Swansea is a coastal city in south-west Wales. It is on the man rail line to Cardiff which takes roughly 50 minutes and is linked further afield to the likes of Bristol and London. The M4 is a mere 6 miles away connecting Swansea to Cardiff, Bristol, and London by road too. For the marine travelers there is also a ferry to Cork available.
Stunning beaches and the Gower peninsula are a 15-minute drive away from Swansea boasting open moorland, rural landscape and coastal strips around Swansea Bay. Home to Swansea University the city has a growing student scene and with a population of 239 000 is the second most populated city in Wales after Cardiff. To accommodate these Swansea Jacks (people who live in Swansea) a huge array of commerce has sprouted offering Swansea a vibrant night scene, buzzing caf culture, and the biggest indoor market in Wales. There is a huge range of shopping from artsy wares to designer boutiques to high street chains.
Regeneration has been rife with a huge development on the waterfront offering a range of apartments. Mumbles, Uplands, Gorseinon, Gowerton and St Thomas are all popular suburbs with Derwen Fawr, Sketty and Brynmill being the most popular with families. The average house price in Swansea is around 30 per cent lower than the England and Wales figure and ranges from large detacheds going for 580,000 to smaller flats on offer for 110 000.