Cardiff is the capital city of Wales and amongst the largest cities in the United Kingdom. Located in South Wales in the county of Glamorgan, it was initially a major port and centre for industry.
As one would expect from any major or capital city, Cardiff contains all of the amenities one could conceivably desire. However, property prices tend to be slightly higher than the rest of the country in reflection of this. If one is willing to shop around, though, one can be sure to find a property that suits both one's requirements and budget.
Areas such as the Cathays have a strong student population as a result of their location near the university, and therefore buying to let in this area will always be a wise choice. If you wish to live more centrally and perhaps away from the noise and bustle of a student population then the new developments at Cardiff Bay may be a wiser choice. As one might expect, there are infinite options for every price range in a city of this size, from detached family homes to designer apartments for single professionals.