March 27, 2019
If you’re looking to buy a house in Cardiff or Newport, one of the most important things to know is how much it will cost you. We’ve used Zoopla data from the last 12 months to put together a list of the average house prices in Cardiff and Newport, including the cheapest and most expensive places to buy, so you can plan your move and make the most of your money.
The average house price in Cardiff is £260,596. To give you a better idea of how far your money will go, we’ve taken data from Zoopla from the last 12 months to break that average down into different house types:
● Detached: £405,486
● Semi-detached: £271,375
● Terraced: £223,131
● Flats: £150,479
The average house price in Newport is £199,572. To break that down further, you can expect to pay around the following for these different types of properties:
● Detached: £317,230
● Semi-detached: £183,662
● Terraced: £143,676
● Flats: £110,375
What are the most expensive areas in which to buy a house in these two cities? Let’s take a look at house prices by postcode.
The most expensive area for houses in Cardiff is the CF71 postcode region which includes the towns and villages to the west of Cardiff. Here you’ll find the pretty market town of Cowbridge, St Brides Major near the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, the rural village of Welsh St Donats, and Pendoylan, multiple winner of the Best Kept Village award. In this area, the average house price is £415,219.
If you’d prefer to live in the city, the CF14 is another sought-after area. This northwest suburb of Cardiff includes the areas of Birchgrove, Whitchurch, Thornhill, Rhiwbina & Pantmawr and Gabalfa, and the average property price here is £412,065.
The CF15 postcode district is another of the city’s most expensive areas. This includes Tongwynlais, a suburb with a quiet, village-like feel; Taff’s Well, a semi-rural village which is roughly 6 miles to the north of the city and known locally as the ‘Gate to the Valleys’; and Groeswen on the outskirts of Caerphilly. The average property price here is £374,015.
CF64, which covers some of the towns and villages in the Vale of Glamorgan to the south of Cardiff, including Penarth, Dinas Powys, Sully and Llandough, is the next most expensive area to look for houses in. The average price you can expect to pay here is £363,993.
Finally, the CF5 postcode region, covering parts of Cardiff West (South) including Ely, ST Fagans and Culverhouse, as well as towns and villages in the Vale of Glamorgan like Wenvae, St Georges super Ely and Michaelston-le-Pit, is the last of Cardiff’s pricey areas. Here, properties average £356,560.
The most expensive area to buy in Newport is the NP16 postcode district, which covers Chepstow, on the border with Gloucestershire, Sedbury, which is actually located in Gloucestershire, on the eastern bank of the River Wye, and Beachley, a village near the border with Monmouthshire. Prices here average £464,990.
Another expensive area to look out for is the NP15 postcode district, which includes the market town of Usk, 10 miles northeast of Newport, and the nearby village of Raglan. House prices here average £377,048.
The NP8 area, covering the picturesque towns of Crickhowell and the hamlet of Ffawyddog, is another expensive area, with house prices averaging £355,878. NP7 is another notable area. This includes Abergavenny, known as the Gateway to Wales as it’s just 6 miles from the border with England. Houses here average £326,271.
Finally, the NP25 postcode area, including Monmouth, Wyesham, Redbrook and Welsh Newton, is another of the most expensive areas in the region, with house prices averaging £324,707.
The cheapest area to buy a house in the Cardiff area is CF42, which includes the town of Treorchy, the villages of Cwmparc and Ynyswen, and the former coal-mining village of Treherbert. Properties here average £103,053.
Another good-value area is the CF40 postcode district including Tonypandy, roughly 18 miles northwest of Cardiff, the village of Trealaw and the tight-knit community of Penygraig. Here, the average property price is £119,756.
The CF43 postcode region is another good option, including the small town of Ferndale in the Rhondda Valley, Blaenllechau with a population of fewer than 1000 people, and Tylorstown. The average property price here is £120,326.
CF41 also offers some great-value properties, with average prices coming in at £125,742. This includes Pentre, Ton Pentre, Ystrad and Gelli. Finally, the CF34 area is also worth considering if you’re looking for an affordable home. This includes Maesteg, Llangynwyd, Caerau and Nantyffyllon. Here, property prices average £145,755.
Over in Newport, there are also some great properties to be found at affordable prices. This includes the NP23 postcode region which covers the market town of Brynmawr, where property prices average £168,133.
The NP13 postcode district is also affordable. This includes Abertillery, which sits on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Blaenavon World Heritage Site. Prices here are, on average, £169,691.
You may also want to consider NP19, which covers eastern and east-central Newport, including the areas of Beechwood, Maindee, St Julians and Ringland. Here, properties average £202,473.
NP12 is another affordable area to look at. This covers the thriving town of Blackwood, the pretty nearby village of Pontllanfraith and tiny Wyllie. Houses here cost an average of £204,621.
Finally, take a look at properties in NP22, including Tredegar on the banks of the Sirhowy River, and pretty Rhymney, where you can expect to pay around £211,682 for a property.
If you’re looking to make the most of your budget, you may want to consider buying a property in an up and coming area, where house prices have seen the biggest increase over the last five years.
In Cardiff, these areas are CF81 and CF43. CF81 includes Bargoed, roughly 17 miles from Cardiff, as well as the pretty town of Aberbargoed, the community of Darran Valley and Pontlottyn, just to the south of the Rhymney River. Prices here average £216,133 which is an increase of 54.47% over the last five years.
CF43 covers Ferndale, Blaenllechau, Tylorstown, Penrhys, Pontygwaith, Stanleytown, Maerdy, and although this is one of Cardiff’s most affordable areas with houses averaging £120,326, this is a massive 50.44% increase on the last five years.
In Newport, look at the NP13 area, where house prices have increased by 49.65% to £169,691 over the last five years. NP22 has also seen a marked increase in property prices, with a 48.78% increase to £211,682.
Whilst Cardiff and Newport are both reasonably priced compared to the national average, the amount you can get for your money varies depending on where you choose to live. For example, there’s currently a 4-bed detached house on the market in the expensive CF71 area for £475,000 – and there’s also a 4-bed detached home available for £325,000 in the cheaper NP23 area.
Cardiff and Newport are both great places to live with a wide range of houses for sale. House prices in Cardiff are generally more expensive than in Newport, although both have a good selection of affordable properties. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or not, there’s a wealth of great locations to choose from in and around both cities!
If you need advice for first-time buying in Cardiff or Newport – or if you’re looking for a reliable mortgage broker in South Wales – don’t hesitate to contact us today.
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