The market town of Bridgend in South Wales is about 22 miles west of Cardiff. The town is handy for the M4 motorway, has its own railway station and is within easy reach of Cardiff International Airport. Around 40,000 people call Bridgend home.
Bridgend is served by the Rhiw Shopping Centre, a variety of small independent shops, and by many familiar high street names.
Property prices tend to be lower in Bridgend than in many other parts of the UK, perhaps reflecting the more limited employment opportunities available. There's a good mix of housing in the town, with plenty of sturdy Victorian terraces, as well as more modern semi-detached and detached property, particularly on the Brackla and Broadlands estates. You may find flats and apartments a little thin on the ground, though.
For the most exclusive, spacious and well-appointed properties, try the area around Adare Street, Waterton Lane and Church Road. More middle-of-the-range houses can be found in places like Chestnut Way and Ogmore Terrace. More modest and competitively priced homes can be found in the neighbourhood of Bradfield Road and Tremgarth.