with the added benefit of being voted the UK’s most sociable city.